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Forest Technician - James River
AMHERST VA 24521
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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Forest Technician - James River
# Position Information
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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
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.
# Contact Information
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rita.moore@dof.virginia.gov
*Working Title:* Forest Technician - James River
*Role Title:* Natural Resource Specialist II - 59112
*Job Open Date:* 05/17/2018
*Job Close Date:* 05/24/2018
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* $27,000 minimum
*Agency:* Dept of Forestry (411)
*Agency Website:* www.dof.virginia.gov
*Location:* Amherst - 009
*Position Number:* 00155
*Job Posting Number:* 1038020
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* No
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* 03

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