Forestry Technician Intern Rec and Timber - USFS - Richfield #32307
Position Type: Internship
Open until Fri, March 19, 2021 expired
Work Hours: 40
Location: Cedar City, UT
Schedule: Four 10 hour days Monday through Thursday.
Dates: 05-24-2021 - 08-13-2021
Agency: United States Forest Service
Location: Richfield, Utah
Located on a Forest Service unit, this position serves as a resource crew member in support of various programs in timber, silviculture (the growing and cultivation of trees), recreation, fire, fuels, wildlife or range.
Performs a full range of standardized forestry support duties for fire, timber, silviculture, recreation, wilderness or research activities. Assist in one of more of the following duties: Cruising timber by following specific instructions on taking and recording simple measurements and running compass and chain lines in the field (training provided). Interns check for compliance with rules and regulations for parking, campfires, sanitation, picnic sites, and hunting and fishing while providing maintenance of recreation and wilderness sites. Performs standard fire prevention, dispatch, or lookout duties, and various standard duties related to silviculture (the growing and cultivation of trees) activities. Does some trail maintenance (motorized and non-motorized) and wilderness trails. Conducts recreation and facility maintenance which includes cleaning restrooms and other buildings. Provides education to the public on correct recreation practices and some positions may interact with stock animals. Work will primarily be carrying out forestry operations on the Richfield and Fremont River Ranger Districts. This includes preparing timber sales, conducting vegetation survey plots, and interpreting silvicultural prescriptions.
This position requires the ability to work in various weather conditions, to hike in rough terrain, OHV experience and be familiar with various hand tools and power tools. It requires excellent people and communication skills with team members and the public, and the ability to maintain a safe work environment. The successful candidate must be able to adapt to changing schedules and work locations and be timely.