Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Management Forester-Stillwater Unit-6092 in Olney, Montana

OUR MISSION: To help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. This position is locatedat the Stillwater Unit inOlney, MT. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. The Trust Land Management Division administers and manages the state trust timber, surface, and mineral resources for the benefit of the common schools and the other endowed institutions in Montana, under the direction of theState Board of Land Commissioners. The division is divided into four primary management programs: Agriculture and Grazing (including Recreational Use), Forest, Minerals, and Real Estate Management. BENEFITS: Benefits for eligible state employees include a credit union, a deferred compensation program, public employee’s retirement program, 15 working days annual leave per year, 12 days sick leave per year, paid holidays, and up to 15 days military leave with full pay. ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card". APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and currentperformance. SPECIAL INFORMATION: Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months.5% travel time with occasional overnight travel. APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FORTHIS POSITION: Completed online application, cover letter, current resume,and your answers to the three (3) supplemental questions listed below. HELPFUL HINT: You must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: 1. Briefly describe your education and experience related to the following:Timber sale preparation, Logging systems androad engineering, Silviculture andforest improvement•; i.e. thinning, planting, road maintenance and slash piling. 2. Describe various types of forest management contracts you have been involved with. Include what role you had in the preparation, bidding, and administration. Provide some indication of the numbers and their value. 3. In general, what kinds of information would you expect to see in a silvicultural prescription and why? In addition, draft an outline of a silvicultural prescriptionusing the fictional stand information provided below. Determine your objective and consider the prescription needs through the year 2100. Conditions of the existing stand in western Montana: -The stand consists of over mature western larch with 10% of these overstory trees having mistletoe. Stocking level of the overstory is 20 trees per acre. -The second story contains approximately 200 lodgepole pine trees per acre averaging 20 trees per acre. -The second story contains approximately 200 lodgepole pine trees per acreaveraging 7-inches in diameter and 85 years old. -Grand fir and Douglas fir are also developing beneath the layer of the lodgepole pine.