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  • Full-time


Manage and reduce fire risk to protect Arizona's people, communities, and wildland areas to champion the health of Arizona's natural resources. The Department of Forestry and Fire Management provides services through strategic implementation of cooperative natural resources and fire assistance programs, development and support of statewide fire policies, and coordination of resources across all-lands and jurisdictions.


Job Location:


3650 Lake Mary Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86005

Posting Details:

Salary: $61,351.68 annually

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open until filled. Next review of resumes: November 28, 2022

Job Summary:

This position manages forested lands for economic, recreational, conservation and public safety purposes in the assigned District.

Job Duties:

• Identify and prioritize forest and other natural resource management concerns. Develop short- and long-term, and local and regional plans for management of forest and other natural resources.
• Conduct forest resource surveys, biomass inventories and product valuation. Map soils and vegetation, estimate fuel load and wildfire risk.
• Perform project oversight and monitoring, report outcomes and recommend management actions.
• Supervise field staff, maintain equipment, order supplies and services, manage budget.
• Conduct public educational programs on forest stewardship and natural resource conservation with land owners, community members and agency personnel. Provide technical assistance to landowners, firefighters and other natural resource managers.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• Forest ecology and management, preferably obtained through professional forestry education.
• Forest products and potential uses of the material generated by restoration treatments.
• Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Geographic Information System (GIS), Google Suite, and other programs.
• Relevant environmental and cultural laws and regulations.

Skills In:

• Communication skills, both oral and written.
• Listening skills, as a key to effective communication.
• Facilitation skills, for collaborative issue identification, and problem-solving.
• Writing skills relevant to the development of natural resource management plans.
• Skill in the use of forestry field instruments and software.
• Leadership

Ability to:

• Speak, including public speaking.
• Supervise and lead supporting staff
• Walk, including on rugged and uneven terrain.
• Think creatively and critically.
• Read and write effectively.
• Travel on State Business.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited school of Forestry or related natural resource program.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

A valid Arizona Driver's License. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Tuition Reimbursement (eligible after one year of employment)

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Wesley Elwell at welwell@dffm.az.gov for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-771-1419. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.