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Forester (Urban)

Job Title: 
Forester (Urban)
Company, Organization, or University: 
Ohio Department of Natural Resorces

Who we are:

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is committed to its mission “To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.” Our agency embraces the insightful use of our natural resources to assure the continued safety, happiness and prosperity of Ohio’s people.

ODNR owns and manages state parks, state forests, state nature preserves and wildlife areas. We license all hunting, fishing and watercraft; oversee and permit all mineral extraction, monitor dam safety, manage water resources and serve as the second largest Law Enforcement presence in the State of Ohio.

We are accepting applications for an Urban Forester within the Division of Forestry, headquartered in Ross county. The address is 345 Allen Ave; Chillicothe, OH 45601. To learn more about the Division of Forestry please visit Division of Forestry.

What you will do…

Serve as Urban Forester & provide assistance necessary to develop long-term comprehensive tree care programs;
Develop long term plan of action for community, administers Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program for Ohio;
Represents the division & performs public relations duties;
Assist in the division's mission to promote and apply management for the sustainable use and protection of Ohio’s private and public forest lands.
starting hourly pay of $23.49/hr with multiple pay increases over your first 5.5 years, with an end salary of $30.55/hr
What’s in it for you…

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

· Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

· Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after complete eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Employee Development Funds

· The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth/Adoption leave
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.
Deferred Compensation

The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
We are ready for you!

We’re glad you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources! Exploring and protecting the natural beauty of Ohio will prove to be the most enjoyable career opportunity you will ever find!

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Application Instructions: 
Must apply directly to website in order to be considered for employment
Tanya Allen
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