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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: January 28, 2019
Job will be open until filled.
Departmental Overview The Berkeley Forests manage multiple forest 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. These positions provide broad support for achieving the mission of facilitating research, demonstration, and education. A wide variety of work experience is provided conducting both research and management activities, including experience towards becoming a CA registered professional forester. Information on these properties and their function is available at http://www.forests.berkeley.edu/forests/blodgett
Resource monitoring program, including measurement of permanent vegetation and riparian plots
Various silviculture and ecology research studies
Stand improvement practices, including thinning and pruning.
Timber harvest preparation including timber marking and layout.
Surveying forest feature locations, including use of Global Positioning Devices
Maintenance of roads, facilities, and equipment
Conducting fire and fuel treatments including pile burning, broadcast burning, and mechanical manipulation/removal of fuel.
Knowledge of vegetation measurement techniques, including use of tree measurement tools.
Demonstrated knowledge of identification of common Sierra Nevada plants.
Experience with field orientation/surveying including use of a compass and maps.
Applicants must be capable of sustained physical work during summer forest weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodation. >90% of work is outdoors.
Safe use and maintenance of chainsaws, brushcutters or pruners, and forestry hand tools.
Operation of automatic four wheel drive vehicles and valid Calif. Driver's license.
Use of field data loggers and computers to collect research-grade precision data.
Enrolled in or recently graduated from university program that includes curricula related to management of forest resources.
Salary & Benefits $16.84-$18.23/hour (stepped rates), depending on experience.
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