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Silviculturist Mississippi 5/10/2021 +
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Organization:U S Forest Service National Forests in Mississippi

Location:Ackerman or Oxford, Mississippi

Job Description:

The National Forests in Mississippi will soon be filling a GS-0460-11 Silviculturist 120-day detail/temporary promotion to be zoned for the Holly Springs and the Tombigbee Ranger Districts. This position will have a duty station of either: Ackerman, Mississippi or Oxford, Mississippi. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

Major duties of this position are to support the mission of the Forest Service through implementing the roads and facilities programs in support of all programs. Duties would include activities, such as:

  • Makes on-the-ground examinations and analyses of forest areas to determine which areas requires short- or long-range cultural treatment in terms of the total ecosystem. Provides advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and ongoing timber sale programs to prevent loss of timber productivity and damage to the environment.
  • Reviews and approves project plans for special administrative studies of silvicultural methods and techniques in planting, seeding, site preparation, timber stand improvement, and tree and shrub improvement projects.
  • Plans, coordinates, and administers the technical phases of forest area control of animals, insects, or diseases affecting reforestation and regeneration programs.
  • Serves as a full member of the unit management team and shares in setting unit goals and objectives and developing overall unit plans. Participates in preparation and review of environmental analysis reports and environmental impact statements.
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the timber stand improvement program; prescribes cutting practices based on an examination of stand conditions and esthetic or other resource requirements.
  • Inspects all phases of reforestation and stand improvement projects; appraises the degree of conformance with policies, procedures, and silvicultural plans; and recommends corrective action as required.
  • Reviews silviculture prescriptions to ensure that plans, treatment, and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range land management plans. Provides advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and ongoing timber sale programs to prevent loss of timber productivity and damage to the environment. Coordinates silvicultural needs with other resource specialists.
  • Maintains liaison with employees of Federal and State governments, local officials, and private organizations or landowners who are affected by, or have a shared interest in, the Forest land management practices and problems in the forest area; provides technical assistance on mutual reforestation problems.
  • Developing and maintaining GIS geodatabases and maps using Arc Pro, Arc Field Maps, Survey 123, and other ESRI products. Designing and producing map products and packages for field staff and other program needs. Organizing program data and maps to be stored on FS cloud servers. Syncing field data to cloud databases.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts training on silvicultural principles and practices, including planting and seeding procedures; ground and seedbed preparation techniques; timber stand improvement techniques, and the influence of various factors on the kind and timing of silvicultural treatment necessary and appropriate to achieve multiple-use land management objectives.
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • Supervision Less than 25%
  • Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish Forest Service multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives. Supports and participates in the Work Environment Continuous Improvement process. Ensures all communication - written, oral, visual, signed - is non-discriminatory and sensitive to all employees and publics. Creates a work environment which respects, appreciates, and accepts contributions and perspectives of all employees.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the position contact Caren Briscoe, 662-832-1558 or by email address: caren.briscoe@usda.gov


Apply By:5/17/2021


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Timber Management Assistant Mississippi 5/10/2021 +
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Organization:US Forest Service National Forests in Mississippi

Location:Oxford, Mississippi

Job Description:

The National Forests in Mississippi Forest is outreaching for a NTE 120-Day Detail/temporary promotion to serve as the Timber Management Assistant GS-0460-11 to be zoned for the Holly Springs and the Tombigbee Ranger Districts. This position has a duty station in Oxford, Mississippi. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

If you are interested in restoration, partnerships and working towards improving forest health and conditions, consider joining the National Forest of Mississippi as a Timber Management Assistant (TMA) / Forest Service Representative (FSR). The National Forest in Mississippi strives for nearly 250, 000 CCF each year. The Holly Springs/Tombigbee Districts goal is around 40,000+ CCF. Combine that with the very active prescribed fire program on the district and you have the perfect position to grow and develop your potential.

