Forestry Technician – Fort AP Hill, VA

CEMML, Colorado State University
Fort AP Hill, VA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$40,000 - 48,000
Last Date to Apply
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) has an open Forestry Technician position at Fort AP Hill, VA. For full position details and to submit application materials, please visit Emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates. RESPONSIBILITIES Timber Harvest Preparation – Responsibilities include laying out boundaries, skid trails, log decks, and streamside management zones (SMZs), determining best course of action to mark timber for harvest, determining cruise parameters and implement cruising techniques to estimate volumes, collecting necessary data to update geodatabases (GDBs) and map development. Prescribed Burn Program Support – Responsibilities include direct prescribed burn implementation working as ignition, equipment operator, and/or holding crew members, provide wildfire suppression support as requested, and by constructing new or maintaining existing firebreak network on the installation. May require work with and some maintenance of chainsaws, leaf blowers, various ignition devices, powered water pumps, ATVs, UTVs, fireplow (bulldozer), and other support equipment. Forest Inventory Support – Responsibilities include participation as an inventory crew member collecting tree data and other site and structure metrics using in-place inventory and survey protocols for fixed and various-radius plot. Requires use of electronic data recorders and GPS for navigation and data collection purposes and other forestry tools including diameter tapes, laser range finders and hypsometers, and increment borers. Timber Stand Improvement – Responsibilities include laying out boundaries, identifying crop trees to release, and TSI implementation including use of chainsaws, brush saws, and severe duty mulcher. General forestry equipment and supply inventory and maintenance including hand-receipt inventories, expendable supply inventories/order requests, and general maintenance, repair and upkeep of equipment and tools.
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. B.S. in Forest Management, Wildlife Biology, or closely related field with at least one year of experience in forestry. A combination of a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, plus 5 years of forestry experience will be considered as a substitute. Experience in the management of Eastern hardwood forests, including inventory and timber stand improvement. Experience with various forest mensuration equipment and forest inventory software. Must be able to meet and maintain the minimum wildfire fighter qualifications established by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (S-130, S-190, and I-100) and obtain a baseline and annual physical exam and Red Card certification. Must be able to meet additional training and certification requirements of the Fort A.P. Hill Forestry Branch, including ATV safety, 1st Aid/CPR, chainsaw safety, SHARP Logger certification, and Certified Prescribed Burn Manager of Virginia. Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license before employment start date.
Contact Person
Mindy Clark
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