Junior Forest Technician Crew Leader

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Position Summary:

We are looking to employ a dedicated Crew Leader to supervise the activities of our Junior Forest Technician (JFT) program. The Crew Leader’s responsibilities include managing a team of five or more high school agriscience students, supervising daily work in the field and planning activities with the Land Manager.

To be successful as a Crew Leader you should demonstrate strong leadership and management skills and have experience in the field of natural resources and environmental sciences. The JCT will work from June through the beginning of September.


$16.00-$18.00 / hour

Essential Functions:
  • Supervising activities of JFT’s including forest and river surveying.
  • Educating Crew Members on proper habitat management techniques, equipment use, and chainsaw safety.
  • Leading the development of curriculum and programs.
  • Scheduling JFT workdays along with Land Manager, which include activities, habitat work, hosts, and guest speakers.
  • Working as liaison between Land Manager and field professionals.
  • Assisting the Land Manager with field videography and editing short tutorial videos.
  • Organizing and overseeing the repair and maintenance of equipment, vehicles, and surveying instruments.
  • Monitoring habitat management supplies and placing orders for new stock required.
  • Assisting JFT’s with daily work and processing forest and water quality data.
  • Assisting the Land Manager with habitat management.
  • Working with volunteers and organizing volunteer workdays.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Proven management experience in the field of science and natural resources.
  • The ability to work well with others.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Proficient in recording devices and editing software.
  • CPR/First Aid certification.
  • The ability to work outside in all conditions.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability to lift heavy objects up to 75lbs.
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