The Flying W Ranch Foundation needs people who are committed to action, excellence and the pursuit of preservation. People who want to apply their education and experience to make sure that all of us enjoy the benefits of clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment. The Flying W Ranch Foundation offers career opportunities in natural resources, conservation, mitigation and the preservation of the old west.
Forestry Crew: General Laborers
The forestry crew is a 4 to 10 person team that performs a variety of assignments that maintain and protect healthy and burned forests as they grow, including: tree planting, slash piling, prescribed burning, pre-commercial thinning, seedling care, cone collection, tree release, vegetation control, removal of hazardous trees, limbing, bucking and stream or habitat enhancement. Crews may also provide disaster response and relief services for incidents, such as wildfires or floods.
Crews are assembled and trained to accomplish particular assignments, which change throughout the year. Typically those assignments are short-term or seasonal--therefore a forestry crew may work on many different jobs and types of assignments that change during a single year. This means that within several months, a crew member for a few days or weeks could work as a tree planter, fuels & erosion helper, and a Forestry general laborer. All crew members receive ample job-tailored safety and task training, due to the many hazards from work in rough terrain, ever-changing outdoor job sites, specific tasks, tools/power equipment, natural risks, and mountain driving.
General Laborer Responsibilities
The forestry laborer is employed to assist other forest workers in safely accomplishing specific forest management tasks. The laborer walks on forest slopes and forest roads, and can perform a variety of assignments--such as:
• working with a 4 to 50-person crew engaged in forestry, logging, or roading
• working with a forestry technician
• assisting a heavy equipment operator
• helping a forest professional do their work
• May work on a crew to provide disaster response and relief services for incidents, such as wildfires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, or search & recovery
• Job is usually project-based, and may be seasonal
• Laborer's job will involve walking in forested terrain, lifting & carrying materials, measuring & recording data, and use of tools
• May work on a production-basis, measured by acres, volume or length
• Communicates with other crew members about work progress and safety
• Requires all-weather clothing, physical-fitness, and hiking the often steep forest terrain, climbing over downed brush while carrying a tool
• Works with volunteers of varying age
Required Skills (in order of importance)
• None Required; on-the-job training
• Hard-working and detail-oriented. Has a desire to deliver quality work to immediate and upper management.
• Acts at all times with the highest integrity.
• Comfortable in a rapidly evolving entrepreneurial environment.
• Ability to function day-to-day with minimal direction.
• Adapts quickly to change.
• Hourly Range (based on experience): $10
All applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume.
No phone calls please
Must be able to work Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org - Subject Heading: General Laborer Applicant