Forestry Technician – Invasive Plant Control – Western and Central Massachusetts

Forestry Technician – Invasive Plant Control
Bay State Forestry Service
Western and Central Massachusetts

Description:
Forestry Technician/ Invasive Plant Control

Bay State Forestry Service seeks qualified candidates for a Forestry Technician position located in western and central Massachusetts.

The primary job duties of the selected applicant may include:
• Implementing invasive plant control using foliar spray herbicide applications with a backpack
sprayer; and cut-stump treatments using a chainsaw or hand tools.
• Conducting forest stand improvement with a chainsaw or hand tools
• Assisting in marking and tallying timber to be harvested on private forest lands
• Locating and re-establishing forest boundary lines
• Conducting timber cruises including use of GPS units and handheld data recorders
• Data entry and office work.

Successful candidates will have the following abilities:
Required:
• Have or be able to obtain a pesticide license in Massachusetts
• Be able to work in rugged outdoor conditions in all weather
• Be able to work with standard forestry tools including chainsaw, backpack sprayer, paint gun,
compass, hand tools
• Be able to read and understand property maps, topo maps and project maps
• Have reliable transportation to and from work.
Preferred:
• Have professional experience or schooling in applied forest management, biology, or related field.
• Be competent in the use of GPS units for mapping treatment areas / collecting field data
• Be passionate about forestry work, and eager to work as part of a field crew.

This is a seasonal position that begins in May and runs through November. Extended season or year-round work may be available for the right applicant. Flexibility on start and end dates is possible, so current Forestry/Natural Resources students are encouraged to apply!

Salary and responsibilities commensurate with experience. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Tobias Carter
Mass. Licensed Forester
P.O. Box 416
Montague, MA 01351
tcarter@baystateforestry.com

Contact Name: Tobias Carter
Contact Email: tcarter@baystateforestry.com
Contact Phone: 413-853-4832

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NESAF

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