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Forester – Charles/St. Mary’s Project

Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Location Detail:
Charles, Maryland
Job Description:

Job functions include forest stewardship plan preparation, data collection, reforestation plans, forest fire protection, GIS mapping, riparian buffer establishment, invasive species monitoring and control, assist with State timber sale administration, Forestry Board interaction, BMP monitoring and urban forestry assistance. This position will provide forestry expertise to County planning staff to maintain forests under development pressure, identify areas in need of reforestation, and assure that sustainable forestry initiatives are being implemented on private and State land. This position will work on State Forest land within the project area.


This position is responsible for delivering all Forest Service programs within a two county Project area in Southern Maryland (Charles and St. Mary’s Counties), with a primary focus on delivering services to private landowners in Charles County. Programs include Forest Stewardship, Fire and Resource Protection, Watershed Management, and Urban and Community Forestry. Position provides technical forestry expertise to forest landowners through the preparation and implementation of forest stewardship plans, implements a variety of tree planting programs including reforestation and stream buffer tree plantings, responds to wildfires, and implements urban forestry program activities. Position also ensures state sediment and erosion control best management practices are being carried out correctly on forest harvest operations, provides local forestry expertise to partner agencies and conservation organizations, and serves as primary liaison to the Charles County Forest Conservancy District Board. This position will also implements forest management activities on state lands in Charles and St. Mary’s Counties (Doncaster Demonstration Forest, Salem Tract and St. Inigoes State Forest). These forestry activities directly support the Departmental goal of conserving the natural resources of Maryland and protecting the Chesapeake Bay.


Education: A Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from a school of forestry accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Experience: None.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master of Science degree approved by the State Board of Foresters for the required Bachelor’s degree.

2. The education requirement is pursuant to Business Occupations and Professions Article, Sections 7-206 and 7-304 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the natural resources management and biological sciences classifications or natural resources management and biological sciences specialty codes in the forestry field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

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