State of Vermont | Barre, VT
This Forester II position is responsible for delivering components of the Forest Health Program and Fire Program in the central Vermont. Forest health responsibilities include monitoring forest health plots, insect and disease occurrence, and providing identification services to Vermont citizens regarding forest and tree insect and disease issues. Fire program support consists of administering the Forest Fire Warden program, supporting local fire departments and fire wardens with prevention and suppression needs, instructing local firefighters in wildland fire control concepts, maintaining District equipment in working order, and participating in prescribed fires.
Applicants with an understanding of forest health concepts including invasive plants, experience in forest and tree insect and disease identification, as well as experience with fire suppression techniques and an understanding of fire behavior will be highly considered
The position must use skills in oral and written communication in settings ranging from classrooms to outdoor field sessions. Other skills include GIS, database management, field navigation, working knowledge of basic software with an ability to learn.
The full job specification for this position can be viewed on the DHR Job Specifications page.
Who May Apply
This position, Forester II (Job Requisition #1595), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Ginger.Anderson@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.
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.
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.
Must be able to be licensed as a forester in Vermont within 6 months of hire - for more information on this licensing please visit https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/foresters/statutes-rules.aspx
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
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.
Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier