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Director, Bureau of Forestry

Job Location

Harrisburg, PA


Type of Job



119,785.00-166,808.00 Annually

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Published Date

Jun 20, 2023

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Do you have a passion for Pennsylvania's state forests and are ready to take the next step in your professional career? The Department of Natural Resource's is looking for a Director to oversee the Bureau of Forestry. This position directs the activities of a large professional, technical, administrative, clerical, and maintenance staff engaged in a variety of duties involving the management of the State Forests and other state forestry programs and native wild plants. Apply today!


This is a professional managerial position charged with directing the activities of the Bureau of Forestry in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Bureau of Forestry is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of statewide forestry programs. This includes the management of a 2.2 million acre State Forest system and statewide programs in fire protection, forest pest management, and forestry advisory services to other government agencies and private organizations and individuals. It also includes the conservation of the Commonwealth's native wild plants. This position also involves the implementation of federal-related forestry programs in cooperation with federal agencies such as USDA-Forest Service, USDA-NRCS, EPA, etc.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the Position Description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment, 37.5 hours per week.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Monday - Friday, with 30 minute of lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time, up to 2 days a week. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in forestry or in a field closely related to forestry, and nine years of professional experience in the forest management field. Four of the nine years of required experience must have included managerial and second-level supervisory experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which affords the applicant the required knowledges, skills, and abilities, and includes a minimum of four years of managerial and second-level supervisory experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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