The technician will be supervised by the Stewardship Manager and company principals and will be part of a field management crew. Activities will include (but are not limited to) the implementation of natural resource management activities: prescribed fire, forest management, invasive species control, wildlife habitat establishment and maintenance, tree/shrub planting, field surveys and assessments and biodiversity restoration work. Excellent communication with company principals, staff and clients (private landowners, public agencies and non-profit organizations) is an important part of the position.
Applicants should be currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate program in a Natural Resources discipline (forestry, wildlife, botany, etc.) in either a two year technical program or four year university setting. The position is field based, so applicants should be physically fit and willing to work in a diversity of outdoor habitats and situations including mountainous terrain. Must be able to wear a backpack sprayer weighing up to 40 pounds. Exposure to heat, biting insects, snakes and other wildlife should be anticipated. A working knowledge of local flora and fauna is needed but significant training and education will be obtained from the position.
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group is based out of Albemarle County. The successful applicant should find housing close to Charlottesville or Albemarle County to facilitate an efficient travel and work schedule. Most work will be within 1.5 hours of the office, but occasional overnight trips are likely.