Forester (Michaux State Forest)

Forester (Michaux State Forest)

01 Nov 2021
North Carolina, Fayetteville, 28301 Fayetteville USA

Forester (Michaux State Forest)

Forester (Michaux State Forest)PrintApplyForester (Michaux State Forest)Salary$45,184.00 - $68,695.00 AnnuallyLocationFranklin County, PAJob TypeCivil Service Permanent Full-TimeDepartmentDepartment of Conservation & Natural ResourcesJob NumberCS-20202804-54410Closing11/16/2020 11:59 PM EasternJob Code54410Position Number00039656UnionAFSCME 33 - AFSCME Council 33Bargaining UnitB4Pay GroupST06Bureau/Division Code8101Bureau/DivisionMichaux State ForestWorksite Address10099 Lincoln Way EastCityFayettevilleZip Code17222Contact NameBrittany RothermelContact Phone(717) 783-2023Contact Emailbrothermel@pa.govDescription

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THE POSITIONDo you have a passion for our local forests? Then join the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Michaux State Forest and conduct professional forestry work involved in the management, protection, and conservation of forest resources. Experience the satisfaction of public service while enjoying professional career growth and numerous promotional opportunities!IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS, AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.Full-time employment

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with a 30 minute lunch

DESCRIPTION OF WORKThis position acts as the District’s GIS coordinator and assists in integrating fire ecology into long and short-term operational planning to achieve ecosystem management goals at the site, landscape, forest, and district level. This position coordinates and manages prescribed burn plans to ensure plans are developed, reviewed, and maintained for optimum efficiency; works with District Rx Burn Boss and district managers to monitor and prioritize Rx burn projects based on emerging weather conditions and project opportunities; assists District managers and Emergency coordinator to update District Emergency and Fire Resources manual annually; and assists with District managers, service foresters, and Emergency Coordinator to provide wildfire and other natural emergency response risk maps within the state forest and district areas to support both District and local emergency responder preparedness and communications, and land use planning functions. Duties also include serving as the district coordinator on updating compartment and Landscape exams and other district level monitoring and learning projects; assisting in all levels of state forest resource management activities from compartment exams to timber sale administration; assisting with forest health and insect and disease activities; maintaining all basic wildland firefighter qualifications and serving as part of the district’s wildfire suppression response; and participating in Search and Rescue operations.Essential Functions:Negotiate rough terrain in bad weather.

Fight wildfire with hand tools, chainsaw.

Carry a 55-lb backpack tank uphill.

Use two-way radios per FCC regulations.

Become a PA Forest Fire Warden.

Become a State Forest Officer.

Effectively direct fire suppression operations.

Operate/maintain fire tools and equipment.

Good working knowledge of fire behavior and weather.

Prepare accurate investigative reports and fire bills.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITYQualifications:PA residency is currentlywaivedfor this title.

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements -Two years of technical forestry experience, and an associate's degree in forest technology, forestry, forest management, forest ecosystem management, urban forestry, forest science, agroforestry, or a related forestry degree;ORa bachelor's degree in forest technology, forestry, forest management, forest ecosystem management, urban forestry, forest science, agroforestry, or a related forestry degree;ORa master's degree in forest technology, forestry, forest management, forest ecosystem management, urban forestry, forest science, agroforestry, or a related forestry degree.

Necessary Special Requirement -Possession of a valid PA non-commercial Class C driver's license or equivalent.

If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Must be able to perform essential job functions.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.EXAMINATION INFORMATIONScore valid for this specific posting only

Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions

Provide complete and accurate information or:

score may be lower than deserved

application processing may be delayed

disqualification may result

May only testonceunder this announcement

Email notice of test results provided

Health & WellnessWe offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.Work/Life BalanceWe understand that there is more to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!For most positions, we offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions.Career DevelopmentWe want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.Other RewardsCommonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.Eligibility rules apply.01Do you possess a current driver's license which is not under suspension?Yes

No

02If Yes, please provide the issuing state and license number. If you do not have a valid driver's license please type N/A in the text box below.03Do you possess two or more years of full-time technical forestry experience?Yes

No

04If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.05Do you possess a conferred associate's degree in forest technology, forestry, forest management, forest ecosystem management, urban forestry, forest science, agroforestry, or a related forestry degree?If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.Yes

No

06If you do not have a conferred associate's degree, on what date do you expect to receive your degree? Type N/A in the text box if this does not apply.07Do you possess a conferred bachelor's degree or higher or are you within 3 months of completing a bachelor's degree or higher in forest technology, forestry, forest management, forest ecosystem management, urban forestry, forest science, agroforestry, or a related forestry degree?If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.Yes

No

08If you do not have a conferred bachelor's degree or higher, on what date do you expect to receive your degree? Type N/A in the text box if this does not apply.09You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.Yes

10WORK BEHAVIOR 1 – SELECTS SITE AND DETERMINES TREATMENTSelects a site and determines what treatment will be employed by reviewing forest management plans, topographical maps, aerial photographs, criteria determined by the U.S. Forest Service and judgments of other foresters and supervisors in order to implement a particular treatment such as logging, thinning, clear cutting, spraying for insects, etc.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.A. I have experience independently, or as the leader of a team, selecting a site and determining what treatment will be employed by reviewing forest management plans, topographical maps, aerial photographs, criteria determined by the U.S. Forest Service and judgments of other foresters and supervisors in order to implement a particular treatment such as logging, thinning, clear cutting, spraying for insects, etc.

