Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details
Forester Trainee 1, G-13
Career Ladder Information
|Title||Grade||Hiring Rate/yr||Job Rate/yr|
|Forester Trainee 1||13||$46,529||$59,542|
|Forester Trainee 2||14||$49,202||$62,806|
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.
Foresters perform professional forestry work on private and public lands. They apply forestry sciences to write land use plans; perform compliance inspections; manage forest lands; provide management advice to communities, other agencies and political jurisdictions, and landowners. Specifically, you would develop and implement Forest Stewardship Plans, public education, and the regulation of tree growth by harvesting, thinning, and plantings; provide technical forestry assistance to landowners to achieve multiple forest land use objectives; assist municipal governments, forest industry staff, and landowners in forest marketing, utilization, and forest protection; protect forest health, create forest recreational opportunities, improve water quality, create diversified wildlife habitat, produce renewable timber resources, and protect scenic areas and the environment; and may grow trees and shrubs sold for environmental purposes.
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.
Agencies with this Title
You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.
A bachelor's or higher degree in ecological forest management, forest biology, forest ecosystem science, forest health, forest resource management, forestry, natural resources planning, natural resources management, natural resources conservation, or urban forestry; OR
A bachelor's or higher degree including or supplemented by 24 credits in any of the following; dendrology, entomology, environmental planning (as part of a forestry program), environmental policy (as part of a forestry program), environmental resource management (as part of a forestry program), forest ecology, forest ecosystem, forest ecosystem science and management, forest entomology, forest inventories, forest pathology, forest management, forest management and operations, forest biometrics/measurement/inventory, forest mensuration, forest recreation, forest recreation management, geographic information system (GIS), natural resources planning, natural resources policy, pathology, plant entomology, plant pathology, silviculture, soils, surveying, tree structure and physiology, or wilderness management.
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:
Either 1. One year of professional experience in forestry; OR
2. A master's or higher degree in ecological forest management, forest biology, forest ecosystem science, forest health, forest resource management, forestry, Natural Resources Planning, Natural Resources Management, Natural Resources Conservation, or urban forestry.
For the Full Performance Level you must also have:
Either 1. Two years of professional experience in forestry; OR
2. A master's or higher degree in ecological forest management, forest biology, forest ecosystem science, forest health, forest resource management, forestry, Natural Resources Planning, Natural Resources Management, Natural Resources Conservation, or urban forestry AND One year of professional experience in forestry.
How to Apply
The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted