Forestry Jobs

JOB TITLE STATE POSTED
Forest Information Program Specialist Tennessee 8/16/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Tennessee Division of Forestry

Job Description:

The Tennessee Division of Forestry has vacant position that I am recruiting to fill. The job is a Forest Information Program Specialist. The job classification does require a forestry/natural resources management degree. Evidently, the person with the skill set we are wanting seems to be rather rare these days. The Forestry Information Program Specialist maintains TDF information resources by gathering, maintaining and analyzing Division data and information and coordinates with STS (IT) Project Manager to facilitate software, information system and GIS development. This positions also arranges for or provides Division wide training and software license maintenance. Much of the job duties centers around our GIS systems and training folks on how to use GIS systems and products. We are currently using both ArcGIS 10.x and ArcGIS Pro.

We also have other forester positions available: 3 – Area (Service) Foresters; 3 – State Forest Foresters; 1 - FIA interim forester


Apply By:11/16/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester/Forest Technician Florida 8/14/2018 +
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Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Alachua, Florida

Job Description:

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in forestry, agriculture, or a related field; or Associates degree in forestry and a minimum of 2 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Summary: Responsible for helping manage forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. Capabilities must include the ability to inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber’s worth, and negotiate and close the purchase and sale agreement. Responsibilities shall also include knowing how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with best management practices and environmental regulations. This position requires customer service to provide landowners guidance in reaching their stated goals; good interpersonal and relational skills are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, contract and direct all types of harvesting, forestation and reforestation projects.
  • Plan and design forest inventories, gather field data, work up cruise data, update stand records and maps manually and electronically.
  • Plan cutting programs to assure continuous production of timber or to assist clients to achieve other timber or wildlife habitat management objectives.
  • Determine methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage and also processing other forest products to meet client’s objectives.
  • Plan and direct construction and maintenance of trails, roads, ditches and fire breaks.
  • Assist in planning and implementing projects for control of soil erosion, tree diseases and pests.
  • Advise NIPF and TIMO landowners on forestry management techniques.
  • Assist budget creation and administration for clients.
  • Monitor BMP and EMS compliance, including Sustainable Forest Initiative, American Tree Farm, Forest Stewardship Council and other forest certification standards.
  • Assist in negotiation, contract administration, and inspection of all forestry related activities such as road construction and maintenance, drainage improvement and other land management projects as assigned.
  • Maintain knowledge of contractors, rates and equipment available in each geographic area.
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the local, state and federal forestry organizations, area forest product company representatives and contractors.
  • Develop new NIPF and TIMO clients.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as necessary or as assigned. A

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of plant and animal organizations, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Working knowledge of forestry skills including the use of tools used in timber cruising, photo interpretation, surveying, timber harvesting, road construction, chemical and mechanical site preparation, planning, organizing and other duties that pertain to forest management.
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft email, word processing and spreadsheet software.

Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • 9 paid holidays.
  • Paid vacation schedule.
  • Company assigned vehicle.
  • Healthcare and disability plan.
  • 401(K) retirement plan.
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans.

To apply, please go to: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/LHJ


Apply By:11/14/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Area Forester Georgia 8/14/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Macon, Georgia

Job Description:

Full-time position - Responsible for providing forest management services on property located in Georgia. Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out-of-town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

  • All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.
  • Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest set up, harvest inspections and merchandising trees into various forest products.
  • Assists in planning, negotiations, administration, and inspection of other forestry-related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned.
  • Assists in development and administering budgets.
  • Monitors BMP and EMS Compliance to ensure 3rd Party SFI Certification.
  • Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist in managing TIMO lands.
  • Participates in forest inventory projects individually or with a team.
  • Generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Create management plans that capture landowner objectives and offer solutions to achieve those goals.
  • Perform all aspects of timber sale development, including timber inventory, boundary establishment, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts.
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervise contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, and GIS software.
  • Ability to use GPS and hand-held data recorders.
  • Has current Registered Forester’s license or ability to become a Registered Forester within 1 year.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.

Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.
  • Minimum of 3 years forestry experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Exempt salary position paid semi-monthly
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Ongoing professional development training
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans
  • All specific terms, conditions, benefits, compensation and requirements of employment will be set forth in an Employment Contract to be executed by employee and company.

