Position Announcement – Forestry Technician
Forest Carbon Works (www.forestcarbonworks.org), a company that enables small forest landowners in the U.S. to access the carbon offset market, is hiring for the position of a Forest Technician located across Arkansas. The position is contract-based with potential for a longer term position.
The Technician’s primary responsibility will be to collect forest carbon inventory data using our proprietary smartphone inventory device. Technicians will have the opportunity to explore local forests and/or travel to nearby states for field work. Data collection consists of navigating to allocated “plots” within a forested property and taking photographic inventory of all trees located within each plot
The Technician will also work remotely with staff members that are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Technician will regularly communicate and report to staff via phone or email about the progress of the project, questions, or concerns.
Specific tasks will include traveling to property sites; corresponding with client landowners; collecting forest inventory data using our smartphone device on all assigned plots; and maintaining regular communication with program staff. Camping overnight may be required on specific projects; this information will be available for all projects in advance. The Technician is required to have a reliable vehicle for work-related travel. Applicants will attend a remote training session led by Forest Carbon Works staff and complete an online quiz.
Technicians are paid between $250 to $325+ per day (more details upon hire). Compensation varies between projects and is determined based on terrain, size of project, and remoteness. Mileage reimbursement is available for this position and will be reimbursed at the current IRS Standard Mileage Reimbursement rate.
This is a part-time, at-will position. As a contract position with fluctuating work availability, this position is intended to serve as a supplementary source of income, rather than a permanent or consistent income source. Work availability is ever-changing and, as at-will employment work is not necessarily guaranteed. This position does not offer benefits, vacation, or paid leave. Reimbursement for travel time or lodging is not eligible for this position.
If you have experience in the forests of this region, are passionate about forest conservation, know how to use a smartphone, and have a flexible schedule, then this position could be right for you! This position is also ideal for forestry, environmental science, and natural resource students who are looking to gain real-life field and forestry experience.
About you

You enjoy working in forested environments


You can complete tasks independently with no supervision

You feel comfortable hiking and navigating off trail without a guide

You are familiar with forest types and can identify at least 5 different tree species

You are able to take direction and communicate (via phone and email) with remote team members frequently

You are comfortable working/camping in a variety of conditions including rain, extreme temperatures, heavy brush, undergrowth, and thickly forested areas

You know how to pair, connect and unpair a Bluetooth device

Required Qualifications

Possess a high school diploma equivalent or higher

Possess a valid drivers license

Possess a vehicle capable of driving various distances

Have medical and automobile insurance as required by state law

Proficient in use of smartphone technology, digital cameras, and GPS devices

Have backcountry wilderness, hiking, or camping experience or other relevant undeveloped forest experience

Preferred Qualifications

Possess proper camping equipment

Possess willingness to troubleshoot minor technology issues on-the-fly

Have interest in ecosystem conservation, natural resources, or environmental protection

Have, or are working to obtain, a post-secondary degree in forestry or another environmental conservation field

Proficient in the use of smartphone technology,operating phone camera functions, and properly pairing and using a GPS device

Interested candidates should submit:

An application

CV or resume.

A cover letter explaining why you are applying with Forest Carbon Works and your most challenging outdoor experience

Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.
Forest Carbon Works is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: On the road