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Recruitment #22-001066-0002


**REPOST, Previous applicants do not need to apply again**

The Forestry Unit is still looking to fill one vacancy located in Woodbine, MD




(Howard and Montgomery Project) 17400 Annapolis Rock Road, Woodbine, MD                                  


The Forester serves on the Project Manager’s staff, and performs intermediate level work in the field of professional forestry management and protection. Job duties include forest stewardship plan preparation, forest inventory, forestation, forest resource protection, forest fire suppression, prescribe fire, BMP implementation, information and education, and urban and community forestry. These forestry activities directly support the Departmental goal of conserving the natural resources of Maryland and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. Specific duties include:


§  Gathers and analyzes forest resource inventory data by using scientific data collection techniques, resource maps, aerial photos, and various reference publications to develop technical Forest Stewardship Plans.  

§  Reviews Roadside Tree Project Applications. 

§  Implements and coordinates forestation plantings for conservation purposes by locating planting areas, preparing planting plans and/or restoration plans, determining planting costs, utilizing financial incentive programs, securing tree stock, retaining contractors, recruiting volunteers, supervising planting efforts, performing seedling survival counts, and assessing the property for possible release work. 

§  Contributes to forest protection through preparation, prevention, suppression and training to reduce losses of the forest resource, including responding to wildland fires and performing Forest Harvest BMP inspections.

§  Coordinates planting, protection, and retention and enhancement of trees and urban forest resources by working with communities, local governments, schools and citizen groups, and private landowners.

§  Conveys, develops and/or presents information to the public by talks, seminars, workshops, meetings, mailings, and news releases to promote forest stewardship and to inform the audiences about trees and forests. 

§  Assists with the maintenance and upkeep of the assigned office and grounds. 


Performs other related duties as assigned.



Education:   A Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from a school of forestry accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Experience: None. 

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master of Science degree approved by the State Board of Foresters for the required Bachelor’s degree. 
2. The education requirement is pursuant to Business Occupations and Professions Article, Sections 7-206 and 7-304 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. 
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the forestry field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


  • Experience in forestry management and conservation techniques   
  • Experience or education in the sciences of botany, silvics, forest measurement, dendrology, forest entomology and pathology, arboriculture, ecology, soils, timber estimating and forest finance
  • Experience or training reviewing Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs).
  • Experience practicing silviculture and methods of forest protection Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Experience, training, or certifications in wildland fire.
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to conduct analysis and develop maps for forestry applications.    


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification will be subject to assignment in any county of the State. Upon permanent appointment, the employee will be required to reside in the county or region to which they are assigned.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, are required to submit a telephone number where they can be reached in case of forest fire emergencies.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



The online application is preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Christopher Langley at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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