We are looking for individuals that possess:

  • The ability to lead others
  • Mentor qualities
  • Quality organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and adapt to an evolving program
  • Excellent timber management skills.
  • A professional working attitude and good communication skills.
  • Someone who respects, appreciates, and accepts the contributions and perspectives from others
  • Someone that is technically advanced in GIS, other ESRI products, mobile applications, forestry software, field devices, databases and other web-based systems used to keep the program up to speed and continuing to advance and moving forward

Major duties of this position are to support the mission of the Forest Service through implementing the timber program in support of forest and regional targets. Duties would include activities, such as:

  • Establishes timber sale program and production goals, setting priorities and laying out work schedules. Develops annual program of work, prepares project work plans, and develops long- and short-term budget needs. Documents work progress and accountability of the timber program activity. Reviews and appraises the forest area timber resources.
  • Oversees the timber sale preparation and determines staffing and equipment needs needed for the sales layout program; oversees cruising and marking of timber; determines sales volume; oversees preparation of timber sale reports and appraisals and prepares timber sale contracts. Provides for protection of water retention capacity of the soil and reestablishment of the forest growth to prevent or minimize soil erosion damage; adjusts cutting plans to include control measures necessary to prevent the spread of insects or disease and to salvage infested or infected timber.
  • Reviews and/or writes Environmental Assessment (EA)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) reports for considering all alternatives in the timber sale design. Reviews silvicultural prescriptions to ensure that plans, treatments, and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range timber management plan. Coordinates with other principal resource assistant to ensure integration of the timber management plan with other resources and activities.
  • Prepares and assembles appraisal packet with assistance from various specialists. Is accountable for the final accuracy of the appraisal packet. Coordinates and directs preparation of the timber sale contract and related documents, ensuring all coordinating requirements identified in the Environmental Assessment Reports (EAR) are included in the contracts.
  • Analyzes timber management operating plans; determines financial needs of the resource program and prepares recommendations for budgetary requirements of equipment, material, and personnel; documents work progress and accountability of the timber resource program activity.
  • Developing and maintaining GIS geodatabases and maps using Arc Pro, Arc Field Maps, Survey 123, and other ESRI products. Designing and producing map products and packages for field staff and other program needs. Organizing program data and maps to be stored on FS cloud servers. Syncing field data to cloud databases.
  • Supervisory and/or Managerial Responsibilities less than 25% This position leads a team of timber employees including 2 GS-9 Timber Sale Administrators, 1 GS-07 Lead Marker and 2 GS-06 timber markers.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

Interested applicants, or those desiring further information, should contact the supervisor listed below:
Caren Briscoe, District Ranger
662-832-1558
Caren.Briscoe@usda.gov
1000 Front Street, Oxford, MS 38655


Apply By:5/17/2021


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Student Service Contractor Louisiana 4/29/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:U.S. Geological Survey

Location:Lafayette, Louisiana

Job Description:

We anticipate hiring a student services contractor to assist with a remote sensing project to monitor waterfowl habitat and shorebird habitat on agricultural landscapes along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Alabama using satellite imagery. This student contract position is open to a recent graduate with a B.S. degree. The applicant must have graduated within the last year. This student services contractor will help with the following activities: (1) geospatial data compilation; (2) assess waterfowl and shorebird habitats via classification of satellite imagery; (3) data management; (4) geospatial data analysis; (5) figure and table preparation; and (6) verbal and written communication of results. The student services contractor will work under the guidance of Nicholas Enwright (https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/nicholas-enwright).

In order to be eligible, applicants must have the status listed above and be eligible to work in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. The applicant should have an interest and experience in remote sensing and geospatial analyses.

To apply for this position, please send the following information to Nicholas Enwright via email (enwrightn@usgs.gov):

  1. A cover letter explaining their interest in the position
  2. A resume or CV with references
  3. A sample geospatial-focused report or product, particularly one with remote sensing components (e.g., a class paper or writing assignment)

Please send this information in an attachment via email with the following subject line “Application: Student Research Opportunity.” A single attachment is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For questions, contact Nicholas Enwright (enwrightn@usgs.gov)

Statement of Work for Student Services Agreement

Project Description: The U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center supports remote sensing and GIS analyses for the Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV; gcjv.org). The GCJV is a bird habitat conservation partnership that spans the coastal portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The mission of the GCJV is to advance the conservation of important bird habitats within the GCJV region through biological planning, implementation of habitat conservation actions, and focused monitoring and evaluation of the planning and implementation process. This applicant will produce classifications of waterfowl and shorebird habitat on inland agricultural lands along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Alabama using satellite imagery. Results from this project directly support the focused monitoring objectives of the GCJV partnership. These data are used by the staff of the GCJV to support regional planning and/or evaluation of bird habitats within the region.

Types of Services Required: The candidate will work under the guidance of a Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to produce classifications of waterfowl and shorebird habitat on inland agricultural lands along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Alabama using satellite imagery. This student services contractor will help with various project activities including but not limited to: (1) inventorying and compiling satellite imagery and other geospatial data; (2) classification of Landsat satellite imagery; (3) geospatial data analysis; (4) data management; (5) data entry; (6) figure and table preparation; and (7) verbal and written communication of results.

Required Expertise/Skills: In order to be eligible, applicants must have graduated with a degree within the past year in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Sciences, Geology, or a related field. The applicant should have experience in the following areas: (1) geospatial data compilation; (2) remote sensing-based classifications; (3) data management; (4) geospatial data analysis; (5) figure and table preparation; and (6) verbal and written communication of results. Applicants should have experience with of Esri ArcGIS (version 10.X is preferred) and ERDAS IMAGINE and classification of satellite imagery.

Description of Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily in an office environment and includes long hours of working at a computer.

Compensation: $18.19 per hour

Principal Duty Station: The student services contractor will conduct their work at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Apply By:7/29/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Fisheries Technician - Seasonal California 3/19/2021 +
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Organization:Green Diamond Resource Company

Location:Korbel, California

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE:
Conduct fisheries monitoring and assessment in conjunction with the California Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Checks and maintains out-migrant traps for juvenile salmonids.
  • Assists in surveying long-term channel monitoring reaches.
  • Conducts snorkel and electrofishing surveys for juvenile salmonids.
  • Deploys and retrieves remote water temperature sensors.
  • Assists with watercourse surveys to support Timber Harvesting Plan development.
  • Maintains legible, accurate notes.
  • Enters field data in hand-held data collection devices and in a variety of computer databases.
  • Participates actively in the Company safety program.
  • Ensures proper care, upkeep, and maintenance of personal and group assigned equipment.

Required:

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated safe work habits.
  • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
  • Effective and productive communication skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly. Writes well, clearly and concisely. Is approachable and open to discussion.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times. Treats other with respect at all times. Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background or national origin. Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
  • Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritizes workload in order of importance. Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Learns, applies and retain new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. Views obstacles as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Desired:

  • Experience conducting electrofishing, snorkel surveys, or outmigrant trapping.
  • Experience using hand-held field data collectors and personal computers.
  • Good analytical skills including knowledge of statistical methods.
  • Experience driving 4 wheel drive pickups and all-terrain vehicles.
  • Experience navigating independently in a forest environment using maps and a global positioning system.

Required Education:

Required:

College course work in fisheries biology or related programs.


Apply By:6/19/2021

Email:https://www.greendiamond.com/


Posted By: Human Resources

Forest Operations Technician - Seasonal California 3/19/2021 +
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Organization:https://www.greendiamond.com/

Location:Korbel, California

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE

Conduct road assessment and maintenance monitoring in conjunction with the Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan and the programmatic road permits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Collects stream discharge measurements
  • Directs the monitoring of water drafting operations including communication to supervisor on permit compliance issues
  • Ensures primary contact for wildlife exclusion needs on all tanks on the property
  • Reads and analyzes topographic maps, LiDAR imagery and aerial photographs to effectively travel in a forest landscape.
  • Maintains legible, accurate notes.
  • Enters field data into spreadsheets and databases.
  • Participates actively in the Company safety program.
  • Ensures proper care, upkeep, and maintenance of personal and group assigned equipment.
  • Assist in other aspects of the AHCP roads monitoring program as needed, such as:
    • Conduct field inventories of stream crossings and other road related features.
    • Estimates relative sediment delivery potential from forest roads and associated structures.
    • Identify, describe and assist accurately to develop appropriate treatment prescriptions for road upgrading, decommissioning and maintenance activities.

Required:

  • Must have successfully completed college courses in hydrology, geology, watershed management, forestry or related programs. 
  • Must be able to successfully pass a qualifying course in ATV training.
  • Ability to work alone or in small groups without immediate supervision.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be an active and contributing participant in the company safety program.
  • Experience in road design, stream crossings, drainage systems, hydrologic influences on road networks, and erosion control and maintenance. 
  • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
  • Effective and productive communications skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly. Writes well, clearly and concisely. Is approachable and open to discussion.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times. Treats others with respect at all times. Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin. Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
  • Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritizes workload in order of importance. Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Demonstrated safe work habits.
  • Demonstrated use of basic field measurement tools (logger’s tape, clinometer, hand compass, hand level).
  • Demonstrated use of topographic maps and aerial photos in a forest landscape.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Desired:

  • Experience working locally (California North Coast) conducting watershed, geology or aquatic monitoring.
  • Curriculum focus for watershed processes
  • Experience collecting stream discharge measurements
  • Experience conducting cross-sectional analysis of road prisms and stream crossings.
  • Experience performing monitoring of road related mitigation activities in an industrial timberland setting.
  • Basic knowledge of type and limitations of road-related heavy equipment. 
  • Good analytical skills including knowledge of statistical methods.
  • Experience using hand-held field data collectors, GPSs and personal computers.
  • Experience using ESRI GIS software.
  • Experience driving 4-wheel drive pickups and ATV’s.

