Forestry Aide

California Tahoe Conservancy

Job Description and Duties

Under the supervision of the Recreation, and Access, and Forest Ecosystem Planning Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) and other forestry program staff in the planning and implementation of Conservancy fuels reduction, forest health projects and forest management activities.

Job Functions

[Essential (E) / Marginal (M) Functions]:

65% Assist in a broad range of forest management actives under direction of Conservancy’s RPF (E):

  • Interpret assessor parcel, project and other maps and flag project boundaries
  • Identify and flag sensitive resources (e.g., stream environment zones (SEZ), cultural areas, nesting bird sites) within project boundaries
  • Apply knowledge of desired conditions related to forest stand structure and composition in accordance with the Conservancy’s Forest Improvement Guidelines.
  • Identify and mark trees consistent with guidelines and forestry prescription
  • Apply knowledge of California and Lake Tahoe Basin rules and regulations (e.g., CEQA, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) code, California Forest Practice Rules) related to project preparation

20% Assist in collection of project level monitoring data under direction of RPF (E)

  • Establish permanent or semi-permanent project level monitoring plots
  • Collect data for both pre-treatment and post-treatment monitoring purposes
  • Download monitoring data into folders related to each project

10% Assist in project administration and public outreach (M)

  • Assist with project related administrative tasks
  • Inspect active projects and report any issues observed
  • Address public inquires in the field regarding Conservancy’s mission and objectives and forest practices.

5% Other duties as assigned (M)

 You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

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