GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To assist the Assistant Director (Department of Environmental
Management) in the planning, direction and administration of a program of forest management and
conservation on state-owned and private lands and other natural areas; to assist the Chief in the
administration of the forest fire protection, development and utilization of the forest resources of the
State including forest fire prevention, detection and pre-suppression on a state-wide basis; to act as
Chief of the Division when authorize in his absence; and to do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the administrative direction of the Chief of the Division with
considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgement; work is periodically reviewed through
conferences and submitted reports for results obtained and compliance with established policies and
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Primarily responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, supervising and
reviewing the work of field and staff personnel and, when authorized, in the absence of the Chief of the
Division, supervises the work of all employees of the Division.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
To assist the Assistant Director (Department of Environmental Management) in the planning, direction
and administration of a program of forest management and conservation on state-owned and private
lands and other natural areas.
To assist the Chief in the administration of the forest fire protection, development and utilization of the
forest resources of the State including forest fire prevention, detection and pre-suppression on a state
wide basis in cooperation with local cities and towns and volunteer organizations.
To act as Chief of the Division, when authorized, in his absence including the direction of all divisional
activities, and supervision of staff personnel.
To be responsible for the maintenance of all divisional facilities, buildings, motor equipment, machinery,
radio communication systems, and all developmental and environmental projects.
To study and evaluate the resources of the State forests and forest lands and to make
recommendations; for the conservation and proper use of such resources and related amenities; for the
utilization of such resources in accordance with scientific and ecologically sound forest management
principles; for the protection of such resources against fire, insects, diseases, corrosion and other
depredations; for the development and enhancement of such resources through silvicultural treatment,
reforestation, reseeding and other methods to improve their condition and value.
To assist the Chief in administering assistance programs with other agencies and local governments in
urban programs relating to trees, green belts and environmental forestry.
To assist the Chief in the annual budget preparation and implementation of annual work programs.
To assist the Chief in drafting cooperative inter-state and regional plans with various state and federal
officials relative to general conservation of forest lands and environment.
To be responsible for the proper implementation of the Forestland Classification Law and the relationship
of the Division with local State tax assessors and forest landowners.
To be responsible for final development of training manuals, handbooks, operational plans, procedures
and guides in forest fire control for divisional and local forest fire fighting personnel.
To assist the Chief by relieving him of administrative details in carrying out the Division's functions and
To do related work as required.
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITITES: A thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of forest
management and conservation, and the ability to apply such knowledge in assisting a superior in
planning, directing and administering a state wide forest environment program; a working knowledge of
the principles, practices and techniques of forest fire administration and preparedness, and the ability to
apply such knowledge in assisting a superior in the prevention, detection, pre-suppression and
suppression of forest fires; a working knowledge of state and local laws relating to forest taxation, forest
fires, and forest land development and utilization; the ability to interpret and implement divisional
policies, rules, and regulations; the ability to study and evaluate the resources of the State forests and
forest lands, make recommendations, and prepare reports; the ability to assist a superior by relieving
him of administrative details; the ability to train, supervise and review the work of subordinates; the
ability to develop and maintain good public relations; the ability to make decisions under emergency
conditions; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Such as may have been gained through: graduation from a college of recognized standing
with specialization in forestry or any one of the basic natural resources, including or supplemented by
completion of courses in forest fire management; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment in a responsible supervisory position
involving the management and conservation of forest resources and in direction of forest fire suppression
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above
education and experience.