Timber Sale Prep – Resource Assistant Chippewa National Forest – Walker, MN

Agency
The Corps Network
Location
Walker, MN
Job Category
Internships
Salary
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Start Date
10/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
09/24/2021
Website
https://corpsnetwork.org
Description
Timber Sale Prep - Resource Assistant Chippewa National Forest - Walker, MN Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you like getting your hands dirty and using power tools? Do you have an interest in forestry or silviculture? The Corps Network (TCN) is looking for a Resource Assistant to provide timber marker support to the timber marker crew at a national forest. This internship position will participate in timber sales, marking, records, etc. What is the Resource Assistants Program (RAP)? Particular attention will be given to ensure full representation of women and participants from historically Black, Hispanic, and Native American schools or other schools with diverse student populations. Resource assistants work under the supervision of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work that demonstrates leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication. Through collaboration, training, and mentorship Resource assistants gain the tools to launch their natural and cultural resource careers. Primary Responsibilities Include: Perform timber sale preparation duties including timber marking, timber cruising, timber sale layout, GPS traverse of sale units, interpretation and implementation of complex silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate timber for harvest. The incumbent will work independently or as a skilled member of a marking crew engaged in timber management primarily for forest health, longleaf restoration and wildlife habitat improvement. They may use a variety of hand and power tools, including GPS units, data records, and chainsaws. They will gather data and record information on timber volumes and conditions. Cleans, maintains, reconditions, and stores tools and equipment. May be assigned to other resource management activities such as recreation, fire, wildlife, or reforestation when not performing timber management duties. Qualifications and Skills: Associates degree (upon completion of internship); knowledge of forest practices and techniques. Knowledge of timber cruising, measuring tree diameters and heights, map reading, compass use, tree species identification, obvious defect recognition and determination, traversing, and the use of tools associated with timber cruising. Familiar with various standard cruise methods and sampling techniques. Knowledge of other resource areas, such as wildlife management or archeology to recognize situations that require specific protection measures. Driver’s License Required. Compensation and Benefits: Health insurance; Housing allowance To Apply: Submit your resume to programs@corpsnetwork.org. Please no phone calls. We will reach out to those who best meet the qualifications. About The Corps Network: The Corps Network, the national association of Service and Conservation Corps, provides leadership and support to over 130 Corps across the United States. Through advocacy and providing Corps access to funding opportunities and expert guidance, The Corps Network annually enables more than 25,000 Corpsmembers to strengthen communities, improve the environment and transform their lives through service. To learn more about The Corps Network, visit www.corpsnetwork.org
Qualifications
Qualifications and Skills: Associates degree (upon completion of internship); knowledge of forest practices and techniques. Knowledge of timber cruising, measuring tree diameters and heights, map reading, compass use, tree species identification, obvious defect recognition and determination, traversing, and the use of tools associated with timber cruising. Familiar with various standard cruise methods and sampling techniques. Knowledge of other resource areas, such as wildlife management or archeology to recognize situations that require specific protection measures. Driver’s License Required.
Contact Person
paula.hoff2@usda.gov
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