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Forestry Careers

If you are interested in the environment and what you can do to shape the future of California's forests, consider a career in Resource Management. Resource Management positions perform a variety of duties concerned with forest care and improvement. Many positions work closely with homeowners, forest landowners, local government, the forest industry, and the federal government. As a member of the Resource Management team, you will work to ensure that the public's need for forest products is met in a way that protects all the forest values for future generations.


FORESTRY AIDE

Under supervision, as a temporary employee, a Forestry Aide will perform sub professional work in forestry, fire prevention, fire suppression and control, natural resource management, or other related work. Examples of work tasks include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: timber marking, cruising, pest control, forest engineering, establishing and measuring sample plots, remote sensing, geographic information systems processing and analysis, resource surveys, nursery operations, seed processing and storage, State Demonstration Forest operations, forestry assistance, urban forestry programs, and/or directing work crews.

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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN

Forestry Technician positions with CAL FIRE perform in a variety of professional/technical assignments in resource management in State forests, nurseries, ranger units/districts, and in Regional and Sacramento headquarters assignments. The class series provides incumbents avenues for advancement into the Forester series. A Forestry Technician learns to perform routine technical resource management assignments; assignments may include forest practice, service forestry, State land surveys, chaparral management, nursery operations, insect control, or range improvement. Incumbents are considered part of the Department's emergency response team and will perform fire suppression, prevention, and/or inspection duties during fire season and, infrequently, on other occasions. Individuals entering the series at any level must complete a basic Forest Fire Fighter Training Course prior to working in emergency assignments.

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FORESTRY ASSISTANT I

A Forestry Assistant I performs increasingly more difficult and varied technical resource management assignments, including administrative functions. As part of the Department's emergency response team, during fire season, Forestry Assistants I may perform fire control or other emergency duties for which they have been trained.

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FORESTRY ASSISTANT II

Forestry Assistants II assist Foresters in performing the most complex technical assignments in resource management and assume lead responsibility over lower level technicians. They may also perform as specialists responsible for a specific segment of a program area. As part of the emergency response team, during fire season, they also perform fire control or other emergency duties for which they have been trained.

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FORESTER I (NONSUPERVISORY)

Foresters I perform professional forestry duties in connection with forest, range, and watershed management activities. Their duties include planning, development, and administration of resource management programs; surveys, research, and demonstration projects in the fields of forest pest protection, reforestation, climate change, forest utilization, and forest nursery operations; mapping and inventory of wildland soils and vegetation; emergency revegetation and rehabilitation; range improvement; forest practice and fire prevention inspections and regulation; criminal and civil law enforcement; State forest management; studies in forest economics, engineering, genetics, and appraisal; watershed management; environmental protection; forest products utilization; forest and wildland improvement and restoration; environmental review; forest policy; urban forestry; vegetation management; pre-fire engineering; all-risk response; and land-use planning.

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For more information on salary and benefits for State of California employees, please visit the California Department of Human Resources website. For details regarding the Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) please visit the Cal Careers website.

For questions about the exam process, job application process, or about career opportunities with CAL FIRE, email our Recruitment Unit at CALFIRErecruitment@fire.ca.gov or call our office at (916) 445-7801.

VETERANS: Please visit our Returning Veterans; Enlisting Their Skills (R.V.E.T.S.) page to explore a variety of employment options and educational opportunities for service with CAL FIRE.

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