Idaho Conservation Corps & Payette National Forest
Payette National Forest- New Meadows, ID
$6,250 living allowance dispersed on a monthly basis, a $2,887.50 education award upon completion of the 900 hours of service. The incumbent will receive training in CPR/First Aid & defensive driving. Housing is provided.
The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Forestry Technician (Timber) summer/fall intern from May 29th through October 26th 2018. The incumbent will be paired with a Forest Service Employee to complete timber sale preparation activities to support harvest activities. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Payette National Forest is part of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program which encourages collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes. As part of the CFLRP, our large landscape scale project areas aim to restore dry forest vegetation conditions by favoring for retention early seral species such as ponderosa pine, western larch and Douglas-fir, improve habitat for wildlife species associated with dry forests, and reduce wildland fire risk. This position will work with a small Forest Service crew across the Payette to prepare timber sales to help meet our CFLRP commitments. Primary duties are to assist with marking harvest unit boundaries (35%), measuring riparian buffers (<5%), running skyline profiles (<5%), applying silvicultural prescriptions and marking guidelines to designate timber for harvest (10%), assisting with timber cruising (20%) and using GPS units or compass and laser to traverse harvest unit boundaries (15%) and other duties as assigned (10%).
• Willingness to work as part of a small team
• Current driver’s license.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs
• Ability to work outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground
• Intern may travel to other duty stations during the work week and remain over-night occasionally
• Experience reading maps and attention to detail
• Previous experience using GPS and GIS
• Previous experience using GPS units and other forest measurement tools
• Coursework in biology, silviculture or related field
• Strong interest in resource management.
To Apply: Applicant must apply through the Idaho Conservation Corps at http://www.idaho-conservationcorps.org/ourprograms/ConservationInterns