Vermont - State Land Forester

Overview:

This position is based in the St. Johnsbury Office of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.  The primary objective of the position is to assist with management of public property and other private conserved forest land in Caledonia, Essex and Orleans Counties.

Job duties will include:  Assist with the construction and maintenance of trail projects, timber sale administration, wildlife habitat improvements, road project administration, mapping and inventorying public lands; monitoring and reporting on conservation easements and preparing licenses and special use permits on public lands; and writing, development, and implementation of long-range management plans on public lands. Assist the forestry staff in providing professional and technical assistance to landowners, the general public, timber harvesters, and other resource professionals; and in developing, presenting, and distributing informational and educational programs and materials for a wide range of audiences.

General Job Description: Forestry work at an entry level for the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. Duties involve professional forestry work on private and public lands, the application of environmental sciences to analyze, review, prepare and implement forestry policies, management plans, and stewardship activities, and the application of technical and scientific data in a variety of department regulatory, non-regulatory, and state and federal programs. Foresters provide professional forestry advice, technical assistance and conservation education to the public. Foresters assist in forest health research and protection projects, manage & conserve forest ecosystems, produce renewable timber resources, create wildlife habitat, protect water quality, map forest resources, manage urban forests, cooperate with user groups and manage recreational opportunities on public lands.  Some positions in the class may supervise classified, temporary, or contractual employees at a lower level on a project basis. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher-level forester, or administrative superior.

A complete job description can be found at the DHR Job Specification page. Application deadline is 05/24/2017.