Seasonal Forestry Assistant – Pittsfield, MA

Seasonal Forestry Assistant
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Pittsfield, MA

The position will include some or all of these specific duties: • Assist State Lands Management Foresters with timber sale preparation, stand exam, timber marking, boundary line location and forest inventory. • Assist Management Forestry and Service Forestry Programs with geographic information system (GIS) digitizing and data entry.

General Duties: Forestry Assistants work outdoors in all types of weather; work in isolated areas; may be exposed to the hazards of power tools and equipment such as chainsaws and hoists and travel for job related purposes. Assists in the preparation of forest management plans; assists in the interpretation of aerial photos, GPS and GIS data, and other cartographic work regarding forests; assists in the inventory of natural resources and the establishment and maintenance of state forest boundary lines. Assists in planning and supervision of timber stand improvement work by state forest crews and private contractors. Assists in the sale of wood products including preparing silvicultural prescriptions, minimizing adverse environmental impacts of harvesting, and ensuring contractual compliance by private contractors. Cooperates with state and municipal authorities during emergencies and natural disasters such as forest fires, wind or ice storms, and insect infestations. Performs related duties such as maintaining records and attending staff meetings. Position Number: 1900023P
One (1) position available beginning 5/12/2019 ending 9/14/2019.

Additional Information:

Contact Name: William Hill
Contact Phone: 413-545-3891
Contact Email:

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