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Forestry Technician 1

Posted: November 17, 2023 Expired: February 14, 2024
New York State
remote
FULL TIME
Minimum Qualifications Thirty (30) semester credit hours, including twelve (12) semester credit hours in forestry, which must include at least one course in three or more of the following areas: botany, dendrology, forest biology, forest ecology, forest ecosystem management, forest entomology, forest health, forest mensuration, forest pathology, forest protection, forest soils, general soils, geographic information systems, land surveying, and silviculture
OR
One (1) year of technical forestry experience in one (1) or more of the following areas: forest management, including sale and removal of timber products; nursery management, including the transplanting of tree or shrub seedlings; forest pest management, including control of diseases and insect pests.

MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.

Duties Description Under the direction of a Forester 1, the incumbent will complete forest inventory and prepare timber sales on wildlife management areas. Incumbent will often be required to work alone in rough terrain during all seasons. Incumbent will be required to gather and input field data into the State Forest Inventory Program. Incumbent will assist with timber type mapping and inventory plot layout using GIS technology. Essential skills include tree identification, tree diameter and height measurement, GPS navigation and GIS data manipulation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: boundary line maintenance, marking timber, calculating timber volumes, summarizing timber tallies and preparing timber sale maps. Must have valid Drivers License and the ability to use equipment including electronic data collector, compass, point sample prism and work station computers and be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. Must possess basic proficiency of ArcMap GIS along with Microsoft Office 365 products such as Excel, Word and Outlook. In addition, the incumbent will assist with administering timber harvest contracts and work with the contractor(s) and other regional staff to ensure completion of work/compliance with contract conditions, coordinate planting/seeding and restoration activities with conservation partners. Other duties include assisting in outreach to conservation partners, stakeholders and the general public and report preparation as directed.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain Must be able to work in remote areas. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Weekends and holidays may be required. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.

This is a seasonal, hourly appointment with an anticipated end date of 3/31/2024. Program needs and funding will determine actual termination date. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview.

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