Forester I

Recruitment #210614-L24A-02

Introduction

 

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is seeking a full time Forest Ranger II in the Forestry Department .This is a classified position (PIN #04000202) in state government, located in Smithville, OK.The State of Oklahoma offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. The annual salary for this position is up to $36,808.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
Fight wild land fires in arduous terrain and under conditions that are hazardous to personal safety. Employee will also perform maintenance of vehicles, equipment, facilities, and perform other tasks associated with forestry practices and educational programs. This position also does prescribed burns for landowners. This position requires living within 15 miles of work location.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position will work outdoors in hazardous working conditions during emergencies. Also, will work primarily outdoors and in the shop area. This could lead to dust, vehicles fumes, smoke from fires. Travel will be required frequently during any emergencies. 

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

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.

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 or a related natural resources degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

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.

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.