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Forestry - Research Tech

Forestry Division - Anderson Main Office
Anderson, CA
Close Date:  02/10/2023
Job Type: Summer

Job Description

Wages range from $18 to $20 per hour
We train and promote from within


Qualified Research Technicians help to maintain Sierra Pacific Industries' long-term water quality, sediment and erosion, road inventory, and fire weather and repeater network programs. Research and Monitoring Program staff are required to be familiar with, and adhere to, the Research and Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Project Plan, all standard operating procedures, and any additional departmental procedural documents. Follow all Research and Monitoring Program guidelines, requirements, standards, documentation practices, and quality assurance/quality control procedures throughout the life of all projects. This position provides an excellent opportunity to support various ongoing peer-reviewed research projects throughout Sierra Pacific Industries' California Timberlands.

Successful applicants will assist the Research and Monitoring Crew in a hill slope erosion study using a rainfall simulator in burned and non-burned mixed-conifer forests. Data will be documented in the field and entered into a database daily.

The Research Technician will use ATVs, 4x4 vehicles, and foot access to perform a variety of tasks with the Research and Monitoring Crew in Sierra Pacific Industries forests. Applicants must be willing to work in remote areas as a group, as well as alone.

Other duties include, but are not limited to:
• Collecting water quality, riparian, and microclimate data at long-term study sites in remote areas
• Performing work in the Research Laboratory and maintaining Sierra Pacific Industries' fire weather and repeater network

Qualifications
• College-level coursework in hydrology, geology, geography, geomorphology, or Forestry, Natural Resources, or related program of study is preferred
• Possess valid driver's license and have ability to drive on hazardous mountain roads
• Safely use ATVs iin remote areas - will be required to load ATVs into trucks or tow an ATV on a trailer to the field with a four-wheel drive vehicle provided by Sierra Pacific Industries
• Ability to safely work in streams, riparian areas, remote forest road networks, and hike and navigate alone in remote steep mountainous regions using map, compass, and GPS

Compensation includes competitive hourly wage and housing allowance for qualifying individuals.

How to Apply

Apply online at: spi-ind.com/internships
Applicants must provide a cover letter and resume when submitting application.

Applications Close: February 10th 2023
Interviews will be ongoing as applications are received.
Positions may be filled prior to deadline.


Employment Period: SPRING - FALL 2023 (flexible start & end dates)


Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

What does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing, third-generation family-owned, forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.

With nearly 6,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone! We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2.4 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at www.spi-ind.com/AboutUs.

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. Sierra Pacific adheres to E-verify to verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation to complete the application process, please call 800-378-8001 or write to Sierra Pacific Industries at PO Box 496011, Redding, CA 96049.

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