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Forester I

Forester I - NE - Tahlequah - Cherokee

Recruitment #190517-L24A-07

Introduction



Location: Cherokee

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving professional forestry work in assisting landowners and developing,  implementing, or administering forestry conservation and use programs and projects in an assigned district, region, or statewide, as needed.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the level of expertise required to complete assigned tasks, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving beginning level professional work primarily related to providing farmers,  land owners, communities, and others with technical advice and service concerning their forestry programs and natural resource needs.  In this role they will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of forestry conservation projects in an assigned area or district.  This will include  analyzing forest resource conditions, developing recommendations and writing  forest management plans, contacting land owners and providing advice on forestry management techniques,  providing educational assistance to schools, civic groups and others, and assisting groups and local governments with community forestry projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in forestry from an accredited university, or a closely related degree in natural resource management with three years of professional forester experience which includes forest management and wildland fire management.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Frequent travel is a requirement of this position.  An average of 70% of the year may be spent in travel status where it is more efficient to stay overnight rather than to return to base station.  The employee may also attend in-state meetings of the agency, and in-state or out-of-state FIA training which typically involves an overnight stay.

A valid Oklahoma driver’s license is a necessary job requirement.  The employee must complete a structured training program and become certified in FIA plot measurement procedures within 5 months of employment or as soon as practical, based upon federal training schedules.  The employee must maintain an accuracy rating on all plots in order to maintain FIA certification after completion of the training period.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or otherwise capable of meeting the requirements in the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007 (as amended).

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on: 100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on a supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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