AERC Forester

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Classification:Research Technician 2
Grade:Grade 76
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The UAA AERC is hiring 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).


10Other duties as assigned which may include working on other research projects.Essential
30Assist with data collection and report compilation as required by the research investigator. Perform surveys, forestry plot/vegetation analysis, collect data including using ArcGIS and related programs. Draft reports and manage data.Essential
60Fell trees using chainsaws. Perform maintenance on related equipment. Operate skid steers and other related forestry equipment as needed. Assist with identification and selection of trees to be felled. Perform equipment inspections and work collaboratively as a team member. Coordinate and assist team members with daily operations and scheduling. Process felled trees in an appropriate manner.Essential

This is a full time, term-funded, Grade 76, minimum $19.34/hr, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.


• Operate and maintain chainsaws
• 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
• Basic ArcGIS knowledge
• Microsoft Office programs (Excel and Word)
• Equipment operator experience preferred


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.


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.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

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

Probationary Period:

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.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

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

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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