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Title:  Forester I

Application Deadline Date:  02/20/2020
Req ID:  5201
Department:  Forests, Parks & Recreation

Springfield, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.16

Join a team of FPR professionals responsible for managing state forest and parks lands in southeastern Vermont.  This position will work on a variety of projects, but with a significant portion of responsibilities related to recreation access, maintenance and improvements on state lands.  Work includes close collaboration within the Department of FPR but also with Fish and Wildlife staff and with external partnering organizations and individuals.  Other duties will include assistance with both annual and long range management planning, mapping, GIS and data management, boundary maintenance, forest inventory and assessment, planning and administering timber harvests and development and maintenance of wildlife habitat.  This position may supervise temporary trails coordinator or temporary forestry technician.  A significant portion of this job will be spent in the field under a variety conditions including remote lands and steep trail systems.

Who May Apply

This position, Forester I (Job Requisition #5201), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Tim.Morton@vermont.gov
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
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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.

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