Seasonal Forestry Technician

Shultz Forest Management and Consulting LLC

Bernville , Pennsylvania

Start date: April 2 - May 21, 2018

End date:  August 11, 2018 and flexible depending on employee needs with possible extension for those with completed degrees depending on company work load.

Shultz Forest Management and Consulting LLC is seeking applicants to fill a full time (40hrs/week) Seasonal Forestry Technician position. The primary focus of this position is to aid in forest management of private and public lands and forest restoration through timber stand improvement and invasive plant control.

Typical duties include herbicide application, timber inventories, tree regeneration and invasive plant surveys, selecting and marking timber for sale, GPS mapping, and other duties as assigned. The position may include some overnight travel for which employee will be compensated.

Job Requirements:

This is a labor-intensive field position, and the successful applicant should expect to spend >90% of their time working outdoors, must be able to carry a 30 pound pack over various terrain, and work in all weather conditions. Encounters with poison ivy, stinging and biting insects, ticks, venomous snakes, and other hazardous conditions common to the forests of the area occur regularly. Applicant should be able to identify eastern U.S. tree species and preferably invasive plant species common to the area as well. A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Forestry or two years of college in a forestry program is required. Previous work experience in the forestry profession is preferred but not required depending on course work. The successful applicant must demonstrate an ability to work independently and in a team environment. Applicant must present themselves in a professional business-like manner when interacting with contractors, clients, and the public. Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident. The successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license, and be able to provide their own transportation.

Salary and benefits are dependent upon education and experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a resume, college transcript (unofficial), and cover letter including three references (preferably work-related) to Jacob Shultz at jshultz.sfmc@gmail.com Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.