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Salary: $4,425.00 – $5,960.00 Monthly/$53,100.00 – $71,520.00 Annually
Closing Date: 08/18/22 11:59 PM
Recruitment #2022-8-7991
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position
Location: Natural Resources Building- Olympia, WA
Telework and location flexibility may be considered

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3665946/evergreen-communities-coordinator-ps3.

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity in our Forest Resilience Division’s Community and Landowner Assistance Section, Urban and Community Forestry Program. The DNR Forest Resilience Division is seeking a motivated individual to oversee our division-based Urban Forestry recognition programs and work with partners to ensure successful program implementation.

The Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Program works to educate Washington State residents and decision-makers about the economic, environmental, psychological, and aesthetic benefits of trees and to assist local government, community groups, and volunteers in planting and sustaining healthy trees and vegetation wherever people live, work, and play in Washington State. The mission of UCF is to provide leadership to create self-sustaining urban and community forestry programs that preserve, plan, and manage forests and trees for public benefit and quality of life.

As part of this division and program, you will work alongside a talented team of professional planners, scientists, and implementers providing service to local, state, private, and federal partners to increase the resiliency and health of Washington’s forests and landscapes. In this
position, you will be part of a team focused on providing services to those managing urban forests throughout Washington. The UCF Program helps manage a number of recognition programs to honor and acknowledge Washington communities and organizations that work to proactively plant
and care for trees. You will serve as the primary point of contact for UCF recognition programs including Evergreen Communities, Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, Tree Campus USA-Higher Education and others. This position works with the program team under the supervision and
guidance of the Urban Forestry Special Projects and Outreach Specialist.

Our Evergreen Communities Coordinator is the statewide specialist for and leads the development and implementation of the new Evergreen Community Recognition Program which will include developing the identity of the program, establishing the application process, creating
program award materials, and drafting outreach materials to promote the program. The Evergreen Communities Coordinator will manage the acceptance, approval, and processing of applications to the Evergreen Communities Recognition Program as well as applications to other similar programs from the Arbor Day Foundation such as Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, and Tree Campus USA— Higher Education. This position reports to the UCF Special Projects & Outreach Specialist to support a larger body of work which includes maintaining the UCF Program website, social media
promotions, drafting articles and community success stories, creating and delivering educational presentations, coordinating celebrations of Arbor Day and Urban & Community Forestry Month, and developing broader education and outreach strategies for the UCF Program.

  • Responsibilities:
  • Develop a plan for implementation of the Evergreen Communities Recognition Program.
  • Plan, implement, and manage an equitable, robust Evergreen Communities application system.
  • Draft marketing strategies and work with vendors to create materials to facilitate advertisement and outreach.
  • Facilitate the application and award process of all UCF recognition programs.
  • Coordinate with the Arbor Day Foundation, US Forest Service, Washington Community
  • Forestry Council, and others on implementation of urban forestry recognition programs in Washington State.
  • Track and analyze program and participation data for reporting and program improvement purposes.
  • Plan, implement, and coordinate celebration activities for Arbor Day in April and Urban & Community Forestry Month in October.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in project management, communications, urban planning, social science, environmental science, or similar field AND 2 years of professional experience managing programs, projects, or similar work.
OR

An equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
Experience with records maintenance and retention.
Experience and skills in customer service.
Experience and skills managing data and information; basic data analysis skills.
Experience of effective oral and written communications and can convey messages clearly and persuasively. Excellent public speaking skills.
Experience responding to and interacting in a positive, responsive, cooperative, collaborative manner with the public and other professionals (both inter-organizational and interdisciplinary).
Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office applications including SharePoint.
Works well independently and effectively manages multiple tasks at different stages.
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:
Most work is performed indoors in office environments but may occasionally include other settings.
Travel is not required however there may be opportunities to meet with constituents at site visits and events statewide.
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:
Professional experience working with or for a federal, state, or municipal government, or non-profit organizations.
Experience with forest health issues such as insects, diseases, invasive species, drought, wildland fire, etc. and general UCF knowledge of tree inventories, canopy analysis, urban forest management plans, and tree plantings.
Experience working with underserved or historically marginalized residents, neighborhoods, or communities; firm understanding of social and environmental justice issues.
Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including ArcMap, Survey123, and Collector, and other mapping tools to document work and convey information to non-technical audiences.

Salary: $58,704.00 – $91,524.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Department: Dept. of Natural Resources
Job Number: 2022-8-7338-11195
Closing: 8/24/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

To apply visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3663846/forest-practices-engineer-civil-engineer-3-civil-engineer-2-in-training.

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).

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.  

Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:

  • Knowledgeable of:
    • Timber harvesting methods.
    • Riparian management zones.
  • Experience in:
    • Timber harvest unit design and layout.
    • Skyline logging payload analysis.
    • Forest roads including locating and surveying P-lines, construction and abandonment.
    • Surveying and use of equipment to collect and process field data for design and construction of engineering projects.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, HEC-RAS, TraversePC, RoadEng and other engineering software programs.

Salary: $3,337.50 Biweekly
Location: Anchorage, AK
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Natural Resources
Job Number: 35537
Closing: 8/8/2022 5:00 PM Alaska

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/3628490/natural-resource-specialist-5-pcn-10-9858.

