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This position is split basically 60/40 seasonally between wildlife technician and forestry technician (silviculture) duties. In the spring and summer (approximately March through October) the incumbent will primarily be a member of the northern spotted owl (NSO) survey team conducting NSO surveys and will help the crew leader train and coordinate the crew, as well as other wildlife duties. In the autumn and winter months (November through February) the incumbent will provide silvicultural support, primarily planning, stocking surveys, layout and administering tree planting and pre-commercial thinning contracts and other duties to support the silvicultural work group. The selectee will collect and manage data in the field to support the biologist and silviculturist. The incumbent should expect and be capable of: working alone at night in the field, working in steep, brushy terrain during the day, using a compass and GPS to navigate safely while hiking and driving, and operate a 4x4 motor vehicle on both highways and logging roads. Work conditions will include exposure to inclement weather, stinging insects, poison oak, and wild animals.
Physical Demands: Work requires some physical exertion such as bending and walking in terrain that is rough, rocky, mountainous and densely vegetated. Required to lift and carry equipment necessary to efficiently perform the work of the position, and to provide for personal comfort and safety. This can include tools, personal protective equipment, food and water for extended periods of work away from vehicles.
Work Environment: Office work is performed in an adequately lighted, ventilated, cooled and heated area. During fieldwork incumbent is subject to cuts and bruises, extreme and adverse weather conditions, and injuries and discomforts from pests and animals. Employee will adhere to all safety rules.
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