Overview

Position Title: Forestry Technician

AMRO Forestry, www.amroforestry.com

Contact: Heidi Henrichs, Office Administrator, heidi@amroforestry.com

Project Location:

Primarily in New York State centered around the Albany Area.

We have a crew based in the Whitney Point/ Syracuse region and the Albany area. Both of these crews travel around to our different appropriate work sites.

Position Summary:

AMRO Forestry provides scientific consulting in forest, ecosystem, and wildlife management to private and municipal landowners and governmental agencies. We are seeking a motivated individual to support the company’s activities in forest inventory and management, including installing permanent forest measurement plots, timber cruising, forest/timber stand improvement, street and park tree inventory, invasive species control, and other similar forest management activities. In addition, the successful applicant would support several other projects throughout New York State, including forest and ecosystem inventory, timber marking, and a willingness to engage in manual labor (e.g., light hand tool work, tree planting, and herbicide/pesticide application). The successful candidate will work closely with a team, but may work alone for extended periods of time.

Position Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather and environmental conditions
  • Must be able to lift and move objects up to 40 pounds
  • 30 semester college credit hours, including or supplemented by 12 semester credit hours in forestry, natural resources management, or related environmental field
  • Tree Identification Skills
  • Willingness and ability to apply pesticides – a pesticide technician certification in Category 2 or prior experience/apprenticeship is a plus but not a necessity.

OR

· One year of forestry experience, including forest inventory and timber marking

Duties Description:

The successful candidate will conduct all aspects of forest inventory and measurement, including measuring tree DBH, height, log defect, canopy cover, etc. In addition, the candidate will carry out less intensive plot assessments (e.g., prism plots, 1/10 acre plots), parcel and stand identification and boundary marking. The candidate will select, measure and mark individual trees for harvest using marking guidelines and silvicultural prescriptions, and record specific data for marked trees. In addition, future work may involve hand tool work, such as girdling or felling small trees and/or brush, tree planting, and herbicide application. Essential skills include: tree identification, tree diameter and height measurement, log defect assessment, GPS navigation and GIS data manipulation. Experience with chainsaws, brush saws, ATVs and snowmobiles is a plus.

Additional Comments:

This job may involve a flexible work schedule based upon the successful candidate needs, and actual work hours and schedule may vary and will be discussed at interview. There is potential for experience with grant work and company administration should the successful candidate be interested.

Compensation:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, with a competitive rate (starting at $19.75+) and productivity bonuses, and 401(K) contributions (no match required). Health, dental, and vison insurance available, paid time off, and travel allowance will be discussed at interview.

Non-discrimination:

AMRO Forestry is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic.

Job Type: Permanent

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $19.50 – $24.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Work Location: In person