Location: RoyOMartin Oakdale Forestry District, Oakdale, LA
Primary Responsibilities: The land management technician will be responsible for providing support to the land management forester in the Oakdale district. Responsibilities include geographical information systems (GIS) data collection; reporting and maintenance of land ownership/management records; acquiring tract access; layout of harvest operations; correcting adverse possessions; detecting and managing timber threats such as insects, theft, and beaver damage; fire suppression and detection; road layout; logging supervision; timber cruising; Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification compliance; auditing; and supervising land-management activities for contract compliance. The candidate will be required to attend police jury meetings and must be willing and able to engage with the general public in a professional manner.
Job Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalency and training with a forestry program through a vocational technical college or equivalent experience. An outstanding safety record in all aspects of previous employment history is crucial. The candidate should have experience in Microsoft Office programs, geographical information systems, and locating boundary lines using maps, as well as knowledge of how to access landowner information in public records. Experience conducting timber inventories, identifying pests, and applying appropriate control measures is preferable.
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. The candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with contractors and the general public.
HOW TO APPLY
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