Title: Forestry Technician
Reports To: Forester - Brett Winterowd or Phil Anderson
FLSA Status: nonexempt
Assist Foresters with completion of field work in relation to forest management activities by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
5% Prepare maps of forest and non forest areas.
60% Complete field measurements for timber inventories, stump inventories, and
5% Prepare timber sales in accordance with Foresters directions including timber sale boundaries and designating timber for cutting.
5% Calculate timber inventories from field measurements.
2% Inspect logging operations for compliance with contracts, purchase agreements, and forest practices rules and regulations.
13% Prepare field reports.
5% Compile results of inventories and field reports for management plans and other client reports.
5% Perform the functions and duties as a Project Leader as necessary.
Occasionally supervise 0 to 5 employees in the Forestry Division. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assist with training employees; planning work for assigned projects; and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and/or an Associate Degree (A.A) in Forestry or related field; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.\par
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry-out instructions that are provided in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid drivers’ license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The performance standards described here are representative of those requirements an employee must successfully complete to meet expectations in their performance review.
Customer Satisfaction (feedback)
Time management, projects completed on time
Efficiency, scheduling, use of resources
Attendance, compliance with company policy
Meeting Performance Review Goals and Expectations
There is a three-month probationary training period broken into three parts:
A) Task specific training under direct supervision of a Forester.
B) Individual’s progress with supervisor actively assisting as needed and routinely reviewing accomplishments.
C) Individual’s progress with supervisor assisting as needed and periodically reviewing accomplishments.
Please send a completed Application Form, resume, and cover letter to:
Attn: Maurice Williamson
270 S. Main
(800) 435-9339 or (509)684-8550
Fax: (509) 684-2008
Email: MWCF attn: Forestry
* Application Forms are available from our web page or directly from our office.
* Email, Fax, or "Snail Mail" are acceptable.
Be sure to include dates of availability and state that you are seeking employment.
* We are an equal opportunity employer.