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Title:  Forester II

Application Deadline Date:  12/05/2022
Req ID:  43681
Department:  Forests, Parks & Recreation

Rutland, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.93


Join a dedicated team of County Foresters from the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, working with landowners, consulting foresters, loggers, sugarmakers, wildlife biologists, and other natural resource professionals to promote sustainable forest management in Vermont.


You will administer Vermont's Use Value Appraisal Program (UVA) for Rutland County and beyond. This includes forest management plan reviews, professional and technical assistance to forest landowners, onsite field inspections; collaboration with the Vermont Department of Taxes, and database management, among other duties related to the program. Outreach and education promoting sustainable natural resource management to landowners, schools, and community groups are an important component of this position, as is working with teams of other natural resource managers with the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.


Other duties may include assisting towns with municipal forest management, administration of Forest Stewardship and other federally funded forestry related cost-share programs and grants to qualifying landowners, and providing professional assistance to other FP&R programs and activities, including Urban and Community Forestry, Forest Resource Protection, and Marketing and Utilization.

Who May Apply

This position, Forester II (Job Requisition #43681), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Keith Thompson at


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 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.

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