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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Business Development Analyst Florida 2/16/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Rayonier

Job Description:

The Business Development Analyst conducts economic and forest industry sector research, leads forest resource supply/demand and price forecast modeling, and performs business initiative evaluations and implementation planning. This position will lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of market intelligence initiatives and provide other analytical decision support services in collaboration with forest operations and technical support groups. The position will focus on project management, customer support, application of technical/professional knowledge, and managing work and time in a way that is efficient and enhances Rayonier’s ability to identify, differentiate, and apply value creation strategies in operations.

Some responsibilities are:

  • Support the development, synthesis and communication of market intelligence for forest operations, including supply/demand and price analysis for relevant products and services.
  • Participate on project teams in research and development to advance Rayonier strategy and performance.
  • Perform all facets of timber market and supply chain analysis including preparation and maintenance of market data and performance benchmarks.
  • Support implementation of forest management tools and new technology

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or forestry related discipline. Master’s in Forestry, Business Administration, other related advanced degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years in timberland and/or real estate operations, resource analysis, land management, land valuation due diligence and analysis, or finance.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills, commercial judgment and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently through self-initiative and collaboration with the wider team and customers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Apply By:5/16/2018

Mailing:

Apply online at www.rayonier.careers.aspx

Master’s Research Assistantship (2) Mississippi 2/15/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Descriptions: Two Master’s level Research Assistantships in urban and community forestry/economics are available at Mississippi State University in the Department of Forestry. In the first assistantship, the research assistant will focus his or her work on a state-wide analysis of land parcelization trends in rural and urbanizing areas. The second assistantship will focus on studying the social and biophysical impacts and trends of conservation easements.

Qualifications for both assistantships: An undergraduate degree in forestry or a closely related field. A 3.50 GPA and English proficiency are desirable. A minimum TOFEL score of 80 is required. GRE is recommended but not required.

Salary and Benefits: The Master’s Assistantship includes an annual stipend of $15,000 and a full waiver of the assessed tuition and required fees, and health insurance coverage.

Application: Assistantships are available starting Fall semester 2018 (August 22). Inquiries about this position are welcome. Applications will begin to be reviewed on March 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The To apply informally, send a letter of interest, undergraduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with contact information by email to:

Dr. Jason S. Gordon
Associate Extension Professor
Box 9681
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Email: jg966@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325 8851

Dr. Changyou (Edwin) Sun
Professor
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Box 9681
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Email: cs258@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325 7271


Apply By:3/15/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor of Silviculture Florida 2/14/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Florida

Location:Gainesville, Florida

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities
This is a 12-month position with tenure accruing in the SFRC, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. The assigned responsibilities will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences). This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The faculty member will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program focused on silviculture, with an emphasis on intensively managed planted forests. The successful candidate will assist with leadership of the corporate-university Forest Biology Research Cooperative and promote innovation in silviculture. This faculty member is expected to collaborate with IFAS scientists and others who work to understand silviculture of planted forests in Florida and elsewhere. Teaching responsibilities include a required undergraduate course in silviculture, and graduate course(s) in their area of specialty. Teaching may include online education and/or team-teaching within the SFRC undergraduate curricula. The faculty member will also participate in graduate education by advising students, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, publishing results jointly with graduate students, and actively engage with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. The faculty member must be supportive of the Land-Grant system, as all IFAS faculty members are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description. Extension opportunities exist through the Forest Biology Research Cooperative. The faculty member must also have a commitment to the IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Required Qualifications
A doctorate degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) and research experience in silviculture or closely related discipline such as forest ecology, modeling, geospatial analysis, plant nutrition, genetics, and/or forest soils with demonstrated interest and expertise in intensively managed planted forests.

Preferred Qualifications
Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in publication of peer-reviewed research, verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, teamwork, engagement with diverse stakeholders, and procurement of extramural funding.

Nominations and Inquiries
Nominations and inquiries are welcome. Nominations should include the complete name and address of the nominee. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:

Please refer to Requisition # 506194
Dr. Gary F. Peter
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida
Box 110410, 118 Newins-Ziegler Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410
Telephone: 352-846-0896
Electronic Mail: gfpeter@ufl.edu

Application Information
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/506194 and submit:

  • Application
  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position, technical qualifications, including research and teaching experience, and experience connecting with students and stakeholders from diverse populations.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts showing all college coursework, and
  • Names and contact information for four references.


