Parsons Corporation SCA - Forestry Technician in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
SCA - Forestry Technician
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States
Forestry Technician (Range Training Land Assessment / Natural Resource Technician)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The candidates will administer the responsibilities of the Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) program at Fort Bragg, NC. The overall mission of the RTLA program is to collect and analyze natural resource information and to provide that information to those in command of the Army community, in support of preserving the military’s testing and training missions now and in the future. The RTLA program focus’ on developing and implementing effective monitoring strategies for assessing the success of land management decisions. Technicians will monitor impacts of land use and military training activities on soils and vegetation; conduct data collection; implement a number of different vegetation sampling techniques in the field.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
A minimum of one year of course work in botany or a related field is required. BS/BA degree in botany, biology, ecology, natural sciences, or a related field is desired. Candidates with coursework and/or experience in plant taxonomy and identification, natural resource sampling and monitoring techniques are preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of general ecology and plant taxonomy.
Experience in conducting forest inventory and/or vegetation sampling.
Demonstrated knowledge of vegetation sampling protocols.
Knowledge of the dendrology and taxonomy of regional flora and proficiency using dichotomous keys to identify plant species.
Experience with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and land navigation with a map and compass.
Ease with working under adverse field conditions (temperature, humidity, long hours in the field, insects, etc.) .
Capable of working as part of a four-person team with limited supervision.
Ability to work and learn on the job.
Must have a tolerance for biting insects and tick exposure.
Experience in or on military installations.
Experience with plant taxonomy.
SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
US driver’s license and must pass MVR and be able to maintain legal driving privileges both on and off post.
Ability to successfully pass NAC-I (National Agency Check with Inquiries) investigation.
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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT
Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.