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If you are an employer who wants to share a job announcement with SAF members, please email your job announcement to info@forestry.org.

Job Title: Ecologist and Partnerships Coordinator (Full Time)
Salary: $41,500 plus a 15% cash benefit (in lieu of health/retirement benefits); possibility to be hired at a higher pay-grade with robust, directly relevant work experience
Location: Ashland, Oregon; regular travel required

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (report or manuscript), and 3 professional references to Jaime Stephens (jlh@klamathbird.org)
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 16; position will remain open until filled

To learn more about Klamath Bird Observatory, visit https://klamathbird.org/.

Job Description: The primary responsibility of the Ecologist and Partnerships Coordinator is to inform forest management and restoration efforts using best available science within the context of Klamath Bird
Observatory’s mission to advance bird and habitat conservation. They will work closely with the Director of Conservation, engaging with existing collaborations, and working to develop new and diverse partnerships
that promote resilience, sustainable management, economies, and community well-being in oak and conifer forest ecosystems. This work will contribute to a larger western program of Partners in Flight conservation
delivery. Core job duties include assisting in the coordination of restoration partnerships (e.g. Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network) and contributing to forest collaboratives to provide expertise to inform planning and evaluate success. Grant writing and ongoing partnership building will be essential job duties.

Depending on qualifications, the ecologist may contribute to study design, field survey training and oversight, data management and quality control, statistical analyses, report and manuscript writing, and
community and scientific presentations.

Job Duties (to include, but not limited to):
• Assist with the coordination for the Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) – a collaborative regional partnership working to conserve oak habitats on private and public lands in southern Oregon
and northern California charged with implementing $12M in oak restoration over the next 6 years
• A large part of this position is support to this partnership including daily tasks to manage shared files; email listservs; meeting schedules, agendas, and notes; in-person meeting logistics such as hybrid meeting infrastructure as well as in-person logistics such as coffee and snacks; and to meet general partnership organizational needs
• Advance the KSON Strategic Action Plan, share content and engage partners through communications, presentations, and development of outreach materials
• Maintain communications with partners on a daily basis through phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings
• Advance tribal partnerships for oak restoration
• Contribute to forest collaboratives, provide expertise specific to bird conservation and the application of birds as focal species to inform planning and evaluate success
• Communicate conservation objectives and scientific findings to land managers through personal engagement and the development decision support tools in a variety of formats
• Advance application of the KSON Monitoring Plan
• Lead geospatial mapping and analysis for oak and forest initiatives; advance existing geospatial databases
• Possible supervision of seasonal or full-time staff as needed
• Contribute to manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, including statistical analysis and scientific writing
• Complete programmatic fundraising, including grant writing and contract acquisition
• Manage contracts by tracking budgets and deliverables, complete project reporting, and collaborate with KBO administrative staff on billing
• Collaborate with the Director of Conservation to set annual program-specific goals and objectives and develop and manage program budgets
• Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling of inclusive behaviors, and proactive management of bias

Qualifications:
• Combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a Master’s or PhD in Natural Sciences, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Ornithology, and/or Social Science
• Must provide and maintain reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and meet minimum driving record and insurance requirements
• In-person work and regular travel will be necessary when public health guidelines allow
• Knowledge of western forest ecosystems, silviculture, and restoration techniques
• Successful track record of working effectively with diverse communities and partnerships
• Exceptional organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
• Excellent facilitation skills
• Experience in personnel management and supervision
• Ability and positive attitude to hike in rough and steep terrain in inclement weather, in areas with poison oak, ticks, biting and stinging insects, rattlesnakes, black bears, and cougars
• Proficient with current statistical methods and analytical programs (e.g. R, ArcGIS) for advanced mapping and analyses
• Understanding of grant writing including foundation, federal, and other funding sources
• Excellent scientific writing skills; experience with report and manuscripts
• Excellent popular writing skills; experience with social media, web, blogs, and communications
• Experience with public speaking in field, community, and professional settings Ability to represent KBO’s non-advocacy approach of conservation-relevant science to partners and the public, and within professional networks

It is Klamath Bird Observatory policy to provide a work environment free from unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, marital status, age, expunged juvenile record, performance of duty in a uniformed service, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local law,
regulation, or ordinance.

Effective June 21, 2021, and until further notice, KBO will require that all Employees and Student Interns be fully vaccinated for COVID‐19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination status.

Location: Glendwood, Washington
Salary: $36,118 – $71,146 per year
Pay scale & gradeGS 5 – 9
Open & closing dates: 11/30/2022 to 12/15/2022

To apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/691988300 

As a FORESTER, your typical work assignments and/or responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, schedule, direct, supervise and conduct forest-wide field work and data collection for Continuous Forest Inventory and other forest resource surveys and administrative studies.
  • Plan, schedule, direct, supervise and conduct forest-wide timber cruises for Realty transactions and proposed utilization harvest timber sales.
  • Act as a Timber Sale Officer in charge of one or more large complex logging units.
  • Designate timber for cutting through application of technical silvicultural prescriptions, assignments include forest-wide conditions.
  • Assist in the preparation of forest-wide guidelines and training programs.
  • Collect and compile field data for logging statistics, progress reports, inspection reports and special studies.
  • Summarize and analyze data, prepare maps, reports findings, evaluates results and makes recommendations.
  • Evaluate current forest conditions, identify desired future conditions, calculate the maximum amount of timber which can be harvested annually, and develop silvicultural prescriptions and harvest schedules.
  • Prepare contracts and permits for the sale of timber and other forest products. Prepares Forest Officer’s Report that contains all pertinent information about the proposed sale.

