Summer Forestry Technician
Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (The Forest Society) is one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most successful state-based land conservation and forestry organizations. A full-time staff of 40 administers programs in land protection, conservation education, environmental advocacy, and sustainable forest resource management. Reservation Stewardship staff currently oversees the management of 195 properties totaling over 58,000 acres, located in 105 NH communities.
The Forest Society is currently seeking two full-time, temporary, 12-week summer forestry technicians. This position provides field support for the Forest Society’s Forestry department during the busy summer field season. Work is primarily outdoors, and includes regular monitoring and stewardship tasks on Forest Society reservations. This position works both independently on field assignments, as well as on group tasks with Forest Society staff and volunteers.
If interested, email a resume, cover letter and references to Sarah Alsamaraee, Forestry & Stewardship Administrative Coordinator at email@example.com by April 3rd, 2023.
The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
No phone calls please.
Summer Forestry Technician
Hourly Rate: $19/hour
Job Responsibilities (may include some to all of the following):
- Perform annual boundary line maintenance (60 miles)
- Perform post-harvest surveys to measure regeneration, snags and downed woody debris
- Assist with timber stand improvement projects
- Engage in everyday stewardship activities, which could include trail work, recreation management, property maintenance, or other needs identified by Forest Society Reservation Stewardship staff
- Assist staff and volunteers with running workdays and trainings, including Monadnock Trails Week
- Monitor Reservations or Easements as part of our Land Trust annual monitoring responsibilities
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
- Ability to work long hours in rough conditions including heat, rain, bugs and rugged terrain
- Ability to perform physically demanding tasks and be proficient with hand tools (axe training a plus)
- Ability to work alone and navigate to remote locations throughout NH with maps, compass and GPS
- Experience in natural resources field data collection and familiarity with forestry field tools (clinometer, Biltmore stick, d-tape, data collectors)
- Ability to identify common NH tree and species
- Ability to use a chainsaw & other power tools/equipment (brush saw, cordless drill) is helpful but not required
- Ability to use ESRI ArcGIS 9/10 software (helpful) and phone applications such as Avenza and Gaia
- Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, vehicle insurance, a cell phone and ability to travel throughout New Hampshire
- Outdoor skills and savvy
- Ability to do an occasional overnight or weekend
- Hourly Wages ($19.00/hour)
- Workers Compensation Insurance
- Mileage reimbursement at the current federal mileage rate for use of a personal vehicle
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Forest Society is an equity-based employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or and other protected status as required by applicable law.