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Senior Forester Supervisor

Date Posted:  Nov 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  405441

Edinburgh, IN, US, 46124


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

Agency Statement:


About the Adjutant General’s Office:
The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields - from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers - looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance.  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $53,222, but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

About the Job:

This position serves as the Indiana Army National Guard Senior Forester Supervisor.  You will execute the forest management component of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) for the 35,000 acre training center and the 1,000 acre Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. 

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows:  

  • Accomplishes the professional, scientific, and technical work required in the administration of the forest management program, including long range objectives;
  • Prepares and executes the forest management component plan of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan;
  • Surveys timber stands and compartments to make professional evaluations for land management decision-making;
  • Leads crew in executing annual plans for the Timber Harvest Program to include sale design, layout, cruising and marking;
  • Develops and administers contracts associated with timber sales, timber stand improvement, reforestation, etc.;
  • Plans and supervises the establishment and maintenance of fire lanes along with fire and timber access roads;
  • Manages and assists in the collection of forest resource data for state and federal programs;
  • Develops and implements Annual Forestry Budget;
  • Develops and implements work plans for the Forestry Program

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry with 5 years minimum experience;
  • NWCG FFT2 or higher certification; may occur post employment;
  • Thorough knowledge of forest management principals, regulations and administration;
  • Specialized knowledge of botany and tree identification;
  • Specialized knowledge of forest mensuration and silvicultural techniques;
  • Specialized knowledge of computer operations including Microsoft Office Suite, ESRI GIS Suite and forest inventory software;
  • Extensive knowledge of recent forest management research and ability to incorporate this knowledge in program planning;
  • Extensive knowledge of and operating experience with GPS and forest inventory data loggers;
  • Basic knowledge of land surveying;
  • Ability to supervise and direct work of others;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others (i.e., in a multi-discipline team construct);
  • Ability to plan and conduct work with little supervision;
  • Have or obtain an Indiana Operators License (i.e., driver license).
  • Ability to write for understanding, including technical reports, interagency correspondence, and interagency agreements;
  • Knowledge of military land use requirements; 
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions and rough terrain;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pound

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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