Forester I

Recruitment #210922-L24A-I02



The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is seeking a full time Forester in the Oklahoma Forestry Services .This is a classified position (PIN #128) in state government, located in Antlers, 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.

Applications will be periodically reviewed therefore this announcement may close at any time.

Position Description
Coordinate program activities, answer phone, write long-term forest stewardship plan, evaluate pest management problems and make recommendations to the public for control, education programs, urban forestry program management, other duties as assigned. Incumbent must be able to travel as needed for training and perform anywhere in the State as a firefighter or member of an overhead-team as determined by ICS qualifications.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to travel as needed for training and perform anywhere in the State as a firefighter or member of an overhead-team as determined by ICS qualifications. Work indoors and outdoors with landowners and office staff.


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.

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.


Level I:
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.

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