State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $53,627.00-$89,425.00 Yearly






A Forester Supervisor is the supervisory level of work in the field of professional forest management and protection.  Employees in this classification serve as a supervisor of a county project or manager of a large State park or forest.  Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Foresters and Foresters Licensed in carrying out the management and protection functions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Forester Manager or other higher-level forestry official.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Forester Supervisor is differentiated from the Forester Licensed in that the Forester Supervisor supervises lower-level Foresters while the Foresters Licensed performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Serves as project supervisor and is responsible for work planning, scheduling and evaluation;

Supervises and trains lower-level Foresters;

Foresters Licensed and seasonal workers;

Serves as a manager of a large State forest or park and provides both administrative and technical direction to employees assigned to the forest or park;

Assists the Forester Manager in the preparation of budgets;

Provides forest resource management planning to both privately and publicly owned forest lands;

Conducts public relations programs to promote forest conservation to public and private interest groups;

Coordinates fire suppression activities on a county or multi-county level;

May represent the Maryland Forest Service at local public and private hearings and meetings;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Professional Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Professional Service positions.  Some positions in Professional Service classifications may be designated as Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

March 15, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006381; REV: 3/15/2019;

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