ACE EPIC SUFS (CA): Forestry Technician, Inyo National Forest,
White Mountain Ranger District
Summary:American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit
Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Inyo National Forest,
is seeking one Forestry Technician for 24 weeks. The Forestry
Technician will perform work assignments related to executing
timber cruises and sample surveys to develop resource information
and estimate quality and quantity of timber for purpose of
appraisal, sales administration, management planning, and logging
plans. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals
with a background in natural resources, environmental education, or
a closely related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing
their career goals and the stewardship goals of the United States
Start Date: June 7th
End Date: October 23rd
Location: Inyo National Forest, White Mountain Ranger District,
The Inyo National Forest is a large, complex forest,
encompassing about two million acres in
California and Nevada. It contains several natural features of
national and international interest. There are nine wilderness
areas and six research natural areas, as well as the Mono Basin
National Forest Scenic Area, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest,
and Mt. Whitney the tallest mountain in the contiguous United
States. Diverse geologic features, combined with the elevational
extremes and attendant wide range of climatic conditions, results
in tremendous floristic diversity on the Forest, with vegetation
communities ranging from desert scrub, sagebrush scrub, and pinyon
woodland, to Jeffrey pine, lodgepole pine, and alpine habitats.
Mammoth Lakes and Bishop are both premier locations for outdoor
recreation in California. These opportunities include backpacking,
fishing, hunting, hang gliding, cross-country skiing, downhill
skiing, cycling, mountain biking, photography, rock climbing, trail
running, off-highway vehicle exploration, and horseback riding.
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Living Allowance: The member should anticipate serving 40 hrs/wk
with potential for holidays and weekends. The Member will receive a
living allowance of $640/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed
Housing: Provided in Forest Service shared housing at no cost to
- Assists with preparing reports and maps regarding areas
- Assists in laying out sales in accordance with EAR and other
instructions. Brings to attention of responsible individual
situations where specific prescriptions do not fit ground
conditions. Independently marks trees using and adapting complex
marking rules in areas complicated by variations in type, species
composition, defect, site, age, class, etc.
- Assists higher level technicians with the preparation of timber
sale appraisals and contract packages.
- Prepares timber sale reports, describing resource and
topographic features and prepares timber sale maps.
- Assists with monitoring and inspecting timber sale operations
having conventional contract requirements and conditions.
- Assists with the preparation of written reports of sale
inspections and the follow up on deficiencies. Reports all findings
and provides documentation to sale administrator.
- Performs other multifunctional work as assigned such as
wildlife, TSI, reforestation and fire control duties.
Applicants for this position should be resourceful individuals
and/or field experience working in a recreation management
capacity. This position requires the balancing of critical analysis
with technical field expertise, along with the ability to work
directly with the public in sometimes difficult situations.
- First Aid/CPR Certification desired; training may be
- Experience and/or ability to learn the use of a GPS unit
- Working knowledge of forest practices and techniques, including
application of silvicultural prescriptions, aerial photographs,
maps, environmental analysis reports, and like guides in order to
independently select harvest timber in a variety of stand
- Knowledge of timber cruising. Working knowledge of measuring
tree diameters and heights, map reading, compass use, tree species
identification, obvious defect recognition and determination,
traversing, and the use of tools associated with timber cruising.
Familiar with various standard cruise methods and sampling
- Knowledge of regularly used timber cruise computer programs
including data collection, processing and the interpretation of
- Basic knowledge of technical specifications on contracts for
pre-commercial thinning, tree planting, and cone collection to
perform inspection of contracts.
- Basic knowledge of timber sale contract provisions.
- Knowledge of a wide variety of marking rules and techniques to
recognize appropriate situations for their use.
- Skill in the application of surveying and map-making techniques
and the use of related instruments.
- Knowledge and basic skills in oral and written communications
and math, to analyze field data, appraise products, and prepare
reports and records.
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or
without reasonable accommodation
- Proficient in English
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record
(documentation to be provided upon request)
- Ability to pass a federal criminal background check
- The member must be willing and able to represent ACE and the
Forest Service in a professional, positive and enthusiastic
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional
references using the APPLY NOW section, located in the upper right
hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/
Early consideration will be given as applications are received.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free
to contact the ACE USFS Recruitment Specialist Jack Hall
EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment
opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements,
American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and
local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every
location in which the company has facilities.