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Natural Resource Management Technician - Seasonal and Permanent

Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group

Charlottesville, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $17+/hour, depending on experience
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Note: We are hiring for this job in both full-time permanent and full-time seasonal positions.

The technician will be part of a field management crew. Activities will include (but are not limited to) the implementation of natural resource management activities: primarily invasive species control (75%), prescribed fire, forest management, wildlife habitat establishment and maintenance, tree/shrub planting, field surveys and assessments and biodiversity restoration work. Excellent communication with company principals, staff and clients (private landowners, public agencies and non-profit organizations) is an important part of the position. 

Applicants should be currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate program in a Natural Resources discipline (forestry, wildlife, botany, etc.) in either a two-year technical program or four-year university setting. Experience may substitute for education.

The position is field-based, so applicants should be physically fit and willing to work in a diversity of outdoor habitats and situations including mountainous terrain. Exposure to heat, biting insects, snakes, and other wildlife should be anticipated. A working knowledge of local flora and fauna is needed, but significant training and education will be obtained from the position.

Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group is based out of Albemarle County, VA. The successful applicant should find housing close to Charlottesville or Albemarle County to facilitate an efficient travel and work schedule. Most work will be within 1.5 hours of the office, but occasional overnight trips are likely. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and be able to get to work consistently and on time.

Experience using and maintaining tools and mechanical processes is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a brief cover letter with a resume and references to jobs@vaforestwild.com. Please address the timing of your availability to begin work, especially if you are not already living in the area. In addition, specify if you are applying for a permanent or a summer seasonal (or either) position.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Forestry, Restoration, Botany
Tags Wildland Firefighter