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New York State Civil Service Forestry Technician 1 (Seasonal) in Cortland, New York

Minimum Qualifications

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, OR 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. ## Duties Description Incumbent will complete forest inventory and prepare timber sales on state forest properties under the direction of a Forester 1 and/or Forestry Technician II. Incumbent may be required to work alone in rough terrain during all seasons. Incumbent will be required to gather and input field data into the State Forest Inventory Program, and assist with timber type mapping and inventory plot layout using GIS technology. Essential skills include tree identification, tree diameter and height measurement, GPS navigation and GIS data formatting. Responsibilities include but aren't limited to: marking timber, calculating timber volumes, summarizing timber tallies, preparing timber sale maps, and assisting with recreation projects. Good public relation skills are required. Must have a valid NYS Drivers License and the ability to use equipment including electronic data collector, compass, point sample prism and desktop computers. Must also have knowledge of Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat, and ESRI ArcGIS computer software. ## Additional Comments Must have valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain and/or work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be available for emergency response.

Actual work schedule and hours may vary and will be discussed at the interview. Funding for this position is secured through 3/31/20, with a likelihood of continuing beyond this date. ## Notes on Applying Please email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #19-655 on your resume and also in the subject line of your email or it may not be accepted. You must submit a copy of your college transcript of qualifying courses with your resume. An unofficial copy is acceptable.

Date Posted: 12/03/19

Applications Due: 12/17/19

Vacancy ID: 76548

Agency: Environmental Conservation, Department of

Title: Forestry Technician 1 (Seasonal)

Occupational Category: Other Professional Careers

Salary Grade: Hourly

Bargaining Unit: OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range: From $16.67 to $16.67 Hourly

Employment Type: Part-Time

Part-time Percent: 80%

Appointment Type: Temporary

Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 5%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 32

From: 7:30 AM

To: 4 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Cortland

City: Albany

State: NY

Zip Code: 12233

Name: Heath Boomhower

Telephone: 518-402-9273

Fax: 518-402-9038

Email Address: PostingResponses@dec.ny.gov

Street Address: 1285 Fisher Avenue

Street: 625 Broadway

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