Primary Location: USA-WA-Longview
Schedule: Full-time
Position closes on December 6, 2022

To apply, visit http://weyer.jobs/18788

This position is part of the Western Timberlands Inventory & Planning team, which is responsible for forest inventory, harvest planning, GIS data management and mapping for approximately 2.6 million acres in the Northwest. It is a Full Time, Exempt position. The preferred office location is Longview, Washington, but location may be flexible within the region. There is generally a two-day per week office requirement for teaming and support with the remaining workdays allowed to be done remotely. Accommodation may be made if home Wi-Fi is not capable of supporting job duties.

The position is one of five GIS Analysts on the Washington Inventory & Planning team and is responsible for supporting Weyerhaeuser’s Longview-St. Helens Tree farm. The job will require some in-office interaction and support with tree farm operations staff as well as tasks being completed remotely. The successful candidate will be expected to manage GIS data and provide direct support for forestry management activities on approximately 385,000 acres. The candidate must possess strong organizational and communication skills and be able to work in both a team environment and individually. The candidate must also be able to adapt to changing priorities and learn new concepts and applications quickly, as well as travel to regional field offices when required.

Analysts work with Weyerhaeuser’s GIS forestry management system (FMS) as well as Esri’s ArcGIS suite.  Analysts must have a customer-oriented ability to assist in providing efficient and effective problem identification and resolution.

Key Functions:

  • Answer GIS user questions, do triage on problems and keep users productive. This often includes mini-training/coaching sessions in person or online. 
  • Support the maintenance and improvement of GIS spatial and tabular data accuracy.
  • Support Weyerhaeuser forestry GIS users in meeting expectations for accomplishment of silvicultural treatment activities and recording forest stand treatment information in GIS database.
  • Support Weyerhaeuser forestry GIS users on workflow and data management practice standardization.
  • Build and maintain a comprehensive understanding of Weyerhaeuser’s forestry GIS database structure, functionality, and design.
  • Be a champion for simplifying and standardizing data management processes, supporting connectivity of all Weyerhaeuser Timberlands systems.
  • Support ad hoc requests for GIS spatial, database analysis, and mapping.
  • Collaborate with GIS end users and IT in support of functional improvement and data service.
  • Collaborate in testing improvements of Weyerhaeuser’s forestry GIS.
  • Support GPS, mobile maps, and Web GIS.
  • Assist with the company’s transition to ArcPro.

We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in GIS, Geography, Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field is required. 
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS is required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software programs including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to travel to regional field offices.  May involve limited overnight travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with SQL and/or Microsoft Access
  • Degree or Certificate in GIS
  • A minimum of 2+ years of GIS experience
  • Understanding of forest operations, including harvesting and silvicultural methods used in the Pacific Northwest

The Manager, Forest Landowner Education is responsible for the effective delivery of forestry interpretation and landowner education programs for Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI). This also includes management of the 15-acre Rediscovery Forest in Silverton and oversight of all of OFRI’s assets at the Oregon Garden, such as the Discovery Pavilion. The manager assists the Director of Forestry in the delivery of landowner education and public education. This position reports to the Director of Forestry.

Salary: $60,000 to $90,000 annually

Current State of Oregon employees, excluding temporary employees, must apply through their employee Workday account. External candidates will need to create a Workday profile to apply. Search for Job Requisition ID: REQ-112181.

Applications are due by Dec. 8.

Description of Duties include:

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate forest landowner education for OFRI. Education may be delivered through publications, webinars, workshops, conferences, tours, videos, social media and other media.
  • Coordinate with the Partnership for Forestry Education, including Oregon State University and Natural Resources Extension, Oregon Department of Forestry and additional organizations to provide forestry education for forest landowners, forest sector professionals and operators, including publications, webinars and tours.
  • Participate on partner Board of Directors as OFRI liaison representative, including Oregon Tree Farm System and others as determined.
  • Lead and provide support for OFRI conferences, forums and tours for forest landowners, K-12 and public programs.
  • Provide project management and content for OFRI’s landowner website and family forest guide.
  • Assist in OFRI’s Wildlife in Managed Forests program. Assist with outreach projects (publication development, symposiums, workshops, tours, videos, etc.).
  • Manage content development, delivery and evaluation of forestry education and interpretation programs for forest landowners and the general public held at the Oregon Garden Rediscovery Forest (OGRF). Supervise contractors and volunteers as needed

Minimum Qualifications
Three years of experience in forestry, natural resources or related field. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities; AND
A Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources or related field, or three additional years of related (pertinent) experience.
A Master’s degree in forestry, natural resources or related field will substitute for up to one year of the required experience

Salary: $58,704.00 – $91,524.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent, Remote Employment, Flexible/Hybrid
Job Number: 2022-8-7338-11195
Closing: Continuous

To apply, visit Forest Practices Engineer, Civil Engineer 3/Civil Engineer 2 In-Training | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Come join a small team within the Forest Regulation Division where your engineering skills, land ethic, and people skills will be valued and supported as a Forest Practices Engineer. This position provides statewide engineering review support to our Forest Practices Foresters (FPF’s – regulatory foresters) in the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) six statewide Regions.

The team is the Forest Practices Engineering Group (FPEG), led by the Forest Practices Lead Engineer (Civil Engineer 4).

FPEG’s work area is the entire state. Some travel is required.

The Forest Practices Program covers approximately 9.3 million acres of non-federal, non-tribal forestland in Washington. Ownership patterns range from individuals and families who own small   forest parcels, to large holdings owned and/or managed by private corporations and public agencies. The DNR is charged with carrying out the state forest practices laws codified in the Washington Forest Practices Act (Act). The Act’s purpose is to protect public safety, capital improvements of the state and public resources (i.e. wildlife, fish, and water quality), and   ensure that Washington continues to support a viable forest products industry.Duties

Responsibilities:
Approximately 70-percent of your time will be spent in the office and the field, by invitation from the Regions’ FPFs, assisting them by reviewing the engineering aspects of forest practices activities prior to a Forest Practices Application (FPA) being submitted, or after the FPA is submitted for review.

What follows is a typical situation you could be involved in. If you are interested in reading more typical situations send an email request to: Mark Stevens at mark.stevens@dnr.wa.gov.

Typical Review Situations:

  • FPAs with proposed construction of fish passable crossings including bridges, pipes and fords.
  • FPAs with proposed road construction on unstable slopes and in mountainous terrain, which have the potential to affect public resources and public safety.
  • FPAs with proposed cable logging systems where logs must be suspended over unstable slopes to protect soils and prevent triggering of landslides which would impact public resources and public safety.
  • Inspection of completed fish passage structures which appear to be incorrectly installed and the FPF needs engineering evaluation to support enforcement actions.

The above reviews often include participation in an Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) site review convened by the FPF. Participants may include: Biologists from a Tribe(s) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, a Washington Department of Ecology hydro-geologist, the landowner and their engineering consultant.Qualifications

This may be filled as an in-training position. Candidates will be considered as Civil Engineer 2 (In-Training) or Civil Engineer 3, depending upon qualifications. The training plan duration is up to 24 months. If the plan is completed in less time, the remainder of the time may be waived. One element of the plan is obtaining a PE license. The DNR will facilitate this by providing limited study time during work hours, coaching the incumbent while enrolled in web-based PE exam review courses and reimbursement for review courses and exam fees. Obtaining a PE license within 24 months of hire is a required qualification to maintain employment in the position.

Required Qualifications:
Civil Engineer 2 (In-Training) required qualifications 
(Salary range: $4,892-$6,575 per month):

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Forest Engineering, or other closely related engineering branch.
  • At least one year experience in:
    • The design of fish passable water crossing structures on roads.
    • Road design.
    • Management and inspection of road construction and maintenance.
    • Working with technical drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledgeable of:
    • Hydraulic design calculations.
    • Stream simulation structure design.
    • Project management and planning; contract preparation, administration, and compliance; construction techniques and equipment; surveying and surveying principles.
    • Permitting processes including field and/or office assessment of permits for compliance with hydraulic projects and road construction/abandonment rules.
    • Water typing and riparian management zone delineation, riparian and wetland delineation, and forest hydrology.
    • Water-quality regulations and storm water pollution prevention plans.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence

Civil Engineer 3 required qualifications
(Salary range: $5,673-$7,627 per month):

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Forest Engineering, or other closely related engineering branch.
  • At least three years’ experience in:
    • The design of fish passable water crossing structures on roads.
    • Road design.
    • Management and inspection of road construction and maintenance.
    • Working with technical drawings and specifications.
    • Hydraulic design calculations.
  • Experience in:
    • Stream simulation structure design.
    • Project management and planning; contract preparation, administration, and compliance; construction techniques and equipment; surveying and surveying principles.
    • Permitting processes including field and/or office assessment of permits for compliance with hydraulic projects and road construction/abandonment rules.
    • Water typing and riparian management zone delineation, riparian and wetland delineation, and forest hydrology.
    • Water-quality regulations and storm water pollution prevention plans.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence
  • Demonstrated success in contributing to large-scale engineering projects including proven ability to complete their assigned tasks within the requisite time frames.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple projects under multiple timelines within a high stress environment while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Ability to facilitate and achieve results within group meetings where diverse and competing backgrounds and objectives are present.
  • Leadership and collaboration, including the ability to listen, understand, facilitate and work skillfully and persuasively in teams. Motivating and positive presence.
  • Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and methods of civil engineering, including such specialties as land surveying and mapping, hydraulic structures; arithmetic, geometry, calculus, and engineering formulas; cost estimating; materials testing; methods of stream measurement, including stream flow and scouring action.

