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Forester/Forest Technician

Deadline:
Employer:
Chestnut Ridge Forestry
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Part Time
Location:
Regional/Multiple
Location Detail:
Arkansas, Texas, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, Colorado, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania.
Job Description:

Job Description: Foresters/Forest technicians will be conducting Timber Marking and Common Stand Exams (CSE) on National Forests in the Southwest and Southern States and throughout the lower 48.

THIS JOB NOTICE IS MAINLY TO FILL 3-5 FULL-TIME POSITIONS and 5-7 2017 SUMMER TEMP POSITIONS ON THE NATIONAL FORESTS IN ARKANSAS (OUACHITA AND OZARK), ARIZONA (KAIBAB, TONTO, APACHE-SITGREAVES) MAINLY CONDUCTING ALL ASPECTS OF SALE LAYOUT, MARKING TO PRESCRIPTION AND CRUISING (BUT SOME CSE WORK AS WELL). WE EXPECT TO HAVE A LARGE # OF TEXAS NFs CSE PLOTS STARTING IN SUMMER 2017 AS WELL. WE ANTICIPATE MOST OF THESE POSITIONS WILL BE EMPLOYEE POSITIONS, BUT CONSULTANTS & SUBCONTRACTORS ARE WELCOME AS WELL. THESE SOUTHERN POSITIONS (MARKING AND CSEs) WE HOPE TO FILL AND START WORKING IN EARLY-MID JANUARY. THE ARIZONA TIMBER MARKING WILL START IN APRIL WITH SUMMER TEMPS STARTING IN MID MAY.

We’re always hiring Nationwide for professional forestry contracts and specifically Regions 2,3,8,9 Common Stand Exams (CSE) Throughout the Rocky Mountains, South and Lake States. We presently have contracts running in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Georgia, though almost anywhere in the lower 48 could be a future inventory with additional upcoming 2017 work expected in PA, ID, AL, TX and maybe AK. Winter months are spent in the southern states marking timber & CSEs.

** The timber marking/cruising jobs in Arkansas (also MS, GA, AL) will entail “all aspects” of sale layout, marking and cruising. These Ozark and Ouachita NF (AR) marking jobs will still require travel in the state, but should have 1-3 months on a specific contract/work area for setting up housing. Likely Arkansas towns where these contracts will be based out of are Mtn Home and Clarksville on the Ozark NF and Waldron, Mt. Ida, Mena and Danville on the Ouachita NF. These marking contracts require foresters/techs to learn all aspects of timber sales as conducted by the US Forest Service (we’ll train you). Then you’ll be expected to work at a high rate of production, along this line we’re looking for the best and brightest with the drive to produce.

On our 2017 Arizona NFs (Kaibab, Tonto, Apache-Sitgreaves, 4FRI) marking contracts, you’ll be conducting marking to prescription without cruising. Arizona will be where the bulk of our Summer temps will be working.

Chestnut Ridge Forestry is a private forestry consultant with 32+ years of Federal contracting experience on over 50 National Forests in 36 states. We’ve also had a number of large CFI re-measures and Stand Exams with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Dept. of Defense. For anyone interested in future Forest Service/BIA positions, these are the jobs for you. We also expect to pick-up FIA re-measure and initial install contracts in a # of states. For experienced FIA examiners, you can expect to make $1,750-$2,500 weekly & join our elite group of FIA/CFI foresters.

 

The heart of our outfit is our core of employees, subcontractors and consultants who travel the country, working in 2-4 states yearly. They make approximately $40,000-$80,000 working 6-10 months yearly. These jobs allow our Subs/Consultants to set their own schedules and though it is a pretty laid back environment (little supervision after training), you’ll still need to help maintain CRFs production schedules. These are great opportunities for start-up consultants to have a solid income while gaining experience and building a base of clients when not working our contracts. I’ll mention that some of these Arkansas positions are year round positions in Arkansas, though you’ll have the opportunity to travel nationwide.

 

All foresters/techs must supply their own transportation and housing (camping or rental) and will normally work as a one person field crew. All subcontractors will need to supply their own forestry equipment. For both CSEs and timber marking contracts, we supply all high end equipment (Trimble GPSs, PDRs and Paint guns) we also supply all equipment for employees. Although each examiner (CSE) will be working independently on a compartment/packet, there will be 3-5 people assigned to each Forest/District & often camping/renting together. On timber marking contracts, you’ll normally work in a 2-6 person crew.

Qualifications:

Full Time Examiners (Employees & Subs) must have successfully completed a 4-year or 2-year curriculum in forestry (1 season and or relevant field experience preferred). Summer temp positions will be filled with 2nd and 3rd year forestry students We are extremely hot to fill 3 to 6 Full-Time Timber Marking/CSE positions as well as 5-7 Summer temp positions on the Arizona and Arkansas National Forests. These are normally traveling jobs with most foresters working 3+ states per year, though with this job notice we have a # of opportunities for employees and subcontractors who are only available in specific areas with-in a 100-200 mile radius (AR, TX, AZ). Experienced Employees and Subcontractors/Consultants will have hiring preferences. We expect to fill most of these positions with December 2016 and May 2017 Grads and 2nd & 3rd year forestry students.

Miscellaneous:

Work Period: Full/Part-time positions starting in early January and mid-May (May grads). (Though Hiring Year Round). Summer temps: mid May-mid August.

Salary:
Employee wage and cash fringe benefits for full-timers starting at $25.00/hour, Summer temp positions 2017 Wage and Cash Fringe benefit will be $20.00/hour (some jobs higher hourly $) and we expect that summer temps be available for a minimum of 10 weeks and we’d prefer 12 weeks. Qualified Subcontractors/Consultants (forestry degree and 1 year experience) $40.00-$50.00/hour. (The third full week after training, most subcontractors average in the $1,600-$2,000+/week range). Full-time Employees will be allowed overtime, as well as production bonuses (should average an additional $5-$15/hour). Summer temps once up to production will be allowed overtime. Summer temps who complete a successful productive summer with us will be offered full time positions upon graduating. All marking contracts require people to be in excellent physical shape, since you’ll spend your days with a 25 lb panama paint gun walking some difficult terrain. If your out of shape let us know, our CSE jobs may fit you better.
How to Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter and availability dates to the above New Mexico address or preferably email to mountain_man575@yahoo.com.