To apply, please go to: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/LHK


Apply By:11/14/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Florida 8/14/2018 +
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Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Marianna, Florida

Job Description:

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting and real estate brokerage firm in the United States. AFM currently manages over 5.1 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $1.8 billion in real estate transactions. With 260 employees operating from 49 offices located in 16 states, AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services including land and wildlife management, land sale and acquisition services, forest inventory and design, growth and yield modeling, cash flow projections, environmental services, appraisal, forest resource data management and harvest scheduling.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in forestry, agriculture, or a related field; or Associate’s Degree and 2 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Summary: Responsible for helping manage forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. Capabilities must include the ability to inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber’s worth, and negotiate and close the purchase and sale agreement. Responsibilities shall also include knowing how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with best management practices and environmental regulations. This position requires customer service to provide landowners guidance in reaching their stated goals; good interpersonal and relational skills are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, contract and direct all types of harvesting, forestation and reforestation projects.
  • Plan and design forest inventories, gather field data, work up cruise data, update stand records and maps manually and electronically.
  • Plan cutting programs to assure continuous production of timber or to assist clients to achieve other timber or wildlife habitat management objectives.
  • Determine methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage and also processing other forest products to meet client’s objectives. Direct controls burns and conduct fire prevention programs.
  • Plan and direct construction and maintenance of trails, roads, ditches and fire breaks.
  • Assist in planning and implementing projects for control of soil erosion, tree diseases and pests.
  • Advise NIPF and TIMO landowners on forestry management techniques.
  • Assist budget creation and administration for clients.
  • Monitor BMP and EMS compliance, including Sustainable Forest Initiative, American Tree Farm, Forest Stewardship Council and other forest certification standards.
  • Assist in negotiation, contract administration, and inspection of all forestry related activities such as road construction and maintenance, drainage improvement and other land management projects as assigned.
  • Maintain knowledge of contractors, rates and equipment available in each geographic area.
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the local, state and federal forestry organizations, area forest product company representatives and contractors.
  • Develop new NIPF and TIMO clients.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as necessary or as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of plant and animal organizations, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Working knowledge of forestry skills including the use of tools used in timber cruising, photo interpretation, surveying, timber harvesting, road construction, chemical and mechanical site preparation, planning, organizing and other duties that pertain to forest management.
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft email, word processing and spreadsheet software.

Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • 9 paid holidays.
  • Paid vacation schedule.
  • Company assigned vehicle.
  • Healthcare and disability plan.
  • 401(K) retirement plan.
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans.

To Apply, please go to: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/LHL


Apply By:11/14/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Research Data Analyst / Project Coordinator Georgia 7/27/2018 +
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Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry

Location:Athens, Georgia

Job Description:

 

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

This position will work as part of an overall research team focusing on southern pine silviculture and genetics research for loblolly pine in the SE US.  This position entails research project oversight and planning as well as the analysis of the collected data. Primary tasks include technician scheduling, study data cleaning, and data analysis.  Fieldwork and audit will also be required to include study establishment, measurement, and maintenance.  Travel is a requirement. The candidate must have solid verbal and written communication skills. The qualified applicant will be able to work independently as well as work cooperatively with other team members to complete large research projects.

 

Required Experience:


Experience with Excel, SAS, R,
Access, and ArcView are beneficial, and pesticide applicator license is a plus.


Skills:


The preferred candidate will hold
a Master of Science Degree in forestry or a related field (agriculture,
environmental resources, etc.).  Qualified
candidates will have an understanding of field data collection, data
management, experimental design, and statistics. 


Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Apply By:10/27/2018

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com


Posted By: Melanie Ernst

Regional Biologist - South Atlantic South Carolina 7/31/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Location:Hanahan, South Carolina

Job Description:

<p>The Southern Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking an experienced biologist to join our South Atlantic Conservation Team. We seek a highly-motivated, self-starting, collaborative individual to work as a key member of a team of biologists, engineers and land protection professionals that are based out of Hanahan, South Carolina. The successful applicant will assist with implementing conservation projects on private and public lands throughout the five-state region (FL, GA, SC, NC, VA). The responsibility of the position will primarily be the enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats important to waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife species.</p> <p>This position will report to the Director of Conservation Programs in the DU South Atlantic Field Office in Hanahan, South Carolina.</p>

Required Education:

<p>Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field; an advanced degree is desired.</p>

Required Experience:

<p>Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience and have a strong knowledge of biological principles and practices. Field experience with waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds, as well as wetland ecology and management (moist-soil, coastal marsh, forested wetlands) is a primary consideration for this position. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills and project management capabilities are necessary. Familiarity with the region's biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial. Applicants should be knowledgeable about state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws/regulations. Examples include (but are not limited to) the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, National Coastal Wetlands Grants, Restore Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and Clean Water Act.</p>

