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  • 512203
  • 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

608 SR 260
Payson, AZ 85541

Posting Details:

Salary: $61,351 Annually 

Grade: 21

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

Job Summary:

This position oversees project operations for hazardous vegetation management and forest stewardship treatments. The incumbent prepares forestry projects for implementation through project layout and marking, supervises technical crews and contractors, and monitors and reports on the progress and outcomes of forestry treatments.

Job Duties:

• Develop and manage forestry operations for forest stewardship and hazardous vegetation removal projects which includes interpreting treatment plans and prescriptions and conducting regulatory due diligence.
• Supervise technical staff, hand crews and mechanized crews, and build and maintain productive working relationships with contractors and project partners.
• Plan and execute forest management projects with internal and external project partners, and monitor and report on forest stewardship, hazardous vegetation removal, and other forest treatment activities and outcomes.
• Participate in local, regional and inter-agency planning efforts.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• Methods, procedures and techniques used in forestry and natural resource management.
• Principles and techniques of timber harvest, forestry personnel management and cultural and biological resource compliance.
• Arizona forest and fuel types and appropriate treatment options.
• Familiarity with state and federal environmental compliance laws and regulations.

Skills In:

• Forestry operations project management.
• Functional use of GIS and online applications.
• Timber marking, cruising and stand value estimation.
• Previous project work and relationships built with federal cooperators and other local and state partners.
• Effective oral and written communication skills for training, plan and agreement development.

Ability to:

• Plan and execute forestry operations plans, prescriptions and projects.
• Technical report writing and budget management/financial document review.
• Use of computers and applicable software (Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, GPS, Google products, etc.)
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external partners.
• Maintain written records, prepare documents and reports.
• Drive on State business

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or related natural resource program with forestry operations management experience. Two years of experience in forestry operations.

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 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.