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Forest Regeneration Specialist

Recruitment #170324-L22A-01

Introduction



Location: Goldsby, OK

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving skilled and specialized work associated with forest regeneration and tree improvement programs, providing genetically improved forest tree and shrub seed and seedlings for natural resource and conservation projects including windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife habitat, reforestation, and other purposes.  This includes specialized cultural practices such as seed processing, stratification and sowing, application of nutrients and soil conditioners, diagnosis of pest problems; pollination, grafting and tree breeding, fumigation and pesticide application, handling of tree and shrub seedlings, and other related activities.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the level of expertise required for completion of work assignments, and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.

Level I:
This is the basic level where employees are assigned responsibilities involving entry-level work in planting, transplanting, harvesting and management of trees and shrubs.  In this role they will work under close supervision in a training status to build their skills in working with trees and shrubs in a specialized nursery or seed orchard, collecting and processing cones, pollen, and seeds, and completing activities related to the application of nutrients and soil conditioners, the care of tree and shrub seedlings and seedling beds, harvesting plants as appropriate, applying pesticides, grafting rootstock, operating irrigation systems, and other related operations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in forestry, nursery management, horticulture, agronomy or botany.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

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

NOTES

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

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on: 100% Qualification Review.

 ***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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