This position acts as a special projects coordinator, assisting the Director and Deputy Directors as an expert policy advisor on a wide variety of legislative, regulatory, and policy matters that pertain to natural resources, including both forestry and fire issues. The successful applicant will research complex natural resources issues, such as forest management, fire science, and ecology, and write research and briefing papers, create presentations, and develop other materials needed to respond to requests for information from the Commissioner`s Office, Legislators, and the Governor.
 
The position is also the liaison for and staff to the Governor-appointed Board of Forestry, which oversees the implementation and effectiveness of the Forest Resources and Practices Act (FRPA).

This position is located in vibrant downtown Anchorage in the Atwood Building, at 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1450. Life in Southcentral Alaska is an outdoor recreationist’s dream. Situated adjacent to the Chugach mountain range, abundant public lands offer hundreds of miles of skiing, running and hiking trails, as well as plentiful fishing and hunting opportunities. Team sports are also an important part of the Anchorage community.

Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska and is home to two universities, as well as parks, museums, excellent schools, great restaurants, and theaters.
 
 
The knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be successful in this position include

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively under time pressure, and to prioritize while handling multiple projects.
  • Ability to independently gather information and data, analyze complex issues and situations, draw logical conclusions, and propose viable solutions and courses of action.
  • Ability to formulate long-range goals, develop organizational and operational plans, and help implement action.  
  • Ability to seek funding for, organize, recruit and facilitate research projects on Alaska forest lands

Minimum Qualifications

One year of advanced or supervisory level professional experience in natural resource management. The required experience is met by service as a Natural Resource Specialist 4, Natural Resource Manager 2, Geologist 4, or Forester 4 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
OR:
A Ph.D. from an accredited college in a natural resource field, public administration, planning or economics, or a juris doctor (J.D.) from an accredited college of law.
OR:
A master’s degree from an accredited college in a natural resource field, law, public administration, planning, or economics.
AND
Two years of professional experience in natural resource management. The required experience is met by service as a Natural Resource Specialist 3, Natural Resource Manager 1, or Forester 3 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

Special Note:
For purposes of the minimum qualifications, natural resource management is defined as the management of the land, water, mineral, forest, oil, gas, agricultural, archaeological, natural and cultural history, park, and related surface and subsurface resources. Experience or education in natural resource management means involvement in the above resources exclusively. Those with experience or education in managing these resources may specialize in different management functions (for example, planning, regulation, research or title). All of this experience is applicable to the natural resource management definition. Some positions may require education in a particular area of natural resource management or specific technical knowledge and training gained through specialized education or progressively greater responsibilities at the lower levels of the series.

Salary: $32.23 – $39.87 Hourly
Location: Multiple Locations, OR
Job Type Regular
Bureau: Portland Parks & Recreation
Job Number: 2022-00979
Closing: 8/8/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/3640470/urban-forestry-tree-inspector-tree-inspector.

Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking Urban Forestry Tree Inspectors. Tree Inspectors play an integral role in carrying out the City’s Tree Code to protect, preserve, restore, and expand the urban forest.

About the work:
The position is of an advanced professional and technical scope in the evaluation and assessment of trees to enforce City tree code regulations.   Tree Inspectors perform on-site tree condition assessments, tree risk and tree preservation field inspections, site plan review and tree code compliance investigations to evaluate, process and issue non-development and development tree permits while engaging in extensive public communications and interactions.  The work is performed independently under the direction of the Permitting & Regulation Manager and City Forester.
As a Tree Inspector you will:

  • Be an active participant in furthering a positive work culture and environment that values safety, equity, quality, and productivity.
  • Be committed to racial justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.  Fully participate in dismantling institutional racism at the Bureau and the City.
  • Process and administer tree permit applications on private and City properties through on-site tree inspections to make permitting decisions and provide mitigation recommendations.
  • Interpret residential and commercial site development plans and other development related documents to perform plan review and process development permit applications
  • Respond to inquiries from residents, developers and internal stakeholders to provide education, assistance and information on the tree permit regulations
  • Interpret a variety of city codes, policies, and regulations. 
  • Work closely with the Permitting & Regulation Supervisor and Manager, Operations Manager, City Forester, other City infrastructure bureaus and other public agencies to implement the City’s Tree Code.

Work in this class is performed in a field and office environment.

This classification is represented by the Portland City Laborers (PCL-LL483). To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portland.gov/bhr/employee-relations/labor-relations/labor-agreements and click on the appropriate link.

You must have a valid current ISA Certified Arborist Certification at time of application and this certification must be maintained during employment.

Our St Helens Area has an opening for one of our two Lead Engineer positions. This position is based out of our Castle Rock office and reports to the St. Helens Area Manager, 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.

To apply, visit http://weyer.jobs/18284. Position closes August 14, 2022.

Key Functions:

This is a working role with an estimate of 25% of the time being dedicated to management of the engineering team and 75% performing operational duties. Currently this team consists of two Lead Engineers, who split the management duties of six additional Engineering specialists. The role is responsible for management of safety, environmental stewardship, people development, quality, production, and costs associated with the engineering operations. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the engineering plan execution in compliance with the regional and area engineering strategy and the annual budget plan.
  • Set clear expectations, manage measurable and time bound goal setting, provide continuous feedback by communicating affirmation of progress and concerns early, resolve issues. 
  • Contract administration; negotiate, prepare, supervise, monitor for compliance, payment management.
  • Developing and tracking budgets and key engineering metrics for the engineering team.
  • Collaborate with other discipline site leads.
  • Planning and forecasting harvesting and road construction activities to determine optimal logging plans for maximizing margin.
  • Advocate, model and inspect for safe work practices.
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statues, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals.
  • Collaborate with others on the area and region teams to ensure alignment with goals and objectives.

