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Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria: Forestry/Conservation Technician

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Susanville Indian Rancheria: Forestry/Conservation Technician

OPENING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: June 4, 2019
CLOSING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: June 14, 2019
POSITION TITLE: Forestry/Conservation Technician
SUPERVISES: No
STARTING SALARY: $14.72/hr.
GRADE: 8
POSITION CLASS: Non – Exempt
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 3
STATUS: Temporary (not to exceed 6 months)
HOURS: Full Time (40 per week)
SUBJECT TO P.L. 101-630: No
BENEFITS: Highly competitive package *See below

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The forestry/conservation technician works on a variety of project work related to resource management and conservation work. Project work includes: fuels reduction, thinning small diameter conifers, removal of shrubs/brush, invasive plant species mitigation/eradication, fuel break construction, trail maintenance, removal of diseased trees (small diameter), pruning, bucking slash, piling, assistance with chipping operations/dispersion, and additional project work as assigned.
Work requires use of chainsaw, pole saw, weed eater, and other hand tools and equipment. Work is physical in nature requiring frequent bending, lifting, hiking, and traversing over rough, sloped and uneven terrain. Location of projects may expose technicians to adverse weather conditions and remote locations. May require camping overnight outdoors in area of project work.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Completes project work tasks according to instruction given by supervisor for resource management and conservation work.
2. Performs fuel reduction by thinning trees and brush.
3. Constructs and maintains fuel breaks and trail maintenance.
4. Performs chipping operations and prescribed fire burning.
5. Building erosion control structures and other watershed project work.
6. Complies with safety instruction and protocols for safe usage of tools and equipment.
7. Participates, encourages, and develops teamwork as a member of the Forestry/Conservation Crew.
8. Will participate in specified training/certification programs as determined by the Director of Natural Resources.
9. May be required to transport crew safely to and from project sites.
10. Work requires frequent lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), bending, hiking, and walking over rough and uneven terrain.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must have three (3) to twelve (12) months/seasons experience in Forestry, Conservation or related field (i.e. landscaping, groundskeeping/maintenance, etc. or demonstrable technician experience through education).
2. Capable of performing hard physical labor and able to carry 50 lbs.
3. Experience with a chainsaw (training will be provided), pole saw, weed eater, shovel and other related equipment.
4. Must have current CPR and Basic First Aid certification (or ability to be certified within 30 days).
5. Familiar with navigational tools such as map reading, compass, orienteering, GPS, and terminologies used.
6. Must pass a pre-employment medical exam.
7. Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited high school.
8. Must have a valid driver’s license.
9. Must pass pre-employment background investigation.
10. Must pass pre-employment drug test.

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT:
1. PHYSICAL SAFETY: The work requires considerably physical exertion such as infrequent climbing of ladders, frequent lifting of heavy objects over 50 pounds with repetitive bending, crouching or stooping. Job requires above-average agility and dexterity.
2. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress that require a range of safety and other precautions, e.g., working at great heights under extreme outdoor weather conditions, subject to possible physical attack or mob conditions, or similar situations where conditions cannot be controlled.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
• Uphold all principles of confidentiality.
• Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards.
• Interact in an honest, trustworthy and respectful manner with employees, visitors and vendors.
• Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality management activities, cultural and educational programs.
• Comply with policies and procedures.
• Maintain a current insurable driver’s license.
• Display respect and understanding of Susanville Rancheria’s traditions and values.
• The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability.
• Any attitude or behavior that will tarnish the name or reputation of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action.

PREFERENCE POLICY:
1st Preference: Enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
2nd Preference: Documented proof of Veteran Status, i.e. DD-214, Veterans Benefit Card.
3rd Preference: Non-Native applicant.

SIR BENEFITS PACKAGE:
The Susanville Indian Rancheria offers its Full-Time employees a highly competitive benefits package, including: annual cost-of-living increases (based on SSA COLA); eligibility for annual merit increases; twelve paid holidays; thirteen days paid sick leave; up to twenty-six days paid annual leave (depending on length of service); maternity leave; paternity leave; affordable group health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and 401(k) retirement plan.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants are required to submit a Susanville Indian Rancheria/ Lassen Indian Health Center application. Applications can be found on our website at: www.sir-nsn.gov/human-resources/ (SIR – LIHC – Gaming Commission Application for Employment P.L. 101-630 Requirements) or picked up at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA.

Only complete applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach the following:
1. Completed Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center Application.
2. Copy of your High School Diploma or College Degree or transcripts documenting your graduation or completion of your Degree.
3. Copy of your valid Driver’s License.
4. Copy of any other certification required.
5. Copy of Tribal Card, if claiming Indian Preference.
6. Copy of DD214 or other proof of Veteran status, if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
7. An additional statement on how you meet each minimum qualification.

Complete applications can be dropped off in person to the Human Resources Office at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, California, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They may also be emailed to nmerkle@sir-nsn.gov or faxed to (530) 251-1895 or mailed to the above address. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

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