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Forester

Deadline:
Employer:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Pennsylvania
Location Detail:
Fayette County
Job Description:

Would you like a rewarding career that can make a positive difference in the lives of others? Join the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Forbes Forest District and administer the District's forest fire program to help manage, protect and conserve forest resources. Experience the satisfaction of public service while enjoying professional career growth and numerous promotional opportunities!

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS, AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.

Must be willing to travel. Travel expenses will be paid

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

This is a professional forestry position within the Forbes Forest District primarily responsible for administering the district's forest fire program in Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties and secondarily helping with the district's state forest management program on the Forbes State Forest. Duties include developing and administering forest fire prevention, pre-suppression, suppression and mop-up programs; responding to forest fire calls, surveying the situation and determining the initial method of attack; investigating causes of forest fires; conducting prescribed fires; developing and conducting educational programs for forest fire prevention; developing and implementing programs to manage, protect and conserve forest resources; and monitoring and recommending courses of action concerning forest insects and diseases.

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

PA residency currently waived for this title
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Two years of technical forestry experience, and an associate's degree in forest technology, forestry, forest management, forest ecosystem management, urban forestry, forest science, agroforestry, or a related forestry degree; OR a bachelor's degree in forest technology, forestry, forest management, forest ecosystem management, urban forestry, forest science, agroforestry, or a related forestry degree; OR a master's degree in forest technology, forestry, forest management, forest ecosystem management, urban forestry, forest science, agroforestry, or a related forestry degree.
Necessary Special Requirement - possession of a valid PA non-commercial Class C driver's license or equivalent

A resume needs to be submitted with your application. You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, visit the Commission's website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Miscellaneous:

EXAMINATION INFORMATION:

Score valid for this specific posting only

Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions Provide complete and accurate information or:

score may be lower than deserved application processing may be delayed disqualification may result

Based on your answers to the application supplemental questions regarding education, you may be instructed to attach a copy of your college transcripts to your application.
May only test once under this announcement
Email notice of test results provided

Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:

Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058

Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone (215) 560-2253
Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone (412) 565-7666 Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals) Internet: http://www.scsc.pa.gov/

Salary:
$43,012.00 - $65,389.00 Annually
How to Apply:

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: Position #CS-20190157-54410 http://www.employment.pa.gov 

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:

613 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

jobs@pa.gov

An Equal Opportunity Employer