B. I have experience as a member of a team selecting a site and determining what treatment will be employed by reviewing forest management plans, topographical maps, aerial photographs, criteria determined by the U.S. Forest Service and judgments of other foresters and supervisors in order to implement a particular treatment such as logging, thinning, clear cutting, spraying for insects, etc.; OR I have completed a paid internship in the area of forestry where my duties included selecting a site and determining what treatment will be employed.

C. I have completed college coursework related to this work behavior.

D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

11Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.The name of the employer where you gained this experience or completed your internship

The methods you used to determine appropriate forestry treatment(s)

The type(s) of forestry treatment(s) you utilized

Your level of responsibility.

12If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.College/University

Course Title

Credits/Clock Hours

13WORK BEHAVIOR 2 – SURVEYS SITESSurveys a site using a compass, GPS, GIS, and various surveyors' equipment, paints boundary lines, calculates total acreage and breaks down total area into smaller plots if necessary; cruises area to gather data such as species of trees, number of logs, diameter of trees, basal area, etc.; flags site and marks reserve trees; computes volumes and/or value of trees using set criteria and formulas by species, grade and type (saw timber, pole timer, cord wood, pulp wood) by board feet, cords, tons and/or dollar value and enters data on a tally sheet.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.A. I have experience independently, or as the leader of a team, surveying a site using a compass, GPS, GIS, and various surveyors' equipment, painting boundary lines, calculating total acreage and breaking down total area into smaller plots if necessary; cruising area to gather data such as species of trees, number of logs, diameter of trees, basal area, etc.; flagging site and marking reserve trees; computing volumes and/or value of trees using set criteria and formulas by species, grade and type (saw timber, pole timer, cord wood, pulp wood) by board feet, cords, tons and/or dollar value and entering data on a tally sheet.

B. I have experience as a member of a team surveying a site using a compass, GPS, GIS, and various surveyors' equipment, painting boundary lines, calculating total acreage and breaking down total area into smaller plots if necessary; cruising area to gather data such as species of trees, number of logs, diameter of trees, basal area, etc.; flagging site and marking reserve trees; computing volumes and/or value of trees using set criteria and formulas by species, grade and type (saw timber, pole timer, cord wood, pulp wood) by board feet, cords, tons and/or dollar value and entering data on a tally sheet; OR I have completed a paid internship in the area of forestry where my duties included the above work duties.

C. I have completed college coursework related to this work behavior.

D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

14Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.The name of the employer where you gained this experience or completed your internship

Your experience surveying sites

Your experience gathering forestry data

Your experience performing calculations and computations

Your level of responsibility

15If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.College/University

Course Title

Credits/Clock Hours

16WORK BEHAVIOR 3 – DEVELOPS FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANS AND COMPILES AND UPDATES FIELD DATADevelops forest management plans and compiles and updates field data for a forest management plan using various plots by reviewing current forest management plans, topographical maps and taking and reviewing aerial photos and stand analyses, discussing all data with other foresters and supervisors and writing up a forest management plan in prescribed report form.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.A. I have experience developing forest management plans and compiling and updating field data for a forest management plan using various plots by reviewing current forest management plans, topographical maps and taking and reviewing aerial photos and stand analyses, discussing all data with other foresters and supervisors and writing up a forest management plan in prescribed report form.

B. I have experience compiling AND updating field data for a forest management plan using various plots by reviewing current forest management plans, topographical maps and taking and reviewing aerial photos and stand analyses, discussing all data with other foresters and supervisors and writing up a forest management plan in prescribed report form; OR I have completed a paid internship in the area of forestry where my duties included compiling and updating field data for a forest management plan.

C. I have experience compiling OR updating field data for a forest management plan using various plots by reviewing current forest management plans, topographical maps and taking and reviewing aerial photos and stand analyses, discussing all data with other foresters and supervisors and writing up a forest management plan in prescribed report form; OR I have completed college coursework related to this work behavior.

D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

17Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.The name of the employer where you gained this experience or completed your internship

Your experience developing forest management plans

Your experience compiling or updating forestry field data

Your specific duties and responsibilities

18If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.College/University

Course Title

Credits/Clock Hours

19WORK BEHAVIOR 4 – COMMUNICATIONCommunicates orally and in writing with other employees, various governmental groups, civil groups, school groups, landowners and the general public in order to answer questions, give advice and disseminate information related to forest management, timber stand improvement, insect and disease control, proper type, planting and pruning of trees in urban areas, growth and life cycle of trees, etc.Levels of PerformanceSelect the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.A. I have experience communicating orally and in writing with other employees, various governmental groups, civil groups, school groups, landowners and the general public in order to answer questions, give advice and disseminate information related to forest management, timber stand improvement, insect and disease control, proper type, planting and pruning of trees in urban areas, growth and life cycle of trees, etc.

B. I have experience communicating orally OR in writing with other employees, various governmental groups, civil groups, school groups, landowners and the general public in order to answer questions, give advice and disseminate information related to forest management, timber stand improvement, insect and disease control, proper type, planting and pruning of trees in urban areas, growth and life cycle of trees, etc.

C. I have experience communicating orally and in writing with other employees, various governmental groups, civil groups, school groups, landowners and the general public in order to answer questions, give advice and disseminate information on non-forestry topics; OR I have completed college coursework in such areas as technical writing, public speaking, oral communication, train-the-trainer, etc.

D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

20Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.The name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience

The methods of communication you used to answer questions, give advice and disseminate information

The topic(s) about which you answered questions, gave advice and disseminated information

Your actual duties and responsibilities.

21If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.College/University

Course Title

Credits/Clock Hours

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