Forester 2 - Grade 23

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This title exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of and has approximately 25 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Forester Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Forester Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Forester Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Forester 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Forester 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Forester 3 25 $93,530 $117,875
Forester 4 63 $111,925 $141,439

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

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Job Duties

As a Forester 2, under the general supervision of a Forester 3, you would supervise professional, technical, and support staff to achieve work plan objectives; assist in program development; direct work assignments; report on program status and progress towards work plan targets; review project workplans to ensure consistency with Department policies; maintain records relating to proceeds from the sale of work products and services; recommend work plans to bring work targets in line with staffing by comparing productivity with revenue needs; advise supervisor on desired policies by commenting on statutes, regulations, policies, and guidelines; create technical brochures for public use by working cooperatively with public affairs and education staff; respond to letters, telephone calls, and other requests for information; prepare contract language and budget narratives and monitor program expenditures; evaluate program performance to ensure work is implemented according to legal and regulatory requirements by making field inspections; review and investigate public complaints; assist central office in program reviews; inform public of departmental programs by communicating program services through news releases, brochures, letters, phone, presentations at public meetings and fair exhibits; maintain inventories of supplies, equipment, and vehicles and oversee security of property; approve purchases and travel by subordinates; review applications for Volunteer Stewardship Agreements and Temporary Revocable Permits to use State lands and forward recommendations to supervisor; assist Forest Rangers in obtaining factual information and evidence in order to identify, apprehend, and prosecute offenders encroaching on State lands; and represent the Department at public meetings.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Forester 1.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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