Special Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • At the time of hire:
    An Engineer-in-Training Certificate issued by the Washington State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors or another state’s jurisdiction.
    AND, within two years of hire: A professional engineering (PE) license in either civil, forest, or a closely aligned branch such as environmental, agricultural, or mining is required, issued by the Washington State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
    OR:
    If the incumbent possesses a PE license in either civil, forest, or a closely aligned branch such as environmental, agricultural, or mining from another state at the time of hire, it may be substituted for a Washington State PE license, provided the incumbent obtains a Washington State PE license within 6 months of hire.
  • The work will be split between an office setting (30%) and in the field (70%). Field work will be conducted in isolated, managed forests throughout Washington State. Must be able to traverse uneven terrain safely by foot and may be exposed to inclement weather, insects and wildlife. Office work is done at a quasi-open work station (i.e., “cubicle”).
  • Travel will be required with a few overnight stays per month. Field work will be accessed by vehicle, often in remote areas on unpaved road surfaces. A vehicle is assigned to this position
  • A valid driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Finalists and/or interview candidates may be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.
  • Employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This position is based in an office/fieldwork setting and requires in-person attendance/interactions with no option for full-time telework. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you verify your status.  

The Oregon State University Research Forests invites applications for a Forest Engineer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The Forest Engineer is responsible for performing engineering design, timber harvest engineering analyses and land surveying tasks on the College Research Forests. The Forest Engineer serves as a member of the College Research Forests management team and is responsible for engineering in support of the College’s teaching, research and outreach mission.

For full posting details including position duties and qualifications, and to apply, please visit the OSU Jobs website at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/128246

Job: Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction
Primary Location: USA-WA-Castle Rock
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Experienced
Shift:  Day (1st)
Relocation Assistance Available
Position closes 11/27/22.

To apply, visit http://weyer.jobs/18734.

Our Lower Columbia Region has an opening for a Forest Engineer. This position is based out of our Castle Rock office and reports to the St. Helens Lead Engineering Specialist, with additional accountabilities to the Region Engineer for engineering activities in the area. This is a full-time, exempt position, with salary level dependent on skills and experience.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Forestry or related field with one year of experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience (three years).
  • Willingness to abide by established safety standards.
  • General knowledge of state and federal forest practice rules/statutes.
  • Familiarity of northwest forest practices permitting processes.
  • Team building, communication, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and using Geographical Information Systems to generate maps.
  • Ability to develop, prioritize, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines with occasional extended work periods and weekend work.
  • Experience in project management and contract administration.
  • Willing to work independently in an office setting and travel to destinations in the woods. Minimum of 50% of work time is spent in the field, working on steep or broken ground covered with slash and brush, and in all weather conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license is required, as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads (25,000 miles per year).

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

Salary: $41,760.00 – $55,872.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Department: Dept. of Natural Resources
Job Number: 2022-11-A189-15907
Closing: 11/30/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3789343/financial-assistance-program-administrator-data-consultant-1?department[0]=Dept.%20of%20Natural%20Resources&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

The Service Forestry Program is an integral part of the DNR team through the direct delivery of technical assistance and educational services supporting proactive management of Washington’s small private forest lands. The program provides land management advice to landowners and helps to assess resource conditions and forest health, identify potential problems and opportunities, determine financial assistance eligibility, assist with treatment implementation, and recommend management practices to help achieve objectives. The program educates landowners and assists with development and implementation of management plans to guide current and future management actions.

As part of this division and program, you will work alongside a talented team of professional planners, scientists, and implementers providing service to state, private, and federal partners to increase the resiliency and health of Washington’s forests and landscapes. In this position, you will help to support a skilled team focused on providing services to small forest landowners throughout Washington.

This position supports the western Washington Service Forestry Program in regards to financial assistance, database management, and administration of projects relating to forest health and fuel reduction treatments. This includes providing support to the west side financial assistance program, GIS data management, project tracking, and historic data quality control.

This position reports to the Service Forestry Program Manager and coordinates with west side region Forest Resilience District Managers, Service Foresters and Service Forestry Specialists, and many others.

