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Forestry Field Crew Supervisor- South Lake Tahoe, CA

Company: The Great Basin Institute
Location: Reno
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Job Description:

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service (USFS) at Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), is recruiting a Forestry Field Crew Supervisor to work cooperatively with USFS and GBI staff to perform timber sale-preparation, vegetation management and restoration projects within forest/woodland areas. Duties will include performing unit location identification and layout (flagging, marking, GPSing), tree species identification, tree marking based on silvicultural prescriptions, and identifying, classifying, and flagging stream environment zones (SEZ), timber cruising and assisting in stand exam data collection. Data are gathered using standard instruments, direct measurements, observations, and on-site inspections. The Forestry Field Crew Supervisor will also select and mark individual trees for harvest using well defined marking guidelines and silvicultural prescriptions. Training will be provided on tree-species identification, GPS data collection, tree marking, hydrology, entomology/pathology, heritage, fire/fuels and project specific details. A 6-person forestry crew (1 supervisor and 5 technicians per crew) will perform this work in collaboration with USFS. Leadership responsibilities will include communication with USFS and GBI staff, maintaining safety awareness and practices in the field, scheduling, logistics, and overseeing fidelity to methods and quality of outcomes. Camping at a work site for several days may be required to meet project objectives. Qualifications: - Bachelors degree from an accredited Forestry program, with coursework and experience that demonstrate understanding of the principles of forestry and their application; - Knowledge of the mixed conifer forests typical of eastern California, including common plants (woody and herbaceous), wildlife, and/or geology/topography; - Experience in timber cruising and in standard forestry mensuration, survey, and inventory protocols; - Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resource staff; - Experience leading forestry crews in the field, including oversight of safety, communication, fidelity to methods, and data quality; - Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; Experience using ArcGIS to create maps; - Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units; - Proficiency using a compass and topographic map to navigate; - Possess a clean, valid, state-issued drivers license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; - Ability to live and work in rural and remote field and office setting; - Physically fit to work outdoors, carry up to 50 pounds of personal and/or field equipment, and withstand the rigors of a forested and/or high desert environment in all seasons; - Willingness and ability to camp in remote, primitive sites for several consecutive days; - Familiarity with best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles; - Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI and the goals and objectives of the USFS. To learn more and apply, please follow the link below: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/careers.aspx?rf=GESJ&req=2019-RAP-101

Keywords: The Great Basin Institute, Reno , Forestry Field Crew Supervisor- South Lake Tahoe, CA, Other , Reno, Nevada

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