Job Requisition Number: 26267. The UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources is proud to be an integral part of the number one public research university in the world. From working on climate change-related issues to studying agriculture and energy policy, to understanding the metabolic causes of human disease, CNR research is focused on societal issues.
In addition to the laboratories affiliated with individual faculty members, CNR is home to numerous topic-based centers and facilities that sponsor and conduct research and cut across disciplines and departments.
Berkeley Forests manages multiple research stations. Assignments may be at any one of these sites, but most will be at Blodgett Forest in El Dorado County, CA with trips of varying lengths to other properties. Forestry-related research in areas of forest ecology, fire ecology ecosystem processes, silviculture, and forest management are conducted at Forest properties. This position provides broad support for achieving the mission of facilitating research, demonstration, and education and works closely with professional forestry staff on forestry projects and supervises field crews of 1 to 5. Information about Berkeley Forest and its function is available at http://forests.berkeley.edu
•Work on forestry, monitoring, and research projects. Projects to include vegetation manipulation, field data collection, sample collection and office data analysis. •Supervise the seasonal field crew through daily work assignments to complete forestry, monitoring, and research projects. •Plan for and carry out forestry projects including prep and implementation of prescribed burns, preparation for and administration of timber harvests (flagging, marking, cruising), and thinning activities or other fire hazard reduction projects; report on the productivity and quality of projects •Support the building infrastructure at remote field stations. This includes assisting with plumbing, carpentry, and other maintenance under the supervision of facilities staff. •Other duties as assigned• 2 summers of field work experience in forestry or a natural resources field •Timber Harvest Plan administration •Vegetation measurement techniques, including use of tree measurement tools •Safe use of chainsaws, pruners, forestry hand tools, and backpack spray equipment. •Identification of common Sierra Nevada plants •Analysis of data and report preparation. Familiarity with spreadsheets, word processors, and forest vegetation simulators •Supervising field crews •Writing and carrying out silvicultural prescriptions This is a full-time, limited position not to exceed 900 working hours.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Service Unit (SX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/sx/index.html
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