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Forester 2

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

Forester 2
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number 17-020
Application Due By 01/27/2017
Title Forester 2
Location: City
DEC Region
Region 9
Lands & Forests
$69,057- $87,351 Effective 4/2015
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)

As a Forester 2, under the general supervision of a Forester 3, you would supervise forestry staff in four offices to achieve work plan objectives; assist in program development; direct work assignments; report on program status and progress towards work plan targets; maintain records relating to proceeds from the sale of wood products and services; approve local timber sales; recommend work plans to bring work targets in line with staffing by comparing productivity with revenue needs; advise supervisor on desired policies by commenting on statutes, regulations, policies, and guidelines; respond to letters, telephone calls, and other requests for information; monitor program expenditures; evaluate program performance to ensure work is implemented according to legal and regulatory requirements by making field inspections; review unit management plans; review and investigate public complaints; assist central office in program reviews; inform public of departmental programs by communicating program services through news releases, brochures, letters, phone, presentations at public meetings and fair exhibits; oversee inventories of supplies, equipment, and vehicles and oversee security of property; approve purchases and travel by subordinates; review applications for Volunteer Stewardship Agreements and Temporary Revocable Permits to use State lands and forward recommendations to supervisor; assist Forest Rangers in obtaining factual information and evidence in order to identify, apprehend, and prosecute offenders encroaching on State lands; and represent the Department at public meetings.

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 21 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 70.4 transfer eligibles):
1) a bachelor's or higher-level degree in forestry from a college accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) AND three years of professional-level forestry experience;
2: a bachelor's or higher-level degree, including or supplemented by 40 semester credit hours in forestry, which must have included at least one course in four or more of the following areas: silviculture, forest mensuration, forest protection, forest soil, dendrology, forest management, wilderness management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), forest ecology, forest recreation, forest biology, or forest and wood products engineering AND three years of professional-level forestry experience. Please include a list of qualifying courses and the credit hours for each.

If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list for this position, candidates who qualify based on 70.4 transfer 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 valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and adverse weather conditions. Travel and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays 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