Title:  Stewardship Forester

Application Deadline Date:  07/23/2024
Req ID:  50463
Department:  Forests Parks & Recreation
Location: 

Rutland, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.76

Overview

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) is excited to recruit for a Stewardship Forester in the Rutland District of the Division of Forests. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced land manager and planner to lead stewardship and management efforts in the ecologically diverse southwestern region of Vermont overseeing 40,000 acres of public land as part of a close-knit, collaborative and interdisciplinary team of resource professionals. The successful candidate's responsibilities will include overseeing or contributing to all state lands management activities in the District, including forest management, timber harvest administration, dispersed recreation, wildlife habitat improvement, and road maintenance. The incumbent will also lead state lands long-range management planning and land administration in the District, ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and policies, supervise two State Lands Foresters and seasonal staff, manage budgets, and chair the District Stewardship Team, an inter-Agency group of experts that provides multidisciplinary planning and project review for State-owned lands.

Who May Apply

This position, Stewardship Forester (Job Requisition #50463), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact jim.duncan@vermont.gov.
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 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. They may use a variety of hand tools, such as axes, saws, and shovels, and power equipment, such as chain saws. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in forestry or a natural resource field AND eight years or more of experience at a professional level in forestry or a natural resources field.

OR

Bachelor's degree in forestry, natural resources, biological or physical science, engineering, or an environmental field or higher AND six years or more of experience at a professional level in forestry, natural resources, biological or physical science, engineering, or an environmental field.

OR

Master's degree or higher in forestry, natural resources, biological or physical science, engineering, or an environmental field AND four years or more at a professional level in forestry, natural resources, biological or physical science, engineering, or an environmental field.

OR

One year or more as Forestry Professional IV with the State of Vermont.

Special Requirements

State of Vermont Forester License may be required for specific positions in this class. 

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, including:
•    80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
•    Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
•    State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
•    Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
•    Tuition Reimbursement
•    Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
•    Low cost group life insurance
•    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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