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Forester V

Recruitment #180110-L24E-H01




Please mail, fax or email resume to the below contact:

Scott Huff
Assistant Director/Forest Management Chief
Oklahoma Forestry Services
2800 N. Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Fax 405-522-4583


Location: Tahlequah, OK


Positions in this job family are professional foresters assigned responsibilities to develop, implement, or administer forestry conservation and management programs, wildland fire management and projects in an assigned district, region, or statewide.


This job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the level of expertise required to complete assigned tasks, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level V:
This is the management level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving the direction of professional forestry work and programs in a designated region of the state. This includes planning and organizing work to be done, periodically reviewing regional activity and job assignments, providing supervision and training to employees in forest conservation and management and wildland fire management, and various administrative tasks such as budget preparation, annual work planning, and overall program administration.


Level V:  
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in forestry from a Society of American Foresters accredited degree program or a related natural resources degree with a total of 56 semester credit hours with 51 semester credits which includes coursework in ecology and forestry biology, management of forest resources, measurement of forest resources, and forest resource policy, economics and administration, and an additional 5 credit hours in any of the forestry related coursework areas and three years of professional forestry experience plus two additional years of qualifying experience in a supervisory capacity.


Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position be willing to work hours other than on regular shifts during emergency situations; and possess a telephone to receive emergency on-call duty messages.

Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver's license at time of employment.

Persons appointed to Forester V positions must possess or obtain recognition as a Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters (SAF) within 18 months from the date of appointment and maintain this certification according to the standards of SAF.

Certification by the Department of Agriculture as a Pesticide Applicator must be obtained prior to the completion of the probationary period.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

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