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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
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Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-431
Application Due By 10/27/2017
Title Forester 1: including Forester Trainee 1 and Forester Trainee 2
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau Saratoga Tree Nursery
Region 5
Lands & Forests
Salary:
Grade:
$42,143 - $70,566 (Effective April 2017)
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 Supervise permanent and seasonal employees. Perform administrative, technical, and operational duties required to produce, maintain, distribute, and promote the sale of 1.2 million bare-root and containerized seedlings annually. Monitor, create new, and maintain over 200 acres of seed production areas throughout NY.
Minimum Qualifications

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

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):
A bachelor's or higher degree from an SAF Accredited Program in Ecosystem Management, Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resources, or Urban Forestry.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required.Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available to respond to after-hours emergencies. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification.Must be able to lift and move objects up to 70 pounds. Will need to obtain forklift certification, chainsaw training, and NY pesticide certification in either category 2 or 3A. Must have ability to operate farm equipment and machinery.
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: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

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.