Forestry Technician- 509733

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Forestry Technician- 509733

Apply nowJob no: 509733
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Technical/Paraprofessional

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 55 Hourly (non-exempt) - Minimum - $ 12.61 Midpoint - $ 17.57

Department/Organization: 510202 - Timber Management

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Summary: The Forestry Technician assists the Staff Forester in the day to day operations of UA forest lands including timberland management, timber sales, and appraisals and all aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

Required Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma and two (2) years of forestry, agriculture, natural resources, wildlife management, or conservation experience; OR Associate's degree or higher in forestry, agriculture, natural resources, wildlife management, or conservation.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to lift, handle and maneuver the tools, materials, and supplies of the job (up to 50lbs). Position will often require long days, on your feet, standing, walking, lifting, and carrying. This position will be required to work during all climates of weather, hot, cold rain, etc., depending on the season. Daily travel and continuous outdoor work expected. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier. Final candidates who are not current University of Alabama employees must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer drug screen. Current PLM certification or the ability to obtain PLM certification within 18 months of employment.

Skills and Knowledge: Proficient knowledge and use of topographic maps, GIS mapping software, GPS units, Microsoft tablets, etc. Working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. Proficient use of tools and equipment for building and land management. Proficient use office equipment.
Basic plant identification and wildlife habitat knowledge. Ability to operate small and light-duty equipment (UTV, trucks, etc.) Ability to work alone and accomplish tasks, without direct supervision, required. Ability to operate and communicate as part of a team. Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate in a professional manner in stressful environments.

Preferred Qualifications: Associate preferred in Forestry or Natural Resources. Certified Burn license preferred. Herbicide/Pesticide applicators license. Prefer experience performing timber cruising, providing support with tree measurements, map reading and compass use, species identification, defect recognition and determination, quality determination, traversing, use of aerial photos, and use of timber cruising tools and techniques; Interpreted silvicultural prescriptions and timber marking guides to designate harvest timber; Measured amount and quantity of timber in designated timber sale areas; Applied instructions issued in a cruise plan.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 30 Aug 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Sep 2019 Central Daylight Time

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Posted: 9/3/2019
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