Skills:

<p>The ideal candidate will be a self-starter adept at identifying opportunities focused on enhancement, restoration, acquisition and protection of wetlands and associated habitats to fulfill DU's conservation objectives within the South Atlantic. The incumbent biologist will be responsible for project development and management. Project development duties include identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private partners, and obtaining funding from a wide variety of sources for project work. This also includes writing and submitting proposals to various agencies, foundations and other funding sources to secure project funds. Project management responsibilities include development of agreements, project accounting, planning, permitting, implementation and reporting in collaboration and coordination with agency partners and other stakeholder groups, DU biological and engineering staff, consultants and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. He/she must also assist with fundraising and outreach events, represent DU at wetland conservation venues, and help with other conservation activities. He/she would be required to establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and fundraising staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project work/issues. Finally, he/she would assist communication staff with developing information to educate and promote DU's wetland conservation efforts. Working hours for this position is a balance of office and field work and the approximate allocation of time is dependent on scheduling, seasonal priorities and other factors.</p>

Salary:

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


Apply By:8/17/2018

Phone:843-261-5751

Email:jrader@ducks.org

Mailing:

<p>Visit www.ducks.org/jobs to apply.&nbsp; Application, cover letter and references can be mailed to James A. Rader, Director of Conservation Programs, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 1010 Bankton Circle, Suite 200, Hanahan, SC 29410, jrader@ducks.org.</p>
<p>DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER<br />It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.</p>


Posted By: Maribeth Lane

Operations Forester Texas 7/23/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:TImberVestors

Location:Holly Springs, Ms, Texas

Job Description:

TIMBERVESTORS, LLC 

Announcement: Operations Forester – Holly Springs, Mississippi

TimberVestors requires an energetic, entrepreneurial, and dedicated professional for an Operations Forester position in our northern MS-TN region. Initially, the position is primarily field work focused on harvest operations planning, layout and contractor supervision. Inventory and other field forestry applications are also important elements of this position. As the successful applicant gains and demonstrates experience we will provide opportunities for professional growth and development. The position will include preparing forest management plans, and road design, layout and construction oversight. Our team serve in a variety of capacities in the maintenance of existing client relationships. Advancement opportunities include development of new clients, expansion of technical and analytical skills and independence planning and implementation of assigned tasks. The position is located in Holly Springs, MS. Candidates should possess, or be willing to acquire, forestry licenses in MS & TN.

TimberVestors provides a range of forestry consulting services and prides itself on being an industry leader. Our team is provided direction and guidance to always look ahead, use the most advanced forest science and bring about the finest long-term stewardship of our client’s forest resources as we work to meet their objectives of ownership. Our team collaborate on properties of varying sizes, timber types and varied ownership objectives. TimberVestors prides itself on the development of our team through a thoughtful and pro-active system of training, continuing education and mentoring our new staff.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Operations: Field work involving planning and laying out of harvest units, marking timber, inspecting active harvest operations and closeout, maintaining timber sale records, collecting GPS data.

• Inventory: Collecting field data, following LandVest cruise protocols, and preparing cruise reports.

• Other Field Work: Boundary work, road and trail layout and other assigned field tasks.

• Office: Management plan development, project administration, data analysis

• Other: Sawmill and Logging Operations

 

Required Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from an SAF accredited program.

Required Experience:

• Operations related field experience strongly preferred but LandVest is willing to train less experienced staff.


• Knowledge of and ability to implement mixed northern hardwood and spruce-fir silviculture is required. White pine silviculture knowledge helpful.


• Ability to demonstrate sound planning skills, natural curiosity to observe and learn, basic forestry skills, understanding of harvest operations and cruising skills will be a focus of the hiring process.


• Good computer skills in most elements of Microsoft Office; GPS and introductory GIS skills.


• Reliable 4WD vehicle. Pay and Benefits:

Skills:

• Strong communication skills- verbal and written.


• This is primarily a field position that requires the ability to work outdoors year-round in all weather conditions.


 


Salary:

• Compensation commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills.


• Incentives paid for generating new work and meeting budgets (profit sharing).


• Expense and mileage reimbursement. Annual stipend for personal vehicle use with appropriate gear. Application Procedure:


• Respond with an email to express interest, and include a written letter of application and current resume. 


