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Forestry Crew Leader

Posted 1 month ago

Employer: Hemlock Restoration Initiative

Location: Asheville, NC

Application deadline: please submit as soon as possible. Anticipated start date is late Sept

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Summary of Position:

The Crew Leader will help train, motivate, work alongside, manage and oversee a small team of forestry technicians in hemlock restoration activities on national, state and otherwise conserved forests, including parks, game lands, and private lands across Western North
Carolina. These activities will consist of scouting and assessing the health of hemlock stands, writing and updating hemlock treatment plans for each site, installing and collecting data from impact monitoring plots, conducting chemical treatments for HWA, and to a lesser degree supporting other HWA control strategies, including biological and silvicultural control strategies. The Crew Leader is responsible for ensuring that the crew produces high quality work to achieve successful project outcomes that meet HRI’s and partners’ expectations. The Crew Leader will possess good judgment, professionalism, leadership and communication skills, initiative, willingness to learn, emotional maturity and resilience, resourcefulness, and comfort in the outdoors. This individual will work closely and collaborate with the HRI program director and other staff members, but will be the primary point of contact for landowners, managers, and members of the public when on-site. They may also help
coordinate, manage, and oversee volunteers and other “guest crews” not employed by HRI on

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