Dine Development Corporation

  • Forestry Technician

    Job Locations US-NC
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/30/2018 2:52 PM)
    ID
    2018-2496
  • Overview

    DDC-4C is 100% tribally owned by the Navajo Nation. Recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA), we are certified as a Tribally Owned 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business.

     

    DDC 4C is a professional services firm with a successful history of developing and implementing integrative strategies for natural resources management, planning, and documentation. We deliver innovative strategies to adapt technology and natural sciences to support natural resource projects.
    Offering more than 36 years of combined experience working in the federal and public sectors, our technical team has extensive knowledge of natural resources, forestry, and wildlife management with specialists in the fields of endangered species, wildlife, wetland delineators, and equipment operation. We protect the natural environment for private companies and military installations by implementing strategies to conserve and protect entire forestry systems, wildlife habitats, and endangered species.

    Responsibilities

    Job purpose:

    • Perform maintenance of endangered species sites, habitat restoration, wildlife management, stormwater & erosion control projects, and prescribed burning for natural resources management throughout the Fort Bragg reservation.

    Duties & responsibilities:

    • Maintenance duties include but are not limited to; rare plant sign inspection and replacement, prescribed burning, fuel reduction, erosion control, habitat improvement, reforestation, herbicide application and chainsaw operation for timber stand improvement. Employee may assist the Forestry Branch with burning activities and ensure the protection of all Red Cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) trees within the burn areas. Other duties might include data entry, GPS navigation, training, planting, weed-eating, mowing, and possible equipment operation (tractor, bobcat, dozer, back-hoe, and skid-steer unit.

    Working conditions:

    • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, all work is performed outdoors which may be hot, cold, wet or humid. Occasionally exposed to loud noises from equipment which may require the use of hearing protection.

    Competencies required:

    • Must be able to read maps and aerial photos to locate sites and traverse   through forest areas.

    Skills required:

    • Must have good oral communication skills, demonstrate motivation, and be a self-starter with the ability to make sound decisions and act decisively under stress.

    Technical skills required

    • The ability to prepare written routine reports with general knowledge of computers utilizing Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications/Certifications

    • Must obtain burning certificates and herbicide license within two months of being hired.
    • Candidate must have a valid state driver’s license

    Physical requirements

    • Regularly lift 5 pounds and correctly lift up to 50 pounds.
    • Physically able to conduct forestry field work utilizing hand tools, rakes, backpack sprayers, brush saws, and chainsaws for 8hrs work day.
    • Strenuous and requires a high-energy person, walking over rough terrain, and traveling to/from remote forest jobsites

    Legal requirements

    • US citizen

    Security Clearance Requirements: (e.g. Secret, Top Secret, etc.)

    • Ability to pass a government background check for base access

    Education Requirements

    Minimum level of Education:

    • Graduation from a two-year technical college with an associate degree in Forestry, Wildlife, Natural Resources, Engineering, or Environmental Science.

    Clearance Required

    Ability to pass a government background check for base access

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