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.

For more than a century, we’ve been taking care of forests to make life better.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Forestry or related field with five years of experience OR High school Diploma/GED with eight years of experience in working with logging in systems, technology, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of state and federal forest practice rules/statutes.
  • 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 Geographical Information Systems.
  • 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.
  • Valid driver’s license is required, as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads (25,000 miles per year).

Desired:

  • People management experience.
  • Experience with labor relations and working with a collective bargaining agreement.

Fire Intelligence Coordinator, Wildland Fire Program Coordinator 1
Recruitment #2022-6-7428
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.
Location: Portland, OR.

We encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible, as a first review of candidates will occur on July 1. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit material as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Wildland Fire Management Division is actively seeking a Fire Intelligence Coordinator to work at a statewide scope and scale in the Plans and Information Section, while assisting in the regional intelligence activities for Oregon and Washington. The position is unique in that it will be located in Portland, OR in partnership with Northwest Coordination Center.  The office is in downtown Portland, near Portland State University.  The successful candidate could work anywhere near Portland, so the beauty of NW Oregon or SW Washington would be an ideal location for anyone to settle.  There are many outdoor activities that come with living in the Pacific Northwest: kayaking, sailing, paddle-boarding, hiking, running, and biking; you are central to the coasts of Oregon and Washington, as well as central to many of the mountains in the Cascade range (Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier).  The region has a warm-summer, Mediterranean climate and averages 30-50 inches of precipitation annually, depending on where the candidate chose to live.

This position resides under the Wildland Fire Management Division (WFMD), Plans and Information Section, and will provide professional and technical expertise in the collection and analysis of fire intelligence and the wildfire environment to provide sound decision support and guidance to fire managers with respect to historical, current, and projected fire activity, fire danger conditions, and risk. General duty areas include Fire Intelligence: Information Analysis and Decision Support; Fire Environment: Analysis and Risk Assessment; GIS; and Other Duties as Assigned. These activities are in direct support of the agency’s wildland fire protection system, and incorporates regional statistical information into any reporting or analysis that might also impact DNR. The person in this position may work independently as well as part of temporary teams or projects (including act as team or project leader.)Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate the agency-wide intelligence and data activities for the state.
  • Use fire occurrence databases and geographic information systems to analyze and evaluate data and prepare information products.
  • Serve as the Plans/Information Section liaison between the Wildland Fire Management Division and Communications, gathering intelligence and preparing daily briefings for Communications to use in news or social media releases.
  • Provide written and verbal analysis, briefings and reports for agency management, executives, external partners, legislators, media, and special interest groups.
  • Responsible for daily maintenance of the Wildland Fire Management Division’s “dashboard” during fire season.
  • Assist field staff and dispatch personnel with technical needs associated with the use of FIReS for fire reporting.
  • Assist NWCC with communication of statewide and regional fire statistics, and serve as coverage for the intelligence section at NWCC during fire events.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • At least 4 years of work and/or educational experience collecting, analyzing, and displaying data associated with any natural resources area of expertise.
  • Experience with data analysis and statistics.
  • Knowledge of wildland firefighting techniques, practices, resources and terminology used for wildland fire suppression.
  • Ability to track, manipulate, and report data.
  • Proficient with computers, MS Office software, and use of relational data base management systems, especially Excel.
  • Ability to utilize GIS to track and create data.
  • Knowledge of fire and aviation weather technology, weather’s effect on various fuel types, weather as it influences fire behavior.
  • Knowledge of ICS dispatch processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of NFDRS, NIMS, ICS, IQS, WFDSS, weather reporting programs, computer operations for data entry, storage and retrieval.
  • Experience developing verbal and written informational briefings and/or presentations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to professionally represent agency management with all partners.
  • Ability to obtain qualification for Situation Unit Leader within an agreed period of time from date of hire.
  • Practical knowledge of wildland fire gained from fireline firefighting experience or participating on-the-ground in prescribed fire operations.
  • DNR Core Competencies: 
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Office; potential for some field work when on assignment, which could be rustic and rudimentary.
  • Occasionally, for meetings and field assignments; however, technology can be utilized most of the time to prevent too much travel (like virtual meeting platforms). This position could travel on fire or in other emergency all-hazard situations, but it isn’t required. If this position does participate in fire assignments, camping, eating and showering in a camp setting could be expected
  • 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: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Business, or Natural Resource Management related field.
  • Professional work experience using statistics.
  • Knowledge/experience using spatial data/mapping software (i.e. ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.) and data analytics software (i.e. Excel, Tableau, etc.).
  • Knowledge or interest in applied statistics (descriptive and inferential).
  • Understanding how to organize data into a form that can be understood by the general public, and how to display data so it is visually appealing.
  • Experience speaking in public or experience providing briefings to managers and decision-makers.

