The Forestry Tech's major duties will include:
- Prescribed fire preparation – construct firelines with hand tools, fall trees that threaten the fireline (S212 required
- for sawyers) or assist FWS sawyer by swamping down trees, operate ATV/UTV (USFWS training required prior to
- Prescribed fire implementation – serve as Firefighter Type 2 with FWS fire crew to ignite and hold prescribed fires.
- Ignition may be either interior or exterior. Holding will be by foot, ATV/UTV, or engine. NOTE – ability to earn
- firefighter type 2 certification is required. This certification requires passing the arduous pack test, i.e. carrying a 45
- pound pack three miles in 45 minutes or less. Crew will participate in weekly physical fitness training to maintain
- fitness level throughout burn season.
- Red-cockaded woodpecker monitoring – verify RCW breeding season productivity using peeper camera and
- climbing ladders. Assist with chick banding.
- Forest inventory – measure trees, fuels and ground cover on permanent monitoring plots. Background in
- dendrology and/or botany is helpful.
- Assist with hunter check stations and collection of biological information during managed deer hunts.
- Exotic plant control. This includes herbicide application. NOTE – the intern will not use restricted use herbicides,
- and they will work under a refuge employee’s certified applicator’s license.
- Other duties include timber marking, quail, butterfly and other wildlife monitoring, boundary line, and trail and other
- public use area maintenance.
- $1,100 one-time travel allowance (personal vehicle is required).
- $300 / week living allowance
- Shared housing provided on site
- Eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the position.
- Training may include: Wildland Firefighter (S-190, Intro to Wildland, S-130, Firefighter Training, ICS 100, Intro to the Incident Command System); S-212, Wildland Fire Chainsaws; CPR/First Aid; USFWS ATV/UTV operation; defensive driving; other on-the-job training.
Position ID: PO-00735562
Expected Dates: January 8, 2024 - August 18, 2024
718 Juliette Road
Round Oak, GA 31038
Training Provided: Wildland Firefighter (S-190, Intro to Wildland, S-130, Firefighter Training, ICS 100, Intro to the Incident Command System); S-212, Wildland Fire Chainsaws (possible, not definite); CPR/First Aid; USFWS ATV/UTV operation; defensive driving.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Possible involvement in environmental education and outreach. There are many opportunities to explore historical, cultural, and other natural resource sites within a 60 mile radius of the refuge.
Handicap Accessible?: No
Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Required
It's not for work; instead, it's because the closest town - and the grocery store - is 20 miles each way.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member
Housing is a three bedroom house with full kitchen located on refuge. It is located within the refuge maintenance
complex which includes other gov't housing for staff and volunteers.
US Citizenship: Yes