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Forester 3

Applications accepted from current State employees and former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Forester 3
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Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-510
Application Due By 12/22/2017
Title Forester 3
Location: City DEC Region
Central Office
Lands & Forests
$79,849 - $100,645 (Effective 04/2017)
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Provisional/Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Duties/Responsibilities The Forester 3 will serve as the State Forests Section Leader and will work in the Albany office under the direction of the Chief of the Bureau of Forest Resource Management. The Section Leader will provide primary oversight of State Forest management, including timber sales and non-commercial treatment contracts, as well as policy and guidance. The Section Leader will take the Bureau lead on all issues related to the management of State Forests, including:
  • Reviewing all revenue timber sale contracts, as well as all contracts and associated documents for non-commercial treatment of State Forest stands;
  • Developing ways to continually improve the efficiency, productivity and quality of the State Lands program;
  • Directly Supervising the Certification Coordinator, Unit Management Planning Coordinator and the Timber Sales Coordinator;
  • Participating in the annual certification and internal audits;
  • Developing regional work targets for timber sales and inventory, and tracking progress on a quarterly basis;
  • Assisting in program work plan development, unit management planning, and updating the Strategic Plan for State Forest Management;
  • Providing guidance to regional staff to assure continued compliance with applicable policies, regulations and statutes;
  • Developing policy and regulations;
  • Responding to correspondence from the public concerning the management of State Forests.
The Section Leader will be required to communicate effectively with regional field staff, be willing to travel overnight an average of once a month, and to be creative when working with limited resources by collaborating with staff and other agencies. Additionally, the Section Leader will work in a team environment, assisting all Bureau staff with tasks as requested by the Bureau Chief.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Minimum Qualifications for a Provisional Appointment:
You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Forester 2
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 23 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Forester 2.
Additional Comments 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. 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 on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

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.