When employed with the Alabama Forestry Commission, ‘another day at the office’ might actually mean spending a day in the woods, surrounded by the wonders of nature. Alabama is blessed with abundant timber and wildlife, and most AFC employees consider it a privilege to work in the great outdoors.

Successful delivery of services cannot be accomplished without dedicated, professional employees who enjoy serving their customers. A key factor to a fulfilling career with this agency is the opportunity to work with incredible people. At the AFC, there is a family atmosphere. Not only are there close-knit relationships between employees, but strong relationships are also built with our customers. Where else can you experience the satisfaction found in assisting forest landowners improve the properties they love or watch their seedlings grow into tall trees?

Talk about diversity . . . there’s never a dull moment! From fighting wildfires, to walking with landowners through their forests and offering advice, to helping school kids develop an appreciation for Alabama’s natural resources and wildlife, every day at the AFC provides a variety of opportunities to serve forest landowners and other citizens of the state.


Forester : (Class 70429, starts at $36,659.60): These positions are located throughout the state. This is entry-level work in professional forest management. Work involves providing professional recommendations to forest landowners and promoting multiple-use forest management. Most foresters are also required to assist with wildfire suppression. These positions require a college degree in Forestry or a closely-related field. Foresters may be required to obtain a CDL during probation and pass an annual minimum physical fitness test. Employees are typically on call 24/7.

Forest Ranger / Forest Technician : (Class 70410, starts at $27,259.20): These positions are located throughout the state. Work involves assisting foresters with forest management, fire prevention, wildfire suppression, forest insect & disease control, as well as informational and educational programs. One year of experience in the operation and maintenance of equipment. These positions require high school graduation or GED. Rangers will be required to obtain a CDL during probation and pass an annual minimum physical fitness test. Employees are typically on call 24/7.

Police Communication Officer I - Forestry : (Class 21121- Option 219, starts at $27,933.60): Employees in these positions receive and transmit messages in a state-operated communications center located in Montgomery. Employees receive and dispatch messages using two-way radios, answer multiple incoming phone lines, complete various logs or reports, maintain locations of key personnel, and notify key personnel in emergency situations. The Dispatch Center is open 24/7 and operates on three shifts.


Additional Resources

Contact our HR Director, Nikki Barnes, for more information about employment for the AFC. Nikki.Barnes@forestry.alabama.gov

The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.

The AFC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you believe you have been discriminated against by AFC, you may file a complaint by calling toll-free to (866) 632-9992 or by writing to the address below.

US Department of Agriculture
Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250