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Minimum Qualifications
Entry Level Positions
Wildland Fire Suppression Specialist
Two (2) years experience in wildland fire suppression.
 
Note: One 3 to 6 month season equals one year of the required wildland fire experience.
 
Note: Successful applicants must take and pass the physical fitness Work Capacity Test at the arduous level. Must obtain the Class B Warden certification within the trial service period.
 
Note: A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is required at the time of hire.
Note: Some positions may require a valid class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).


Forest Management Technician
Eighteen months experience working in the field related to young growth management,  reforestation, or time sale preparation; OR an Associate Degree in Forestry, Forest Engineering, Forest Recreation, Fire Protection, or a related natural resource field of study; OR an equivalent combination  of education and experience.  NOTE:   Employees must obtain and maintain the required motor vehicle license for the position.  Some positions may require a Public Herbicide Applicators License after appointment.

Natural Resources Specialist 1
A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or related field (such as Wildlife Management, Biology, Botany, Plant Pathology); OR three years of experience in forest road location and design, cruising timber, harvesting timber, reforestation, or young growth management.

Professional Level Positions
Natural Resources Specialist 2
Two years of experience in forestry and Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or three additional years of related experience; OR one year of experience in Forestry, and a Master’s degree in Forestry.

Natural Resources Specialist 3
Three years of experience in Forestry. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities; AND a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, or three additional years of related experience. A Master’s Degree in Forestry will substitute for up to one year of the required experience.

Management Service Positions
Wildland Fire Supervisor
Five (5) years of wildland fire suppression or emergency dispatching which includes one (1) year of leading/supervising the work of others; OR Bachelor's degree in forestry or closely related natural resources field and two (2) year of wildland fire suppression or emergency dispatching which includes one (1) year of leading/supervising the work of others.
 
Note: Some positions are required to successfully take and pass the physical fitness Work Capacity Test at the moderate level.
Note: Some positions must obtain the Class B Warden certification within the trial service period.


Forest Manager 1
Five (5) years of natural resource experience in areas such as forest engineering, forest management, wildland fire suppression, etc., which include assisting with a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-term goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.
 
OR Bachelor's degree in forestry or closely related natural resources field and two (2) years of natural resources experience in areas such as forest engineering, forest management, or wildland fire suppression which include assisting with a) development of program rules and policies b) development of long- and short-term goals and plans, c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation.

Forest Manager 2
Six (6) years of natural resources experience in areas such as wildland fire suppression, forest management, etc., which include assisting with a) the development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-term goals and plans, c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation; OR
Bachelor's degree in forestry or closely related natural resources field or three (3) years of natural resource experience in areas such as wildland fire suppression, or forest management which include assisting with a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-term goals and plans, c) program evaluation and d) budget preparation.

Administrative Positions
Office Specialist 1
Completion of courses or training in office technology; or one year of general clerical experience which included typing, word processing, or other generation of documents; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Office Specialist 2
Two years of general clerical experience, one year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents; or an Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology; or graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology and one year of general clerical experience.  College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Executive Support Specialist 2
One year of experience performing administrative duties in support of agency projects or programs. Qualifying experience would involve data collection and analysis; project evaluation and/or analysis; interpretation and application of laws, rules, and regulations; or similar experience.

Accounting Positions
Accounting Technician 2
 Two years of technical support accounting experience. One year of the experience must include the calculation, recording, and maintenance of routine accounting information; or at least 36 quarter (24 semester) credit hours from an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school that includes 9 quarter (6 semester) hours in accounting.  Training or experience must include operating a ten-key calculator by touch and using a computer to enter, update, or retrieve information.

Accounting Technician 3
Three years of technical support accounting experience. Two years of the experience must include a) coding transactions and checking them for propriety, b) balancing, and c) resolving discrepancies in computer edits; or at least 90 quarter (60 semester) credit hours from an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school that includes 12 quarter (9 semester) hours in accounting.  Training or experience must include operating a ten-key calculator by touch and using a computer to enter, update, or retrieve information.

Accountant 1
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting; or a Bachelor's degree in any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting. Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant Baccalaureate degrees); or 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting. Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant Baccalaureate degrees); and two years doing independent research and analysis which included making recommendations that resolved issues; or 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in any of the following: accounting principles, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, finance, business law, cost accounting, accounting information systems, or auditing; and two years of accounting experience a) classifying, analyzing, and reconciling complex financial data and records; b) designing, recommending, and installing modifications of accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records; c) preparing audited financial statements and reports; d) analyzing and interpreting laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances to ensure the legality of financial transactions; and e) analyzing and interpreting complex accounts and account relationships resulting in accounting entries.

Information Systems Positions
Informations Systems Specialist 3
A Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in computer science; or an Associate degree in computer science or college-level coursework that includes 30 quarter (20 semester) computer science creditsand one year of information systems experience in (agency will specify infrastructure specialties); or three years of information systems experience in (agency will specify infrastructure specialties).

Informations Systems Specialist 4
Two years of professional information systems experience which includes developing, maintaining, and installing information systems, and analyzing systems. Experience must include activities in (agency will specify infrastructure specialties); and either (a) at least 30 quarter (20 semester) credits in computer science; or (b) two more years of information systems experience; or (Agencies specify the education and/or experience that indicates possession of the knowledge and skills required as a minimum for the position.)

Informations Systems Specialist 5
Three years of professional consultative, technical, or administrative experience which includes designing, constructing, or analyzing information systems. Experience must include activities in (agency will specify infrastructure specialties); and either (a) at least 30 quarter (20 semester) credits in computer science; or (b) two more years of experience providing a knowledge of information systems theory and principles; or (Agencies specify the education and/or experience that indicates possession of the knowledge and skills required as a minimum for the position.)

Communications Positions
Public Information Representative 2
Three years of experience as a public relations representative for an organization which involved, gathering information, writing and/or producing materials, presenting information to the public, handling public relations, preparing press releases, and interaction with the news media. At least one year of this experience must have involved participating in planning and administering an organization's public relations program.  A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a closely-related field may substitute for up to two years of the general experience but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

Communications Systems Analyst 1
Graduation as an electronic technician from a recognized school of electronic technology; or one year of experience installing, maintaining, or repairing telecommunication equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Communications Systems Analyst 2
Three years of full-time experience in the installation, operation, and repair of telecommunication equipment; and possession of Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone License or equivalent industrial certification. Graduation as an electronic technician from a recognized school of electronic technology may be substituted for two of the three years of qualifying experience.