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Title:  Forester II

Application Deadline Date:  02/08/2023
Req ID:  46202
Department:  Forests, Parks & Recreation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.93


This position will primarily support the stewardship and monitoring of conservation
easements held by FPR through the Forest Legacy Program (FLP), currently
encompassing more than 75,000 acres of forestland across the state. This position will
focus particularly in the areas of fieldwork, reporting, and coordination. More
specifically, duties will include the following:

  • Conduct annual easement monitoring site visits to Forest Legacy easement properties to review property conditions for compliance with easement terms;
  • Conduct reporting and record-keeping related to easement-monitoring;
  • Coordinate between various FPR staff as needed to effectively collaborate on the stewardship of easement properties;
  • Play a lead role in implementing a digital easement monitoring data-collection platform using ArcGIS Online and ESRI field applications;
  • Assist in drafting and updating guidance documents and operating procedures for easement stewardship and related items;
  • A secondary duty may be to assist with field work related to new FLP acquisitions for grant-funded projects.

Who May Apply

This position, Forester II  (Job Requisition #46202), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed more than half the time in a field setting; involving exposure to the full range of Vermont 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 fieldwork in the regulatory programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in forestry or a natural resource field AND two (2) years or more of experience at a professional level in forestry or a natural resources field.


Master's degree in forestry or a natural resource field.


One (1) year or more as Forester I with the State of Vermont.

Special Requirements

Must be able to be licensed as a forester in Vermont within 6 months of hire

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
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier