Forestry Technician Sierra Nevada, California (April Start)

Subject: Forestry Technician Sierra Nevada, California (April Start)

The Bisbing Lab & the Adaptive Management Experiment (AMEX) is seeking an additional Forestry Technician to assist in the early spring seedling planting endeavor and then continue on into a field season.  The Forestry Technician will support silvicultural operations as part of the experimental treatment and reforestation initiatives, including planting and site preparation. Duties will primarily include, but are not limited to: marking timber, site preparation, hand piling, felling hazard trees, and planting seedlings.  Housing on-site is provided as is a field vehicle for on-site work. Non-traditional housing may be necessary at some locations (camping, trailer, etc.).

Preferred candidates will have previous experience working in mountainous field conditions, chainsaw use and/or sawyer qualifications, cruising and marking skills, experience or interest in planting seedlings, and the ability to work well with others for long hours under strenuous field conditions.  Technicians should be capable of hiking long distances with a heavy pack, have the ability to work under inclement weather conditions, have experience driving a 4wd truck, hold a valid driver’s license, and be able to work collegially as part of a research team in remote environments. Field work will involve driving on backcountry dirt roads and hiking and navigating off- trail. After seedling planting, the field season will run for 16 consecutive weeks from early June (dependent upon snowpack) through the end of September. Pay is $17/hr for technician positions.

Additionally, any candidates interested in only aiding in planting across the Sierras (approximately April-May) may apply.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Alexis Graves at:

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