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Title:  Forester I

Application Deadline Date:  12/01/2019
Req ID:  3147
Department:  Forests, Parks & Recreation

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $20.88

Join the team of State Lands Foresters from the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation in the Barre District office in beautiful Central Vermont. The majority of the work will occur on land owned by the Agency of Natural Resources and will involve all aspects of forest management, including but not limited to timber sale layout, harvest prescriptions, timber marking, and sale administration; forest resource inventory; forest mapping using the latest GIS technology; road maintenance, construction layout, and oversight; and boundary line reconnaissance and maintenance. Other duties may include forest health monitoring and prescribed burns.

The duties for this position will occur primarily in a field setting, but associated office work will be required. The successful candidate will be part of the Barre District Stewardship Team, which is a group of resource professionals comprised of staff from the Departments of Forests, Parks & Recreation, Fish & Wildlife, and Environmental Conservation. This is an exciting and tremendous opportunity for someone interested in working on public lands within the great State of Vermont.

This is a permanent, full-time position. Candidates must apply online at by December 1 to be considered. To view the full job specifications for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications website.

Who May Apply

This position, Forester I (Job Requisition #3147), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Brad Greenough, Stewardship Forester, at or 802-595-3143
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed more than half the time in a field setting; involving exposure to all types of weather conditions. Strength and agility are needed in traversing steep and rough terrain. A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required. Some work outside of regular working hours may be required. Strong and conflicting public opinions may be encountered, particularly in the regulatory programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in forestry or a natural resource field.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier