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Forestry Technician Timber Stand Improvement


Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement)


Temporary Seasonal (1039)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Chelan, Entiat Ranger District


The Entiat Ranger District, of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be advertising for two temporary seasonal Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement) positions with a duty station of Entiat, Washington. The announcement number for this position is (21-TEMP4-R6-2467-5DT-SB) and will be posted to USAJobs from October 30th-November 9th. Please search in USAJobs using the vacancy announcement number. Additional information how to apply can be found on the USFS jobs page

About the Position: This position is established on the Entiat Ranger District with work to be performed across the Wenatchee River and Chelan Ranger Districts as well. Generally, technical duties will be performed in timber stand improvement, reforestation, and tree improvement. The work is performed in a forest environment where terrain may be uneven, rocky, and covered with thick vegetation. Climatic conditions range from extremely hot and dry to extremely cold and wet. Rain, snow, wind, or dust may be encountered. The work involves regular and recurring risks or discomforts that require safety precautions or the use of safety equipment such as boots, gloves, goggles, and hardhats.


Major duties include and are not limited to:

  • Inspecting silvicultural contract work (e.g., genetic tree improvement, planting, thinning, seeding, site preparation) for compliance with contract. Explains steps necessary for compliance to contractor and reports violations to COR. May act as COR on various silvicultural contracts.

  • Examines sapling and larger stands to collect and record data on stocking, density, condition, insects, disease, site index, and ground vegetation. Makes recommendations for areas requiring remedial action.

  • Examines plantations to assess numbers of tree seedlings present, condition, growth and survival rates, and evidence of animal, insect or disease damage.

  • Selects prospective parent seed trees using established procedures to determine which trees have superior growth characteristics.

  • Determines the relative abundance and species of seed cones by observing the developing cone and pollen buds.

As assigned, performs resource work in other functional areas, including fire suppression as qualified


For additional information please contact: Pete Wier, Zone Silviculturist at ; or call (208) 871-1667