District Forester (Forester I) – Norridgewock, ME

District Forester (Forester I)
Maine Forest Service
Norridgewock, ME

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Licensed Foresters
Opening Date: June 12, 2019 Closing Date: July 3, 2019
Location: Norridgewock Position #: 01712-3101
Position Type: Full Time Class Code: 9451
Grade/Salary: 23 $40,580.80 – $54,912.00* (*includes 2.5% salary adjustment)
The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, Maine Forest Service, has a current vacancy for a District Forester in Norridgewock.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This is professional forestry work involved in promoting informed decisions about Maine’s forests to a wide variety of audiences. Responsibilities of position:
• Advises and educates landowners, loggers, and foresters about management practices that will enhance the timber, water, wildlife, and recreation resources and values under their care.
• Inspects timber harvest sites for compliance with the state’s forest practices and other land use laws, and for use of Best Management Practices; advises consulting foresters, harvesters, and landowners how to prevent violations and mitigate existing problems.
• Delivers talks and workshops to individuals, students, clubs, other organizations, and the general public about forest resource management.
• Writes reports and correspondence concerning forest management, answers inquiries, and performs public relations work in order to operate a district office.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or directly related field and two (2) years field experience involving inspection and supervision of harvesting operations, surveying, cruising, timber marking, and general forest management planning. Equivalent related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
Excellent communications skills are a plus.
LICENSING: Successful applicant must obtain licensure as a Licensed Forester from the Maine State Board of Licensure of Foresters within one (1) year from date of employment.
Application: You must use the newest State of Maine Direct Hire Application http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml. Older applications will not be accepted.
Job offer to new hire is conditional upon verification of credentials, criminal records, and driver’s license check if applicable. Three professional references must be provided and made available at the interview.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants need to complete an online State of Maine Direct Hire Application along with a Resume and Cover Letter @ http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/index.shtml
If you are unable to apply online, please contact our HR Department at 624-6370
Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml
BENEFITS: Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay, Value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.13 biweekly
Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:
Level 1: 100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing) Level 2: 95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3: 90% State Contribution = $400.21 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%) Level 4: 85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%) *The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Additional Information: http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/index.shtml

Contact Name: HR Department
Contact Email: deb.phillips@maine.gov
Contact Phone: 207-624-6370

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