Primary Responsibilities: The forestry technician provides field support to forest managers. Responsibilities include GIS data collection, reporting and maintenance of land ownership/management data, acquiring tract access, layout of harvest operations, and correcting adverse possessions. The position also involves detecting and managing timber threats such as insects, theft, and beaver damage; fire detection and suppression; road layout; logging supervision; timber cruising; Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) compliance auditing; and supervising silvicultural activities, such as site prep and planting, for contract compliance.
Job Qualifications: Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered for this position. An outstanding safety record in all aspects of previous employment history is crucial. The ideal candidate will have received training in a forestry program through a vocational/technical college or possess equivalent experience. Technical experience with the following is desired: GIS applications, boundary line maintenance, locating landowner information at a courthouse, using maps and GPS technology for timber inventory, gaining tract access, identifying pests, applying appropriate control measures, and understanding soils/silvicultural prescriptions.
Behavioral Profile: The successful candidate will be safety conscious, self-motivated, and dependable, demonstrating strong leadership skills and an excellent work ethic. This individual will be required to work independently, as well as part of a team. Developmental training is a condition of successful service in this role. He/she must also possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with contractors and the general public.