This work is one part of the DNR One-Stop Shop for Private Lands Assistance which is a cohesive landowner services framework formed by integrating existing components to more effectively reach small forest landowners by identifying and removing barriers for technical assistance, funding, and forest health management planning; increasing education and outreach to small forest landowners; and distributing funding effectively to move high wildland fire risk areas to lower risk.Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Administer the western Washington financial assistance program including review of financial assistance packets for accuracy and completeness, verifying project details and funding amounts, preparing approval letters and other paperwork, processing invoices, and tracking payments. Perform QA/QC on data to ensure database integrity by verifying project records are accurate in Forest Health Tracker based on landowner submissions and forester inputs.
  • Serve as lead for tracking and maintaining Service Forestry projects and grant allocations in western Washington.
  • Use the Forest Health Tracker (FHT) online database to maintain western Washington Service Forestry project records and files.
  • Ensure all projects are tracked accurately in FHT and GIS databases. Ensure GIS databases are being used appropriated by Service Forestry field staff. Support integration of GIS data into FHT.
  • Provide data to Service Foresters or others to facilitate aggregation for periodic accomplishment reports such as monthly and annual grant performance reports, final grant close-out accomplishment reports, quarterly performance measures, deliverable accomplishments, etc.
  • Query datasets, compile reviews, and assist in writing grant narratives and lead grant and accomplishment reporting. Lead FHT query development to extract relevant information for reporting requirements.
  • Conduct remote review of Service Forestry field work to screen for forest practices and resource protection concerns using FPRAM and other data sources.
  • Approve appropriate funding amounts for requested treatment activities based on program standards.
  • Analyze grant expenditure data within Forest Health Tracker to determine which funding source to use on financial assistance projects. Work with field staff and management to develop a plan for spending state and federal dollars.  Query Forest Health Tracker expenditure data and expenditure reconciliation documents to note trends in spending and alert staff of potential for over-allocation in state or federal funding.
  • Prepare financial assistance approval letters and send to foresters. Prepare letters for mailing to landowner to notify of approval.
  • Within Forest Health Tracker, review financial assistance and contract payment requests and invoices for completeness and accuracy. Track payments and payment requests in Forest Health Tracker and DataMart using Finance expenditure spreadsheets for reconciliation.
  • Using data and tools from Forest Health Tracker and other sources, preform queries to prepare summaries and reports used by Region and Division staff when reporting on deliverables. Compile data from sources such as Forest Health Tracker, DataMart, expenditure worksheets from Finance, and more for budget related activities and prepare summaries for monthly reporting.
  • Serve as an initial point of contact for inquiries and requests for service of the program in western Washington. Explain Service Forestry programs and eligibility, SFLO programs, and forward contacts to appropriate personnel for follow up if necessary.
  • Using databases such as Forest Health Tracker and Smartsheet-based One-Stop Shop customer relationship management system, maintain accurate records of all contacts and follow up as necessary to ensure prompt customer service.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • Two years of office experience involving customer service.
  • Two years of experience using and tracking multiple data sets provided by multiple parties.
  • Two years of data analysis (numerical and descriptive).
  • One year of experience interpreting and explaining complex processes and requirements to the public.
  • One year of experience managing multiple deadlines and prioritizing those deadlines to meet mandated timeframes.
  • Proficient with computers, Microsoft Office applications, and SharePoint.
  • Effective oral and written communications and can convey messages clearly and persuasively.
  • Organizational management – has a strong understanding and ability to organize efficiently and the ability to develop or use systems for tracking implementation and accomplishments of several complex projects.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Position’s assigned duty station is the Natural Resources Building; though remote work or teleworking is acceptable based on employee’s suitability. Occasionally (up to 5% of the time), may work with field foresters in the field to better serve the public. This requires driving a state vehicle to remote locations to meet field staff to look at landowner’s project areas. Also, driving a state vehicle may be necessary to attend program training sessions.
  • Requires very little travel with the exception of identified trainings or meetings.
  • Employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This position is based in an office/fieldwork setting and requires in-person attendance/interactions with no option for full-time telework. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you verify your status.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An associate’s degree in natural resource or business studies and two years of technical experience in land management.
  • Knowledge of Washington State Forest Practices rules; Forest Practices Board Manual guidance; and DNR Forest Practices policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of DNR technical assistance programs (Service Forestry) and small forest landowner office (SFLO) programs.
  • One year of experience reading and interpreting legal descriptions and maps, topography, water types, aerial photos, and maps.

Salary: $68,076.00 – $89,292.00
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Closing: Continuous
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid

For more information and to apply, follow this link: Forestry/Agriculture Best Management Practices Expert (Environmental Planner 4)

Are you interested in working on water quality policy issues? In this position, you will work with technical and policy experts on implementing the state Nonpoint Source Pollution Program and TMDL (water clean-up) Program by:

  • Leading the development of Agricultural Best Management Practices Guidance
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the State’s Forest Practice Rules
  • Helping with policy issues related to Water Clean Up Plans- Total Maximum Daily Loads
  • Helping with implementation of the State Nonpoint Pollution Control Program

Given the importance ensuring we are putting effective practices on the ground to address nonpoint pollution, we need a team member with strong research skills and ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner. We need somebody with great communication and organizational skills to assist us in coordinating inside and outside of the program.

If you enjoy working on challenging projects, distilling key science, policy and technical information to help make decisions, and want to work with others to solve issues, this is your job!

Primary Location: USA-OR-Coos Bay
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Experienced
Shift: Day (1st)
Closes: 11/13

To apply visit http://weyer.jobs/18683.

As part of Weyerhaeuser’s Professional Development Program (PDP), our Southern Oregon Region Team has an opening for a Forest Engineering Specialist – Professional Development position. Our PDP is one of our succession planning tools and is intended to ensure a pool of skilled professionals are ready and available to step into key roles when vacancies occur. This Professional Development (PD) role will initially be based out of the Coos Bay Area, Oregon location. This position will work with the Area team(s) that manage the land and timber activities within their respective tree farms. The Area teams are responsible for the planning and management of field engineering activities, involved in harvesting operations, as well as forestry and other silvicultural activities. The Region PD role is a full time, exempt position that will report to the respective Area Manager within the location they are assigned with the opportunity to work on other tree farms in the Southern Oregon Region.

As an employee in our PDP, future assignments will be managed through career path opportunities. As your career progresses, every effort will be made to match career and personal objectives. This program provides talented candidates that can be accessed from all operating areas to meet staffing needs as appropriate. We will select and place the most qualified employees in full time entry-level assignments, and as additional openings become available (generally a 12-month timeframe), and based on readiness, transfer or promote these individuals into those future vacancies, commensurate with performance and experience. Each candidate must be willing to work through a strategic development plan by working across different Areas or functional teams to ensure a variety of exposure/experience is available and business needs are met. Once a position becomes available as a fixed assignment, PDs are expected to accept the position, which may include potential relocation to where that vacancy exists within the Oregon or Washington operations. However, we understand that not every situation in this process is ideal, so we do our best to align personal interests with our business needs, including consideration for an individual’s preferred working geography(s).

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Integrated Skills Development Process (ISDP) and work through a strategic development plan, which is designed to enhance skills, contributions and compensation over time. The objective of the ISDP is to provide for a structured process for individual development, matching business skill set needs in the areas of forestry, engineering, land use, and harvesting and exposure to other related business functions within the Company. The intent is for individuals to continually develop their functional skills, leadership skills and general business knowledge through office application and hands on projects and experiences in the field.

Key Functions:

  • Employ professional engineering and/or forestry skills in the planning and field implementation of road layout, road construction, road maintenance, cable/ground-logging systems, harvest unit layout and silvicultural activities.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes.
  • Full participation in the management of expense and capital budgets.
  • Appropriate level of participation in negotiating, preparing, and administering contracts.
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives.
  • Be a strong advocate for safety within the team and throughout the operation for company and contractor activities.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statutes, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering, Forest Operations or closely related field.
  • Former interns and/or candidates with two years northwest regional field/work experience with solid references are highly desired.
  • Must be highly motivated, safety conscious and self-directed team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) needed to effectively function as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of and ability to ensure state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes are being applied appropriately. Familiarity of Oregon and/or Washington rules/statutes preferred.
  • Able to develop, prioritize, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines.
  • Will be required to learn how to prepare, negotiate, administer and monitor contracts.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Geographical Information Systems.
  • Current drivers’ license is required as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads approx. 25,000 miles per year.
  • Must be able to safely traverse on steep or broken ground covered with slash, brush and occasional poison oak as a minimum of 50% of work is spent in the field.
  • Candidate must be willing and able to perform field work during inclement weather, as well as perform technical office work and analyses over extended periods of time.
  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends based on project or weather factors.

Our Forestry Division, Martell District, has an opening for a qualified District Forester to help manage the Company’s timberlands in El Dorado, Amador and Calaveras counties. Work will be out of the Martell office, requiring living in one of the surrounding communities.

About The Position
• Prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THPs), including research, field work and mapping
• Oversee field operations for contracts, including reforestation, logging, and road construction
• Effectively and professionally interact with state regulatory agencies
• Conduct surveys including botanical, wildlife, archeological, roads and watercourses
• Forestry-related project work in a wide range of weather and field conditions
• Hike in remote mountainous regions using maps, compass and GPS
• Assist with patrol duties on Company controlled roads

Qualifications
• California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) license or ability to qualify for, take and pass the RPF exam
• Familiar with the California Forest Practice Rules and THP preparation
• Understanding of logging, road construction and reforestation operations
• Excellent communication skills
• Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, and GIS-based software programs helpful
• Ability to successfully work both independently and as a team member
• Current valid drivers’ license and the ability to safely negotiate steep mountainous roads

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it’s a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance. In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, the Foundation gives an average of $500,000 in scholarships.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please send a resume and cover letter referencing this position by October 31st 2022 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Attn: Erin McLeod, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107

or apply online

South Coast Lumber Co. & Affiliates is based out of Brookings, Oregon. We are seeking a highly motivated self-starter to fill a Forester position in our Timber Department that oversees and manages over 100,000 acres.

Employment: Full-Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-4:30 PM

Qualifications

  • BS in Forestry or another related field
  • Minimum 2 years of industry-related experience
  • Proficient computer & GIS skills

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Harvest unit planning and layout
  • Road design and layout
  • Supervision of road construction and rocking projects
  • Rock quarry oversight
  • Assist in the solicitation of logging, road construction, road rocking, and rock quarry contractor bids
  • Contract administration

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Sponsored Health Care Center, Life, 401(k) with Company Matching, Vacation, and Holiday Pay.

How to Apply

Applicants can send their resume and cover letter to emilyb@socomi.com, mail to South Coast Lumber Co., PO Box 670, Brookings, OR, 97415, or apply online through Indeed at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/South-Coast-Lumber/jobs.

Our Company

South Coast Lumber Co. was established in 1950 in Brookings, Oregon. As a family-owned and operated company represented by four generations, we prioritize safety and sustainability for our employees. With over 72 years of experience in the wood products manufacturing industry, we are confident that we provide purposeful and fulfilling job opportunities. We strive to sustain our ultimate philosophy and pride of being an integral part of the Brookings economy and growth while providing high-quality and reputable products made from our favorite renewable resource.

