Overview

Minimum qualifications for provisional appointment:
You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Forester1.
or
A bachelor’s or higher degree in ecological forest management, forest biology, forest ecosystem science, forest health, forest resource management, forestry, natural resources planning, natural resources management, natural resources conservation, or urban forestry AND three years of professional-level forestry experience.
Reassignment – Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
or
Reinstatement Eligible – Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.
or
Transfer Eligible – One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 21 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
or
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Environmental Program Specialist 2 (Natural Resources)
Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 70.4 transfer eligibles):
A bachelor’s or higher degree in ecological forest management, forest biology, forest ecosystem science, forest health, forest resource management, forestry, natural resources planning, natural resources management, natural resources conservation, or urban forestry AND three years of professional-level forestry experience.
If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list for this position, candidates who qualify based on 70.4 transfer cannot be considered.

Duties Description

Implement State Forest Action Plan in the areas of State land management, forest stewardship, and invasive species; serve as primary manager of State lands in region, including UMP and RMP development, invasive species management, and trail and property line maintenance; assist in program development; assist real property program, including easement inspections and acquisition support; review and coordinate applications for Volunteer Stewardship Agreements and Temporary Revocable Permits to use State lands and forward recommendations to supervisor; assist with the hiring, organization, training and supervision of Foresters, volunteers, summer interns and seasonal forest technicians; assist Forest Rangers with encroachment cases on State lands; assist central office in program reviews; and communicate program services through brochures, letters, phone, and presentations at public meetings. Will be required to carry equipment while performing fieldwork.

Additional Comments

Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.