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These Forestry Technician positions support the Pacific Northwest Research Station. This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions/locations at the GS-5 or GS-6 level. These are permanent seasonal positions.

The following responsibilities are listed at the GS-6 full performance level:

  • Use standard forestry equipment such as clinometer, increment borer, laser range finder, and logger's tape in order to measure tree diameter and height.
  • Read topographic maps and use Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment, aerial photographs, and a compass to locate field study areas and plots.
  • Record field measurements utilizing a portable data recorder.
  • Plan and carry out forest mensuration data collection projects.
  • Use botanical keys or plant association guides to identify plants to species level.
  • Identify tree species, understory vegetation, and forest pests and pathogens.
  • Assess recorded readings and measurements to identify inaccurate, untimely, incomplete or irrelevant data.
  • Edit and load field plot data using designated computer programs.
  • Follow instructions and standardized procedures and protocols to collect forestry, botanical, and/or geographic measurements and data.
  • Write summaries of site visits for a natural resource monitoring project.
  • Communicate with people inside and outside natural resource management organizations regarding logistics for field work.
Contact: Michelle Gerdesmichelle.a.gerdes@usda.gov