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Forestry Tech Seasonal Job Announcement

Position Title: Forestry Technician, Clark County Public Works, Parks & Lands Division, Forestry Program


The Organization: The Forestry Program manages forested property owned by Clark County and administers the Forest Practices Ordinance.


Position Purpose: Clark County is recruiting for a seasonal position in its Forestry Program that will focus on assisting the County Forester with sustainable forest management activities and forest practices permitting and monitoring.


Duties and Responsibilities: Forestry Technician duties may include:


· Forest Practice Permitting

o The Technician will travel independently to various assigned properties throughout Clark County to collect forest inventory information. Collecting forest inventory information will mostly consist of taking measurements and photos of trees using an iPad device in various places (plots) on each property.

o Specific tasks will include traveling to property sites; correspondence with client landowners; collection of forest inventory information using a smartphone device on all assigned plots; and regular communication with the County Forester.

· Timber Management

o Assist with forest measurement, inventory, cruising of timber, clearing survey sight lines.

o Assist with road inventory (GPS culverts, type of road, condition of road, etc.).

o Assist with layout of boundary area and proposed roads of logging units.

o Assist with timber sale layout/tree marking for timber harvest.

o Assist with determining age classes and calculating site index of stand types.


Hours and Compensation: Days of employment are Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, performed from the May 1ST – October 31ST; Position will not exceed 1,040 hours. Pay rate for this seasonal job is $27.99/hour.


Desired Skills and Qualifications: Skills and qualifications desired include completion or active pursuit of a forest management or related degree at an accredited university; technical writing and report preparation; dependability; flexibility; strong communication and teamwork skills; ability to work independently and take initiative; ability to take direction; ability to lift 25 pounds. Intern must have a valid driver’s license.


Safety Considerations: This position will require working in an outdoor setting, in varied weather conditions, often walking on lands of varied terrain.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume by email to kevin.tyler@clark.wa.gov. Position is open until filled. Positions will be hired through 22nd Century Technologies as a temporary employee: https://www.tscti.com/

Questions? Contact Kevin Tyler at 564-397-1656 or kevin.tyler@clark.wa.gov