Forestry & Invasives Species Technician – Bradford, VT

Forestry & Invasives Species Technician
Redstart Natural Resource Management
Bradford, VT

Redstart seeks candidates that have strong forestry and invasive species interests, and who wish to
learn other skills and be part of a diverse, flexible team. Redstart is committed to the growth and
development of its employees, and we seek to integrate educational opportunities into the schedule
on a regular basis. Our staff foresters have all begun as technicians because it is an excellent way to
gain experience.
We find that we are most fulfilled when the work varies, which happens naturally with each season.
In the summer and fall, technicians will join a crew of 2-4 other members with a primary
responsibility to treat non-native, terrestrial invasive plants in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Technicians must be able to successfully identify and treat common non-native, terrestrial invasive
plants. Treatments commonly consist of selective herbicide application (including foliar backpack
spraying and cut stump treatments), though some manual treatment methods (pulling, mowing) may
also be used. Technicians will be working on privately-owned properties, as well as lands owned and
managed by state or federal agencies, towns, and non-profit organizations. The winter months
consist of timber inventory and plan development, harvest tree marking, boundary line painting,
apple pruning, and timber stand improvement using a chainsaw. In spring, habitat restoration and
improvement projects (ex. native tree plantings), and wildlife/forest habitat improvements projects
(ex. wildlife patch cuts) become more common. In each season, Redstart keeps the work diverse so
that employees are always learning and growing their capabilities and careers; the summer and fall
season will include some elements of the winter and spring work to accomplish these goals.

Desired Qualifications:
• A degree (completed or planned) and/or strong interest in the natural sciences including
environmental science, forestry, or related area
• Strong work ethic and communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a crew
• Prior knowledge/identification skills of non-native plants – some on site learning expected
• Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation (mileage will be paid if vehicle is used for
company projects)
• Basic GIS and GPS skills
• Working cell phone
• Willingness to become a certified pesticide applicator in the State of Vermont
• Chainsaw safety (Game of Logging levels 1-2 preferred) and/or prior experience using a chainsaw

Terms of Employment:
• Full-time, approximately 40 hours/week, with an opportunity for overtime.
• $13-14/hour depending on experience, with advancement based on performance.
• There is some flexibly on the duration of the position and when the work will start.
• Basic housing may be available.

About Redstart, Inc.:
Redstart is a small diversified natural resource consulting and contracting company focused on
assisting people, organizations, and communities address natural resource issues. We strive to
balance the needs of people with the need to maintain and enhance the ecological integrity of our
forests, fields, and waters. Our services include forest management, invasive plant treatment and
ecosystem restoration, stream and culvert assessment, and community land conservation. Our
1,000 non-industrial forest management clients collectively own 110,000 acres, and other clients
include federal, state, and town government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Redstart is
based in Corinth, Vermont and is made up of 8 full-time employees with additional summer staffing.
Redstart’s web site is

Additional Information:

Contact Name: Ben Machin
Contact Email:

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