Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  Arkansas Department of Agriculture

  Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description:

 

Education/experience requirements:

  • The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related field.
  • One year of experience in forest management or a related field.
  • Registered forester in accordance with ACA 17-31-301.
  • Pass annual physical standard as a condition of employment.
  • Must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. (Within 90 days of hire date)

Knowledge of:

  • Forest management practices and techniques.
  • Fire prevention and fire suppression theories and methods.
  • Laws and regulations affecting fire control and forest management.
  • Supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Federal and state forestry programs available for forest landowners, communities and fire departments.

Ability to:

  • Plan and coordinate work activities and monitor performance of subordinates.
  • Prepare and make public presentations and conduct forestry training.
  • Collect data, analyze needs assessments, and prepare written forest management recommendations for private and public forest landowners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Frequent twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty and frequent exposure to hazardous conditions while fighting fires and marking timber.
  • AFC Residency policy: Forest Rangers and Foresters must reside within the county of their work station/counties of responsibility, or reside within a distance that will allow for the employees to arrive at the work station and be in route to the emergency within a thirty minute time period.

Standard State of Arkansas employment application required.

Compensation

Entry Level Salary: $40,340

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