Apply By:3/12/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Idaho 2/8/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Idaho

Location:Moscow, Idaho

Job Description:

The position will work closely and cooperatively with the Director of the University of Idaho Experimental Forest (UIEF). This position will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of UIEF including implementing and administration of timber sales, silvicultural activities, forest operations and reporting requirements to applicable internal and external stakeholders. This position will provide input and support to the UIEF Director, and maintain records for forest management planning, forest inventory programs, GIS programs and other databases in support of UIEF research, education, and extension activities. This position will support the UIEF Director in coordination and assistance with activities occurring on UIEF including course instruction, faculty and graduate student research, and internal and external stakeholder outreach. In addition, this position will be required to maintain positive and productive working relationships with key local and outstate stakeholders in forestry related industries, agencies, NGO’s, neighboring communities, and citizenry across a diverse array of forestry related topics and disciplines. UIEF is under the direction of the Dean, College of Natural Resources, who serves as the Director of the Forest, Range, and Wildlife Experiment Station (NRES) and the Forest Utilization Research (FUR) program. UIEF is a unit within NRES and FUR.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

Perform Forest Planning and Administration by:

  • Prepare and administer contracts for student led timber sales, silvicultural treatments, road maintenance and repairs and other operational needs.
  • Maintain financial and other reporting and compliance records as required by College, University and State reporting agencies.
  • Maintain and update essential forest databases including, but not limited to, GIS, forest management plans, silvicultural treatments, forest inventory, safety training and compliance, and others as needed.
  • Provide office support for UIEF to handle incoming calls, requests for access, hunting permits, financial transactions, two-way radio communications with student staff, records and reporting requirements, and other functions assisting internal and external users.

Support Forest Operations by:

  • Support UIEF Director through active work with students, faculty, and staff utilized in a variety of forest operations applications including adherence to the Idaho Forest Practices Act and Idaho Best Management Practices.
  • Assist with roadside spraying of noxious weeds and vegetation management to support silvicultural activities.
  • Maintain and manage UIEF vehicles and equipment, including inspection and safe use.
  • Under direction of UIEF Director, oversee student workers utilized in a variety of forest operation activities.
  • Work with neighboring communities, landowners, and local and state enforcement agencies on relevant issues.

Support Research, Teaching and Outreach by:

  • Provide support for active research, teaching and outreach over a variety of times and days.
  • Work closely with College, including FUR programs, including the Policy Analysis Group, Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research (Pitkin Nursery) and others to advance goals of College programs.
  • Irregular and frequent visits to active sites to ensure safety, compliance, access and appropriate uses on UIEF.

Skills:

B.S. degree in Forestry, Forest Operations or related field.

Demonstrated experience with field forestry, forestry equipment, and forest applications such as timber sales, forest management planning including implementation, and silvicultural treatments.

Completion, or ability to complete within 6 months of start date, NWCGS130/190 Wildland Firefighter (FFT2) and NWCGS212 Wildland Chainsaws or University of Idaho FOR210 Winter Harvesting or equivalent chainsaw safety and precision felling training.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Willingness to travel and work odd hours including weekends.

Salary:

$51,313 annually or higher depending on experience


Apply By:5/8/2018

Mailing:

https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/20342


Posted By: KBrasher

Procurement Forester - Woodflow Arkansas 2/7/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Evergreen Packaging

Location:Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Job Description:

ID: REF1615Y
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Post Date: 2/2/2018

Job Description

 

This position serves as liaison between Procurement and Manufacturing to assist with the ordering, accounting, compliance and quality of wood. The position is responsible for administering the wood procurement process for the Pine Bluff Mill Operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Procurement and Operational Functions:

  • Procurement of roundwood, chips, and waste fuel
  • Weekly wood order management and supplier scheduling
  • Monitoring of supplier compliance, contracts, and business relationships
  • Monitoring of product delivery and system management 
  • Product reporting and metric tracking
  • Attendance at paper mill management meetings to report on wood supply chain status

Accounting Support Functions:

Assist with accounting requirements associated with the wood procurement process, and provide administrative support to include:

  • Ticket Reconciliation
  • Contract Management 
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Control of Inventory Transactions
  • Forest Certification Support Functions:
  • Monitoring Chain of Custody (COC) credit tracking and compliance
  • Preparation for Certification Audits 
  • Field audits for producer and supplier compliance to certification standards 
  • Field forestry support for private landowners enrolled in certification programs

