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Forest Technician - Meherrin

Brunswick, GA

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Job Description Performs paraprofessional technical forest management work in assigned work area. Duties include: inspecting harvested tracts to ensure compliance with Water Quality laws; enforcing the Forest Fire, Water Quality and Seed Tree laws; protecting forested land in accordance with the Department's Fire Readiness Plan as a responder; using heavy equipment in fire suppression and other activities; providing fire suppression training to cooperators; assisting with fire prevention programs; collecting field data to use for silvicultural recommendations; providing oversight to contractors and crews on tree planting projects; assisting with GPS and GIS mapping on forested areas; participating in special initiatives/projects as designated. Minimum Qualifications Associate's Degree in Forestry or a related field; or High School Diploma or GED plus equivalent field experience required. Forest management and/or logging training and experience; effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to effectively and efficiently work with minimal supervision; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals; ability to perform basic math functions; strong organizational skills; ability to correctly complete basic reports; valid driver's license; ability to negotiate different types of forested terrain on foot; ability to travel around the state and stay overnight on occasion; and experience with and ability to use a PC and Microsoft Office software required. Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of Best Management Practices for forestry and logging; experience in heavy equipment operation; training and experience in wildland fire fighting; and experience and skill in public speaking desired. Special Requirements Within six months of hire, successful candidate must reside in Brunswick County. Must be able to obtain Commercial Driver's License within 12 months of employment. As a responder on wildfires, must be willing and able to be on-call during Spring and Fall fire seasons. Must pass moderate physical fitness test, per Federal guidelines. The test consists of walking two miles in 30 minutes carrying a 25-pound pack. Selected candidate is required to pass a criminal background check and a drug test. Special Instructions to Applicants Optional Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Required Applicant Documents

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