AERC Forester

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Classification:Research Technician 2
Grade:Grade 76
Work type:Staff Part-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The UAA AERC is looking to hire two positions for a team oriented Forester with minimum 2 years’ experience with chainsaws and tree felling. This position will be identifying, cutting, and disposing of dead and spruce beetle infested trees in selected areas of Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER).

Duties:

10Assist with data collection and report compilation as required by the research investigator. Conduct visual surveys to assess the extent of spruce beetle infestation in designated areas.Essential
10Other duties as assigned.Essential
80Fell trees using handheld power chainsaws. Assist with identification and selection of trees to be felled. Inspect equipment for safety before using it and perform basic maintenance tasks on chainsaws and other equipment. Coordinate and assist team members to process felled trees in an appropriate manner.Essential

Position/Advertising Summary:

The Applied Environmental Research Center (AERC) is a center within the Business Enterprise Institute (BEI). The BEI provides a platform for a high-level consultancy between industry and the University of Alaska (UA), while serving as a bridge to resources, expertise, and talents across the entire UA system. Offering economic development related research and technical assistance, high level professional education, small business development services, and youth entrepreneurship programming, the work of the BEI not only links UA economic development programs, but also supports business and entrepreneurial capacities across Alaska.

The UAA AERC is hiring tow positions for a team oriented Forester with minimum 2 years’ experience with chainsaws and tree felling. This position will be identifying, cutting, and disposing of dead and spruce beetle infested trees in selected areas of Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER).

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

•          Operate and maintain a chainsaw

•          Knowledge of chainsaw safety procedures

•          Adjust, maintain, calibrate, and assemble equipment

•          Knowledge of field safety procedures

•          Must be able to qualify for driving privileges on JBER

•          Perform data entry and maintain records

•          Perform data collection and reporting

•          Develop tables, graphs, and charts

Required Experience: 

Two years of experience in a field relevant to the position (Forestry, Natural Resources, Biology, etc.) and one year of college coursework directly related to the research; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Typical Education and Training

One year of college coursework in a field relevant to the position (Forestry, Natural Resources, Biology, etc.) and two years of experience in a field relevant to the research; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Review Date:

November 19, 2019

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Position Info:

This position is a term-funded, part time position, anticipated to last 6 months.

Probationary:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Anchorage that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAA. 

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAA Campus is a tobacco free campus. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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