**This is a Re-Advertisement. Previous applicants MUST reapply to be considered.**

“If there are no qualified candidates remaining in the applicant pool who meet the minimum education and experience or knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position then, an applicant who does not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for hire as a trainee. Salary for a trainee may be set lower than the classification salary range and recruitment range that is listed in the posting. The salary is adjusted as the trainee obtains the additional education and experience to fully meet the position qualifications as outlined in the classification specification.”
Position currently qualifies for a telework option. Telework options are subject to change at the discretion of management.

The North Carolina Forest Service is a team of professionals who provide forest protection, emergency response, resource management and environmental education to the residents and landowners of North Carolina through a variety of programs. The North Carolina Forest Service provides services to all 100 counties in North Carolina.

The Water Resources Branch (WRB) delivers educational programs, outreach products, and technical support for forestry best management practices (BMPs) to protect water quality. The Watershed & Conservation Staff Forester (W&CSF) is a team member of the WRB and provides:

  • BMP/nonpoint source/water quality outreach, training and education events (e.g., quarterly BMP newsletters, year-in-review, BMP video production, ProLogger instruction, ranger training, and others),
  • BMP technical assistance to agency and partner field personnel, forest operators and forestland owners,
  • Support for BMP case study projects that demonstrate or examine BMP effectiveness,
  • Support for reviews, comments, and interpretations of new Federal and State rules/regulations pertaining to forestry operations.
  • Support for special projects related to agency operations and water quality protection,
  • Support for BMP implementation survey field work, analyses, and outreach,
  • Support for water-related committees advancing the agency’s mission, and
  • Support for all-risk incident/emergency response.

NCFS is an Emergency Response Division. Work schedules may require extended hours and/or possible emergency callback.

Duty Station: North Carolina Forest Service Headquarters, 512 N. Salisbury St, Archdale 10th Floor
Raleigh, NC

Must have or be able to obtain within 90 days of hire, a valid N.C. Driver’s License. Telephone required.

Work hours are typically 8:00 – 5:00, Monday – Friday. Some work functions require evening, holiday and weekend involvement for all-risk incident response which periodically requires readiness 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Overnight travel is periodically required to meet training, planning and emergency response needs.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2,000 employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application.

To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Knowledge of forestry Best Management Practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and provide quality customer service.


  • N.C. Forest Service experience.
  • Knowledge of North Carolina’s Forest Practices Guidelines Related to Water Quality (FPGs).
  • Knowledge of forestry Best Management Practice (BMP) surveys and/or effectiveness monitoring.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

You may qualify by an equivalent combination of education and experience, either through years of education or years of directly related experience, or a combination of both.

Bachelor’s degree in forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited institution and three years of related professional Forestry experience; or Registered by the NC Board of Registration for Foresters and three years of related professional post registration Forestry experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Special Requirement
Those not registered at the time of hire must obtain registration as a Forester from the NC Board of Registration for Foresters within one year of employment.

Supplemental and Contact Information

Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate’s related education and experience.

Please follow instructions to apply on-line. It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience. Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. Applicants seeking veteran’s/National Guard preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214, NGB 23A (RPAS), DD256 or NGB 22.

All Law Enforcement positions, aviation safety sensitive positions and positions requiring a Pilot’s License or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing. All positions requiring a Commercial Driver’s License shall also be subject to pre-employment DMV physicals. Selected applicants must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) medical certificate prior to employment. If a CDL is listed as a preference and the selected applicant has a CDL at the time of hire then the CDL will become a requirement for the position.

**Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position, or your application will be considered incomplete. **

Questions regarding this posting? Contact 919-707-3201.