Forester I – Allenstown, NH

Forester I
NH Division of Forests and Lands
Allenstown, NH

Forester I
Forestry and Wildlife Forester
NH Division of Forests and Lands
Labor Grade 19
This is a field forester position based out of Bear Brook State Park office in Allenstown NH. The position requires sufficient knowledge of forest sampling, silviculture, wildlife habitat, ESRI ArcMap skills, timber sale marking and layout, communication and writing skills for presentations and operational plans as well as adequate physical ability to traverse out of doors in all weather conditions.

The individual will work with the State Habitat Biologist to enhance, improve and or maintain specific habitat needs on Fish and Game Wildlife Management Areas as well as administer forest management projects on Department of Natural and Cultural Resources State Reservations.


Recommends levels of forest sampling; determines location and establishes forest sample plots; collects and analyzes forest and wildlife habitat inventory information; and prepares summary reports and maps for use by the Forest Management Bureau and NH Fish and Game Habitat Program.

Develops and recommends long term management guidelines for public lands using complex data and principles.

Plans and implements management operations to improve upland wildlife habitats of game and non-game species on state owned lands, including prescribed burns in conjunction with the Forest Protection Bureau.

Plans and supervises forest operations in assigned region including operation control and inspection, forest mapping, timber estimating and marking for sale.

Prepares public notices and permit applications for forest operations.

Obtains cost estimates for contracting outside personnel and equipment and inspects the execution of contracts for standards and compliance.

Assists with training and supervision of employees and volunteers for forest management activities.

Prepares summary reports of accomplishments including forest operation reports, timber scale summaries, personnel time records, work accomplishments, and results of assigned projects.

Develops and assists with public education programs, such as interpretive signing and meeting with groups regarding management of state owned lands.

Supervises timber harvesting operations including prescribing silvicultural treatments, sale layout, Safety, appraising harvest volumes and values, and truck road layout.


Education: Associate’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in forestry, horticulture, natural resources, or environmental conservation. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Four years’ experience in forest management, forestry surveying, survey operation or other phases of professional forestry work.

Compensation: Please see the State of NH Human Resources page for 40hr week LG 19. Please click on the total compensation calculator to see the full value of the benefits package.
This is a full-time position. Visit the NH Job Specifications page to view the full job specifications – JOB ID: 28060. Candidates must apply online by 11/29/2022 through the State of NH Human Resources website to be considered.

Additional Information:

Contact Name: Scott Rolfe
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 6032278741

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