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Scientific Research Specialist CL2 (Forest Technician) (id:7

at University of Maine in Orono, Maine, United States

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Statement of the Job: Position is available to employees of the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the University of Maine from 07/27/21 through 08/02/21 and open to external applicants thereafter. * The Forest Technician (Scientific Research Specialist CL2) assists the University Forest Manager and Forest Operations manager in maintenance and management of 14,000 acres of woodlands and facilities owned by the University of Maine System and University of Maine Foundation including the Dwight B. Demeritt Forest, Penobscot Experimental Forest, Green Endowment Lands, and outlying woodlands across Maine. Full-time, regular, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week. Daily work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with occasional overtime, weekend, and holiday work required. This position pays $15.99/hour. Complete Job Description About the University: The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/ The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples. UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here. Qualifications: Required: * Minimum High school diploma or GED * Minimum of 2 years of conventional logging experience including current Certified Logging Professional (CLP) certification or ability to obtain CLP certification within 1 year of start date. * Demonstrated experience collecting forest inventory data, including tree species, diameters, heights and product merchantability on variable and fixed radius plots. * Knowledge of Maine’s forestry laws, particularly for organized towns. * Demonstrated success training people in chainsaw use and safe and efficient wood harvesting techniques. * Prior experience training and overseeing student interns with emphasis on safety and efficiency. * Demonstrated ability to maintain, diagnose and repair logging and other heavy equipment. * Demonstrated experience operating logging equipment. * Experience with chainsaw maintenance and repair. * Experience researching, locating and maintaining previously established property boundary lines. * Able to use technology including hand held GPS units, tablet computers, MS word and excel * A Class C driver’s license. * Able to walk long distances over rough terrain. * Must be able to lift 80 pounds. Preferred: * B.S. or A.S. in Forest Management or Forest Operations. * User level GIS skills. * Experience installing forestry research studies and gathering research data. Other Information: Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload: 1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae 3.) contact information for three professional references You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Search Timeline is as follows: Review of applications to begin: August 9, 2021 Tentative start date: September 15, 2021 For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Keith Kanoti at keith.kanoti@maine.edu or 207-944-6841. The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening and a post offer physical. The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System). Position Title: Scientific Research Specialist CL2 (Forest Technician) (id:70302) Campus: Orono Department: School of Forest Resources – OFORM Bargaining Unit: ACSUM Salary Band/Wage Band: B23 Location: Orono, ME Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months) Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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Job Posting: JC188776681

Posted On: Jul 29, 2021

Updated On: Aug 19, 2021