District Forester (Forester I)

Maine Forest Service

Opening posted: 01/10/2020 | Expires: 01/24/2020

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This is professional forestry work involved in promoting informed decisions about Maine’s forests to a wide variety of audiences and administering a service forestry program in an assigned district. Responsibilities of position:

  • Advises and educates landowners, loggers, and foresters about management practices that will enhance the timber, water, wildlife, and recreation resources and values under their care.
  • Inspects timber harvest sites for compliance with the state’s forest practices and other land use laws, and for use of Best Management Practices; advises consulting foresters, harvesters, and landowners how to prevent violations and mitigate existing problems.
  • Delivers talks and workshops to individuals, students, clubs, other organizations, and the general public about forest resource management.
  • Writes reports and correspondence concerning forest management, answers inquiries, and performs public relations work in order to operate a district office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or directly related field and two (2) years field experience involving inspection and supervision of harvesting operations, surveying, cruising, timber marking, and general forest management planning. Equivalent related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

LICENSING: Successful applicant must obtain licensure as a Licensed Forester from the Maine State Board of Licensure of Foresters within one (1) year from date of employment.