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Forestry Tech

American Forest Foundation

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Opportunity summary

Term length

06/01/24 - 05/31/25

Application window

04/28/24 - 09/30/24

Location

Bangor, Maine

Hourly pay equivalent

$17.05

Project summary

A program of the American Climate Corps, the Working Lands Climate Corps will engage at least 100 young adults in technical skills training in climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices at host sites across the country.

Opportunity description

The Forestry Tech builds relationships with and provides direct technical assistance to individuals and groups interested in the Family Forest Carbon Program. The member will provide top-notch customer service and management information/options to landowners. This includes keeping track of follow-up steps for landowners and engaging in on-the-ground visits with interested landowners. The member will work collaboratively with to plan climate smart projects.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

A 2 or 4-year degree in forestry, natural resource management, wildlife habitat management, ecology, ecosystem management, etc. Experience working directly with forest landowners with demonstrated positive outcomes. Familiarity with forest dendrology and mensuration. Experience with forest management plans for timber and wildlife outcomes, and forest certification programs. Understanding of the relevance of sustainability, climate science and policy, natural climate solutions, and carbon sequestration. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria. Other qualifications may be required by the host site.

Preferred qualifications

Basic computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs and GIS. Personable and flexible with the ability to work under pressure and adapt based on what is learned through experience. A sound work ethic with the ability to act both independently and as part of a team. Strong initiative: a self-starter with tenacity, resilience, and high energy. Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a wide variety of constituencies, including co-workers, business and community leaders, partners, donors, board members, volunteers, public officials, and the public at large, in a wide variety of settings. Customer service mindset. Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to effectively plan and problem solve. Time management skills, with the ability to prioritize, coordinate and manage multiple priorities. Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Farming
  • Natural Resource Preservation and Conservation

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor