State of Hawaii

Contact Name: Torrie Nohara

Company/Organization/Agency: State of Hawaii

Address: 1955 Main Street Room 301, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 United States

Email Address:

Contact Phone: (808) 873-3508

Job Title: Forester IV-VI 47599 (Oahu)

Job Description: DLNR
JOB OPPORTUNITY Recruitment No.16-153 Issue Date: June 15, 2016
Department of Land and Natural Resources
POSITION TITLE/SR/WB: Forester IV - VI, SR 22-26
DIVISION/STAFF OFFICE: Division of Forestry and Wildlife
TO BE ELIGIBLE: Applicants must be State civil service members in the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Interested employees must complete a Competitive Internal Recruitment HRD 315A (Rev. 10/2013) and submit it, with a copy of appropriate license to the Personnel Office, Department of Land and Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Rm. 231, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Application forms are available on the DLNR intranet, in your Division/Staff Office or the DLNR Personnel Office. Applicants must submit at the time of application, evidence of the appropriate training (e.g., transcript or diploma) in order to be given credit for education. Mailed applications should be postmarked by the last day to file applications.
This position is directly responsible for the administration, management, formulation and coordination of the ORS and NAH Programs. Provides leadership, technical expertise, guidance and policy to NAH Branch staff statewide on outdoor recreation and trail and access issues and activities, public safety issues, negotiation with private landowners, commercial ecotour and Internet database management – utilizing the current principles and regulatory framework associated with managing multiple recreation use in the manner that will best serve the environmental, cultural and recreational needs of the public. Performs other duties as required.
See attached. To view the Class Specifications and Minimum Qualification Requirements in its entirety, please visit the Department of Human Resources Development’s website at
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
Basic Education Requirements: Graduation with a bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major study in forestry or a closely related field which must have included 24 semester hours in at least four of the following areas: (1) forest management; (2) forest protection; (3) forest economics; (4) silviculture; and (5) related studies, e.g., forest engineering, forest recreation, range management, watershed management, and wood technology.
Excess professional work experience as described below under Specialized Experience or any other administrative, professional or analytical work experience which involved the application of knowledge in the areas of forestry as specified above may be substituted for the education required on a year-for-year basis.
Specialized Experience Requirement: Progressively responsible professional forestry work experience involving one or a combination of any of the following:
1. Management of forest resources (timber, water, forage, wildlife, public recreation, soils, minerals, land) to meet present and future public needs;
2. Development, production, conservation, and utilization of natural resources of forests; and
3. Protection of forest resources against fire, insects, diseases, floods, erosions and other depredations.
For the IV level, at least one (1) year of the Specialized Experience must have been comparable to level III in the State service. For the V and VI levels, at least one (1) year of the Specialized Experience must have been comparable to level IV in the State service
Substitution of Education for Experience:
1) A master’s degree in forestry from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the Specialized Experience;
2) A Ph.D. degree in forestry from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of the Specialized Experience.
Supervisory Aptitude: Supervisory aptitude is required.
Required License: Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.
Quality of Experience: Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position. The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.
Physical/Mental Requirements: Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

Job Start Date: 6/15/2016

Application Deadline: 6/27/2016

Additional Information: Position is currently open internally. It will be opening externally after internal recruitment closes on June 27, 2016.