|Department||Department of Agriculture and Food and Forestry|
|Date Opened||9/4/2020 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||9/18/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Full or Part Time||
Location: Oklahoma City
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
- Manages the planning, development, and implementation of various forestry use, conservation, fire management, suppression, and prevention, marketing of forestry products, or other programs or projects.
- Provides professional forestry management to farmers and landowners concerning the establishment of windbreaks, shelterbelts, post lots, wildlife habitat, erosion control, and forestation projects; provides technical service and advice to forest landowners and sawmill operators regarding timber inventories, management, cutting and forest regeneration methods, and marketing of forest products.
- Conducts timber inventory surveys; computes and analyzes data collected and summarizes results; assists operators and timber buyers in the location of salable timber.
- Provides professional forestry management to cities and towns, non-profit groups, homeowners, and others on urban and community forestry projects; provides information to the public on proper tree planting and care.
- Analyze and develops specialized forestry plans for landowners, groups, or communities, which contain specific forestry recommendations, such as forest management guidelines, protection of water quality, protection of forests from fires and pests, improvement of wildlife habitat, control of erosion, tree planting and maintenance guidelines, and timber harvesting.
- Supervises or performs development and implementation of a wide variety of forest management and wildland fire management programs in a multi-county district, multiple districts, or statewide as assigned, including coordinating with professional foresters and other natural resource professionals in other state and federal agencies and private industry, developing and interpreting program guidelines, and preparing program materials.
- Facilitate and participate in meetings, conferences and seminars on forest fire prevention and control, or forest management and conservation; develops and conducts training classes for employees, schools, civic groups, clubs and concerned citizens.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required at this level include knowledge of dendrology; of mensuration; of forest management; of silviculture; of modern forestry methods and techniques; of soil conservation techniques and principles; of forest economics; of timber management, inventories, cutting and regeneration methods; of forest products, marketing and urban forestry; and of tree physiology. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to speak effectively before groups; and to follow written and oral instructions.
Positions in this job family are professional foresters assigned responsibilities to develop, implement, or administer forestry conservation and management programs, wildland fire management and projects in an assigned district, region, or statewide.
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.
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.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related natural resources degree.
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position be willing to work hours other than on regular shifts during emergency situations; and possess a telephone to receive emergency on-call duty messages.
Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver's license at time of employment.
Persons appointed to Forester V positions must possess or obtain recognition as a Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters (SAF) within 18 months from the date of appointment and maintain this certification according to the standards of SAF.
Certification by the Department of Agriculture as a Pesticide Applicator must be obtained prior to the completion of the initial probationary period.
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.
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.