Minimum Qualifications Thirty (30) semester credit hours, including twelve (12) semester credit hours in forestry, which must include at least one course in three or more of the following areas: botany, dendrology, forest biology, forest ecology, forest ecosystem management, forest entomology, forest health, forest mensuration, forest pathology, forest protection, forest soils, general soils, geographic information systems, land surveying and silviculture; OR
One (1) year of technical forestry experience in one (1) or more of the following areas: forest management, including sale and removal of timber products; nursery management, including the transplanting of tree or shrub seedlings; forest pest management, including control of diseases and insect pests.
Duties Description Incumbent will complete forestry work on state forest properties and privately owned lands under the direction of a professional Forester. Incumbent may be required to work alone, in rough terrain, and perform some physical labor. Duties include: gather certain field data from random plots using hand-held GPS unit and/or electronic data collector, 10 BAF prism, clinometer, tree scale stick and other related equipment, using standard procedures; input field data into the State Forest Inventory Database; assist with forest type and asset mapping using GIS technology; assist Foresters in marking forest product sales based upon a written prescription; perform timber volume computations; monitor sales activity for compliance with contract requirements; perform some asset maintenance tasks such as carrying lumber and removing leaves from ditches; assess stocking levels, forest management activities, and boundary line marking on private forest lands. Essential skills include tree identification, tree diameter and height measurement, GPS navigation, GIS data manipulation.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required.
This hourly position if currently funded through 3/31/23, with a possibility of continuing beyond that date. Actual work schedule and hours may vary and will be discussed at interview.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #22-933 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted. You must submit a copy of your college transcript of qualifying courses with your resume. An unofficial copy is acceptable.