Our mills (2) are located within the Brookings, Oregon area. We have a sawmill and veneer plant located on the north side of town while our plywood mill and LVL mill are right in the middle of town. We also have two distribution locations, one in Merlin, Oregon, and the other outside of Eureka, California. We continue to invest and innovate our operations to meet market demand while providing reliable family-wage jobs within our communities.

Please visit www.socomi.com for more information.

Forestry Division – Oregon District, Roseburg
Close Date: 09/23/2022
Job Type: Full-Time

To apply, visit https://www.spi-ind.com/Careers/Details/35901.

Our Forestry Division has an opening for a qualified individual who can help manage the Company’s timberlands in Oregon. This Silviculture program forester will be involved with all aspects of our reforestation program and will be based from our Roseburg, OR office.

About The Position
• Implementation all aspects of district’s silvicultural program including reforestation, vegetation management, thinning, animal damage control, controlled burning, and regeneration surveys
• Prepare and administer contracts for reforestation activities including tree planting, vegetation management, site preparation, and thinning
• Inspect and monitor reforestation projects to evaluate field performance and recommend appropriate corrective actions as necessary, including fire prevention and suppression
• Assist in development of project planning, spending forecasts, and maintain documentation
• Maintain documentation, and district database, of reforestation activities
• Assist in other forestry work on the district requiring demanding physical activity

Qualifications
• BS in Forestry, Natural Resources, or Agriculture, or a related field preferred
• Oregon Pesticide Applicator license or the ability to pass the exam within one year is preferred
• Knowledge of reforestation activities and Oregon Forest types is preferred
• Ability to navigate in mountainous areas using map and compass or GPS
• Skilled in the use of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based programs
• Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and strong work ethic
• Ability to work independently, and as a team member
• Current valid driver’s license and ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle and negotiate steep mountain roads

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it’s a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance. In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, the Foundation gives an average of $500,000 in scholarships.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please send a resume and cover letter referencing this position by September 23rd 2022 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Attn: Erin McLeod, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107

Forester – District
Forestry Division – Oregon District, Roseburg
Roseburg, OR
Close Date: 09/23/2022
Job Type: Full-Time

To apply, visit https://www.spi-ind.com/Careers/Details/35902.

Our Forestry Division has an opening for a qualified Forester to help manage the Company’s timberlands in Douglas County. The successful applicant will work out of the Roseburg, OR office.

About The Position
• Implement all aspects of the timber harvest program; perform harvest layout and permitting, administer road building and logging contracts, and ensure log quality control
• Assist in the development of harvest budgets and forecasts
• Assist, as needed, with silvicultural programs including reforestation, vegetation management, tree improvement, and inventory
• Effectively work both within a team setting and independently in remote areas, in all seasons and weather conditions
• Professionally and effectively interact with state regulatory agencies and diverse groups
• Hike in remote mountainous regions using maps, compass, or GPS

Qualifications
• 2 to 5 years of experience in harvest engineering and/or harvest unit layout in the Pacific Northwest
• Solid understanding of operational and cost considerations of cable and ground-based logging systems and forest road construction
• Working familiarity with Oregon forest practice rules
• Degree in Forestry or related field (demonstrated equivalent work experience will be considered)
• Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic
• Skilled with Word, Outlook, Excel, ArcGIS software; RoadEng or CAD considered a plus
• Have or able to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license, and ability to drive hazardous mountain roads

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it’s a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance. In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, the Foundation gives an average of $500,000 in scholarships.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please send a resume and cover letter referencing this position by September 23rd 2022 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Attn: Erin McLeod, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107

Forestry Division – Oregon District, Eugene
Eugene, OR
Close Date: 09/23/2022
Job Type: Full-Time

To apply, visit https://www.spi-ind.com/Careers/Details/35900.

Our Forestry Division has an opening for a qualified individual who can help manage the Company’s timberlands in Oregon. This Silviculture program forester will be involved with all aspects of our reforestation program and will be based from our Eugene, OR office.

About The Position
• Implementation all aspects of district’s silvicultural program including reforestation, vegetation management, thinning, animal damage control, controlled burning, and regeneration surveys
• Prepare and administer contracts for reforestation activities including tree planting, vegetation management, site preparation, and thinning
• Inspect and monitor reforestation projects to evaluate field performance and recommend appropriate corrective actions as necessary, including fire prevention and suppression
• Assist in development of project planning, spending forecasts, and maintain documentation
• Maintain documentation, and district database, of reforestation activities
• Assist in other forestry work on the district requiring demanding physical activity

Qualifications
• BS in Forestry, Natural Resources, or Agriculture, or a related field preferred
• Oregon Pesticide Applicator license or the ability to pass the exam within one year is preferred
• Knowledge of reforestation activities and Oregon Forest types is preferred
• Ability to navigate in mountainous areas using map and compass or GPS
• Skilled in the use of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based programs
• Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and strong work ethic
• Ability to work independently, and as a team member
• Current valid driver’s license and ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle and negotiate steep mountain roads

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it’s a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance. In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, the Foundation gives an average of $500,000 in scholarships.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please send a resume and cover letter referencing this position by September 23rd 2022 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Attn: Erin McLeod, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107

King Conservation District (KCD) has an immediate opening for an entry level technical member of a team of conservation professionals conservation professionals in a growing, county wide, natural resource management special purpose district.

