Summer Forestry/Stewardship Technician – Concord

Summer Forestry/Stewardship Technician
Society for the Protection of NH Forests
Concord

Description:
Position Announcement
Summer Forestry/Stewardship Technician
Reservation Stewardship Department
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (The Forest Society) is one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most successful state-based land conservation and forestry organizations. A full-time staff of 40 administers programs in land protection, conservation education, environmental advocacy, and sustainable forest resource management. Reservation Stewardship staff currently oversees the management of 185 properties totaling over 57,000 acres, located in 105 NH communities.

The Forest Society is currently seeking two full-time, temporary, 12-week summer stewardship technicians to perform the following tasks: (for more information about the Forest Society visit www.forestsociety.org).

Job Responsibilities (may include some to all of the following):
• Perform annual boundary line maintenance (60 miles)
• Perform post-harvest surveys to measure regeneration, snags and downed woody debris
• Assist with timber stand improvement projects
• Engage in everyday stewardship activities, which could include trail work, recreation management, property maintenance, or other needs identified by Forest Society Reservation Stewardship staff
• Assist staff and volunteers with running workdays and trainings, including Monadnock Trails Week

Desired Qualifications and Experience:
• Ability to work long hours in rough conditions including heat, rain, bugs and rugged terrain
• Ability to perform physically demanding tasks and be proficient with hand tools
• Ability to work alone and navigate remote locations throughout the state with maps, compass and GPS
• Experience in natural resources field data collection and familiarity with forestry field tools (clinometer, Biltmore stick, d-tape, data collectors)
• Ability to identify common tree species
• Ability to use a chainsaw and other power tools and equipment (helpful but not required)
• Ability to use ESRI ArcGIS 9/10 software (helpful), Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word
• Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, vehicle insurance, and ability to travel throughout New Hampshire
• Outdoor skills and savvy
• Ability to do an occasional overnight or weekend

Benefits:
• Hourly Wages ($14.25/hour)
• Workers Compensation Insurance
• Mileage reimbursement at the current federal mileage rate for use of a personal vehicle

Application process:
Please email a cover letter and resume including the names and contact information of two references no later than Monday March 30th, 2020 to:

Rebecca Darman, Reservation Stewardship Program Coordinator
Society for the Protection of NH Forests
rdarman@forestsociety.org

No phone calls, please.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or physical or mental disabilities.
For more information about the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, go to www.forestsociety.org.

Additional Information: https://forestsociety.org/summer-forestrystewardship-technician-2

Contact Name: Rebecca Darman
Contact Email: rdarman@forestsociety.org
Contact Phone: 6032249945

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New England Society of American Foresters
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301