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Forester - Martin State Forest

Date Posted:  Aug 14, 2019
Requisition ID:  11968

Shoals, IN, US, 47581

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.


Hire Salary: Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience.

About the job:

The Forester serves as an administrator of a multi-county district in the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and provides forestry management assistance and technical guidance to owners of private forest land and timber operators.


A day in the life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Develops tree management plans including timber harvesting, timber marketing, tree planting, forest inventory and forest protection;
  • Collects technical forest resource data for state and federal programs;
  • Estimates current and potential woodland growth rates;
  • Establishes and maintains public relations with landowners, communities, organizations, wood using industries and the public by providing forestry expertise;
  • Provides consulting services to federal, regional, county and community planning efforts;
  • Writes reports on work efforts and records pertinent data;
  • Researches new and existing resource information;
  • Administers federal incentive grants for forest and tree management practices;

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. 

What we're looking for:
  • Specialized knowledge of forestry and forest management;
  • Specialized knowledge of forest management, current changes and innovations;
  • Ability to obtain a pesticide applicator license;
  • Ability to manage and prescribe treatment for forest lands and urban trees;
  • Ability to perform various forestry techniques and principals such as measuring forest land and growth rates;
  • Basic knowledge of land surveying;
  • Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships with the pubic and other governmental units;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to 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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Employee? Click here to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Evansville
Nearest Secondary Market: Jasper

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