Two seasonal/full-time positions in our Louisville office are available. These positions will start immediately and last until March 2019 with the possibility for extension. Responsibilities of the Forestry/Restoration Technician will be to implement field practices related to: reforestation of disturbed lands, installation of native grassland and savannah habitats, invasive/exotic species control, timber stand improvement, targeted wildlife habitat restoration, fire science, pest infestation treatments (HWA/EAB), and other related disciplines.
This position will require an understanding and the willingness to learn of the safe and proper use of restoration equipment, vegetation chemical/physical control treatments, and agriculture‐type equipment and implements. Pesticide applicators licenses will be required upon selection for this position. The successful applicant will be expected to follow direction from team leaders and other professional staff, operate habitat restoration equipment and implements, maintain professional appearance and demeanor, conduct themselves safely in the presence of heavy equipment and hand tools, show initiative to learn, and conduct inspections and regular maintenance on a variety of company‐owned mechanical equipment. Opportunities will exist to assist other professionals within our office on several biological, restoration, and engineering field study needs across the eastern
o Bachelors or Associates degree (or actively working towards) in ecology, forestry, agriculture, natural resources, environmental science, or similar disciplines.
1+ years of documented work experience relating to the specific duties listed above with the required knowledge and skill to accurately identify native and non-native woody plants common to Kentucky woodlands.
o Strong communication and team cooperation abilities.
o Must be able to successfully obtain state pesticide applicator’s licenses.
o Physical ability to perform duties in the field under strenuous and adverse conditions.
o Applicant must possess a valid driver's license and may be required to pass drug and/or alcohol tests as needed.
Send a cover letter and resume/CV including a minimum of three employment references (name and contact info) to
Logan Nutt, Forester