Forester - Texas A&M Forest Service

Livingston District Office, Livingston, TX Application deadline: May 6, 2019

Position Title:  Forester

Department and Location:  Livingston District Office, Livingston, TX

Salary:  $38,000/year

Start Date:  Immediate

Major/essential duties of job:  Equipping traditional and new land and property owners from diverse backgrounds to make informed decisions regarding forest land management.  Includes local administration of rural forestry programs, local leadership pertaining to natural resource issues, community and urban forestry, and direct landowner assistance.  Delivery of agency public affairs programs, including; conservation education activities for youth and adult learners and participation in local economic development organizations.  Under the direction of the District Forester (DF) or Regional Forester (RF), supervision of staff and management of local agency service programs.  Includes oversight of employee activities, facilities, training, grounds, equipment, reporting, etc.  Support of local county forest landowners associations, Texas Master Gardener and Texas Master Naturalist programs and a variety of for profit and non-profit organizations.  Includes attending board and membership meetings, assisting with meeting programs, and development of association newsletter.  Administration and support of local protection and emergency response programs in rural and urban interface – urban and rural forest pest mitigation, wildland fire suppression, capacity building, etc.  Be able to work weekends and after hours to reach audience.

Physical requirements:  Work is often outdoors and in a harsh environment such as smoke, rough terrain, dusty roads, etc.  Must meet a physical fitness standard which includes successfully completing a two-mile walk in 30 minutes or less with 25 pounds and obtain required NWCG training and Red Card Certification as determined by TFS Red Card Committee.  Emergency response may result in exposure to emotionally stressful situations for extended periods of time.

Educational qualifications/training required:  BSF from SAF accredited School of Forestry

Work experience (months, years) and skills required:  Have or obtain a Texas Class A CDL within first 180 days of employment and have a driving record within agency requirements.  

Comments (typing speed, hours of work, etc.)Have good oral and written communication skills.  Working knowledge of PC-based programs and software.  Work may include out-of-town travel.

This Forester position is considered a training position with a training/mentoring period of up to 2 or more years. 

Employee Status: Full time after successfully completing a six-month probationary period.

Closing date (last day application can be accepted):  Until a suitable candidate is identified

Application procedure:

Contact Person:    Joel Hambright                                  

Phone: 936.295.5688  Fax: 936.291.2035

Department: ETX Ops                                           

Location: Huntsville District Office

                  513 State Hwy. 75 North

                  Huntsville, TX  77320-1121

Hiring Supervisor: Joel Hambright

PIN:       F00099                                 

Title Code:  5223                                                               

Adloc: 11040118

The Texas A&M Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to our Human Resources Department (979) 458-6690 or by email at


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