NC State Parks Assistant Forest Restoration Specialist, Raleigh, North Carolina

Agency
NC Division of State Parks & Recreatino
Location
Raleigh, NC
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$15.00/hour
Last Date to Apply
09/20/2019
Description
JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT FOREST RESTORATION SPECIALIST SALARY RANGE: $15.00/HR FLSA STATUS: Subject EMPLOYMENT DATES: October 2019 – August 2020 (11 month position) EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER North Carolina Department of Cultural and Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation, Natural Resources Program Applications are now being accepted. A pd-107 state job application will have to be completed before an offer of employment can be made. This is a time-limited, full-time position. There is no leave (PTO, sick, holiday, etc), retirement, or any other benefit offered with this position. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act. SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Assistant Forest Restoration Specialist is a full-time, temporary position that assists the Natural Resources program staff in the planning, execution, and monitoring of restoration activities on North Carolina State Parks properties. The position’s primary function will be to assist with land management activities including performing forest inventories using accepted statistical methodologies, marking of trees and boundaries, delineation of stream and wetland boundaries, site and species assessments, and other monitoring activities. The position will also participate in a wide variety of additional land management including all aspects of prescribed fire, ecological restoration, invasive species control, equipment operation, and maintenance. • Standard work week will be Monday – Friday 0800 – 1700, but can change frequently and on short notice. Work week is typically 40 hours. May include occasional overnight assignments, and occasionally exceed 40 hours. • Based out of the Nature Research Center in Raleigh, N.C. • Work activities can occur at any North Carolina State Park property statewide during employment.
Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: • Ability to perform and report on both timber and non-timber forest inventories using accepted statistical methodologies with limited oversight. • Thorough understanding of forestry BMP’s and their field implementation for multiple objective activities. • Ability to identify and learn plant species including herbaceous groundcover across the NC physiographic regions. • Have knowledge and ability of data organization, record keeping, and attention to pertinent detail. • Qualified as or able to meet qualifications for Fire Fighter Type 2 or higher. Prefer some prescribed fire experience. • Ability to plan, organize, set priorities and goals, and resolve complex problems both independently and in collaboration & consultation with supervisor and other Natural Resource Program staff. • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.: chainsaw, ATV, tractor and implements, leaf blower, radio, hand tools, drip torch, spray equipment, etc.) • Ability to create maps utilizing GIS, GPS, aerial photography, and other suitable sources for field & office needs. • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions from supervisors and co-workers. • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, with co-workers, Division personnel, and occasionally with the public. • Ability to develop and complete tasks within specified timeframes. • Ability to utilize and navigate to remote sites with maps, written directions, and GPS. • Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather. • Possession of valid NC driver’s license and ability to safely operate state vehicles. COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS: The position holder must have excellent command of the English language and be able to clearly and concisely convey information orally and in writing; effectively be able to present ideas to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and message. Presents results and summaries; adheres to reporting requirements; and contributes to writing reports. The position holder should have the ability to analyze, manipulate and evaluate information/data, including the use of software by utilizing word processing such as Microsoft Word and spreadsheet manipulations such as Microsoft Excel. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT: The Assistant Forester may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions: • Present frequent possibility of injury. • Require long hours in isolated settings. • Require physical exertion, outdoors, in all weather conditions and on difficult and sometimes hazardous terrain. • Require the ability to occasionally operate light to heavy machinery. • Require willingness to travel frequently and potential overnight stays. HOW TO APPLY: • Send completed resume and PD-107 to: jimmy.dodson@ncparks.gov • NC PD-107 can be found at: https://oshr.nc.gov/documents/nc-state-government-application-employment-pd-107 • For more information contact: Jimmy Dodson at 919-707-9330 (email preferred)
Contact Person
Jimmy Dodson
Contact Phone
919-707-9330
Contact eMail
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