Website California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
The Forester series describes professional work concerned with forest, range, and watershed management and protection, which is accomplished by: providing encouragement, advice, and assistance to landowners, individuals, organizations, and agencies; regulating use; demonstrating good wildland management; and seeking through research, assessment, risk analysis, and studies the necessary knowledge to utilize forest, range, and watershed lands while protecting all their benefits. Foresters are also required to participate in fire protection, fire prevention, and all-risk response.
Work assignments involve the planning, development, and administration of resource management programs; surveys, research, and demonstration projects in the fields of forest pest protection, reforestation, climate change, forest utilization, and forest nursery operations; mapping and inventory of wildland soils and vegetation; emergency revegetation and rehabilitation; range improvement; forest practice and fire prevention inspections and regulation; criminal and civil law enforcement; State forest management; studies in forest economics, engineering, genetics, and appraisal; watershed management; environmental protection; forest products utilization; forest and wildland improvement and restoration; environmental review; forest policy; urban forestry; vegetation management; pre-fire engineering; all-risk response; and land-use planning. Individuals entering the series must successfully complete basic fire control training prior to the end of probation.
The position(s) require(s) a(n) Registered Professional Forester License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.
This position is designated as a Conflict of Interest position. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires that employees in positions designated in CAL FIRE’s Conflict of Interest Code file a completed and signed Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) upon hire, and annually thereafter.
Maintains a level of fitness and qualifications currency consistent with the requirements of a first responder as well as Incident Command System (ICS) qualifications. Must be a Registered Professional Forester. The incumbent is required to wear respiratory protection equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). As such, CALOSHA requires that the incumbent be annually medically cleared to be fit-tested for respiratory protection equipment.
Breadth of experience through a variety of job assignments is a factor in planned manager development in the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Although Foresters develop highly specialized assignments at higher levels, rotation in assignment is anticipated at all levels within the series.
Company: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Visalia, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A