Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details
Forest Appraiser Trainee 1, G-13
Forest Appraisers are responsible for on-site data collection of timber and lakeshore inventories for both state-owned and private forest land. Employees perform such tasks as interpreting aerial photographs; measuring timber volume; coding observed and measured forest land characteristics; analyzing forest and vacant land sales; analyzing timber sales and logging cost data; working collaboratively with various parties to achieve and maintain tax administration equity and provide technical instruction. These positions are located in the Department of Taxation and Finance.
Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.
Who has this title?
You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.
A bachelor's or higher degree including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in general forestry, forest management and/or forest economics.
Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title.
Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the Senior Forest Appraiser, G-18, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the Senior Forest Appraiser.
Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement, at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pco/advanced.placement.MQ.2019.pdf.
You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.
The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/