Apply By:10/17/2018

Phone:2146863632

Email:howarddkemp@gmail.com

Mailing:

7522 Campbell Rd Ste 113213


Dallas, Texas 75248


Posted By: TimberVestors

Forestry Technician Georgia 7/23/2018 +
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Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry

Location:Raleigh, Georgia

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 Education:

The job candidate should hold a minimum of an
Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or a related field.

Skills:


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.


Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Apply By:10/23/2018

Phone:7067950055

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

Mailing:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc


PO Box 82013


Athens, GA  30608


Posted By: Melanie Ernst

Forestry Technician Georgia 7/23/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry

Location:Athens, Georgia

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 Education:

The job candidate should hold a minimum of an
Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or a related field

Skills:


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.


Salary:


*Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience


*Paid holidays


*Paid vacation


*Healthcare plan


*Professional development
timeline



Apply By:10/23/2018

Phone:7067950055

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

Mailing:

Dougherty & Dougehrty Forestry Services, Inc


PO Box 82013


Athens, GA  30608


Posted By: Melanie Ernst

Staff Forester II Texas 7/19/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Texas A&M Forest Service

Location:College Station, Texas

Job Description:

Major/essential duties of job: This position would be responsible for assisting FRD Division leaders and program managers develop synergy between programs; assist in the development, coordination and execution of project grants; assist in developing innovative tools and technologies for advancing the agency’s mission; work with current agency partners and develop new partners to increase natural resource advocacy, address state and regional issues and assist in identifying priorities for forest conservation programming.

Occasional duties: Promote the image of the TFS through community and professional activities. Other duties as assigned.

Work experience (months, years) and skills required: Must have strong writing, verbal and communication skills. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and basic knowledge of Microsoft Access and ArcView/ArcMap.

Educational qualifications/training required: Applicant should possess a bachelor’s degree in forest management (or very closely related degree) and preferably an advanced degree in technical writing, English, communications, or marketing. The candidate should exhibit strong communication and writing skills. Must have valid Texas driver's license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment, with record within Agency standards.

Working Conditions: Routine office work but this job may require exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, rain, and temperature extremes. It may also require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, kneeling, lifting and carrying heavy objects. Job stress can be frequent when confronted with deadlines of various projects, frequent travel, long hours, and adverse weather conditions.

Comments (typing speed, hours of work, etc.): In some cases overtime work may be necessary as well as overnight travel with some outdoor work.

Employment Status: Full-time position

Closing date (last day application can be accepted): Open until filled

Application procedure: Submit application, resume, and transcripts to http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/jobs

Salary:

$40,000/year min. + benefits


Apply By:10/19/2018

Contact:Shane Harrington

Phone:(979) 458-6650

Email:sharrington@tfs.tamu.edu


Posted By: KBrasher

Procurement Forester Mississippi 7/17/2018 +
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Organization:Homan Forest Products

Location:Fulton, Mississippi

Job Description:

Homan Industries is a growth oriented company with operations in Fulton, MS. We have one of the most diverse offerings of any Southern Yellow Pine manufacturer in the South.

We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Forester. The Procurement Forester will be responsible for purchasing and coordinating the log flow to meet production needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Build, develop, and maintain relationships with loggers.
  • Implement log procurement strategies to help position sawmill as a low-cost producer of lumber.
  • Work closely with other Homan Industries personnel to ensure optimal procurement approach.
  • Monitor and evaluate market data and information in the development of pricing and inventory.
  • Implement inventory strategies to align with mill needs, seasonal conditions, and current/forecasted markets.
  • Work closely with procurement and operations personnel to ensure log supply and log quality aligns with sawmill needs in order to maximize value and throughput.
  • Leads the organization in maintaining certification in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in forestry.
  • Registered Forester in Mississippi or obtain certification upon employment.
  • Knowledge of local markets preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of supply chain logistics including the harvesting and hauling of forest products.
  • Possess strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Detailed and results oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Computer skills –Microsoft Excel and Word.

Please forward resumes to: breaves@tristatelumber.net


Apply By:10/17/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Research Forester Arkansas 7/17/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Weyerhaeuser

Location:Hot Springs, Arkansas

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.

