24 Feb

Natural Resource Specialist Timber Sale Layout Forester Jobs Vacancy in State Oregon Lyons

Natural Resource Specialist Timber Sale Layout Forester
State Oregon
Lyons OR
24 Feb, 2018 30+ days ago

State Oregon Lyons urgently required following position for Natural Resource Specialist Timber Sale Layout Forester. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Natural Resource Specialist Timber Sale Layout Forester Jobs Vacancy in State Oregon Lyons Jobs Details:

There is currently one Permanent, full-time position open with the Oregon Department of Forestry located in Lyons . This announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for this position and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. For specific questions regarding this position, please contact Shannon Loffelmacher, Management Unit Forester, at (503) 859-4336.
The Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) Mission is – To serve the people of Oregon through the protection, management, and promotion of a healthy forest environment, which will enhance Oregon's livability and economy for today and tomorrow. ODF is a multi-programmed, multi-funded public agency chartered and structured to administer the forest laws and policies of the State of Oregon, within the framework of sustainable forests, for the benefit of all Oregonians.
The primary purpose of this Natural Resource Specialist 1 position is to assist the Management Unit Forester in the accomplishment of State Forest management objectives. These objectives and related duties are in the areas of Timber Sale Preparation, Administration of Timber Sale Contracts, Forest Management Planning, Reforestation and Intensive Management, and general Forest Administration. The primary emphasis of this position is on Timber Sale Preparation.
The Oregon Department of Forestry: Serving Oregonians by protecting Oregon's forests.
Duties & Responsibilities

Major duties include but are not limited to:
Preparation of timber sales. This includes the field work (e.g. boundary location and posting, stream riparian area posting, timber cruising, road design, harvest design, silvicultural prescription, etc.) and the office work preparation of exhibit maps, cruise reports, written plans, appraisals, Timber Sale Contracts, etc. necessary to prepare a sale for auction.

Timber sale preparation may also include: setting-up and administering Special Sales, development of prescriptions and ground reconnaissance during the Annual Operations Plan process, maintaining and filing records associated with timber sale preparation as well as the maintenance and inventory of State Forests field equipment.

Administration of the timber sale contract. As the contract administrator, the Forester is the designated representative of the Department and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the contract and with all applicable provisions of the Oregon Forest Practices Act, Chapter 477 Fire Laws, and other relevant statutes and guidelines.

The Forester is also responsible for preparation of Timber Sale Inspection Reports, Status Reports, Fire Inspection Reports, Burning Plans and other forest management reports required by the Department or other authorities.

The contract administrator also prepares contract modifications, contract adjustments, requests for extensions and other contractual matters for State Forest Unit Manager review and approval.

Related responsibilities include notification of scaling bureaus and scaling facilities; maintenance of branding hammers; coordinating Log Load Receipt Book Inventory, daily tracking of the Log Accountability System (LAS); and other related tasks.

The NRS1 position provides a wide variety of services to the Unit as the need arises. Assignments may include: Stand Level Inventory (SLI), establishing and monitoring public firewood cutting areas; preparing Unauthorized Cutting Reports; identifying areas of illegal littering and coordinating the clean-up; conducting culvert patrols for purposes of road maintenance; conducting storm damage assessments; monitoring forest treatments and operations; serving on the District Safety Committee or other task forces; facilitating recreational use of the forest; and other tasks as assigned.

Because the Department's highest priority work is a forest fire emergency, this position may be utilized during those emergencies to provide assistance in a variety of ways. That assistance may be directly aiding the emergency effort in the field or at the Salem headquarters. It also may be in providing backup to fill in for another position that is being used in direct aid to the emergency, or it may be in performing an essential function in some capacity either within this Program or elsewhere in Salem or in the field.


The Natural Resource Specialist 1 is a field-oriented position, and as such approximately 80 percent of the essential functions of the position entail outside working conditions. The Forester must be capable of sustained performance on rough terrain, often during adverse weather conditions. Long hours, weekend duty, and hard physical labor will be required for work activities, such timber sale layout, some reforestation assignments, and other assignments that fall within the scope of the Agency's mission. Required to drive an assigned vehicle, obeying all traffic laws.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

A Bachelor's degree in Forest Management, Forest Engineering or a closely related natural resource science; OR

Three years of experience in Forest Management, Forest Engineering or closely related natural resource field.

NOTE: Transcripts are required to be attached to your application if you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts must clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received and; 4) required courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however official or original documents may be requested to validate education. Transcripts must be attached to your application and WILL NOT be accepted as verification of education after the announcement has closed.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The individual will also be seasoned in timber sale layout and enjoy working in a team environment alongside other professional foresters. Clearly demonstrate experience and/or education in:
Timber sale layout
Timber cruising
Use of LIDAR, GIS, and GPS
Logging systems

NOTE: These positions require the operation of a State vehicle for the purpose of conducting official State business. An Oregon driving record check will be conducted on the top applicants to ensure a valid license and acceptable driving record. If your license is from outside Oregon, you must submit at least a three year court/DMV printout at the time of interview.

An unacceptable driving record includes:
Conviction of a major traffic offense within the previous 24 months which includes reckless driving, driving under the influence, failing to perform the duties of a driver, criminal driving while suspended or revoked, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, felony hit and run, etc.;
Felony revocation of driving privileges or felony or misdemeanor license suspension within the previous 24 months;
More than 3 moving traffic violations in the previous 12 months;
A careless driving conviction in the previous 12 months;
A Class A moving traffic violation in the previous 12 months.
Additional Information

To improve communication with all applicants the State of Oregon requires an e-mail address be provided on all applications. If you do not currently have an e-mail address and do not know where to go to get one, please refer to our Applicant Frequently Asked Questions web page to view several links to internet providers where you can get a free e-mail account. The State of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider.

To ensure clear communication, please unfilter emails from neogov.com and governmentjobs.com.
Please note: The employee in this position will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement. Pay and benefits on all job announcements may change without further notice.
If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may call ODF Human Resources at 503-945-7306.
Only complete applications will be considered. Your answers to the supplemental questions must be reflected in the work experience section of your application. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents. Responses to the supplemental questions will determine if you meet the minimum qualifications, any special qualifications and/or desired attributes for the position. Do not submit a resume in place of completing the Supplemental Questionnaire or the Work Experience section of the application.

Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements for this position will be invited to interview. Transcripts must be submitted to receive credit for education coursework at the time of application.

Veterans - If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the minimum qualifications, veterans' preference points will be added to your score. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach to your electronic application the following required documentation:
A copy of the DD214/215 for the five (5) point preference;
OR A copy of the DD214/215; AND a veteran's disability preference letter from the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

For more information on veterans' preference points visit www.oregonjobs.org , and select veterans' preference.
PLEASE NOTE: The Oregon Department of Forestry does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete U.S. Department of Homeland Security form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Core benefits
Medical, vision and dental insurance
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
$5,000 in employee basic life insurance Retirement benefits

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs **Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits

Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
Ten paid holidays a year The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents
Long-term and short-term disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
Flexible spending accounts
Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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