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Forest Appraiser Trainee 1, G-13

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Salary Information for Forest Appraiser Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Forest Appraiser Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Forest Appraiser Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Senr Forest Appraiser 18 $65,001 $82,656
Supvr Forest Appraisal 23 $84,156 $106,454

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

Job Description

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.

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Minimum Qualifications

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.

Advanced Placement

If chosen, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at your interview.

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For Trainee 2 you must also have one year of professional experience in forest appraisal work

For the Full Performance Level you must also have two years of professional experience in forest appraisal work

How to Apply

The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted