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Minimum Qualifications Thirty (30) semester credit hours, including or supplemented by twelve (12) semester credit hours in forestry which must include at least one course in three or more of the following areas: silviculture, forest mensuration, forest protection, forest soils, dendrology, botany, land surveying and forest biology,
one (1) year of diversified, technical forestry experience in two (2) 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 -- Conduct ground surveys for Southern Pine Beetle (SPB), collect stand data, verify infestations mapped from the air, and prioritize infestations for suppression.
-- Lead field crews to suppress SPB infestations by cutting infested pitch pine trees.
-- Assist with prescribed burns that increase forest health to lower their susceptibility to SPB attack.
-- Provide outreach to the general public and local government officials on SPB and DEC’s efforts to mitigate its impacts.
-- Assist in the collection of research data to further the operational capabilities of DEC’s suppression efforts. Research assistance includes: collecting bark cores, documenting pitch pine color change, collecting suppressed stand characteristics, documenting SPB mortality caused by suppression cutting, and characterizing infestation expansion rates.
--This position will require the use and maintenance of a chainsaw.
--Will be required to tow trailers and operate off road vehicles.
Additional Comments Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of Game of Logging Level 1 and Level 2 courses; one year of tree felling experience; small engine repair experience; First Aid and CPR/AED certified; experience as a sawyer crew boss; federal forest fire S130/190 and L180 training.
Must have valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and/or work in remote areas. Travel may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.
This position is funded through 3/31/20 with anticipation of continuing after that date. Actual work schedule and hours may vary and will be discussed at the interview.
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Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #19-470 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.