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Forester V

Oahu HI

Job Number: 216649

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.


Duties Summary

Plans and develops long-range programs/plans including the prescribing of standards, methods and objectives; plans and conducts administrative studies to obtain solutions to project planning and other organizational problems; develops and recommends policies, rules and regulations; serves as consultant and advisor to program administrators and others regarding legislative and congressional mandates and on technical and overall problems in sustainable forestry management; coordinates and/or participates in training program personnel; works with various government and private organizations to coordinate plans and activities, partnerships, mutual agreements, etc.; evaluates proposals, recommendations and trends; coordinates resource planning and funding; manages a budget and grant funds; and may supervise lower level professional forester(s); and performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in forestry or a closely related field which must have included 24 semester hours in at least four of the following areas:

A. Forest management, e.g., mensuration, forest regulation, forest management;

B. Forest protection, e.g., fire protection, forest pathology, forest entomology;

C. Forest economics, e.g., forest finance, forest evaluation, forest economies, products and preparation and use of wood;

D. Silviculture, e.g., forest soils, forest ecology, dendrology, silvics, and silviculture;

E. Related studies, e.g., forest engineering, forest recreation, range management, watershed management, and wood technology.


FORESTRY EXPERIENCE: THREE (3) years of progressively responsible professional forestry work experience involving one or a combination of any of the following:

A. Management of forest resources (timber, water, forage, wildlife, public recreation, soils, minerals, land) to meet present and future public needs;

B. Development, production, conservation, and utilization of natural resources of forests; and

C. Protection of forest resources against fire, insects, diseases, floods, erosions and other depredations.


SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements will apply.


SUPERVISORY APTITUDE: Some Forester V positions may require supervisory aptitude. Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involved some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory and administrative capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

LICENSE: Some positions require possession of a valid driver's license. For these positions, applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment. The immediate vacancy has this requirement.

LIFTING AND CARRYING: Some positions require the ability to lift and carry objects of various weights with or without reasonable accommodation.


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Posted March 20, 2017

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