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Forester 1

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

Forester 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *15-0091
Application Due By 3/27/15
Title Forester 1: including Forester Trainee 1 and Forester Trainee 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Allegany
Region 9
Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources/Wildlife
$39,720 - $66,494 (Effective April 2014)
18/13/14 Salary and appointment level dependent upon qualifications of candidate
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)
Duties/Responsibilities Under the direction of the Regional Wildlife Manager, this Forester 1 position will work with a Regional Biologist 1 to develop forest management plans to create or maintain young forest habitat on Wildlife Management Areas. The incumbent will write prescriptions for timber management and work with Central Office staff to initiate timber sale contracts as necessary. The incumbent will supervise a forestry technician (either seasonal or Forestry Technician 2) to implement supporting activities (e.g. forest inventory, timber marking). Other duties include: outreach; producing annual reports and assessing the effectiveness of implemented forest management actions.
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 11 or higher and:
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):

You must have a bachelor's degree or higher, including 15 semester credit hours in forestry including silvics or silviculture, forest mensuration, forest inventory, forest soils, dendrology and forest management AND 25 semester credit hours in three or more of the following areas: forest protection, wilderness management, natural resource planning, geographic information systems, forest ecology, forest recreation, forest biology, hydrology, forest engineering, timber harvesting, forest pathology or forest and woods product engineering. Please include a copy of your college transcripts if applying for a provisional appointment.

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. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and work in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, overnight travel and 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

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

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.