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

Projects and Planning Project Manager, Environmental Planner 3
Recruitment #2022-7-7626
Full-time, Permanent, Represented position
Location: Natural Resources Building, Olympia, WA
Telework and location flexibility may be available and considered.
Closing 8/7/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3636293/projects-and-planning-project-manager-environmental-planner-3.

Are you interested in natural resources management that balances financial, ecological, and social objectives using cutting edge science and data management? Do you enjoy working with a variety of natural resource experts including, scientists, forest modelers, data analysts, foresters, biologists, and public outreach specialists on high priority projects? The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for an Environmental Planner 3 to assist in a variety of projects related to trust land management throughout Washington state. The selected candidate will be involved in a multitude of projects that provide long lasting benefits to the citizens, economy, and ecosystems of WA state.

The position works within the Projects and Planning section of the Forest Resources Division serving as an independent project manager responsible for guiding the development of environmental resource plans, programs, policies or regulations in a wide variety of areas.  The Assistant Division Manager (ADM) of Projects and Planning will assign the projects to the position, many of which will come from “clients” within the agency, such as Division Management within the Forest Resources, Conservation and Recreation, as well as Product Sales and Leasing Divisions.Duties

Responsibilities:

  • Defining the scope of an environmental resource program or plan, in consultation with the Projects and Planning section manager, subject matter experts, and other clients within the agency.
  • Devising own work methods, including planning, scheduling, setting of milestones, and estimating work tasks before a project is initiated.  The incumbent will draft these methods into a project initiation document (PID), as well as provide regular reporting summaries on project progress to the supervisor.
  • Identifying consultants within and outside of the agency to perform planning activities, including serving on steering and technical committees, conducting analyses, and drafting portions of the resource plans.
  • Overseeing technical teams (who will provide data analysis, draft white papers, provide technical recommendations on state uplands management asset class activities, such as forestry, agricultural, grazing, solar energy, wind energy, mineral extraction) in the planning, development and coordination of the environmental planning process related to upland management.
  • Consulting with agency experts (including scientists, researchers, foresters, biologists, data manage), division managers, region managers and executive staff, and external stakeholders on a daily basis.
  • Supervising the preparation of plans, reports, documents and other informational materials designed to implement the planning objectives of the agency, such as implementation procedures for the Habitat Conservation Plan and informational presentations for DNR’s Board of Natural Resources. .
  • Serving as internal SharePoint web page administrator, establishing project site directories, and providing access rights to project team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, planning, or closely related field or a combination of education and/or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of planning and project management principles, methods and techniques related to natural resources management.
  • Ability to write effectively and experience translating complex technical, policy and land management concepts for average readers.
  • Expert listening and interpretation skills related to providing consultation to division and region staff on procedure, project management and resource plan development.
  • Ability to use standard word processing software and tools, as well as data management and analysis skills. Competency utilizing MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, and MS word.
  • Ability to identify, maintain and improve internal and external key relationships.
  • DNR Core Competencies: 
    • Personal Accountability 
    • Value Others 
    • Compassionate Communication 
    • Inspire Others 
    • Commitment to Excellence 

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctorate degree in natural resource management, planning, or closely related field.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • General knowledge of social/political dynamics that influence resource plan development.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, to take initiative and to function effectively and responsibly with little supervision in a team setting.
  • Ability to understand and implement the business needs of the state land programs.
  • Experience working with SEPA processing.
  • Experience writing, reviewing and editing EIS documents.
  • Ability to use GIS software and other databases.
  • Strong understanding of the natural resources regulatory environment over the Uplands Program at the Department of Natural Resources, including: DNR Habitat Conservation Plan, Policy for Sustainable Forests, and the State Environmental Policy Act. Ability to interpret and apply agency policy.

The Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection (DOF) is recruiting for the Fairbanks-Delta Area Forester position. The Area Forester is the lead forester and area manager for Interior Alaska state forest lands near Fairbanks and Delta Junction. Through active forest management, this key position supports timber industry jobs and economic opportunities in rural and urban communities across a large swath of Interior Alaska.

For more information about the position, and to apply for the position, please see the listing for Fairbanks-Delta Area Forester (PCN 10-9503) on Workplace Alaska. The Department opened a 30-day recruitment on June 28, 2022, and plans to fill this position by August 2022.

The successful applicant will manage a robust timber program, play a major role in a critical and expanding fuels program, and participate in an active fire program. The Area Forester works with the local timber industry to accomplish silvicultural goals, as well as engaging contractors and cooperators to meet hazardous fuels removal goals.

DOF’s mission is to develop, conserve, and enhance Alaska’s forests to provide a sustainable supply of forest resources for Alaskans. The Division fosters a team atmosphere with dynamic work demands. The Area Forester position offers an excellent opportunity to work with a high-functioning team to manage timber sales and silvicultural activities; conduct forest road construction and maintenance; ensure that Forest Practices statutes and regulations are met; and conduct forestry research. In addition to forestry activities, this position serves in support of the Division’s wildland fire suppression program. 

The Area Forester must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in forestry, natural resources, or a closely related field, as well as additional years of experience that are described in the listing for the Fairbanks-Delta Area Forester.

Full-time employment with the State of Alaska includes competitive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, 11 paid holidays annually, 2 days personal leave accrual monthly, a retirement plan and other optional benefits such as life insurance.  Entry level pay range is $2,887 semi-monthly, with additional generous benefits.  See the Division of Retirement & Benefits page for more information regarding benefits.

