This is a full time position working half of the year conducting botanical field surveys and the other half assisting Registered Professional Foresters (RPF) with Timber Harvest Plan (THP) layout and design. Includes work in both the Korbel and Klamath areas. For botany work, the incumbent conducts thorough floristic surveys for Timber Harvest Plans, which includes documenting abundance and distribution of rare and sensitive species on company lands in order to minimize potential impacts to populations. For forestry work the incumbent provides high quality field assistance to the Registered Professional Forester in the engineering of harvest units and associated roads, for the development of Timber Harvest Plans. The incumbent will assist with data collection and provide assistance with data entry and data preparation on projects in each discipline. All departments are required to actively participate in the Company safety program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Bachelor’s degree in botany, forestry, natural resources or closely related fields of study in either/both disciplines, or equivalent work experience.
• The ability to negotiate through rough topography, accurately interprets maps, and navigates using a compass or GPS devise.
• Current valid driver’s license.
• Must be able to successfully pass a qualifying course in ATV training.
• Positive attitude, enthusiasm for botany and forestry and the desire to improve one’s professional skills.
• Experience identifying plants, by sight in the field and with the aid of keys, e.g. Jepson Manual.
• Perform field reconnaissance with excellent observational skills, a demonstrated ability to gather precise data, and describe conditions and constraints to the RPF.
• Ability to learn GDRCo’s conservation program, operational guidelines, safety program, State Forest Practice Rules and other policies and guidelines as needed.
• Team player who has flexibility and physical ability to work the required hours including overtime.
• Must be self-motivated with a strong work ethic and have the ability to prioritize work in order of importance to maintain efficiency and accuracy of the job on a daily basis.
• Some overnight travel may be required.
• Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department and with key contacts outside the company.
• Completion of upper division coursework such as Agrostology and Plant Ecology or their equivalents and/or to those individuals who are familiar with the local flora and have prior survey experience.
• Ability to sight ID most plant species encountered locally.
• Proficiency utilizing the Jepson Manual to key unknown species.
• Knowledge of local rare and sensitive plant species and their associated habitats.
• Previous experience conducting botanical field surveys
• Previous THP field layout experience
• Knowledge of logging systems and California Forest Practice Rules.
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