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Forestry Technician 2

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Forestry Technician 2
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Posting Specific Information
Control Number *16-00121
Application Due By 6/3/16
Title Forestry Technician 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Cortland
Region 7
Lands & Forests
$42,555 - $51,830 Effective 04/15
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA 03
Duties/Responsibilities Incumbent will complete forest inventory and prepare timber sales on state forest properties under the direction of a professional forester. Incumbent may be required to work alone in rough terrain during all seasons. Incumbent will be required to gather and input field data into the State Forest Inventory Program; Assist with timber type mapping and inventory plot layout using GIS technology. Essential skills include tree identification, tree diameter and height measurement, GPS navigation and GIS data manipulation. Responsibilities include but aren't limited to: marking timber and preparing sales, calculating timber volumes, summarizing timber tallies and supervision of Forestry Technicians. Incumbent may be required to attain a Certified Pesticide Applicator License and apply herbicides to State Forest land. This would require the use of personal protective equipment including a respirator. Must have valid NYS Drivers License and the ability to use equipment including electronic data collector, compass, point sample prism and work station computers. Must also have knowledge of Excel, Word, Arc GIS and image software.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): An associate's or higher-level degree in forestry, forest biology, forest resource management or forest technology, OR 60 semester college credit hours, including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in forestry, which must include at least one course in three or more of the following areas: forest biology, silviculture, forest mensuration, forest protection, forest soils, dendrology, botany and land surveying. If you qualify on the basis of having semester college credit hours, you must include, with your application, a list of courses in forestry which you have satisfactorily completed. Applications submitted without a list of relevant courses will not be considered.

If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list (three acceptors) for this position, candidates who qualify based on 70.4 transfer or under the 55-b/55-c options cannot be considered.

If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required.
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.