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The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) is looking for one motivated
individual to fill the position of Collaborative Forest Management Apprentice. The selected applicant will
work at the intersection of community and natural resources on collaborative forest and watershed
restoration. Work will include both applied research and capacity-building work to promote resilient
forest ecosystems and rural communities. Occasional travel to rural communities throughout the state
to conduct related work and research will be required. Apprenticeships will last a minimum of six
months, but may be extended up to nine months, with potential for a transition to full time, regular
employment. Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2021, with an anticipated start date of
late May/early June.
Job Duties: The selected candidate will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and
professional skills while contributing to meaningful outcomes for rural communities and landscapes
through involvement with a suite of Sierra Institute projects. Project areas described below provide an
overview of the core efforts the selected apprentice will contribute to. These are meant to provide a
general understanding of the position, and may not capture all responsibilities.

• An undergraduate or advanced degree in the social science, natural resources or related field; • Excellent written and oral communication skills; • Basic understanding of land management policies, and natural resource issues such as wildfire forestry, and ecological restoration; • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); • A willingness to work and live in a rural, mountainous area that receives snow and ice in winter; • A team-oriented perspective with a productive level of self-guidance and initiative; • An ability to bring critical thinking skills, creativity, and laughter to the workplace; • A personal vehicle for transportation outside of work; • Experience living and/or working in a rural setting and a strong desire to learn about rural issues

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 0
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • About Sierra Institute

    The Sierra Institute promotes healthy forests, watersheds, and
    communities by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in
    natural resource management.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: No
    Salary Range: 1,800.00 Monthly +