Forest Technician

State of Pennsylvania
Berks County, Pennsylvania, US
Jul 15, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
NOTE: THIS IS A REPOSTING OF CS-20210727-54140. IF YOU APPLIED UNDER THE PREVIOUS OPENING (March 16, 2021 - March 30, 2021), YOU CANNOT SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION. Do you have experience working in the field of entomology and an interest in protecting Pennsylvania's natural resources and agricultural products? If so, then this position may be just what you are looking for! This position provides technical assistance in the field working on the Spotted Lanternfly Control Program team under the direction of the Bureau of Plant Industry. Apply Today! IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID. * This is a temporary, full-time position. * This position is limited-term salary position with benefits and will expire on 06/30/2022. The position will continue contingent upon funding being available. * Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; 30 minute lunch. The incumbent conducts tree inventories and plant pest surveys, and prepares maps. Assists in the development, implementation and reporting of statewide experimental projects, and assists in plant pest control projects associated with Spotted Lanternfly. Performs pre-control activities to support successful implementation of contracted work, including coordination of activities with property owners and contractors. Establishes monitoring sites, deploys traps, regularly inspects and maintains traps, and summarizes monitoring results. This position may act as on-site lead worker for Forest Insect Pest Aide 1s when performing property assessments for control work. Participates in any cooperative or collaborative effort involving plant industries of Pennsylvania, as assigned by Supervisor. Maintains working relationship with appropriate contacts from other PA agencies, universities, cooperative extension, conservation districts, federal agencies, and collaborative landscape-level organizations that operate within Pennsylvania. Is an active part of collaborative groups when so assigned. The incumbent represents the Commonwealth and/or PDA and/or the Bureau of Plant Industry at town hall meetings, or outreach events like fairs or environmental events, as assigned by Supervisor. Attends meetings for applicable boards, councils, committees, task forces and annual program meetings as assigned by Supervisor.Qualifications: * PA residency currently waived for this title. * Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - An associate's degree in forest technology; OR completion of equivalent formal education in forestry. * Condition of Employment - This position requires possession of a valid PA non commercial Class C driver's license or equivalent. * Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education). * If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. * Must be able to perform essential job functions. * You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Please check your email, including spam folders, for these notices. Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. ยง7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals) The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. * Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam). * Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. * Your score is valid for this specific posting only. * You must provide complete and accurate information or: * your score may be lower than deserved. * you may be disqualified. * You may only apply/test once for this posting. * Your results will be provided via email.