IFM Forestry Technician (Technologists & Technicians)

Full Time

  Green Diamond Resource Company

  Orick, California, United States

IFM Forestry Technician (Orick, CA)

POSITION PURPOSE

Assists with stocking surveys and other data collection efforts to ensure young stands meet stocking requirements and are maintained in a free to grow condition.  Monitors the work of contractors performing various reforestation, thinning, and biomass harvesting tasks. Assists with tasks related to Green Diamond Resource Company’s hazard abatement (prescribed burning) program such as checking fire lines, maintaining fire equipment, and ignition and suppression of controlled burns, and biomass harvest operations. Assists with production of project maps and record keeping. Assists with reforestation research projects.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Conducts stocking surveys and other plantation monitoring activities according to state compliance standards and/or Company standards.
  • Helps identify and flag units to receive Intensive Forest Management (IFM) treatments.
  • Maintains legible, accurate, detailed records and writes technical reports.
  • Updates forestry databases with a high level of accuracy.
  • Produces maps using GIS mapping programs that are accurate, comprehensive and clear.
  • Performs routine maintenance on the Company’s fire equipment.
  • Assists in ignition and monitoring of controlled burns.
  • Monitors contractors performing tree planting, herbicide application, fuel reduction, biomass harvesting and thinning projects.
  • Performs field reconnaissance and then describes the conditions and potential constraints and problems to the Chief Forester who can provide further guidance and resolution to field prescriptions.
  • Assists in other forestry functions as directed.
  • Participates actively in the Company’s safety programs.
  • Responds to wildfire incidents as initial attack, and assist with Emergency Medical Service coordination as needed.
  • Assists the IFM department in miscellaneous forestry functions, safety program, equipment maintenance, etc., as needed.
  • Assists other Foresters with Timber Harvesting Plan preparation and road layout as directed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Must have successfully completed college forestry courses such as dendrology, ecology, silviculture, and mensuration or two years equivalent forestry experience.
  • Must have valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a qualifying course in ATV training.
  • Excellent observational skills including visual and audio, in order to gather and document accurate resource data.
  • Ability to negotiate through rough topography, accurately interpret maps, and understand how to apply reforestation techniques and silvicultural principles.
  • Must be able to take responsibility for the quality of his/hers work products as well as his/ hers own personal safe behaviors.
  • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
  • Effective and productive communications skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly.  Writes well, clearly and concisely.  Is approachable and open to discussion.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times.  Treats others with respect at all times.  Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin.  Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
  • Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others.  Organized and proactively manages environment.  Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities.  Prioritizes workload in order of importance.  Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information.  Creative in solving problems.  Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. 

DESIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or related field.
  • Previous reforestation experience.
  • Knowledge of tree planting techniques and stock types.
  • Knowledge of redwood silviculture.
  • Formal training or coursework in GIS with demonstrated ability to use GIS software.
  • Knowledge of Forest Practice Rules and interest in obtaining RPF license.
  • Fluent in Spanish.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • This position is located in Korbel, CA and Klamath, CA.
  • Works primarily (90%+) of the time in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.
  • Ability to orient, climb, and traverse steep rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in in sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 70 pounds repeatedly.
  • Must have the ability to see distance and detail with accuracy.
  • Must have ability to work independently and without immediate supervision in remote areas
  • Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
  • Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
  • Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.
  • Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.
  • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with GDRCo.
  • This position may be exposed to pesticides.
  • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 3.

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This is a full time job with an excellent compensation package included.


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