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Service Forester

Company: North Carolina Forest Service
Location: Lenoir
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description of Work

The North Carolina Forest Service is designated as an emergency response Division and is a team of professionals who provide forest protection, resource management and environmental education to the residents and landowners of North Carolina through a variety of programs. The NC Forest Service provides services to the 100 counties in North Carolina.

The Service Forester provides professional oversight and expertise in the forest management program to multiple counties in the assigned District.

Position requires:

Collecting and analyzing forest data to provide technical advice to landowners

Writing management plans for non-industrial private forest landowners
Interacts with consulting foresters, as well as other professional state and local government land managers for forestry related technical assistance

Conducting environmental compliance inspections for regulations related to forestry activities

Responds in times of emergency such as wildland fires and natural disasters

Work hours are typically 8-5 M-F. Extended times of readiness will involve evening, holiday, and/or weekend work. Must be available after working hours during fire danger periods and times of emergency response.
Overnight travel will be required.

Residency requirements discussed at time of interview.
Duty Station Location: D2 District Office - 1543 Wilkesboro Blvd NE, Lenoir, NC 28645

Official NC Forest Service uniform and a State-owned vehicle will be provided to support everyday job responsibilities.

Learn more about State Employee Benefits here:

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2,000 employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Knowledge of collecting and analyzing forestry data

Experience with Microsoft Office

Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats.

Ability to be self-motivated, a team player, and able to remain claim under stress

Must have or be able to obtain a valid NC Drivers License within 30 days of hire


Experienced in writing plans that address forestry recommendation based on forestry data collected

Wildland Firefighter II qualified under the National Wildfire Coordinating Group standards

Experienced with prescribed fire

Experienced in public speaking

Experienced in working with forestry or wildlife groups

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited institution; or registered by the North Carolina Board of Registration for Foresters.

Necessary Special Requirement: Those not registered at the time of hire must obtain registration as a Forester from the NC Board of Registration for Foresters within two years of employment.

Supplemental and Contact Information
Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.

Please follow instructions to apply on-line. It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience. Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214.

All Law Enforcement positions, aviation safety sensitive positions and positions requiring a Pilot's License or a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing. All positions requiring a Commercial Driver's License shall also be subject to pre-employment DMV physicals. Selected applicants must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) medical certificate prior to employment. If a CDL is listed as a preference and the selected applicant has a CDL at the time of hire then the CDL will become a requirement for the position.

Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position or your application will be considered incomplete.

Questions regarding this posting? Contact 919-707-3201.

Keywords: North Carolina Forest Service, Gastonia , Service Forester, Other , Lenoir, North Carolina

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