Forestry (Timber Sale Preparation) Crew Member – Eldorado National Forest – California

Great Basin Institute with USFS
Placerville, CA
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Full time Positions
AmeriCorps Living Allowance: $14,815 (approximately $1,000 bi-weekly). AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,047.50 upon successful completion of full service term. Camping Per diem: $15/day (if applicable). Premium for comprehensive health insurance fully paid (eligible to enroll on 1 June). Housing available in USFS barracks or at USFS campsite with showers.
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The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service (USFS) Eldorado National Forest, is recruiting five Forestry (Timber Sale Preparation) Crew Members to work cooperatively with USFS and GBI staff to support vegetation management and restoration projects within forest/woodland areas. This service opportunity provides professional development exposure to standard forest management practices and skills while supporting USFS initiatives for healthy and productive forest landscapes and resources. Service duties will principally include applying well defined marking guidelines to selecting and marking trees for harvest using silvicultural prescriptions for managing forest health. Training will be provided on tree-species identification, GPS data collection, tree marking, and other project-specific tasks. A six-person forestry crew (one crew lead and five crew members) will support this forestry project in collaboration with USFS staff. The crew will be operating primarily on the Placerville Ranger District and move periodically to the other three districts on the forest. Camping at a work site for several days may be required to meet project objectives.
-Bachelor’s degree in Forestry (preferred), Natural Resource Management or related field, with coursework and experience that demonstrate understanding of the principles of forestry and their application; -Knowledge of the mixed conifer forests typical of eastern California, including common plants (woody and herbaceous), wildlife, and/or geology/topography, preferred; -Experience or familiarity with timber cruising and standard forestry mensuration, survey, and inventory protocols; -Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resource staff; -Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; -Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units; -Proficiency using a compass and topographic map to navigate; -Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; -Ability to live and work in rural and remote field and office setting; -Physically fit to work outdoors, carry up to 50 pounds of personal and/or field equipment, and withstand the rigors of a forested and/or high desert environment in all seasons; -Willingness and ability to camp in remote, primitive sites for several consecutive days; -Familiarity with best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles; -Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI and the goals and objectives of the USFS; and -Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement. To learn more and apply, please follow the link below:
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