Location: Angelina/Sabine National Forest
This 24-week program is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Forest Service, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. This position requires a detailed oriented and self-motivated individual.
- Participate in the development and implementation of approved stewardship authority projects on the District in multiple program areas
- Participate in the coordination and execution of timber sales related to natural resource objectives and those related to the implementation of other approved land uses (e.g. minerals development or special use permitting)
- Participate with District Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT) on the environmental review of Minerals and Special Use Projects
- Assist in the processing and administration of special use and recreational use permitting
- Drafts correspondence representing the Forest Service to external partners and proponents
- Creates maps using ArcMap and GIS data
- Assist in developing and implementing land use planning activities on the district (including the development of landline maintenance priorities and resolution of landline boundary issues)
- Assist in developing and executing recreation priorities/projects on the district
- Attend public meetings and assist with presentations
- Assist with Minerals management including the processing of minerals site inspection reports
- Work with volunteer, seasonal and permanent staff to accomplish overall program goals and objectives
- Assist heritage program specialist as needed
- Assist the other resource areas on the Forest, as needed
Degree in a Natural Resources or Forestry field. Strong written and oral communication skills preferred. Experience using ArcMap strongly recommended.
This work will involve work in an office setting and requires regular and recurring physical exertion in the field. Field work consists of walking across well sites, roads, trails, or in the forest through dense vegetation. Will include driving independently to worksite locations across the forest. Work may also involve carrying loads, using tools for facility or trail repairs like shovels, machetes, axes, etc.
- Must be a U.S Citizen or National
- $1,000/month Housing Stipend
- Allowance available for Forest Service work travel, orientation, trainings, professional development opportunities that align with role and goals
- Direct Hire Authority Eligibility – after completing minimum of 960 hours, DHA status provides special non-competitive hiring status when applying for Forest Service positions.
- Option for health insurance coverage during full term
*This is a 1099 position. Persons paid on a 1099 basis are independent contractors and are self-employed. Independent contractors are required to pay all self-employment taxes (Social Security & Medicare) as well as income tax. Independent contractors generally do not receive any type of employment benefits from the client. For more information please refer to www.irs.gov or talk with a tax professional.
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