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Forest Technician

Deadline:
Employer:
Wildwood Consulting
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
North Carolina
Location Detail:
Asheville
Job Description:

Wildwood Consulting is looking to fill a forest technician position that will provide a real-world, hands-on experience in consulting forestry. This is an entry level position with opportunity for advancement within the company. The selected applicant will gain experience in the field and understand the realities of implementing the decisions made in a landowner’s management plan. This is a fieldwork-heavy position. Work includes treating invasive species, managing wildlife habitat, preparation & conducting of prescribed burns, cruising timber, delineation of timber sale & property boundaries, assisting in data collection for forest management plans, and monitoring logging operations. Wildwood Consulting serves forest landowners within typically a 100-mile radius of Asheville.

Qualifications:

Required:

- Knowledge of native and non-native forest species for this region

- Degree in forestry or closely related field

- Two work references

- Driver’s License

- Ability to lift 40 lbs.

- Ability to work long days in inclement weather and rough terrain

 

Preferred:

- NC, SC, or TN Pesticide Applicators License

- USFS Saw Card

- Ability to diagnose and repair tools, small engines, vehicles

- Certified Burner

- Previous experience in forestry field (timber cruising, management

planning, boundary marking, felling trees, burning)

- Experience towing trailers and operating UTV’s

Miscellaneous:

Wildwood Consulting, PLLC is a leading consulting forestry company for landowners in the southern Appalachians and piedmont, with over 85,000 acres under management. Our clients are provided with an in-house field team to carry out their management plan, whether their objectives are income from timber sales, habitat management for hunting and wildlife viewing, or simply stewarding their forestland towards future productivity. Since 1999, we’ve worked to develop relationships with clients, NGO’s, state, and federal agencies to get good work done. Our main priority is always achieving our clients' goals. With their objectives in mind, we recommend and execute forest management planning, timber sale marking, marketing, & monitoring, watershed protection, and silvicultural treatments.

Salary:
$16/hour
How to Apply:

Please email Mary-Vann Johnston at maryvann@wildwoodconsultingllc.com to apply. Be sure to include your resume and a formal or informal transcript. Applicants will be contacted for a more formal introduction and interview. Applications accepted until the position has been filled.

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