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25 May 2022

Full-Time Forest Technician

Colorado State University – Posted by ryan@jobelephant.com Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, United States

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Job Description

Forest Technician

POSITION

Six forestry seasonal/internship positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. This is a seasonal position with an expected potential start date would be as soon as possible.

ORGANIZATION

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU. CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DOD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit https://apptrkr.com/3099223/.

LOCATION

Fort A.P. Hill encompasses 76,000 acres in Caroline County, Virginia and provides military training in explosives, combat, navigation and orienteering, demolition, engineering, parachuting, equipment drops, weapons use and other requirements. In compliance with Army Regulation 200-1, Environmental Protection and Enhancement and the installation Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP), Fort A.P. Hill manages its wildlife resources to provide and maintain exceptional wildlife health and ecosystems and to provide recreational opportunities with hunting, trapping and fishing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The primary responsibility is to contribute to the collection of the annual forest inventory covering just over 4,100 acres. Data will include forest species composition, forest health, stem density, tree age and size.
  • Individuals will be required to work outdoors using GPS navigation and enter data electronically on field data recorders.
  • Candidates are expected to stay on task in order to contribute to the required amount of survey plots during the summer survey window.
  • Technicians may conduct other forestry related tasks as needed such as timber sale area preparation and minor equipment maintenance. Examples include wetland delineation, boundary installation, skidtrail and logdeck layout, and timber marking.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have or are pursuing a degree in natural resource management, forestry, wildlife management/biology, or closely related field.
  • Experience conducting detailed forest inventory.
  • Experience utilizing the following tools; compass, logger’s diameter tape, laser rangefinder/hypsometer, GPS/digital data collector, tree increment borer.
  • Experience identifying a wide variety of eastern Virginia’s woody species at all life stages.
  • A willingness to work in outdoors in adverse weather conditions with a variety of common outdoor hazards including tripping, rough terrain, dense vegetation, stinging insects, venomous snakes, ticks, or poisonous plants.
  • Experience working on a military installation is preferred but not required.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

SALARY

$15-20 per hour based on experience. The position is 40 hours per week until fall 2022.

APPLICATION

Prospective candidates should send application materials to mindy.clarke@colostate.edu by June 15, 2022 for full consideration. Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1) Statement of Qualifications (cover letter addressing each minimum and desirable criterion in announcement)

2) CV (resume)

3) References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, CSU has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site at: https://covid.colostate.edu/.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/02/benefits-summary-hourly.pdf

How to Apply

Prospective candidates should send application materials to mindy.clarke@colostate.edu by June 15, 2022 for full consideration. Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
  1. Statement of Qualifications (cover letter addressing each minimum and desirable criterion in announcement)
  2. CV (resume)
  3. References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)
Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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