Northern Sierra Forestry Services is a Nevada City based professional forestry and natural resource management company focusing on professional forestry consulting, timber harvest plans, federal contracts, and other various forest management plans. Most projects are based in Nevada, Placer, Yuba, and Eldorado counties. As a forestry tech with NSFS, you will work in tandem with an RPF to prepare and implement various plans and projects. The candidate should have an interest in eventually becoming an RPF. This is a seasonal position with the possibility of permanent employment dependent upon performance and future workload.

We are currently seeking 2-3 forestry technicians to assist with project work on the Sierra National Forest. The position start date is estimated to be early to mid-spring. (April/May)

Essential duties:

  • National Forest Foundation contract work on the Sierra National Forest includes boundary flagging, data collection using GPS and other data collection methods.
  • Timber Harvest Plan Layout.
  • Flagging harvest boundaries, WLPZ’s, breaks in treatment types etc.
  • Timber marking on both private and federal lands.
  • Forest inventory and cruising

Desired Qualifications

  • Good physical condition
  • Able to hike and navigate in mountainous terrain.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate ATV’s and 4×4 vehicles in rough terrain.
  • Attention to detail!
  • Willingness to travel for extended periods of time.
  • Preferred but not required, completed, or actively pursuing 2- or 4-year forestry or related degree.
  • Proficient in Microsoft word and excel.
  • GIS Experience a plus.

Desired Experience and skills

  • B.S in Forestry, closely related field or working towards a degree in forestry or closely related field.
  • THP preparation and layout
  • Use of a compass, D-Tape, prism, clinometer, hypsometer and other Forestry measurement tools.
  • Navigation and orienteering using paper maps.


  • Dependent on prior experience and qualifications.
  • Hourly wages ranging from $20/hr. to $30/hr.

To apply

Respond to this job posting with a cover letter, resume and professional references by email to:

Kyle Mills at kmills@nsfsllc.com. Thank you for your interest.

Job Type: Temporary

Pay: $20.00 – $30.00 per hour

Expected hours: 50 per week


  • 10 hour shift


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (Preferred)

Work Location: In person