Wood Quality:

  • Sample wood chips to ensure chip quality 
  • Complete roundwood and chip specification compliance audits 
  • Complete roundwood and chip quality reporting
  • Attend paper mill management meetings to report on wood quality

 

Qualifications

 

 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or similar Natural Resource program is required
  • Master’s Degree in Forestry or similar Natural Resource program is preferred
  • 1 to 5 five years of applicable experience is required, which may include experience gained through internships or co-ops
  • Candidates should possess or have the ability to acquire Registered Forester status in Arkansas within a 24 month period

 

 

Additional Information

 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Evergreen Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


Apply By:3/30/2018

Mailing:

http://evergreenpackaging.com/careers/available-positions/position-details/?id=743999665584967


Posted By: Jeremy Creel

Forester Mississippi 2/2/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc

Location:Quitman, Mississippi

Job Description:

<p>Timber sale preparation and administration, timber inventory, contractor supervision, GPS</p>

Required Education:

<p>Associate degree technical forestry minimum</p>

Required Experience:

<p>1-3 years preferred</p>

Skills:

<p>GPS, data recorder, timber cruising</p>

Salary:

<p>Commensurate with experience and education</p>


Apply By:3/31/2018

Phone:601 776 6772

Email:bedmonds@frcemail.com

Mailing:

<p>P.O. BOX 75</p>
<p>Quitman, MS&nbsp; 39355</p>


Posted By: Randy Shaw

Raw Material Representative Mississippi 1/23/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Weyerhaeuser

Location:Philadelphia, Mississippi

Job Description:

Weyerhaeuser is a leading Forest Products Company based in Seattle, Washington, and is recognized for its performance in safety, ethics and sustainability. At Weyerhaeuser, our most valued resources aren't just the trees and timberlands we oversee. Our employees are the real reason we've been in business for over 100 years. Their skill and ingenuity have made Weyerhaeuser one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of wood products in the world. Weyerhaeuser wants to attract and retain the best people. That is why we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes an annual bonus plan, 401(k) plan, which includes a generous company match, retirement plan and comprehensive health benefits.

 

The Raw Material Representative is responsible for wood procurement and/or contract administration for a particular mill or area in the Gulf South Wood Products operations. Incumbent will need to reside in or near Philadelphia, MS, the area of procurement/contract administration responsibility. This position will report to the Raw Material Manager/OSP Lead.

The Raw Material Representative will be responsible for purchasing, harvesting, and marketing raw material standing timber to support solid wood manufacturing.

 

Key Functions

 

  • Purchasing of standing timber assets.
  • Contract administration and/or supervision and development of contractors and employees in timber appraisal. 
  • Harvest planning, contract negotiation and administration, sales and delivery of raw material from the harvest of standing timber asset. 
  • Management of quality systems that insure compliance with customer specifications. 
  • Setting goals, priorities and achieving desired results. 
  • Accountable for cruise accuracy and reliability.  

About Wood Products

 

We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.

For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.


About Weyerhaeuser

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

 

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. 


Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Please submit your application & updated resume to http://weyer.jobs/11869. 

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in forestry or related field, or Associate's degree in forestry, or equivalent in experience

Required Experience:

Minimum of one year practical procurement experience; three years preferred.

Skills:


  • Personal computer skills including spreadsheets and word processing. 

  • Basic understanding of statistics.

  • Thorough understanding of and ability to perform accurate timber cruises and appraisals. 

  • Ability to recon timber, use aerial photography and design cruises resulting in accurate timber appraisals. 

  • Knowledge and understanding of various log scales and measures; able to determine and use conversion of harvesting and transportation systems, their cost structure and rate determination methods. 

  • Ability to analyze competitive bid data, vendor wood prices and competitor information to develop raw material strategies. 

  • Ability to use cost, volume, quality and other supplier data to evaluate performance. 

  • Knowledge of and ability to recognize conformance to safety, environmental, labor and transportation concepts. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries.  

  • Ability to manage vendors or suppliers. 

  • Demonstrated leadership in employee and contractor safety performance and safety process improvement.

  • Requires valid driver's license and safe driving record.


Apply By:2/28/2018

Email:kathryn.edwards@weyerhaeuser.com


Posted By: Katie Edwards, Recruiter

Research Scientist-Nursery/Early-Stand South Carolina 1/23/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Weyerhaeuser

Location:Aiken, South Carolina

Job Description:

At Weyerhaeuser, 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 building our reputation as a leader in sustainable forest products.

 

As a member of the Tree improvement team at Weyerhaeuser, this position will be responsible for developing and implementing a nursery / early-stand research program for Southern Timberlands Technology.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

 

The successful candidate will engage in various research activities involving seedling culture (growth, nutrition, pest and disease management, spacing, etc.) and stand establishment including early-stand survival and growth. Incumbent will work with scientists, research foresters, and technicians across the Weyerhaeuser technology organization, as well as with the business personnel (silviculture, and regeneration). 

 

Incumbent will be responsible for developing projects that seek improvement in our seedling growing technology, monitoring as well as stand establishment, he/she will also be responsible for contract administration, and budget control as well as being primary business resource (technology transfer) to all Southern nurseries and early rotation teams. Incumbent will also assist in all aspects of the Southern Timberlands Technology as needed.

Required Education:

MSc or higher (with more than 3 years of experience) in forestry, horticulture, plant physiology, or related field.

Required Experience:


  • Experience growing pine tree seedling in containers and bare root systems. 

  • Seedling or plant physiology



  • Pine establishment and culture techniques. 


 


 



 

Skills:

 



  • Proactive problem solver with demonstrated team working skills

  • Must be able to work safely in all environments including during periods of upset and change.

  • Ability to travel


 


 

Salary:

TBD


Apply By:2/28/2018

Email:kathryn.edwards@weyerhaeuser.com


Posted By: Katie Edwards, Recruiter

Forestry Technician North Carolina 1/29/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

Location:Fayetteville, North Carolina

Job Description:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc. is a forestry consulting and research firm, offering professional services to private forest landowners, institutional forest investors, and corporate businesses serving the industry. 

 

 

Job Description:  This position offering is for an entry-level forestry technician position. Primary position tasks include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation, timber harvest inspections, prescribed burning, boundary line maintenance, plantation establishment oversight, management plan preparation, research study establishment and documentation, study maintenance, study measurement and study data cleaning. The majority of the work is outdoors in varying weather conditions.  The job includes some travel and occasional weekend work.  This position is generally a 45-50 hour/week assignment. 

Skills:

Qualifications: The job
candidate should hold a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or
a related field. Experience with or the training in ArcGIS, Microsoft Word,
Microsoft Excel, and field data recorders is considered positive. Experience in
herbicide application and licensure is considered a plus.  The candidate must be able to communicate
clearly and timely, and complete fieldwork in a detailed and quality manner.
This position must be able to work independently as well as work cooperatively
with other team members to complete and record data from forest management
activities.  The job applicant may be
entry-level or may have 2-5 + years of experience.

Salary:

*Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience


*Paid holidays


*Paid vacation


*Healthcare plan


 


*Professional development
timeline


Apply By:4/29/2018

Phone:706-795-0055

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

Mailing:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc


PO Box 82013


Athens, GA  30608


Posted By: Julie Dougherty

Forestry Technician North Carolina 1/29/2018 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

Location:Fayetteville, North Carolina

Job Description:

This position offering is for an entry-level forestry technician position. Primary position tasks include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation, timber harvest inspections, prescribed burning, boundary line maintenance, plantation establishment oversight, management plan preparation, research study establishment and documentation, study maintenance, study measurement and study data cleaning. The majority of the work is outdoors in varying weather conditions.  The job includes some travel and occasional weekend work.  This position is generally a 45-50 hour/week assignment. 

Required Experience:

The job applicant may be entry-level or may have 2-5 + years of experience.

Skills:

The job candidate should hold a
minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or a related field.
Experience with or the training in ArcGIS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and
field data recorders is considered positive. Experience in herbicide application
and licensure is considered a plus.  The
candidate must be able to communicate clearly and timely, and complete
fieldwork in a detailed and quality manner. This position must be able to work
independently as well as work cooperatively with other team members to complete
and record data from forest management activities.  The job applicant may be entry-level or may
have 2-5 + years of experience.

Salary:

*Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience


*Paid holidays


*Paid vacation


*Healthcare plan


 


*Professional development
timeline


Apply By:4/29/2018

Phone:706-795-0055

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

Mailing:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc


PO Box 82013


Athens, GA  30608


Posted By: Julie Dougherty