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New York State Civil Service Forestry Technician 1 in Saratoga Springs, 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 $18.77 to $18.77 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 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Saratoga

Street Address Saratoga Tree Nursery

City Saratoga Springs

State NY

Zip Code 12866

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.

Duties Description Performing all cultural activities required to produce tree and shrub seedlings including planting, irrigation, fertilization, pesticide application, mulching, and other related tasks.Equipment operation including trucks, tractors, forklifts, and front-end loaders; supervision of seasonal staff during harvesting and shipping operations; maintenance of seed orchards including mowing, pruning, and seed collection; extraction, cleaning, and testing of tree and shrub seed; and accepting tree orders from public and representing NYS DEC Saratoga Tree Nursery at public/environmental events.Chainsaw use is required. Will be required to take and pass chainsaw safety courses and obtain certification as a Certified Commercial Pesticide Technician or Applicator.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including a respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification. 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 funded through 3/31/25, with a possibility of continuing beyond that date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview.DEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Name Heath Boomhower

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 Vacancy #24-160543 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.