Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
54419 11 ST B3 C 794-11 06/07/2022
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JOB CODE: 54419

DEFINITION: This is professional managerial work directing statewide forest field operations for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

An employee in this job manages forest protection, conservation, and stewardship operations throughout all state forest districts. Work involves supervising Forest District Managers; directing, implementing, evaluating, and recommending improvements to statewide and district-level operational programs; and determining district regulations, policies, procedures, goals, and priorities. Work includes reviewing proposed legislation to identify program impacts and make recommendations for adjustments; and preparing and reviewing district budgets, annual plans, and reports. Work also includes developing stewardship partnerships with public agencies, local governments, organizations, and landowners; and delivering speeches and presentations to special interest groups and the public. Work is assigned through broad program goals and objectives and reviewed through reports and conferences for attainment of program goals and objectives.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Manages through subordinate supervisors statewide forest district operations and programs, including fire, insect, and disease protection; timber; oil and gas leasing; infrastructure; and recreation programs.

• Assists directors with planning and developing statewide forestry programs within the field districts, such as community-level conservation programs, state forest land recreational programs, and wildfire suppression.

• Directs and implements forestry programs within the field districts, evaluates program effectiveness, identifies deficiencies, and recommends improvements.

• Develops, recommends, and interprets statewide and district-level regulations, policies, procedures, and goals.

• Reviews proposed legislation for potential forestry program impacts and provides recommendations regarding feasibility.

• Manages state forest land infrastructure programs, including the development and maintenance of trails and roads.

• Works with timber industry professionals and other forest conservation partners, such as ecologists, to educate private landowners on forest sustainability.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• An employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational and organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures governing forestry operations.

• Knowledge of the practices and principles utilized in forest management, forest fire protection, forest insect and disease control, ecological management, and forest recreational activities.

• Knowledge of budgeting practices and methods.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

• Ability to read, interpret and apply federal, state, and forestry program regulations, policies, and procedures.

• Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate technical forestry and natural resource program regulations, policies, procedures, and goals.

• Ability to read, interpret, and develop written materials and technical reports related to forestry management.

• Ability to perform mathematical and statistical modeling and analysis of financial and forestry planning data.

• Ability to compile and analyze data and write reports of findings and recommendations.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• Two years of experience as a Forest District Manager or Forest Program Operations Manager (commonwealth titles);


• Eight years of professional experience in natural resources management, which includes four years of supervisory experience involving fiscal management and policy development; and a bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, ecology, ecosystem management, environmental science, or a closely related field;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training, which includes four years of professional and supervisory natural resources management experience involving fiscal management and policy development.