Under the supervision of the Forester and the Defensible Space Manager, the Forestry Aid is responsible for either:

  • Assisting or operating the Tahoe Donner Association Defensible Space Program.
  • Assisting with the forestry department’s GIS program and mapping requirements.
  • Assisting with tree health assessments, tree removal permit program and forestry project planning and field preparation.
  • Performing the duties of Office Associate
  • Possessing a Class A Driver License and operating heavy equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides excellent customer service to customers, employees and property owners.
  • Acts as a Fire Compliance Inspector
  • Complete property inspections checking items listed under TDA forestry department’s defensible space program.
  • Identifying vegetation on properties that need to be either trimmed or removed.
  • Assisting property owners achieving compliance with TDA Forestry department’s Defensible space Program by maintaining data, preparing letters and other documents and conversing with property owners.
  • Assists the Forester and Assistant Forester with:
    • Tree permit program, reforestation program and forest project preparation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Requires possession of valid Class C Driver License with a driving record meeting the minimum standards required by the Association insurance carrier.

Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certifications recommended.

Forester under Forestry Aid series

AA or AS in natural resource management, forestry or fire science or 2 years (24 months) of related experience.