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FORESTER

Recruitment #24-001066-0002

Introduction

This is a contractual, position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

14110 Pleasant Valley Road NE, Flintstone, Allegany County

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as Forester responsible for supporting professional forestry services in Allegany County and for the Town Creek Special Rivers Project. In this role, the employee plans and implements forest resource management, forest protection, and urban and community forestry activities throughout the Project on private and public lands within the assigned project area in each of the following operational areas: forest resource management, forestation, watershed forestry, forest resource protection and outreach, 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.

POSITION DUTIES

The Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service Western Region is currently accepting applications for a Forester. The employee in this position serves on the Garrett-Allegany Project Manager’s staff as Forester in the Garrett/Allegany County Forestry Project and the Town Creek Special Rivers Project, responsible for the operation, supervision, and administration of forestry projects for the DNR Forest Service. The employee plans, coordinates, and implements forest resource management, afforestation, forest protection, urban and community forestry, information and education activities, and law enforcement throughout the projects on private and public lands. These activities directly support the Forest Service mission of conserving and enhancing the quality, quantity, productivity, and biological productivity of the forest and tree resources of Maryland by providing leadership and technical and financial support to inform, involve, and empower citizens, local governments, and private organizations to take actions necessary to accomplish these goals. These activities also directly support the Department goal of conserving the natural resources of Maryland and providing for a vital and life sustaining Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: None.

Notes:

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. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of forestry management and conservation techniques.
  • Knowledge of the practices of silviculture and methods of forest protection.
  • Experience with conducting forest inventory data collection.
  • Experience or training or certifications in wildland fire suppression.
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems to conduct analysis and develop maps for forestry applications.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure 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 accept information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions and qualifications of this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

*Should benefits be available, this information will be discussed at the time of hire.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is strongly 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, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at Application.Help@maryland.gov ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Adriana Parravano at adriana.parravano@maryland.gov

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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