With work in the office and the field, this position involves labor intensive, multi-faceted duties that require a high level of motivation, versatility, and independence. The individual holding this position primarily supports the preparation of technical aquatic area enhancement plans and supports the implementation of planned enhancement projects associated with several KCD marine and freshwater aquatic area enhancement programs.

Duties associated with this position include 1) supporting the implementation of aquatic area protection and enhancement plans through KCD’s Riparian Habitat Improvement program; 2) supporting coordination of aspects of assigned freshwater aquatic area enhancement planning processes in partnership with private landowners, including project scope, cost-share contracting, plan preparation, and conservation corps crew and contractor direction; 3) supporting educational workshops, conducting technical site assessments and preparing associated resource assessment and management plan reports. 4) Recruiting and managing volunteers on KCD-sponsored projects and assisting with the delivery of riparian related educational workshops to the public.

Additional responsibilities include providing support at the Wetland Plant Cooperative and Native Plant Holding Facility (WPC) and the Annual Bareroot Native Plant Sale. This position works in the field approximately 30% of the time. The individual holding this position must be flexible, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, be organized, and work independently and collaboratively.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please send the following materials to hr@kingcd.org.

  1. A Resume
  2. A Cover Letter, describing as specially as you can how your experience, skills, and values are a fit with King Conservation District’s goals and mission as described in this announcement.
  3. A brief personal equity statement, describing your skills and experience engaging with issues involving diversity, racial equity and inclusion in organizations. This statement should not exceed 300 words.

King Conservation District
Resource Specialist I Riparian Habitat Stewardship Program Assistant
800 SW 39th St, Suite 150
Renton, WA 98057

Open Position: Executive Director of Western Forestry and Conservation Association. WFCA is a 501(c)(4) non-profit located in Portland, OR. The position reports to a board of trustees and is supported by a single 75% administrative staff. The Executive Director position is full time with
a salary commensurate with experience, paid sick and vacation time, health insurance provided through a Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement, and a 401k contribution. Hybrid work arrangements will be considered. A valid driver’s license is required.

Additional questions on the position responsibilities can be directed to:
richard@westernforestry.org or 503-226-4562

Applications must include a cover letter and resume and need to be submitted by July 29, 2022 to richard@westernforestry.org

The Executive Director is responsible to:
• Bring an entrepreneurial perspective to WFCA operations and recognize potential business opportunities.
• Make superior customer service a top priority.
• Operate as a self-starter and manage WFCA autonomously.
• Manage multiple priorities simultaneously and deliver products and services on time.
• View responsible management of working forests as a primary mission of the organization.
• Demonstrate experience in non-profit management.
• Experience in grant-writing is preferred, but not required.
• Experience and/or education in forestry or natural resources is preferred, but not required.

Executive Director Duties (percentages after titles indicate amount of time involved for each duty).

A. Develop and implement professional forestry continuing education sessions – 40%

  1. Maintain constant awareness of the continuing education needs of PNW foresters.
  2. Develop workshop agendas and offerings based on continuing education needs.
  3. Recruit experienced, practical and applied speakers for workshops.
  4. Develop marketing materials to advertise workshops.
  5. Apply working knowledge of hotel operations for lodging and meetings arrangements.
  6. Maintain efficient and customer-oriented registration system.
  7. Deliver well organized and pertinent workshops
  8. Provide quality customer service throughout entire process.
  9. Maintain WFCA web site and market CE sessions through online mass email system.

B. Recruit new member companies and board members – 5%

  • Introduce potential members to WFCA as an organization.
  • Recruit companies as WFCA members.

C. Provide business office services and financial administration to volunteer groups/cooperatives under WFCA – 15%

  1. Collect cooperative dues and pay invoices as directed.
  2. Maintain cooperative financial records and provide monthly statements to cooperative
    chairs.
  3. Work with WFCA accountant and supervise cooperative transactions.
  4. Provide quick turn around on cooperative requests.

D. Provide sound and knowledgeable supervision of WFCA accounts and finances – 5%

  1. Pay WFCA invoices, receive revenue and stay current with outstanding invoices.
  2. Apply bookkeeping knowledge and work with WFCA accountant to ensure expenses and
    revenue are applied to the appropriate accounts.
  3. Understand financial statements and communicate results with board.

E. Maintain and expand WFCA presence on the internet and social media – 10%

  1. Increase WFCA visibility with PNW foresters and allied professions thru social media platforms.


F. Provide conference administration, registration services and logistics as contracted to nonWFCA organizations – 15%

  1. Market WFCA conference administration services to organizations outside of WFCA.
  2. Provide conference administration services as requested by client.
  3. Produce timely and accurate products and services for clients.

G. Supervise and administer federal grants – 5%

H. Manage WFCA business operations – 5%

  1. Supervise administrative assistant.
  2. Manage payroll, pay invoices and supervise checking account.
  3. Maintain computer system.
  4. Order supplies.
  5. Work with landlord on office arrangements.
  6. Maintain variety of online accounts and business registrations.
  7. Communicate with board on WFCA operations.
  8. Operate WFCA within required state and federal non-profit regulations and IRS reporting requirements.

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