FORESTER, LEVELS 1, 2 AND 3 (PRESALES)

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-033
Title FORESTER, LEVELS 1, 2 AND 3 (PRESALES)
Supervisor FORESTER (SILVICULTURE)
Department FORESTRY
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status REGULAR / FULL TIME
Rate of Pay $20.19/HOUR - $26.53/HOUR (DOQ/DOE)
Opening Date APRIL 19, 2017
Closing Date OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SUMMARY:

The incumbent is responsible for directing and implementing preparation of timber sales on the Spokane Reservation.  Responsibilities include designing, implementing and data processing for timber cruises; development of timber appraisals; preparation of timber sales prospectus and contract; implementation of NEPA for silvicultural prescriptions and timber harvest operations; and designing and directing various data collection projects. Incumbent performs duties under the supervision of the Supervisory Forester (Silviculturist). Guidance is available as needed on unusual and/or difficult assignments; otherwise incumbent formulates his/her own work schedule on his/her own initiative and carries work to completion independently.

FORESTER LEVEL 1 (Presales)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares timber sales documents for harvest treatments and ensures Forest Officer’s Reports are complete;
  • Trainee level, works under supervision of senior foresters;
  • Basic presales field duties: timber marking, cruising, mapping and line running;
  • Assists silviculturist with reconnaissance, vegetation mapping, prescription preparation, harvest unit layout and development of marking guides as needed;
  • Assembles Forest Officers Reports for timber sales and maintains sales preparation files;
  • Creates maps with GIS for timber sale contracts;
  • Compiles cruise data to report realty or timber sale volumes;
  • Collects and processes GPS data;
  • Develops prospectus, appraisal, contract and any other documents necessary for the preparation of sales for advertisement;
  • Prescribed fire, assists as crew member or support staff;
  • Perform realty cruises and assists with appraisals;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

For specific projects, organizes and supervises the work of 3 to 4 Forestry Technicians in timber marking and other duties related to implementing realty cruises. Responsible for ensuring accuracy of data collected.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have a Valid State Drivers License and insurance. Must be Tribally insurable.

See education requirements below.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Forest Management, Forest Ecology or similar;
  • Familiarity with local tree species and forestry practices;
  • Recommend minimum of 1 year experience in the natural resources field;
  • Training and experience in PC use: operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, database software and forestry applications;
  • Training and experience in GPS applications in forestry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Able to lift and carry 45 lbs.
  • Able to walk all day in steep, rugged terrain;
  • Able to operate computer keyboard and mouse;
  • Firefighter 2 qualified for prescription burning.

FORESTER LEVEL 2 (Presales)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • All duties, skills and abilities given for Level 1, plus the following:
  • Prepares timber sales documents for harvest treatments;
  • Performs more advanced functions relating to either silvicultural reconnaissance or harvest system layouts and engineering, as listed below;
  • Performs silvicultural reconnaissance and assists in preparing prescriptions for harvest treatments; or
  • Engineers road layouts and prepares plans for cable and mechanized harvest systems;
  • Trained and works independently to perform basic presale work;
  • Timber marking, line running & cruising;
  • Able to query data and create map layers using GIS and screen digitizing.  Exports GPS data to GIS;
  • Designs and implements realty cruises, prepares realty appraisals and develops realty cruise reports;
  • Assists the Silviculturist in NEPA process and documentation for the timber sales program.  Activities include disseminating information to Interdisciplinary (ID) team members for proposed activities; gathering public input and information; and preparing NEPA documents.
  • Designs and directs various data collection projects, including cruises, stand exams, insect and disease surveys, stocking surveys and land classifications.
  • Works independently and can direct others to perform basic presale work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

For specific projects, organizes and supervises the work of 3 to 4 Forestry Technicians in timber marking and other duties related to implementing realty cruises. Responsible for ensuring accuracy of data collected.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid State Drivers License and insurance. Must be tribally insurable. 
  • See education requirements below.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum 2 years experience as forester level 1, including 1 year either assisting in prescription preparation or performing engineering/layout functions

    • Can apply all basic marking prescriptions
    • Training in GIS and GPS applications in forestry (56 training hrs)
    • Use maps to locate specific features & landforms and estimate acreage
    • Able to recognize signs and symptoms of insect and disease problems
    • Basic PC skills for data entry and other tasks
  • Other requirements:
    • At least one year of experience in GIS specifically Arc/GIS software and related programs and operating systems
    • Training in NEPA management and document writing (32 training hrs)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Able to lift and carry 45 lbs.

Able to walk all day in steep, rugged terrain

Able to operate computer keyboard and mouse.

FORESTER LEVEL 3 (Presales)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • All duties, skills and abilities given for Level 2, plus the following:
  • Performs independent stand reconnaissance to determine current conditions and appropriate treatments.
  • Maps ecological and cover types of forest vegetation as part of stand reconnaissance to use as basis for prescription units.
  • Formulates harvest prescriptions based on tribal management objectives, site characteristics, stand composition and structure, forest health, and non-timber resources.
  • Prepares prescriptions for harvest treatments, prepares written guidelines and provides verbal instruction on timber marking to crews.
  • Engineers road layouts and develops plans for cable and mechanized harvest systems.
  • Works independently and acts as a project leader to accomplish program goals.
  • Directs interdisciplinary team process for review and design of timber harvest, regeneration, and associated follow-up prescriptions.
  • Manages NEPA process and prepares NEPA documents for assigned projects.
  • Works with Forest Development Officer in prioritizing and scheduling follow up treatments
  • Assists Lead Silviculturist with cruise design; cruise data compilation and analysis.
  • Can apply all marking prescriptions across full range of forest types and conditions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

For specific projects, organizes and supervises the work of 3 to 4 Forestry Technicians in timber marking and other duties related to implementing realty cruises. Responsible for ensuring accuracy of data collected.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Valid State Drivers License and insurance. Must be tribally insurable. 

See education requirements below.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge required:

o   Graduate level training and/or CFE credits in silviculture and /or forest ecology (15 credit hrs)

o   Assist Silviculturist in reconnaissance and layout on two different timber sales

  • Other requirements:

o   At least two years of experience as forester level 2 or equivalent, including 1 year preparing prescriptions for timber stand treatments

o   Basic supervisory training (40 hours) or supervisory experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Able to lift and carry 45 lbs.
  • Able to walk all day in steep, rugged terrain
  • Able to operate computer keyboard and mouse.
  • Firefighter 2 qualified for prescription burning

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department
Or, can be downloaded from our website: www.spokanetribe.com
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson
(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527
P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040 FAX: (509) 458-6556
E-mail:   sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com
Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department No Later Than 4:30pm on The Closing Date
The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy
Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period