Required Education:

Required:
Must have successfully completed college courses in hydrology, geology, watershed management, forestry or related programs.


Apply By:6/19/2021

Email:https://www.greendiamond.com/


Posted By: Human Resources

Forestry Technician - Seasonal Oregon 3/19/2021 +
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Organization:Green Diamond Resource Company

Location:Klamath Falls, Oregon

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE

To provide high quality field assistance to District Foresters in the design and layout of harvest units for the development of Harvest Plans. Aids foresters in the field reconnaissance, flagging of road locations, stream protection zones, harvest boundaries and related forestry duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following is a list of general job responsibilities for the Forestry Technician position. This list is not all-inclusive and may be broadened or changed to meet changing business needs.

  • Under the guidance of the District Forester, the incumbent supports a wide variety of field layout tasks associated with the design of specific harvest units and the location and design of associated roads. Specific duties include:
  • Flag boundaries, stream protection zones, property lines, wildlife retention areas, wildlife key habitat features (green trees, snags, ponds, seeps etc.), tree marking, and stream classification.
  • Performs field reconnaissance and describes the conditions and potential constraints and problems to the responsible District Forester who can provide further guidance and resolution to field layout design.
  • Documents and records the technical information related to each Harvest Plan in a concise and accurate manner.
  • Interacts daily with District Foresters as well as other Forestry Technicians. The incumbent will be working with these department representatives and representatives in the Harvesting and Inventory GIS departments.
  • Provides informational documentation and explanation of details of field layout.
  • Assists in miscellaneous forestry functions, such as burning, tree planting, and firefighting.
  • Participates actively in Company safety program.
  • May be assigned to other forestry-associated tasks as needed; these tasks may include but are not limited to prescribed burning, wildlife or stream assessment projects, and contract logging administration under District Forester guidance.
  • Conducts stocking surveys and other plantation monitoring activities according to state compliance standards and/or Company standards.
  • Helps identify and flag units to receive Intensive Forest Management (gopher baiting, pre-commercial thinning, etc.) treatments.
  • Maintains legible, accurate, detailed records and writes technical reports.
  • Updates forestry databases with a high level of accuracy.
  • Produces accurate, comprehensive and clear maps using ArcMap and other GIS mapping programs.
  • Performs routine maintenance on the Company’s fire equipment.
  • Monitors contractors performing tree planting, herbicide application, fuel reduction, biomass harvesting, and thinning projects.
  • Performs field reconnaissance and then describes the conditions and potential constraints and problems to the District Forester who can provide further guidance and resolution to field prescriptions. Responds to wildfire incidents as initial attack and assist with Emergency Medical Service coordination as needed.
  • Assists in maintaining equipment, etc., as needed.
  • Assists other Foresters with Harvesting Plan preparation and road layout as directed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other departments and meet the needs of those departments while maintaining a high level of productivity. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Required:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge of how to apply road and harvesting design principles during field layout.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be proficient in the use of forestry equipment, including GPS.
  • Must be an active and contributing participant in the Forestry Departments Safety program.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate with the aid of a map, compass and aerial photo interpretation.
  • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
  • Effective and productive communications skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly. Writes well, clearly and concisely. Is approachable and open to discussion.
  • Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritizes workload in order of importance. Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Ability to learn and administer operational guidelines and State Forest Practice Rules.
  • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.

Desired:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management or related field.
  • Previous field layout experience related to forestry.
  • Knowledge of harvesting systems and road layout skills.
  • Working knowledge of the Oregon Forest Practice rules and the application.
  • Working knowledge of logging systems, equipment operation, and field layout experience.  

Required Education:

Required:
Coursework in Forestry, Natural Resources or closely related fields or equivalent work experience.


Apply By:6/19/2021

Email:https://www.greendiamond.com/


Posted By: Human Resources