TITLE: Forest Restoration Technician
TYPE: Full time, hourly, non-exempt, temporary position from June to August 2021. Frequent 4 10-hour days/week as well as frequent camping required.
LOCATION: The office is in Nevada City, CA. This position will require travel throughout the Yuba River watershed within the Tahoe National Forest.
REPORTS TO: Forest Conservation Coordinator
The Forest Restoration Technician will assist with SYRCL’s (pronounced “circle”) forest conservation work throughout the Yuba River watershed. SYRCL’s forest health program’s primary goals include improving forest health and resiliency, engaging diverse stakeholders throughout the Yuba River watershed to promote and implement forest health projects, implementing restoration and monitoring projects, and raising funds through collaborative grant requests and alternative funding streams.
SYRCL’s forest health work has rapidly accelerated since 2019 with receipt of funding from the CA Department of Conservation, Yuba Water Agency, US Forest Service, National Forest Foundation, and the Wildlife Conservation Board. The Forest Restoration Technician will primarily assist with SYRCL’s new forest health initiative, the Yuba River Headwater Aspen Restoration Assessment and Planning Project. This project will result in planning for at least 100 acres of the most critically threatened aspen vegetation in the Yuba River watershed. Additionally, this position will have the opportunity to train in ecological monitoring with Forest Service staff.
This is a full time temporary, non-exempt, and hourly position. The Technician will be asked to camp in remote locations while conducting field work for no more than three nights a week. This position will last from June to August 2021, with potential opportunity for extension to November 2021 depending on future funding and candidate performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Forest Restoration Technician will contribute greatly to the first field season for the Yuba Headwaters Aspen Assessment, conducting fieldwork that will contribute to a novel baseline dataset for further aspen restoration planning and implementation across the watershed. The Technician may be called to assist with other fieldwork for SYRCL forest health initiatives, as needed.
Pay is $16/hr. and will include travel reimbursement. Temporary employees are not eligible for health insurance, paid holidays, or paid Personal Time Off (PTO). Sick Leave will be accrued at a rate of one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked and may not be used during the first 30 days of employment.
Application closes on April 23, 2021.
Submit your cover letter and resume electronically at https://syrcl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=44
No phone calls, please.
SYRCL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.
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