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Overview

The WFM Swamper Crew Lead will serve as the field supervisor for a six-person swamper crew, under the
supervision Wilderness Fuels Module Sawyer crew, to perform wilderness fuels reduction activities within
LVNP. The position will work cooperatively to learn how to safely perform hand thinning, limbing, low stumping, and bucking of dead and small diameter live material within a 2,400-acre unit in a designated
wilderness area. The position will be responsible for rearranging fuels in preparation for future entries,
including piling and lopping and scattering. The position will periodically work with youth to accomplish
project objectives. Other tasks and duties, including but not limited to mechanical hand thinning using
chainsaws, may be assigned as appropriate to advance forest restoration objectives in Plumas County.

Minimum of 2-years combined field experience in forest or other natural resource management, this may include but is not limited to biological research and survey work, land conservation, wildland fire, etc.; ● Minimum 6 months leading a field crew in carrying out forest restoration tasks ● Ability to perform physically taxing work in all weather conditions in rugged mountainous environments; ● Interest in, or familiarity with, principles of wilderness land management; ● A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. ● Current wilderness medical training certification (e.g., WFA, WFR, WEMT); ● Experience with crosscut saws. ● Experience working in backcountry remote settings.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $17.50
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $17.50

    About Sierra Institute

    Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) in collaboration with Lassen Volcanic
    National Park (LVNP) are providing a unique opportunity to contribute to fuels reduction activities within
    a designated wilderness area in a National Park unit.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: No