Life in Interior Alaska is an outdoor recreation enthusiast’s dream.  Situated between the Alaska and Brooks mountain ranges, abundant public lands offer trails, rivers, wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting opportunities.  Denali National and State Parks, Wrangell-St. Elias and Gates of the Arctic National Parks are all within reach. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska and is home to the state’s largest university, as well as parks, excellent restaurants, schools, museums, and theaters.

Port Blakely is looking for a decisive individual to manage our NW Oregon Tree Farm near Molalla, Oregon. Join us as a lead decision-maker in the management of over 30,000 acres of high-quality timberlands. You will be responsible for the planning and budgeting of harvest and road construction, along with successful implementation of these plans.  You will oversee log sales and managing relationships with our many stakeholders and customers (internal and external our company).  Join a team of dedicated professionals in Harvest Operations, GIS, Fisheries and Wildlife, Silviculture, Technology and Finance that will all provide their expertise to help make you successful. Our Oregon tree farm is managed with the prescriptions of our Stewardship Agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry and will soon be included in a Federal Habitat Conservation Plan with USFWS.  You will report to our Director of Operations.

About Us

Port Blakely grows and markets renewable forest products around the globe. Guided by the principle that tomorrow comes first, we take great care in advancing the ideals and best practices of good corporate and environmental stewardship. We are devoted to our employees, customers, and the communities where we live and work, and are determined to do our part to help them prosper and thrive. Through our work, we hope to inspire the next generation, so they will inspire the one after that. For five generations, the future-first vision of our family owners has kept our sights squarely on the horizon, on making sure that the decisions we make today have a lasting, positive impact on tomorrow.

Port Blakely manages forestlands in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and New Zealand.

What you’ll do:

  • Model and encourage safe work practices.
  • Maintain an ongoing 5-year tactical timber harvest plan.
  • Lead the implementation of the 5-year harvest plan including harvest engineering, road location, construction and maintenance, and logging in a way that matches our high standards of conducting this type of work.
  • Assure contract compliance with a variety of different types of contractors including logging, road building, surveying, and labor.
  • Be the primary contact for our log buying customers, negotiate and analyze log sale information, and make informed decisions that are best for the company and good for our customers.
  • Meet our neighbors to help them understand our forestry operations.
  • Assure conformance of our commitments to our Oregon Department of Forestry Stewardship Agreement, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and internal and regulatory best management practices.
  • Assure effective administration of internal business functions, including contracts, accounts payable, and budget development for the tree farm.
  • Occasionally conduct tours of the tree farm to inform stakeholders of how we do things.
  • Participate on the Operations Department Leadership team in decision making regarding department responsibilities.
  • Advise our US forestry leadership team on best steps for improvement of the tree farm.
  • Support other division people in accomplishing their responsibilities on the tree farm.
  • Occasionally travel for training, meetings, and conferences in the Pacific Northwest, including meetings at our Tumwater, Washington forestry office

We’d love to hear from people with:

  • Three+ years of harvest planning and implementation experience
  • A solid understanding of log manufacturing and sorting
  • An understanding of working with independent contractors in road building, logging, and surveying
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Effective administrative experience to assure logistics, paperwork, and communications are effectively completed
  • Ability to work and operate independently, using sound judgement to make decisions, while juggling multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Experience with LRM, LIMS, ArcGIS, and ForestOps
  • Analytical abilities to inform financial decision making
  • Knowledge of Oregon Forest Practices Regulations
  • Contract compliance expertise

Perks & Benefits:

  • HSA, 100% employer-paid premiums for medical/vision and dental
  • Employee bonus plan
  • 401k Matching and Profit-Sharing
  • Flexible Work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Long Term Care insurance coverage
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Support for volunteer work & charitable employee matching
  • Company provided work truck
  • Numerous recreational opportunities on company lands

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to HR@PORTBLAKELY.COM. A full job description can also be made available upon request.  While we sincerely appreciate all applicants, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Port Blakely and all subsidiaries of Port Blakely to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  In addition, Port Blakely will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

  • Job Title: District Forester
  • Location:
    • 10599 Old Hwy 99 S
    • Dillard, OR, 97432
    • United States
  • Employee Type: Full-time
  • Minimum Experience:10 Years
  • Required Degree:4 Year Degree
  • Travel:20%
  • Manage Others: Yes

To apply, visit https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6013659.careers?ShowJob=436631303.

Purpose: Area leadership position with direct financial, regulatory compliance and supervisory responsibility for all district level forest management activities on a minimum 100,000+ acres of company fee and managed timberlands. 

 Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Area leadership and be part of the Oregon Forestry leadership team
  • Budgeting including annual budget preparation, forecasting, and tracking of expenditures by an entity as well as overall adherence to approved budgets
  • Manage and develop district silviculture and reforestation programs consistent with needs, budget, and desired outcomes
  • Collaborate with Oregon Senior leadership on program development and implementation
  • Supervise, develop, mentor, and recruit district forestry staff including professional foresters,  forest technicians, and interns
  • Maintain safe working conditions and facilities for staff and promote safe work behaviors
  • Ensure that herbicide applications are done in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations and remain cost-effective and aligned with objectives
  • Support both district level and larger fee acquisition or disposition appraisal efforts as requested
  • Collaborate with the Research & Technical Services group and Oregon Land and Forestry Manager ensuring the district five (5) year harvest plan is optimized and feasible on an ongoing basis and the annual district inventory plan compliments the process
  • Maintain a close working relationship with engineering staff on harvest planning and road-related issues
  • Negotiate easements, and other land use needs and manage leases as requested
  • Represent the district and company positively in all interactions with agencies, industry cooperators, neighbors and public
  • Protect district timberlands from the risk of loss due to fire or public abuse

Model Company core values

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or comparable Natural Resources related program, with 10+ years of proven forestry field and administrative experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Highly organized with ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment
  • Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the Oregon Forest Practices Act and the appropriate use of herbicides
  • Oregon Private Pesticide Applicators License
  • Physically capable of working on steep and adverse terrain in all weather conditions
  • Proficient in the safe use of 4X4 trucks on steep terrain and varied road surfaces
  • Maintain a minimum Local Resource Boss level qualification for wildfire suppression
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple priorities and seasonally demanding workloads
  • Excellent computer proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office and other company software including
  • Thorough understanding of financial analysis tools and principles sufficient to develop custom spreadsheets for internal decision-making use
  • Excellent understanding of Western Oregon Douglas-Fir silviculture including seedling production & procurement, vegetation management strategies, stand density regimes, and animal damage control

Preferred Qualifications
Supervisory experience

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER INCLUDING DISABILITY AND VETERANS

The primary responsibility of the Ecologist and Partnerships Coordinator is to inform forest management and restoration efforts using the best available science within the context of Klamath Bird Observatory’s mission to advance bird and habitat conservation. They will engage with existing collaborations, and work 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 coordinating and leading 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.

In addition, the Ecologist and Partnerships Coordinator will provide project support for long-term monitoring, applied ecology studies, and species-specific research. 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 Title: Ecologist and Partnerships Coordinator (Full Time)
Salary: $46,000-$47,000 plus a 15% cash benefit (in lieu of health/retirement benefits)
Location: Ashland, Oregon; regular travel required
Application: 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 June 27th and continue until filled

To learn more about the job duties and qualifications of this position, visit https://klamathbird.org/about-kbo/careers-and-opportunities/ecologist-and-partnerships-coordinator/.

  • Job Title: District Forester
  • Location:
    • 23129 Vaughn Rd
    • Veneta, OR, 97487
    • United States
  • Employee Type: Full-time
  • Minimum Experience:10 Years
  • Required Degree:4 Year Degree
  • Travel:20%
  • Manage Others: Yes

To apply, visit https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6013659.careers?ShowJob=436631304.

Purpose: Area leadership position with direct financial, regulatory compliance and supervisory responsibility for all district-level forest management activities on a minimum 100,000+ acres of company fee and managed timberlands.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Area leadership and be part of the Oregon Forestry leadership team
  • Budgeting including annual budget preparation, forecasting, and tracking of expenditures by an entity as well as overall adherence to approved budgets
  • Manage and develop district silviculture and reforestation programs consistent with needs, budget, and desired outcomes
  • Collaborate with Oregon Senior leadership on program development and implementation
  • Supervise, develop, mentor, and recruit district forestry staff including professional foresters,  forest technicians, and interns
  • Maintain safe working conditions and facilities for staff and promote safe work behaviors
  • Ensure that herbicide applications are done in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations and remain cost-effective and aligned with objectives
  • Support both district level and larger fee acquisition or disposition appraisal efforts as requested
  • Collaborate with the Research & Technical Services group and Oregon Land and Forestry Manager ensuring the district five (5) year harvest plan is optimized and feasible on an ongoing basis and the annual district inventory plan compliments the process
  • Maintain a close working relationship with engineering staff on harvest planning and road-related issues
  • Negotiate easements, other land use needs and manage leases as requested
  • Represent the district and company positively in all interactions with agencies, industry cooperators, neighbor, and public
  • Protect district timberlands from the risk of loss due to fire or public abuse
  • Model Company core values

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or comparable Natural Resources related program, with 10+ years of proven forestry field and administrative experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Highly organized with ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment
  • Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the Oregon Forest Practices Act and the appropriate use of herbicides
  • Oregon Private Pesticide Applicators license
  • Physically capable of working on steep and adverse terrain in all weather conditions
  • Proficient in the safe use of 4X4 trucks on steep terrain and varied road surfaces
  • Maintain a minimum Local Resource Boss level qualification for wildfire suppression
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple priorities and seasonally demanding workloads
  • Excellent computer proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office and other company software including GIS
  • Thorough understanding of financial analysis tools and principles sufficient to develop custom spreadsheets for internal decision-making use
  • Excellent understanding of Western Oregon Douglas-Fir silviculture including seedling production & procurement, vegetation management strategies, stand density regimes, and animal damage control.

Preferred Qualifications
Supervisory experience

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER INCLUDING DISABILITY AND VETERANS

The Forester is responsible for the planning and implementing forest management activities on the 14,742-acre Tribal Forest. The position is based at the Tribal Government Offices in Coos Bay with field work taking place at remote locations near Triangle Lake, Smith River, and Tenmile, Oregon.

