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07 Feb 2023

Forestry Aide – California Tahoe Conservancy

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The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) is a state agency within the California Natural Resources Agency. The Conservancy’s jurisdiction spans the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin (Basin) and covers approximately 236 square miles. This service area includes the City of South Lake Tahoe and portions of El Dorado and Placer counties.

General Duty Statement:

Under the supervision of the Community Forestry Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) and other forestry program staff in the planning and implementation of Conservancy fuels reduction and forest health projects, and other forest management activities.

Job Duties:

Essential: 65% – Forestry project layout, preparation, and monitoring

Assist in a broad range of forest management project preparation and monitoring activities under direction of the Conservancy’s RPF, including:

  • Use hand-held global positioning system (GPS) receiver, assessor parcel maps, subdivision maps, and other maps to identify and flag project boundaries;
  • Identify and flag sensitive resources (e.g., stream environment zones, cultural areas, nesting bird sites) within project boundaries;
  • Apply knowledge of desired conditions related to fire hazard reduction, forest stand structure and composition in accordance with the Conservancy’s Forestry Guidelines;
  • Identify and mark trees for removal consistent with Forestry Guidelines and project-specific forestry prescriptions;
  • Apply knowledge of California and Lake Tahoe Basin rules and regulations (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency code, California Forest Practice Rules).
  • Perform implementation of forestry monitoring utilizing specialized forestry equipment, knowledge of local flora and application of survey protocol upon training

Essential: 30% – Assist with on-going forestry program activities and public outreach

  • Assist Conservancy biologist with wildlife and habitat assessment surveys;
  • Inspect active projects and report any issues observed to staff project manager;
  • Assist program staff with citizen calls regarding hazardous vegetation;
  • Address public inquires in the field regarding Conservancy’s mission and objectives and forest practices;
  • Assist Conservancy field crews with time sensitive erosion control, fuel hazard reduction or other resource protection projects.

Non-Essential: 5% Special Projects – Implement special projects or other duties depending on skill set and agency need.

Salary and benefits: 

$3,157.00 – $3,803.00 monthly ($18.21-$22.52 hourly)

Health, dental and vision benefits are available to candidates that commit to at least 6-months or more. Improving Affordability and Access to Health Care pay differential is available to employees enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan. Employees enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan shall receive a differential of $260.00 per month.

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