University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: Petersburg Ranger District, Tongass National Forest
Location: Petersburg, AK
Position: Forestry Technician positions
Requirements: See posting

The Petersburg Ranger District, Tongass National Forest is currently recruiting for several temporary Forestry Technician (GS-0462-3, GS-0462-4, & GS-0462-5) positions for the 2017 field season. These positions will provide unique opportunities for career development and enhancement with on the job training in the field of forestry while working in one of the most dynamic regions of the United States.

Work assignments include assisting District Foresters with timber sale unit preparation, logging road design, and timber volume estimation. Selected applicants will utilize forest mensuration equipment, GPS technology, and analytical software programs to determine logging systems feasibility, develop unit boundaries, and cruise timber.  Applicants must be physically able to hike through rugged and uneven terrain for extended periods of time and work in prolonged periods of adverse weather conditions common to Southeast Alaska on a daily basis.

During the field season, the Timber Sale Layout Crew often works from various remote field camps and/or  floating barge camps with travel to and from via boat, float plane or helicopter. The field season will begin early to mid-April and extend through to November (weather permitting). Appointment lengths and start/end dates are flexible. Work schedules will allow for opportunity to recreate in some of the most incredible country in Southeast Alaska during time off. Housing is available on a first come basis.

To learn more about this opportunity, please call or e-mail the contacts below. Please also see the flyer.
Contact: Robert Dickamore or Jorge Enriquez
Contact at: 907-772-5970 or 907-772-5949 or
Closing Date: TBD