Forestry Technician – Washington, VT

Forestry Technician
Meadowsend Consulting Company
Washington, VT

Description:
Meadowsend is seeking a forestry technician to join our team for the summer. The position is a full-time, temporary, 12-week summer work experience that will offer a qualified candidate a unique opportunity to work in the field of forestry. Forestry technicians support our four field foresters on a diverse set of projects. Technicians will assist with boundary line maintenance, forest inventory and resource assessment, forest management planning, active forest stewardship projects (timber sale layout and wildlife management projects), timber stand improvement, recreational trail development, GIS mapping, brook trout habitat enhancement projects, and much more. The majority of the work (~80%) will be conducted in Northern Vermont with the remaining project work being conducted in New Hampshire and southern VT. The forestry technician will primarily be working within an 1-2 hour driving radius from Washington, VT.

Meadowsend is seeking a motivated individual who is looking to gain experience in the field of forestry and natural resource management. Strong candidates will:
• Have the ability to work in variable weather conditions and perform physically demanding tasks (i.e., hiking in rugged terrain, carrying heavy loads, using hand tools, and potentially operating a chainsaw and other power tools).
• Have the ability to be a self-starter, work independently, and navigate in the field using GPS, map, and compass.
• Have experience in the field of forestry, natural resource assessment, and environmental data collection. Candidates will have a confidence in identifying common tree species, and some prior experience or exposure to the field of forestry and forest management.
• Have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, vehicle insurance, and an ability to independently travel throughout VT and NH.

Meadowsend provides competitive benefits and compensation including:
• Hourly Wages ($15-18/hour depending on experience) with merit-based advancement opportunities during the summer
• Workers Compensation Insurance provided
• Mileage reimbursement
• Additional training and professional development opportunities (i.e. paid professional development opportunities, direct shadow and mentorship experience, job specific trainings such as chainsaw safety or first aid).
• Phone stipend
• All necessary forestry equipment provided

Applicants should apply to Ryan Kilborn and Matthias Nevins. Applications should be sent to mnevins@meadowsendco.com and include a current resume, short cover letter expressing your interest in the position, and one or two personal references. Please feel free to contact Matthias with any questions, email or call directly (603)-568-7480. Applications must be received by April 15th, 2024.

Contact Name: Matthias Nevins
Contact Email: mnevins@meadowsendco.com
Contact Phone: 6035687480