State of Washington Classified Job Specification
REVENUE FORESTER 2
Performs tax discovery investigations in the field of unreported timber harvest and estimates volume harvested, taxable value and estimated tax due;
Inspects State and Federal timber sales in the field, gathering appraisal information required for the stumpage valuation program; makes recommendations on the suitability of each sale for inclusion in the stumpage valuation data base; (NOTE: within the Valuations Unit, the incumbent also conducts basic research on market data in support of the timber valuation program);
Assists other foresters in check scaling logs in support of the scaling compliance program;
Provides information and assistance to taxpayers in the preparation of tax returns;
Assists other foresters in cruising and appraising timber;
Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: communicate effectively with taxpayers; operate a four-wheel-drive vehicle, shortwave radio and personal computer.
One year of experience as a Revenue Forester 1 or equivalent.
A Bachelor's degree in forest management, forest engineering, forest economics or forest science and two years of professional experience in timber sales administration, timber tax administration, forest practices enforcement, forest inventory and appraisal, logging engineering, log scaling or timber marketing.
Note: Employees must possess a valid State of Washington driver's license within 30 days of appointment.
Class Specification History
Class code change (formerly 6127): 7-1-91
Revise definition and minimum qualifications: 4-21-00
Revised new class code: (formerly 95310) effective July 1, 2007