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New York State Civil Service Forestry Technician 1 in Cortland, New York

Agency Environmental Conservation, Department of

Title Forestry Technician 1

Occupational Category Other Professional Careers

Salary Grade Hourly

Bargaining Unit OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $18.22 to $18.22 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation

Hours Per Week 40


From 7:30 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Cortland

Street Address 1285 Fisher Avenue

City Cortland

State NY

Zip Code 13045

Minimum Qualifications Thirty (30) semester credit hours, including twelve (12) semester credit hours in forestry, which must include at least one course in three or more of the following areas: botany, dendrology, forest biology, forest ecology, forest ecosystem management, forest entomology, forest health, forest mensuration, forest pathology, forest protection, forest soils, general soils, geographic information systems, land surveying, and silviculture OR One (1) year of technical forestry experience in one (1) 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.MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.

Duties Description Under the direction of a Forester 1, the incumbent will complete forest inventory and prepare timber sales on wildlife management areas. Incumbent will often 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. Incumbent will 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 manipulation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: boundary line maintenance, marking timber, calculating timber volumes, summarizing timber tallies and preparing timber sale maps. Must have valid Drivers License and the ability to use equipment including electronic data collector, compass, point sample prism and work station computers and be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. Must possess basic proficiency of ArcMap GIS along with Microsoft Office 365 products such as Excel, Word and Outlook. In addition, the incumbent will assist with administering timber harvest contracts and work with the contractor(s) and other regional staff to ensure completion of work/compliance with contract conditions, coordinate planting/seeding and restoration activities with conservation partners. Other duties include assisting in outreach to conservation partners, stakeholders and the general public and report preparation as directed.

Additional Comments 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. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview. This is a seasonal, hourly appointment with an anticipated end date of 3/31/2024. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview.

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Name Karen Price

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233

Notes on Applying Please email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #23-144005 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.