Forester I, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

Job Title: Forester I
Job ID:620787
Full/Part Time:    Full-Time
Regular Shift:N/A
Regular/Temporary:    Classified
Hourly Rate:20.150000
Posting Date:   01/25/2017
Pay Grade:21
Position Number:    650047
Application Deadline: 02/08/2017
Department:    Forests, Parks & Recreation

This position, (Forester I, Job Opening # 620787), is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Diana Frederick at 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.

Forestry work at an entry level for the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. Duties involve professional forestry work on private and public lands, the application of environmental sciences to analyze, review, prepare and implement forestry policies, management plans, and stewardship activities, and the application of technical and scientific data in a variety of department regulatory, non-regulatory, and state and federal programs. Foresters provide professional forestry advice, technical assistance and conservation education to the public. Foresters assist in forest health research and protection projects, manage & conserve forest ecosystems, produce renewable timber resources, create wildlife habitat, protect water quality, map forest resources, manage urban forests, cooperate with user groups and manage recreational opportunities on public lands.  Some positions in the class may supervise classified, temporary, or contractual employees at a lower level on a project basis. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher-level forester, or administrative superior.

To read the full job specification for this position, please visit DHR Job Specifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ARC Gis training or experience.
  • Experience with road construction.
  • Experience with timber sale marking.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in forestry or a natural resource field.



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:  Flexible schedules, 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Submission of Application

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.