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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/28/23

Applications Due08/11/23

Vacancy ID136080


AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleForestry Technician 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $18.22 to $18.22 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address 437 Buffalo Rd

City East Aurora


Zip Code14052

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
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 • Contact property owners to obtain permission to enter property for survey and/or control and educate them about giant hogweed & DEC’s control program
• Implement manual control of giant hogweed at small sites with less than 100 plants and in sensitive portions of larger sites. This is a labor-intensive process and involves using a shovel to cut the plant taproot 5 inches below ground level.
• Implement chemical control of giant hogweed while working under the supervision of a certified commercial pesticide applicator. Accord XRT II will be applied using an appropriate backpack sprayer and nozzle to minimize non-target effects, according to the product label and manufacturer’s safety instructions. The recommended manufacturer’s dose will be used, and label instructions followed. All necessary equipment will be provided. Landowners will be notified prior to herbicide application and provided with a copy of the herbicide label.
• Removal and safe disposal of all giant hogweed flower/seed heads found.
• Scout each site for additional giant hogweed plants within a 500-square foot radius of the known, visible giant hogweed plants. Survey along stream corridors for new infestations.
• Conduct field surveys with the use of a hand-held GPS and mobile mapping unit and plot giant hogweed location polygons and records on digital maps.
• Acquire and inventory digital photographs of specific control sites to monitor yearly progress.
• Maintain detailed records of the control activities and site information for each site.

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. Overnight travel may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 45 pounds.

This is a seasonal, hourly appointment with an anticipated end date of 3/31/2024. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Heath Boomhower

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting 23-136080 (Repost of 23-126171) 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.

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