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Salary: $2,683.00 - $3,231.00
Posted: 12/06/2012

Job Description:
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is recruiting to fill Forestry Aide positions. These positions are seasonal and will not become permanent.

In the fields of forestry, fire prevention, or natural resource management, the Forestry Aide position provides sub-professional assistance and usually works under the supervision of a Registered Professional Forester. Examples of work tasks include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: general timber harvest plan (THP) field preparation work, timber marking, cruising, flagging watercourses, pest control, forest engineering, recreation management, campground maintenance, establishing and measuring sample plots, remote sensing, geographic information systems processing and analysis, resource surveys, seed processing, and nursery operations. May also perform facilities, grounds or equipment operations and/or maintenance and minor repairs.

Students looking for summer jobs, graduate students, or anyone looking to work up to 9 months who meet the minimum qualifications listed below are encouraged to apply. We expect to fill a total of approximately 20 positions on the following Demonstration State Forests: Boggs Mountain, Jackson, LaTour, Mountain Home, and Soquel. Additional positions may be filled at South Lake Tahoe, CA and the L.A. Moran Reforestation Center in Davis, CA.

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Education: Completion of at least 12 semester units or 18 quarter units from a recognized accredited college or university in forestry or fire science, natural resource management, conservation, or a closely related subject.

Three months of experience performing sub-professional work in forestry, fire prevention, fire suppression and control, natural resource management, or other related work.

A valid California driver license.

Complete an “Examination Application” Form STD 678. If you are using the Education option to meet the minimum qualifications, attach a copy of your transcript or degree. Unofficial transcripts, generally available online for free through the Registrar’s Office, meet the requirement. Send your application and transcript to:

Kerry Garcia, Room 1544
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, California 94244-2460

To obtain an Examination Application Form STD 678, go directly to State Personnel Board’s website at Please indicate your preference(s) for work location, if any, on the Examination Application Form STD 678, and be sure to include your email address and current contact phone number. For further assistance or questions contact Jeff Leddy at (916) 653-9448 or

The final filing date for submission of applications is January 31, 2013.

Interviews will likely be scheduled in the following locations: Berkeley, Alameda County; Arcata, Humboldt County; San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County; and Sacramento, Sacramento County. Out-of-state applicants will be interviewed by telephone.

For specific information on individual work locations, please contact the local offices directly at the following numbers:
Boggs Mountain - (707) 928-4378
Jackson - (707) 964-5674
LaTour - (530) 225-2505
Mountain Home - (559) 539-2855
Soquel - (831) 475-8643
Sacramento - (916) 653-9448
South Lake Tahoe - (530) 708-2706

You will be notified by email and/or US mail of the interview date, time, and location in early February 2013. Interviews and job offers will be made in February 2013.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 541 - var - 1060 - var
Location County
Multiple Multiple
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Temporary   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
01/31/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
CAL FIRE Administration and Incident Support Unit
PO Box 944246, Room 1544
Sacramento, 94244-2460
Kerry Garcia, Manager
(916) 651-2022

Special Requirements:
Will require medical clearance

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