Forestry Technician

Contact: Maurice Huynh, District Silviculturist, Mt. Hough Ranger District for additional information mhuynh@fs.fed.us

Vegetation and Forest Management – Forestry & Recreation

The Plumas National Forest (Mt. Hough Ranger District, Quincy CA, duty station) is advertising two internship opportunities to be split in both the Vegetation Management and Public Services / Recreation Program (May 31 – August 19, 2016).

Student interns will receive resource management training and hands-on experience in both field and office settings while supporting post-fire restoration efforts on the Mt. Hough Ranger District (e.g., interns will be trained and responsible for conducting vegetation inventories, timber marking, and project layout and implementation).  Prior forestry fieldwork experience is preferred but not required (e.g., experience mapping vegetation with GPS/GIS, stand exams, etc).

Recreation work might include work as a team member on a recreation crew, maintaining trails, recreation facilities, recreation site operations (i.e. cleaning facilities) and performing other recreation projects on the Mt. Hough Ranger District.

This work will require physical exertion and often will be performed in a forest environment (e.g., interns will be expected to lift heavy equipment at times, stand for long periods, walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, with recurring bending, stooping, and reaching). This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship working with post-fire restoration crews on the Plumas National Forest.  Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.