Employment Status: Permanent OR Temporary; Full Time – Avg. 40 hours per week
FLSA Status: Non-exempt – Hourly
Term: Temporary positions through December 2019
Copperhead Consulting is seeking one permanent and up to three temporary Forestry/Habitat Restoration Technicians. Temporary technicians may be offered an extended term. These positions will conduct forestry and habitat management operations including timber stand improvement (TSI), herbicide application of non-native invasive plant species, forest inventory, and timber sale marking. TSI will be the primary activity for this season and is conducted to improve foraging and maternity habitat for forest dwelling bats, remove invasive species, and release crop trees to increase regeneration of desirable tree species. The position requires strong summer and winter tree identification skills, invasive herbaceous plant identification skills, knowledge and experience in TSI operations (preferred), and herbicide application. The position requires that the individual be, or become, a state certified pesticide applicator in Kentucky. Treatments will be conducted via chemical and mechanical means.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
Working Conditions/Physical Effort
Position will require working in variable weather conditions on rough, rocky, uneven terrain at remote locations under physically demanding circumstances. Position may also require:
Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics:
Knowledge and experience: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in forestry, wildlife management, or related science is preferred. Previous similar work experience may be substituted for education. Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems; knowledge of forest and wildlife management techniques preferred but not required; and the ability to identify trees and plants by species is required. Ability to maintain a Kentucky Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator’s License is also required.
Technology: Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g., manual and powered sprayers, chainsaws, Global Positioning Systems [GPS units], all-terrain vehicles, and 4-wheel drive vehicles).
Physical: Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening, random drug screenings, and background investigation. Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary