As a benefit to SAF members, the Northwest Office maintains a free listing of forestry and natural resources positions available in the Pacific Northwest. For jobs available elsewhere in the United States, please visit SAF’s Career Center.

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

OSU Research Forests seeks proposals for tree planting inspection and related services. Additional details are included in Exhibit A – Sample Contract (attached).

OSU has the option to extend the term of the Contract for five (5) additional one (1) year terms based on the current terms and conditions. If OSU opts to renew this Contract for subsequent years, a revised Attachment C will be negotiated to cover all areas for the new contract term.

This is a best value procurement, which includes the evaluation of factors in addition to or other than price. OSU may select the supplier who, in OSU’s opinion, best meets the description of products/services; qualifications and certifications, as applicable; and price as determined through the evaluation process which may include, but is not limited to: a) Scoring or Ranking; b) Discussions and Revised Proposals; c) Interviews
and Demonstrations; d) Site Visits; or e) Negotiations.

OSU reserves the right to select a portion or all of the work, or cancel the request, as determined in the best interest of OSU.

OSU is not liable for costs incurred by the supplier during this process. Upon completion of this process, information in all proposals will become subject records under the Oregon Public Records Law.

Changes to this Proposal Request will be provided in writing from the Proposal Request Contact identified below.

Submit proposals by Monday, June 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) to the Proposal Request Contact below.
Proposal Request Contact:
Name: Carli Morgan
Title: Reforestation Manager
Telephone: 541-737-4924
E-Mail: carli.morgan@oregonstate.edu

Requested Products/Services:
The supplier will provide timely and thorough communications to OSU Representatives, seedling nurseries, planting contractor, and other contractors involved in the reforestation efforts. Additionally, they will provide accurate, daily record-keeping, as required by OSU. The supplier will coordinate and schedule seedling delivery, storage, and transportation to field sites. The supplier will inspect planted seedlings and seedling tubing for compliance with standards described in the Contract.

Requested Qualifications / Certifications:

The supplier or their employees shall perform all work under the Contract. OSU does not allow sub-contracting unless approved in writing by OSU and prior to the commencement of any Contract work.

The supplier’s representative shall be the lead contact and implementor for communications, coordination, contract administration, record-keeping, and data transmittal. This person is responsible for successful implementation of all activities under the Contract. The supplier’s representative shall have a minimum of

three years of contract administration experience and three seasons of planting inspection experience. Other persons engaged in planting inspection under this Contract shall have a minimum of two prior seasons of planting inspection experience. Experience must be provided in writing to OSU for all personnel involved in any Contract work and prior to beginning Contract work.

The supplier will use the planting inspection protocol and datasheets developed by OSU.

The supplier must be available to start contract administration and planting inspection tasks when seedlings and planting labor become available. OSU anticipates a pre-operations meeting will occur in September or October of 2022. Communications and coordination with nurseries, seedling transport company, and planting company will start in November. Seedling delivery and cooler storage usually happens in late December or early January. The planting field inspections typically occur in January and February.

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.

Sierra Pacific Industries – District Forester – Grass Valley, CA

Our Forestry Division, Tahoe District, has an opening for a qualified District Forester to help sustainably
manage the Company’s timberlands in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, and Sierra Counties. This position will involve
preparation of harvest plans and administration of harvest operations. Work will be out of the Tahoe office in
Grass Valley, CA requiring living in one of the surrounding communities.

ABOUT THE POSITION

  • Develop and prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THP’s), including research, field work, mapping and writing
  • Administer contracts for field operations including marking, logging and road construction
  • Effectively and professionally interact with state regulatory agencies
  • Conduct surveys including botanical, wildlife, and archeological
  • Forestry-related project work in a wide range of weather and field conditions
  • Hike in remote mountainous regions using maps, compass and GPS
  • Assist in reforestation activities, including planting and site preparation

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) license or the ability to qualify for, take and pass the RPF exam within 3 years
  • Familiarity with the California Forest Practice Rules, and knowledge of THP preparation
  • Understanding of logging, road construction and reforestation operations
  • Excellent communication skills, self-motivation and strong work ethic
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, and GIS-based software programs
  • Ability to successfully work both independently and as a team member
  • Current valid driver’s 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, send a resume and cover letter referencing this position by
June 1st 2022 to:
Sierra Pacific Industries Erin McLeod, Human Resources PO Box 496014 Redding, CA 96049 (530) 378-8107
Interested in SPI, but not this job? Look for future openings at: www.spi-ind.com/careers
Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. We are a
drug and tobacco free workplace.

Our Southern Oregon Region has an opening for an operational Forester.  This position is based out of our Timberlands office in Eugene, OR and reports to the Springfield Area Manager.  This is a full-time, exempt position, with salary level dependent on skills and experience.

Key Functions:

  • The role is responsible for general forestry requirements, such as site preparation (chemical/mechanical), regeneration, land exams, vegetation control (chemical/mechanical), stocking control, fire protection and contract administration.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Advocate, model and inspect for safe work practices.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statues, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals.
  • Responsible for the execution of the forestry plan, in compliance with the regional and area harvesting strategy and the annual budget plan.
  • Project layout, using aerial photos, maps, GIS systems and ground reconnaissance.
  • Contract administration; negotiate, prepare, supervise, monitor for compliance, payment management.
  • Developing and tracking budgets and key silvicultural metrics.
  • Forecasting silvicultural projects and expenditures.
  • Fertilizer and forest inventory sampling project work.
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives.
  • Collaborate with others on the area and region teams to ensure alignment with goals and objectives.
  • Fire preparedness, firefighting and other protection functions as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Forestry or related field with 3 years of experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Willingness to lead and abide by established safety standards.
  • General knowledge of state and federal forest practice rules/statutes.
  • Effective teaming, 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.
  • 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 broke 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).

To apply visit https://weyerhaeuser.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

Western Production Forestry is responsible for developing technology that spans the entire life cycle of Douglas-fir from seedlings grown in nurseries to harvest.  This position will gain experience primarily in silviculture, forest health and nursery science but will provide opportunities to participate in our Tree Improvement and our Environmental Research (Terrestrial and Aquatic) Programs’ field data collection across the Pacific Northwest as opportunities arise.  This position will focus on applied research methods, data collection, and data analysis across several key field studies in Oregon and Washington. This position is based out of Centralia, WA.

Qualifications

  • Completed at least 1 year of college
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Capacity to work both independently and as a team player adhering to all the safety expectations
  • Have an interest in hands on work in an outdoor environment
  • Demonstrable skills in computer applications as they relate to the discipline
  • Ability to relate, understand and implement the applicable regulatory laws into the assignment
  • Willing to be assigned to any location within Oregon and Washington, often in rural areas
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background checks

To apply, visit https://weyerhaeuser.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

As a member of the Advanced Forestry Systems (AFS) team at Weyerhaeuser you will work on a diverse range of projects involving growth and yield modeling, tree taper and volume estimation, forest inventory, remote sensing, quantitative silviculture, harvest scheduling, economic modeling, and long-term silvicultural study design, implementation, and analysis. The AFS team mission is to ensure the availability of reliable and cost-effective forest information for the optimal management of Weyerhaeuser land and timber. The AFS team is committed to fulfilling this mission by providing world-class data acquisition, analytical technologies, and support.

This position will be based out of the Weyerhaeuser headquarters building in the heart of Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle, with occasional travel to regional offices across the country. Due to COVID, we are currently working remotely and have flexible return-to-office options.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, maintain, deploy, and support optimization, planning, and performance evaluation tools to enable the Timberlands business to optimize value-generation and investment decisions for its forestlands.  
  • Design, and develop decision support systems under uncertainty and implement them in our timberlands harvest planning and other optimization platforms.
  • Work as a member of the Quantitative Systems and Inventory team to design, develop, and maintain the elements of our Biometric Platform, including:  
    • Growth and yield models  
    • Volume and merchandizing models  
    • Financial valuation models
    • Remote Sensing tools  
  • Partner with other teams in Strategy and Technology, Inventory and Planning, and throughout the Timberlands business to perform various analyses using AFS-supported tools.   

Qualifications

Experience: We place an emphasis on our candidate’s skills, willingness to learn, and drive results. There is no defined level of experience for this role.

Education: MS or PhD in biometrics, quantitative silviculture, or related field.

Technical Skills: Experience or training in forest harvest scheduling, programming, statistics, and Remsoft planning tools is required. Demonstrated proficiency in R, python, and SQL is essential. Candidates with experience or training in C++ and C# programming, and economics are preferred.

Drive: We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, engages with subject matter experts, and business clients; works well with their team; and who looks for opportunities to improve processes, while applying their technical expertise to ensure analytical rigor and effective implementation of our decision support tools in our Timberlands business environment.

Communication: Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for working effectively with a diverse set of internal and external clients.

Safety: We expect all team members to hold themselves and their team members accountable to a high level of safety awareness and safe behavior. Our goal is an injury-free workplace.

To apply, visit https://weyerhaeuser.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

Weyerhaeuser Timberland’s Production forestry organization is seeking a well-qualified, experienced Research Specialist based out of Eugene, Oregon.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Western Production Forestry (WPF) Team that develops and implements new technology for Douglas-fir from nurseries through plantation development to harvest. The WPF Team conducts cutting edge research and is responsible for improving the knowledge and science used to manage stands sustainably. The candidate will work with a team of researchers and region and area foresters to manage studies and developing operating guidelines for the business. This position is responsible for implementing all facets of the Production Forestry field research program across Western Timberlands. It requires a strong communication with scientists and the entire WPF Team to ensure field test sites are properly selected, established, maintained, measured, and documented.  

The Research Specialist will be able to conduct research on various aspects of silviculture, forest soils, tree genetics, tree physiology, remote sensing, plant pathology and plant nutrition.  Additionally, the position will be responsible for transferring technological information in a practical manner to managers, area and region foresters, harvesting, planners, and other relevant parties.  This transfer of information may be in the form of group presentations, field tours, and written reports.  Assist in all aspects of the Western Production Forestry Field Research Program, as well as other related areas of research (Environmental, Operational Support and Tree Improvement) as needed. The job scope for this role is across all WTL in Oregon and Washington.

Qualifications

  • BS in forest management, silviculture, soils, or a closely related field with 2 or more years relevant experience or MSc
  • Basic understanding of a broad range of core competencies including plantation nutrition, tree physiology, tree genetics, soils, growth and yield, and silvicultural systems
  • Field forestry experience with focus on research.
  • Contract administration (both preparing contracts and managing the contractor)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Excellent computer and GIS skills
  • Knowledge of statistical software: e.g., SAS and R
  • Good knowledge of experimental design and the importance of data quality
  • Excellent team working skills 
  • The ability to work alone safely, often in remote areas and during periods of change
  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel the region as needs require, sometimes 1-2 weeks at a time. 
  • In addition to formal research activities, the successful candidate is expected to stay abreast of current science, to understand operational practices, and to recognize research needs and challenges as they arise.  Experience with UAVs (drones) is a plus.  The successful applicant will be expected to earn a UAV pilots license within 6 months of starting.

Desired Attributes

  • Strong math, analytical and financial analysis skills including but not limited to interpreting research data, generating discounted cash flows to compare alternative regimes, understanding forest inventory data and interpreting growth and yield model outputs
  • Familiarity with spatial and tabular data in GIS and databases
  • Herbicide, pesticide and fertilizer application management
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in forestry or related operations

To apply visit https://weyerhaeuser.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

Operations Forester (Layout & Engineering) -01017950

Our North Washington Region has an opening for an Operations Forester, whose primary functions are associated with layout and road engineering work. This position is based out of our Pe Ell office and reports to the 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.

Key Functions:

The role is responsible for the planning, scheduling, management, and layout of field engineering activities associated with timber harvest, road construction, and road maintenance. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for executing the engineering plan, in compliance with the regional and area engineering strategy, along with the annual budget.
  • Advocate, model and inspect for safe work practices.
  • Developing and tracking budgets and key metrics.
  • Contract administration; negotiate, prepare, supervise, monitor for compliance, invoice management.
  • Forecasting engineering projects and expenditures.
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statutes, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals.
  • Collaborate with others on the area and region teams to ensure alignment with goals and objectives.

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).

To apply visit – https://weyerhaeuser.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl.

Our Lower Columbia Region has an opening for a Forest Engineer. This position is based out of our Longview office and reports to the Cathlamet 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.

Key Functions:

The role is responsible for the planning, scheduling, management, and layout of field engineering activities associated with timber harvest, road construction, and road maintenance. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for executing the engineering plan, in compliance with the regional and area engineering strategy, along with the annual budget.
  • Advocate, model and inspect for safe work practices.
  • Developing and tracking budgets and key metrics.
  • Contract administration; negotiate, prepare, supervise, monitor for compliance, invoice management.
  • Forecasting engineering projects and expenditures.
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statutes, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals.
  • Collaborate with others on the area and region teams to ensure alignment with goals and objectives.

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).

To apply, visit https://weyerhaeuser.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

Green River College takes great pride in being a leader in the Forestry and Natural Resources fields in the tri-state area of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho offering 5 AAS degrees and two concentrations, Resource Sampling and Operations in the BAS Program.  

The Natural Resources department is now looking for an energetic, knowledgeable, creative, dedicated, motivating, encouraging, and enthusiastic individual to fill a full-time tenure track position. The successful candidate that can work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity. Position Responsibilities

  • Teach a variety of courses within the following degree paths: forest management, GIS, parks and recreation, wildland firefighting, water quality and forestry operations.
  • Teach various Silviculture, Fire, Forest Appraisal, Forest Navigation, Road and Trail and GIS courses as necessary
  • Design classes to assist with maintenance of campus owned and DNR leased forest lands through hazard tree identification and removal, trail maintenance, planting, research plot continuation, fire abatement, invasive species removal and wildlife habitat creation and seedling release.
  • Develop relationships with regional employers with the dual goal of ensuring a high rate of employment for our graduates, continuously adapting and improving the model of evaluating curricula to meet industry standards for the multiple industries students are employed in post-graduation.
  • Maintain and repair instructional equipment such as Relaskops, recoil tapes, flow meters, small engines, chain saws, ATV’s and generators as needed. Monitor all forestry instructional supplies and the fleet of vehicles which includes 3-15 passenger vans, 1- F250 crew cab pickup and 1 cargo trailer.
  • Revise class schedules and review course and program offerings on a quarterly basis or as required.
  • Participate and contribute to other college division and professional activities such as committee work and professional development in communication with NATRS department and goals therein.
  • Explain the Natural Resource associates and bachelor’s degrees to prospective students. Advise current students on a quarterly basis to help maintain individual student program goals. Successfully link students to funding sources to maintain or improve completion rates.

To learn more about the position, qualifications, and how to apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/greenriveredu?page=3.

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 by May 23, 2022.

State of Washington Dept. of Natural Resources invites applications for the position of:
State Lands Lead Forester, Natural Resource Specialist 2/Natural Resource Specialist 1 In-Training
SALARY: $3,446.00 – $5,229.00 Monthly$41,352.00 – $62,748.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/18/22
CLOSING DATE: 06/19/22 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:
State Lands Lead Forester
Natural Resource Specialist 2/Natural Resource Specialist 1 In-Training
Recruitment #2022-5-7212
This is a Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.
Location: Olympic Region, Forks.
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Olympic Region. This position serves as a lead forester working with a team of foresters under the supervision of the Unit Coordinator. This position works independently part of the time, but has regular interaction with foresters, forest engineers, other natural resource professionals as well as other agency/organization members and the general public. The position will also serve as a contract administrator for DNR timber sales and road plan contracts. The position also must respond to public and other agency requests relative to state lands management within the district.

Click here to view the full job posting and/or to apply.

We are seeking a qualified Inventory Forester to work with our Forestry Division based in Eugene, OR. The successful candidates should have proven knowledge of forest inventory methods as well as experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

ABOUT THE POSITION

  • Lead the management of the annual inventory data collection program
  • Train and review check cruisers under contract, seasonal team members, and other staff
  • Ensure timely and accurate updates of inventory databases
  • Maintain and manage forest inventory data, GIS files, and software; provide GIS training and support to district personnel
  • Use GIS to provide maps, reports, and analysis
  • Implement best practices for data management, structure, and workflow
  • Assist with work on other district programs including, silviculture, harvest planning, and road layout

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, GIS, Natural Resources or related field
  • Forest inventory experience gained over 2 or more years in both field and office settings is preferred
  • Timber cruising experience and familiarity with Pacific Northwest species
  • Knowledge of forest inventory methods and software
  • Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with superior attention to detail in both field and office settings
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Capable of hiking in remote mountainous regions in all seasons
  • Current valid driver’s license and the ability to safely negotiate 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, send a resume and cover letter referencing this position by June 1st 2022 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries

Erin McLeod, Human Resources

PO Box 496014

Redding, CA 96049

(530) 378-8107


Interested in SPI, but not this job? Look for future openings at: www.spi-ind.com/careers
Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace.

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