Environmental Conservation, Department of
Full Job Description
Thirty (30) semester credit hours, including or supplemented by twelve (12) semester credit hours in forestry which must include at least one course in three or more of the following areas:
silviculture, forest mensuration, forest protection, forest soils, dendrology botany, land surveying and forest biology,
one (1) year of diversified, technical forestry experience in two (2) or more of the following areas: forest management, including sale and removal of timber products; nursery management,
including the transplanting of tree or shrub seedlings; forest pest management, including control of diseases and insect pests.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiar with spreadsheet, mapping (GPS/GIS) and data management. Good communication skills, ability to work well with others and independently, and a willingness to learn.
This technician will work under the direction of a Forester 1 and will support the Bureau of Wildlife’s Forest Management Program on WMAs in DEC Region 8. Primary duties will include:
Preforming all tasks associated with forest inventory on various Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)
Assisting with timber sale preparation and administration on WMAs
Assisting with land management on WMAs including work focusing on invasive species, boundary line maintenance and public access
Communicating with the public about DEC’s Forest Management Program on WMAs
This position mostly involves field work but will also include office work. Field work will include driving to work sites, working outdoors in a variety of elements, and walking and navigating on uneven terrain (sometimes for several miles). Office work will primarily include email management and data entry and management.
Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
This hourly position if currently funded through 3/31/23, with a possibility of continuing beyond that date. Actual work schedule and hours may vary and will be discussed at interview.
To apply for this job please visit statejobs.ny.gov.