Louisiana Department of State Civil Service FORESTRY PROGRAM TRAINEE or FORESTRY PARISH SUPERVISOR in Monroe, Louisiana



Depends on Qualifications

Depends on Qualifications


Monroe, LA

Monroe, LA

Job Type



DAF-Agriculture and Forestry

Job Number



12/18/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information


Job number: FOR-87259-MV

This position (#50776) is located within the Office of Forestry, District 3 in Monroe, Louisiana / Ouachita Parish. Preference will be given to applicants who reside in Ouachita Parish. The incumbent of this position may be required to work other parishes within the district as part of their work assignment.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Forest Management Degree.

The incumbent selected for this position will participate in a call-out rotation and must be available to respond to emergency support requests during the evening, weekend and holidays. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants who reside in Ouachita Parish.

This position may be filled by probational appointment or by promotion of a classified Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry employee serving with permanent status. Applicants who are not permanent employees of Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry may be required to serve a 24 month probationary period.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Forestry Program Trainee or Forestry Parish Supervisor depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum annual salary for the Forestry Parish Supervisor is $63,648.00. Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application to (225)219-1041 or you may mail it to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title Forestry Program Trainee / Forestry Parish Supervisor and job number FOR-87259-MV on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting. If submitting a paper application you must answer, print and submit the supplemental questions with your paper application or it will be considered incomplete.

NOTE: When submitting a paper application, it is imperative that you use the latest revised Civil Service Application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service Application (SF10) will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Service Application here . All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this job posting. Applications postmarked after the closing date of this job posting will not be considered.

Applicants must attach a copy of their official transcript to their electronic application or provide a copy to Civil Service by the closing date of this job posting. Applicants with international degrees must provide an equivalency evaluation along with a copy of their official transcript. Copies of official transcripts may be submitted by fax 225-219-1041, or mailed to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111 or as an attachment to your application. If a copy of your official transcript is not received by the closing date of this posting, your application will be considered incomplete.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you have a disability and need a special accommodation.

All candidates for hire must submit to drug screening.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Mimi Vidrine




A baccalaureate degree in forestry; forest management; OR Natural Resource Ecology and Management with a stated concentration in Forest Resource Management, Forest Enterprise, or Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Management.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To train in professional forestry activities.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Close from a Forestry District Manager or Forestry Program Specialist Supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Forestry Parish Supervisor by the absence of independent responsibility for the full range of all program duties and functions.

Examples of Work

Trains to become a Forestry Parish Supervisor or Forestry Program Specialist under close supervision by a Forestry District Manager or Forestry Program Specialist Supervisor.


Performs the following duties under close supervision:

Coordinates and supervises forest fire detection, suppression, and prevention activities on forested areas in a parish or other similar geographic unit and serves as fire boss for large or erratic forest fires requiring multiple crews.

Supervises all parish personnel and activities by preparing work schedules, assigning work, training, preparing payroll and time and attendance reports, and conducting inspections on personnel, equipment and facilities.

Inspects forest lands for damage by insects or disease and recommends control measures; prepares written forest management plans for site preparation or improvement, planting, harvesting, marketing or wildlife use; and may supervise or assist in implementing forestry management plans or recommendations.

Prepares timber for harvesting and inspects forested parcels of land for participation in federal forestry programs or tree farm certification.

Prepares and presents educational or informational programs, newspaper articles, and radio or television ads or programs designed to encourage forest fire prevention and forest management awareness.

Manages, as requested, forested state and local property within the parish.


Performs the following types of duties under supervision:

Trains in procedures for collecting forest resource data within an assigned geographical area (roughly half of the state).

Maintains daily agenda of assigned crews with contact information.

Coordinates with District Foresters to obtain district personnel needed to assist in sampling and data collection.