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Forestry Apprentice

Garrison ND

Job ID: 3015281

Closing Date: 3/31/2020


Come join the team at Fort Stevenson and the Garrison Park Boad. This is a unique opportunity to work and gain experience as a Forestry Apprentice and spend some quality time in the outdoors.

Position is temporary working 40 hours per week.


Summary of Work

Responsible to the park manager or the assistant park manager or other supervisory personnel including Garrison Park Board supervisors. This position is funded by a grant from the ND Forestry Department and will be shared equally between the City of Garrison and Fort Stevenson State Park. The apprentice will spend 50% of their time at Fort Stevenson and 50% in Garrison


Tree cultivation, trimming, planting, moving, maintenance and removal.

Equipment operation to include chain saw, weed badger, roto tiller, tree spade, tree planter.

Making recommendations to supervisors and public about silviculture.

Other related duties as assigned.

Position is 40 hours per week.


Minimum Qualifications

Requires a high school diploma or GED.

Must be 18 years of age.

Ability to withstand exposure to varying weather conditions/temperatures for extended periods, and work effectively during daylight or nighttime hours.

Ability to move 50 to 100 lbs. on a regular basis.

Ability to operate motor vehicles, power tools and equipment.

Good skills working with the public and interacting with people of all ages, interests, viewpoints and backgrounds.

Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process, verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment, and a background check.


Housing may be provided at Fort Stevenson State Park.


Application Procedures

All applications for open Parks & Recreation Department positions must be made via the State of North Dakota Careers site. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted. Application information package must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the job posting.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Parks & Recreation Department regrets it does not provide Sponsorships.

Application materials must clearly explain how experience and education are related to the minimum qualifications.


Additional documents to be submitted:

• Resume

• Cover letter that includes a brief description of the applicant's background/qualifications and how work experience directly meets requirements

• 3 professional references


Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation.

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must attach a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Lynn Spomer,Parks & Recreation Department: E-mail: phone: (701) 328-5356, fax: (701) 328-5363 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888 (TTY Relay North Dakota) .



Posted March 11, 2020

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