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Forestry Technician

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: California

Posting Date: 7 Jul 14

Closing Date: 22 Sep 14

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Forestry Technician
Ft. Irwin, CA

Parsons offers the U.S. Government qualified and clearable personnel to solve engineering, intelligence, information technology, facility, environmental, and energy needs. Our staff has supported mission-critical, homeland security, installation/base optimization, range sustainability, space exploration, unexploded ordnance cleanup, missile defense, and disaster relief programs both here and around the globe. We excel in delivering to mission-critical expectations. Parsons makes the world a safer place.

The Forestry Technician for the Range and Training Land (RTLA) program is responsible for assisting in planning, implementing, and managing a natural resource monitoring program for the training lands at Fort Irwin, CA as part of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Program. The Forestry Technician requires the use of technical knowledge acquired through formal training or equivalent experience to examine forest area and reports findings. Duties include one or more of the following: inspecting reforestation work such as planting, thinning, or site preparation to determine compliance with contract; examines and measures stands of trees to collect and record data on ground vegetation, soil condition, and size, growth, and condition of trees; taking measurements and making calculations to estimate timber yield from sample plots (cruising). At tree progeny sites, the Forestry Technician may perform layout, staking, and mapping, identifies planting spots and seedlings by pinning and tagging and records position numbers and growth data identifies superior specimens of trees for cone and scion (sprouts or shoots for grafting) collection.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

• Plan and execute a monitoring program to quantify both short-term and long-term impacts of military training activities and support management decisions.

•Develop and implement monitoring protocols and assessments of training land condition including soil condition, vegetation condition, maneuver trail condition, culverts, heavy use sites, and burn areas.

•Coordinate and conduct data collection to include training and supervising field crews.

•Conduct sound and effective analysis of collected data and make recommendations for the use and implementation of those findings.

•Identify equipment and materials necessary to perform monitoring tasks.

•Prepare the RTLA Annual Report on all monitoring activities and results; provide a summary of RTLA activities for inclusion in the ITAM Annual Report.

•Assist the Land Rehabilitation Coordinator in identifying areas in need of rehabilitation and assessing the effectiveness of land rehabilitation projects and methods.

•Provide technical review and input to various environmental documents, research proposals, and installation plans.

•Assist in the preparation and presentation of educational materials to inform soldiers and civilians about how to sustain and improve Army training lands.

•Interact with installation agencies to coordinate the wise and sustainable use of military training lands.

•Provide technical assistance and advice to military trainers, range managers and environmental personnel to include assessing impact of resource management on military training and training impact on natural resources.

•Provide RTLA input to ITAM programmatic plans, work plans, and budgets.

Bachelors Degree in Biology, Natural Resources or related field.

•Relevant work experience designing and implementing field studies in a desert and/or military environment

•Knowledge of desert ecology, vegetation, and soils.

•Experience analyzing vegetation and soils data

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•Intermediate level ArcGIS experience

•Experience driving a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain

Additional Duties:

US driver’s license.

US citizenship.

Ability to successfully pass NAC-I (National Agency Check with Inquiries) investigation.

Ability to use computers and familiarity with Microsoft Office products.

Ability to walk distances of up to 1 mile over rough terrain and perform repetitive tasks that require bending or kneeling.

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401(k) plan. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

Founded in 1944, Parsons is an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2013; it is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide—as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, defense/security, and resources. Currently, more than 13,000 Parsons employees are engaged in more than 2,000 projects in 50 states and 29 countries. Collectively, our dedicated workers speak more that 80 languages and hold more than 10,400 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.


Contact Information:

Clarence Grant III
Sr. Staffing Specialist
(202) 253-1248 cell

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