Overview

Job Title: Forestry Technician, Multiple Openings

Reports To: The Forestry Technicians will report to Supervisory Forester(s).

About KAGEY Forestry, LLC

We are a small forestry consulting company, offering a wide array of services built from the ground up and multiple years of experience. KAGEY Forestry, LLC, works hard to produce quality work with high standards for a wide range of clientele. Based in the Inland Northwest, we service North Central Idaho, Eastern Washington, and Northeastern Oregon. With our current and expanding workflow, we are looking to add more members to the team.

Job Overview

Forestry Technicians will provide assistance to Supervisory Forester(s) on projects, across varying project needs through multiple types of landowning agents. Forestry Technicians will work in the field, with some office work that may be completed remotely. Long-term employment with KAGEY Forestry, LLC is available, with seasonal positions available. KAGEY Forestry, LLC aims to certify and qualify interested individuals, with continued education and transition of project work type, with potential to gain oversight and administration allowances. We want to give work to those who are excited to be here, and will bring appropriate and interested, hard-working employees, along in the industry as fitting.

Responsibilities and Duties

Forestry Technicians will be:

  • Running forest inventories, through the collection of data from the field, for various project types including timber harvest operations, investment evaluations, tax resources, management planning, regeneration recruitment, and much more.
  • Inspecting field work and collecting field data for various silvicultural projects, such as overseeing tree planting, pre-commercial stand improvement, and invasive species mitigation, with potential for inspecting and overseeing other field work.
  • Assessing forest roads through surveying in the field and collecting data, utilizing all-terrain vehicles, with opportunities to explore remote locations on-foot.
  • Laying out various project types & project specific needs in the field utilizing details, prescriptions, or specifications, to locate and identify forest access road and trail location, harvest unit boundaries, project boundaries, and surveyed/known ownership boundaries. etc.
  • Designing forest roads and access points, with the proper utilization of road construction notes/notation, and field layout techniques.
  • Marking timber in the field for various projects, utilizing education, experience, while following silvicultural and stand specific guidelines, prescriptions, and details.
  • Burning slash piles created from project work, with opportunities to assist with Prescribed Burning.
  • Collecting field data utilizing tablets, up-to-date and maintained by a KAGEY Forestry, LLC staff member, with immediate and direct tech assistance.
  • Developing management plans, specifications, and GIS maps, through the collection of field data needed and administered by the Supervisory Forester(s).
  • Implementing the guidelines/prescriptions for grant funded forestry and fire mitigation project work, administered by the Supervisory Forester(s).
  • Restoring habitat, soil, and water resources, through specifically developed plans, by grass seeding, hand-work, and other means of project completion.
  • Given Opportunities to run chainsaws (pruning, felling, bucking, etc.), run equipment (excavator, dozer, etc.), and light/fight/mitigate fires during appropriate seasons for prescribed burning project work.
  • Promoted when incentive is shown and coupled with time with the company, with options for certifications, furthered education, and in-depth field experience.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Prior experience in the forestry industry is not necessary, but general field safety and landscape awareness is required. Possessing prior experience in the forestry industry is favorable and will be awarded.
  • Employees are required to be at least 18 years of age and have graduated high school. Undergraduate college degree(s), graduate degree(s), and extended experience are not required, but will be presented with elevated pay and/or other appropriate benefits.
  • Employees must possess a current driver’s license, with a favorable driving record. Employees are required to have their own transportation, being operable and suggested to be all-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive, and have ground clearance to travel on uneven surfaces, on and off of roads. Travel to access a specific job/project location may require several hours of driving, with KAGEY Forestry, LLC providing and paying daily allowances for use of vehicles (personal) and covering the cost of fuel for the mileage traveled during the workday.
  • Ability to operate all-terrain vehicles, safely.
  • Comfortable and capable working in challenging and difficult outdoor environments.
  • General willingness to work, enjoyment of the great outdoors, eager efforts to learn, will bring the right candidate(s) satisfaction, and will be rewarded over appropriate time frames.

Benefits of Employment at KAGEY Forestry, LLC

  • KAGEY Forestry, LLC enjoys creating a work environment that awards effort and quality. Employees are offered seasonal positions, part-time positions, and full-time positions, with options for applicable and tracked credit hours and/or overtime. Employees that maintain a full-time working status, will be offered health benefits, a retirement plan, and approved and validated paid vacation. Newly hired employees must maintain employment with KAGEY Forestry, LLC for a minimum time frame in order to secure benefit packages.
  • We provide employees with the ability to work flexibly, with more options of schedule freedom and alteration, with time spent with the company as an employee.
  • We want to improve operations for employees to feel comfortable! We keep consistent contact with employees and work with annual reviews to ensure the operations are on-track.
  • Employees flourish in this work environment that enjoy independence, responsibility, and solo work opportunities.
  • KAGEY Forestry, LLC, wants you to enjoy being able to bring a dog to the job! With approval, employees with KAGEY Forestry, LLC, are allowed to bring pets with them to work, within boundaries and guidelines that are set after the individual reviews the employee handbook in the hiring process.
  • We support employees who seek continued education and can/will provide training opportunities.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $18.00 – $25.00 per hour

Expected hours: 30 – 40 per week

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Ability to Relocate:

  • Orofino, ID: Relocate before starting work (Required)