Forestry Technician

Expected Dates
January 7, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Site
The Nature Conservancy Georgia
Position ID
PO-00727306
 The Forestry Technician supports federal and state work teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of forestry management plans. The Technician helps maintain areas frequented by the visiting public, removes exotic species and/or monitors and researches species, maintains tools and equipment, operates heavy machinery, and supports the active restoration of key forests associated with longleaf pine habitat.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
  • May support work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers covering a wide geographic area.
  • Networks with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, and the general public to support the conservation and restoration goals for the Conservancy and our partners. 
  • May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; may make some independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context. 
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  •  BA/BS degree in forestry field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with natural systems.                   
  • Experience in ecological land management principles.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.                                         
 
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
  • 1 – 2 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Ability to recognize Southeast coastal plain plant and animal species necessary for management activities.
  • Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in forestry, land management and natural resource preservation/conservation or similar field, especially in the Southeast.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers). 
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.


Tag: SCA1957

  • Coastal Georgia
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
degree minor or extensive experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Chain Saw Skills
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Plant Identification
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent without supervision