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Wildlife Forester III

KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
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Job Description:

   The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is advertising the following merit position: FISH AND WILDLIFE FORESTER III 
   Position Announcement:…;
   Employment Type: 
   Executive Branch | Chapter 18A | Full Time, Eligible for Overtime Pay | 37.5 HR/WK 
   Hiring Agency: 
   Tourism, Arts, & Heritage Cabinet | Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources 
   McLean County 
   1398 HWY 81N 

   Calhoun, KY 42347 
   Do you love the outdoors? Do you want to be part of an agency that provides children with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors by learning to hunt, fish and/or boat? Do you want to be part of an agency with world-renowned researchers and facilities? 
   Join us in the exciting, fast-paced environment of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources! 
   We are looking for a highly motivated, multi-tasking individual who can serve the agency by providing field operations to the public on a daily basis for the Green River Region. 
   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 
   •Large and small scale project planning and implementation, complete forest inventories and develop long-term forest management strategies and plans on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). Serve as crew member on regional Rx Fire burn crews. 
   •Work to maintain a balance of silviculture and wildlife values to WMA’s within the Green River Region. 
   •Work cooperatively with agency wildlife biologists, consultants/contractors, federal agencies and the public. 
   •Some weekend/overnight travel required. 
   •Pesticide Applicators License and agency Rx Fire Qualification requirements required to be obtained/met. 
   Working Conditions: 
   Spends majority of time outdoors. 
   Probationary Period: 
   This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months. For additional information refer to:…;
   If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Leroy “Scott” Harp at 
   An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D 


  Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 
   •Experience with forest management practices is preferred, marking, delineation, creating or writing forest plans, logging or timber operations, timber/forest related computer programs. 
   •Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and in person and utilize computers for daily operations. 
   •Highly qualified applicants will have Rx Fire certifications/experience 
   •Highly qualified applicants will have Society of American Foresters certification. 
   Minimum Requirements: 
   EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in forestry. 
   EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have three years of professional experience in forestry and/or wildlife forestry. 
   Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: A master's degree in forestry will substitute for one year of the required experience 
   SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this classification. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials. 


   State Merit 18A (life, medical, retirement). 

How to Apply:

   Be advised that any interested candidate will need to visit… to complete or update an online application AND apply to this position. 
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