Forestry Technicians and Crew Leads Needed

The Great Basin Institute - Reno, NV4.0

TemporaryEstimated: $36,000 - $45,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits

To learn more and apply please follow the links below (INDEED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. MUST APPLY THROUGH GREAT BASIN INSTITUTE WEBSITE)

Forestry Crew Lead:

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=INDEED&REQ=2018-RAP-091

Forestry Technician:

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=INDEED&REQ=2018-ACI-061

Description:

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service (USFS) Pacific Southwest Region, is recruiting Forestry Technicians and Crew Leads to work cooperatively with USFS and GBI staff to perform vegetation management and restoration projects within forest/woodland areas. Duties will include performing standardized timber cruising, and assisting in stand exam data collection. Data are gathered using standard instruments, direct measurements, observations, and on-site inspections. Forestry Technicians will also select and mark individual trees for harvest using well defined marking guidelines and silvicultural prescriptions. Training will be provided on tree-species identification, GPS data collection, tree marking, and other project-specific tasks.

Camping near a work site for several days will be required to meet project objectives.

Location:

  • Plumas National Forest (near Quincy, CA)
  • Eldorado National Forest (near Placerville, CA)
  • Tahoe National Forest
  • Sequoia National Forest

Compensation:

  • Technician: $6,000-$13,000 allocated biweekly (plus education award at end of service)
  • Crew Lead: $21-$24/ hour
  • Per Diem of $15 a day if camping
  • Paid Health Insurance

Timeline:

  • 3-7 month appointments
  • Beginning March/April
  • Full Time, 40 hours/week

Qualifications for Technicians

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Botany or other related natural science field, with coursework and experience that demonstrate understanding of the principles of forestry;
  • Familiarity with the mixed conifer forests typical of eastern California, including common plants (woody and herbaceous), wildlife, and/or geology/topography, desirable;
  • Ability to understand, implement and adhere to established data collection, inventory, assessment, and monitoring protocols;
  • Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resources staff;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
  • Experience using ArcGIS to create maps;
  • Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units;
  • Experience using a compass and topographic map to navigate;
  • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;
  • Ability to live and work in rural and remote field and office setting;
  • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry up to 50 pounds of personal and/or field equipment, and withstand the rigors of a forested and/or high desert environment in all seasons;
  • Willingness and ability to camp in remote, primitive sites for several consecutive days; and
  • Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI and the goals and objectives of the USFS.

Qualifications for Crew Lead

All above qualifications as well as:

  • Experience leading forestry crews in the field, including oversight of safety, communication, fidelity to methods, and data quality

To learn more and apply please follow the links below (INDEED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. MUST APPLY THROUGH GREAT BASIN INSTITUTE WEBSITE)

Forestry Crew Lead:

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=INDEED&REQ=2018-RAP-091

Forestry Technician:

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=INDEED&REQ=2018-ACI-061

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $6,000.00 to $13,000.00 /year