Job Number: FOR-140501-BN
This position #141396 is located within the Office of Forestry
in Ruston, LA in District 1, Lincoln Parish. Preference will be
given to applicants who reside in LincolnParish. Although this
position is domiciled in LincolnParish, the employee may be
required to report to other parishes within District 1 as part of
their work assignment.
This position may be filled by probational appointment or
promotion of a classifiedLouisiana Department of Agriculture and
Forestryemployee serving with permanent status. Applicants who are
not permanent employees of Louisiana Department of Agriculture and
Forestry will be required to serve a 24 month probationary
This position is eligible to receive on-call compensation
($1.00/hour) when the employee is required to be available for work
status at times outside of the regular work schedule. Work
schedules and on-call rotations are determined by the Ag/Forestry
The incumbent of this position will receive hazardous duty pay
($1.73/hour) for all hours worked in addition to their base
No Civil Service scoreis required in order to be considered for
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and
complete an electronic application, which can be used for this
vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
Applicants using education to qualify for the positionMUST
provide a copy of theirofficial college transcript to Civil
Serviceby the closing date of this job posting.Applicants with
international degrees must provide an equivalency evaluation along
with a copy of their official transcript. Copies of official
transcripts may be submitted as an attachment to your application
or emailed firstname.lastname@example.org. If a copy of your official
transcript is not received by the closing date of this posting,
your application will be considered incomplete.
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experience sections of the application.
This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification
of citizenship and employment authorization.
All candidates for hire must undergo drug screening.
If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at
that time if you have a disability and need a special
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 1001
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
A baccalaureate degree in forestry; forest management; OR
Natural Resource Ecology and Management with a stated concentration
in Forest Resource Management, Forest Enterprise, or Wildlife
Habitat Conservation and Management followed by one year of
professional level forestry experience.
Graduate training which includes six semester hours in forestry,
forest management, or forestry-related Renewable Natural Resources
coursework will substitute for a maximum of one year of the
required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one
year of experience.
A master's degree in forestry, forest management, or Renewable
Natural Resources with a stated concentration in Forest Products or
Forestry and Forest Resources will substitute for the one year of
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by
one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of
Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest
Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and
Function of Work:
To supervise all forestry activities in an assigned parish or
similar geographical area.
Level of Work:
General from a Forestry District Manager.
Line over all forestry personnel assigned to a specific
Location of Work:
Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Differs from Forestry Program Trainee by the presence of
independent responsibility for the full range of all program duties
Differs from Forestry District Manager by the absence
responsibility for managing and coordinating programs at the
district level or in the State Forest.
Examples of Work
Incumbent of this position manages the daily operation of an
Office of Forestry Unit, consisting of one or more parishes, within
the Department of Agriculture & Forestry. All agency programs in
this geographical area are delivered through or coordinated by this
employee. Work is performed in accordance with rules, regulations,
and policies of the Office of Forestry and the Department of
Agriculture and Forestry. General supervision is received from an
Agriculture & Forestry Regional Administrator. Supervision is
exercised over Forestry Parish Assistant, Forestry Crew Supervisor,
Forestry Crew Leaders/Heavy, Forestry Crew Specialist Leader,
Forestry Crew Specialists 1 and 2. This position is eligible for
the Hazardous Duty Services Retirement Plan.
40% Forest Management
Incumbent conducts land examinations, collects and analyzes data
and prepares written resource management plans to advise forest
landowners of proper management techniques for timber services.
Routinely answers written and oral questions relative to forestland
Incumbent provides technical expertise relative to landowner
participation in state and federal cost-share forest management
programs. These duties include evaluation and determination of
practices needed, supervision of technical services, and mandatory
compliance checks prior to the disbursement of state or federal
cost-share monies. Incumbent assists and/or advises forest
landowners with timber sales in accordance with department policies
and guidelines. Assistance may include land cruises to determine
timber volume, size class, growth rate and species composition.
Provides sample contracts and vendor list or handles actual bidding
process for eligible landowners and makes periodic checks during
and after timber harvest to determine compliance with contract.
Incumbent assists in the detection and evaluation surveys for
insect and disease outbreaks utilizing aerial and ground checking
methods, makes recommendations and assists forest landowners in the
control of outbreaks. Incumbent initiates public information and
education efforts through direct contacts with wood-using
industries, timber contractors, forest landowners, forestry
consultants, private citizens, homeowners, public officials, local
fire department and emergency response personnel, local media,
Incumbent assembles and maintains landowner case files,
technical reference date and literature for distribution.
35% Forest Protection
Incumbent coordinates and supervises forest fire detection and
suppression activities within assigned area. Conducts ongoing
training and planning related to fire behavior and forest
conditions. Allocates resources including personnel to address all
agency programs while maintaining adequate capability for wildfire
response and control.
Serves as fire boss for large, erratic or difficult to control
fires requiring multiple fire crews. Initiates and/or assists with
parish and district wildfire prevention efforts, including the Fire
Wise Program. Plans and conducts forestry prescribed burns to
reduce hazardous fuel accumulations.
Serves as dispatcher for wildfires during designated on-call
Evaluates, prioritizes and initiates the purchase of supplies
and equipment necessary for the repair and maintenance of agency
equipment, including bulldozers and transport trucks, as well as
agency buildings and facilities.
25 % Administration
Incumbent directs unit personnel activities by preparing and
assigning work schedules and details. Provides routine training and
conducts inspections in equipment and facilities for compliance
with Department policy and safety programs.
Incumbent interviews applicants for employment and makes
recommendations to Agriculture & Forestry Regional Administrator,
may make recommendation on pay adjustments, approves requests for
leave and attendance reports for subordinate employees, conducts
Personnel Performance Evaluations.
Other duties as may be assigned.
- Moderate light lifting, 30 pounds with occasional lifting of up
to 50+ pounds
- Reaching above shoulders and carrying specialized equipment
needed to perform duties
- Requires considerable walking over irregular ground and
standing for long periods of time
- Occasional demands maybe required for moderately strenuous
activities in emergencies over long periods of time
- Climbing on and off transport and tractor
- Working indoors and outdoors
- Excessive smoke, heat, humidity, cold, wet, and extreme dry
- Walking on irregular ground for long distances
- Working around routine neighborhood/residential and wild land
- Will be required to wear appropriate safety