Forester II – St. Johnsbury, VT

Forester II
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation
St. Johnsbury, VT

Title: Forester II
Application Deadline: 06/16/2019
Req ID: 1302
Department: Forests, Parks & Recreation
Location: St Johnsbury, VT
Position Type: Permanent
Pay Grade: 23
Schedule Type: Full Time
Job Code
The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is recruiting for a forester vacancy in the St. Johnsbury District office. The successful candidate will work as part of a team responsible for the management and administration of public land in the district. A major job duty that will be expected of this position is the administration and support for the Heavy Cut and Acceptable Management Practices laws within Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties. It is anticipated that time will be split equally between regulatory oversight and management of public land.

Specific duties required of the Forester II will include:
• Technical assistance to loggers, foresters and landowners related to the Heavy Cut law and the State’s AMP rules.
• Review applications and investigate compliance related to the Heavy Cut law.
• Investigate complaints related to potential water quality violations associated with timber harvesting within the district.
• Implementing forest management activities on State Land within the district
• Maintenance of access infrastructure on State owned and eased lands within the district.

Full job specifications can be found on the DHR Job Specifications web page.
Who May Apply
This position, Forester II (Job Requisition #1302), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Environmental Factors
Duties are performed more than half the time in a field setting; involving exposure to the full range of Vermont weather conditions. Strength and agility are needed in traversing steep and rough terrain. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required. Some work outside of regular working hours may be required. Strong and conflicting public opinions may be encountered, particularly in fieldwork in the regulatory programs.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in forestry or a natural resource field AND two (2) years or more of experience at a professional level in forestry or a natural resources field.
Master’s degree in forestry or a natural resource field.
One (1) year or more as Forester I with the State of Vermont.
Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
• 80% State paid medical premium
• Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
• Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
• Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
• Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
• Low cost group life insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Incentive-based Wellness Program
• Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Additional Information:

Contact Name: Louis Bushey
Contact Email:

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