To apply, visit https://ctclusi.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512409.viewjobdetail&CID=512409&JID=819304.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops, implements, and administers the Forest Management Plan and Operations Plans, including the following tasks:
    • Oversees forest inventories and assessments.
    • Performs field assessments to determine management needs.
    • Develops short and long-term management plans, including harvest schedules.
    • Performs field layout of timber sales and other silvicultural projects.
    • Develops and administers contracts relating to log sales (delivered and stumpage), logging, log haul, road work, reforestation, stand improvement, etc.
    • Develops and administers reforestation, vegetation management, road maintenance, and other forestry contracts.
    • Appraises timber sales and markets logs to area sawmills.
    • Assures management activities are consistent with federal and tribal law.
    • Manages fire suppression strategy in cooperation with state and federal partners.
    • Implements invasive species, pest, and disease control strategies.
    • Coordinates with interdisciplinary staff to ensure projection of non-timber resources.
    • Develops site-specific mitigation measures to protect of non-timber resources.
    • Oversee management, maintenance, renovation, and construction of forest roads.
  • Administers the Tribes’ O&C Logging Road Rights-of-Way program.
  • Administers forestry budgets, monitors expenses, and pursues grant funding opportunities.
  • Complies with all grant requirements for grant funding received by the Forestry Program.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of tribal forestry code and regulation.
  • Administers the minor forest products permit program.
  • Work with partners (tribal, state, federal, non-profit, private, and industry) to promote the Tribes’ forest management objectives both on and off the Tribal Forest.
  • Attends courses, seminars, conferences, lectures, and meetings (state, federal, tribal, etc.).
  • Maintains accurate and orderly records and files.
  • Completes daily, quarterly, and annual reports in specified formats.
  • Oversees various special projects as assigned.

LEVEL OF AUTHORITY & RESTRICTIONS

  • May supervise Forestry Program staff, on-call employees associated with forestry, internships, seasonal staff and other who may be involved with forestry activities. Perform overall work planning, establish work schedules and priorities, and assign and review work.
  • Oversees contractors.
  • Work is performed under the general direction of Director, Cultural, and Natural Resources.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS

  • Requires the ability to maintain high level of professionalism in all interactions.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively with federal, state, county, and local government employees.
  • Requires the ability to work well with Tribal Members, the general public, private landowners, and stakeholder organizations.
  • Requires the ability to manage moderate levels of stress arising from schedules, workload, diverse or adversarial stakeholders, etc.
  • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds
  • Requires the physical ability to stand, sit, crouch, stoop, bend knees, and rest on knees.
  • Requires the ability to traverse steep slopes and difficult ground conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Requires the ability to drive vehicles with either standard or automatic transmissions for up to 6 hours or more per day.
  • Requires the physical ability to work outdoors in all temperatures and weather conditions.
  • Requires the physical ability to work around loud and constant noise continuously.
  • Requires the ability to tolerate required personal protective equipment such as safety/fire boots, work gloves, safety glasses, ear protection, safety vests, face shields and hard hats.

WORKING CONDITIONS & ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is conducted in a team environment with a diverse variety of technical, professional, and administrative staff.
  • The noise level in the office environment is usually moderately quiet. Field work may be in close proximity to large machinery (chainsaws, excavators, yarders, bulldozers, helicopters, log trucks, etc.).
  • Work may occasionally require irregular working schedules around projects, events, evening and weekend meetings, out-of-area travel for meetings, conferences, workshops, trainings, etc.
  • Work may be subject to extreme weather conditions, noisy conditions (shouting necessary to communicate), reduced air quality (may encounter fumes, odors, dust, smoke, chemicals (e.g. herbicides).
  • Work may involve encounters with wild animals and insects.
  • Field work will be performed in remote locations.

JOB LOCATION

Tribal Administrative Office
1245 Fulton Avenue
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Experience and Skills:

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25 years old.
  • Bachelor of Science in forestry or closely related discipline.
  • 5 years or more experience in forest management including timber sale planning and administration.
  • Experience with local logging and silviculture practices.
  • Proficiency in map reading, compass orientation and aerial photo interpretation.
  • High computer proficiency (MS office) and basic statistical analysis skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive 4-wheel drive vehicle (manual and automatic transmission).
  • This is a Non-Covered position and is subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check.
  • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of federal and state statutes, regulations, and policies applicable to management of tribal forest lands and natural resources (e.g., NIFRMA, NEPA, ESA, NHPA Section 106, NAGPRA, OFPA, etc.).
  • General knowledge of Tribal governments, and the concepts of Tribal sovereignty and federal trust responsibility.
  • Proficiency with forest inventory, growth modeling, and GIS software.

The Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest is a University of Washington facility located in Eatonville Washington. Our mission is to actively advance the concept and practice of sustainability, guided by the strategic themes of the school, and engage resource scientists, professionals, policymakers and communities. Our campus is located on 4,300 acres of working forest and is home to 10 cabins, 6 houses and apartments, a dorm, 3 classrooms, dining hall, lecture hall, and meeting hall.  Our facility hosts a number of  experiences including conferences, retreats, university courses, internships, and K-12 school overnight program.

 University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 As a specialist, the Forest Cruiser & Craft Technician performs work in the following areas:

  • Controlled felling of large and hazardous trees, climbing, rigging, manlift operation, aerial work and directional topping, limbing, or lowering of tree material, moving logs with a skidder;
  • Development and maintenance of forest areas, buildings, equipment and grounds that involves logging operations, heavy equipment operations and the use and maintenance of logging and sawmill equipment. Duties also involve the repair and maintenance of buildings and equipment and vehicle maintenance.
  • Preliminary cruising on all timber types and verifying local unit cruises on second-growth conifers, hardwoods, thinnings, and salvage sales. Inspects sale preparation considerations and recommends changes.

Knowledge and Abilities

• Knowledge of:  timber cruising methods and procedures including measurement and marketability by species, grade and defect; timber sales layout including the location of boundaries, roads and equipment settings; timber sales appraisal and basic surveying; methods, materials, tools and equipment used in technical tree service, carpentry, paining, plumbing and electrical work; occupational hazards, special techniques and safety precautions applicable to tree climbing, topping, snag falling, and heavy equipment operation, servicing and maintenance of equipment; mixing and application of pesticides; maintaining roads and facilities; tree planting.
• Ability to:  read, interpret, and work from plans, sketches, or verbal instructions; operate and maintain heavy equipment; use power saws, use tree climbing equipment and recognize tree defects creating special hazards; sustain long periods of heavy physical exertion under hazardous conditions; estimate tree height and diameter; identify species; identify log grades; estimate gross and net volume; estimate logging and hauling costs; conduct timber cruises in remote areas; travel frequently and for extended periods; use timber measurement instruments.
• The successful applicant will need to be chainsaw certified, and be willing to obtain an applicator’s license for spraying herbicide, complete wilderness first aid training, and PPE and heavy equipment training.

Desirable Qualifications

• Three years of experience using technical tree climbing skills or performing forestry activities such as working in a sawmill, timber cruising for land exchange or timber buying and selling, bucking, felling, operating heavy equipment such as bulldozer, graders, logging equipment, and/or heavy trucks.
• Completion of master logger program preferred.
• Experience working with research teams, outreach activities, volunteer and/or school groups.

Job note: While this is a temporary position, the role has the potential to be made permanent.

To learn more, visit https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=194847.

Silver Butte Timber Company and C&D Lumber Company is seeking to hire a full-time forester to join our team.  This position will be based out of Riddle, Oregon.

Silver Butte Timber Company and C&D Lumber are very team oriented with strong commitment to integrity, collaboration, and sustainability.  We believe in continued learning and growth and have high-quality standards for relationships, each other, and our company.

Applicants must be team oriented and have strong oral and written communication skills.  This is a full-time position with opportunities for exposure to all aspects of forestry within our company. This position will be eligible to participate in the company 401K program, health insurance program, and be provided a company vehicle for use. Salary is dependent upon the skills and qualifications of the applicant.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This job is 80% field and 20% office based
  • Focus on all aspects of sustainable forest management with emphasis on silviculture but also including project layout, harvest administration, road design, log quality, mapping, and inventory.  These forestry skills should be technical and qualified applicant should be able to administer projects, contractors, and tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Manage projects from start to finish independently
  • Act as a company representative with contractors, landowners, agencies, and a variety of stakeholders
  • Act as company representative in the event of wildfire and aid in protection of timberlands

Qualifications:

  • Forestry degree preferred, but not required
  • Industrial forestry experience of 5+ years preferred
  • Understanding of local resources and forestry in southern Oregon
  •  Ability to navigate to remote locations within our region, demonstrating skills in mapping and GIS
  • Understanding of Forest Practices Act and application on the ground
  • ODA Private Applicators License, or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire
  • Hard work ethic and ability to prioritize efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to give and receive productive feedback
  • Leadership mindset and a desire to grow and develop professionally

Resume and cover letter can be emailed to sbacctg@cdlumber.com.

The Forest History Society, located in Durham, North Carolina, is seeking an inspiring, visionary, and innovative President & CEO with a passion for forest history and the leadership skills to elevate the Society to its greatest potential. In looking for its next leader, the FHS Board of Directors desires to attract the best expertise in history, forestry, library & archives, association management, and related disciplines.

The Opportunity: The President & CEO of the Forest History Society is a dynamic position presenting opportunities to meet with diverse audiences ranging from the leadership of forestry industry companies to academic communities in the sciences and the broad humanities. The position can affect publications in forest and conservation history and create chances for personal research, writing, and publication. Foremost, it is an opportunity to put your mark on a vibrant, growing, and maturing nonprofit that has a bright future. A strong board of directors, competent and professional staff, and a newly approved strategic plan will provide a foundation for success.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an advanced degree in forestry, history, library sciences, and/or related disciplines. Certification in association management is preferred but not required. Preference will be given to applicants with substantial and multi-year experience in a senior executive management position or at the associate/full professor
level. Applicants are expected to demonstrate how they would bring external funding to the Society for its core programs in library and archives, research and publications, and education and outreach.

Application: Interested applicants are requested to provide a complete CV or resume describing their professional and academic credentials along with a letter of interest as it pertains to the position. The letter of interest and CV should be emailed to Janet Askew, Assistant Director for Administration, at janet.askew@foresthistory.org. The complete
application process can be found on the FHS website at https://foresthistory.org.

Inquiries about the position may be made by contacting Lynn Wilson, Search Committee Chair, WILSONNL2020@GMAIL.COM. For technical questions about the application process or to arrange for a visit to the Society’s headquarters, call 919-682-9319.

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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