Position Accountability: The successful candidate will be a member of the Southern Timberlands Technology (STT) Team that develops and implements new technology for growing Southern pine plantations. The STT Team is responsible for research planning, coordination of activities with area foresters, managing plot installation and measurement, data handling and analysis and developing operating guidelines for the business. This position is responsible for implementing all facets of the Production Forestry field research program across Southern Timberlands by working with key scientists and project leaders. Strong communication and coordination is required with scientists and the entire STT Team to ensure field test sites are properly selected, site prepared, established, maintained, measured, and documented. The Research Forester will be able to conduct research on various aspects of silviculture, forest soils, tree genetics, tree physiology, plant pathology and plant nutrition. Additionally, the position will be responsible for transferring technological information in a practical manner to managers, early- and mid-rotation foresters, harvesting foresters, 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 Production Forestry Field Research Program, as well as other related areas of research (Environmental and Tree Improvement) as needed.

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.

Qualifications

  • MS or BS in forest management, silviculture, soils, or a closely related field At least 3 years relevant experience
  • 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
  • Contract administration (both preparing contracts and managing the contractor)
  • Ability manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Excellent computer and GIS skills
  • Knowledge of statistical software: 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, prepared to do field intensive work.
  • Proactive problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time, sometimes 1-2 weeks at a time often requiring irregular work hours

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

Job Link: http://weyer.jobs/12305


Apply By:10/17/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Arkansas 7/3/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Larson and McGowin LLC

Location:Monticello or Magnolia areas, Arkansas

Job Description:

Position: Forester – Timberland Management

Company: Larson & McGowin, LLC

Location: South Arkansas (Monticello or Magnolia areas)

Position Description: Larson & McGowin, LLC (L&M) is seeking a forester to assist with the management of client properties located in south Arkansas. Responsibilities include timber sale preparation and administration, timber inventory, the development of stand-level silvicultural prescriptions, management of spatial data related to land management, timber marking, contracting of forestry-related services, and other forest management activities.

Candidate will occasionally participate in large-scale inventory projects across the U. S. Southeast. Travel outside of the local area will be required approximately 20% of the time. All necessary travel costs will be reimbursed.

Qualifications and Abilities:
Required

  • Applicant should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry
  • Must be a Registered Forester in Arkansas or meet the necessary requirements to obtain this designation within 2 years from date of hire
  • Knowledge and proficient with GIS software (i.e. ESRI software applications )
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Must be capable of working in remote outdoor locations in various weather and forest conditions

Preferred

  • 2+ years’ experience related to forestry field work
  • Experience in intensive pine and bottomland hardwood silviculture
  • Field proficiency with various forest inventory/mensuration techniques and methodologies

Who we are: In business over 60 years, Larson & McGowin, LLC provides a full range of land management and on-demand decision support and consulting services. L&M currently manages approximately 800,000 acres of timberland across the U.S. Southeast. www.larsonmcgowin.com

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Fixed and Variable Vehicle Compensation Plan, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Health Insurance, 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan, Cafeteria Plan for Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance Coverages.

Where to apply: Please send cover letter (referencing “Position” title), resume, and three references via email to:
Rodney Wishard
Arkansas Manager
Larson & McGowin, LLC
rwishard@larsonmcgowin.com


Apply By:10/3/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Area Forester Georgia 5/30/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Macon, Georgia

Job Description:

Full-time position - Responsible for providing forest management services on property located in Georgia. Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out-of-town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

  • All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.
  • Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest set up, harvest inspections and merchandising trees into various forest products.
  • Assists in planning, negotiations, administration, and inspection of other forestry-related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned.
  • Assists in development and administering budgets.
  • Monitors BMP and EMS Compliance to ensure 3rd Party SFI Certification.
  • Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist in managing TIMO lands.
  • Participates in forest inventory projects individually or with a team.
  • Generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Create management plans that capture landowner objectives and offer solutions to achieve those goals.
  • Perform all aspects of timber sale development, including timber inventory, boundary establishment, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts.
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervise contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, and GIS software.
  • Ability to use GPS and hand-held data recorders.
  • Has current Registered Forester’s license or ability to become a Registered Forester within 1 year.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.

Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.
  • Minimum of 3 years forestry experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Exempt salary position paid semi-monthly
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Ongoing professional development training
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans
  • All specific terms, conditions, benefits, compensation and requirements of employment will be set forth in an Employment Contract to be executed by employee and company.

To apply, please go to: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/JUM


Apply By:8/30/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Georgia 5/25/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Statesboro, Georgia

Job Description:

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from an accredited school. 3-5 years of experience in Forestry field.

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:
Timber Sales and Appraisals: All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Systematic sampling of merchantable and premerchantable timberland using both fixed radius plots and prism sampling methods.
  • 100% tree count of merchantable timber.
  • Identify, locate and mark property lines.
  • Identify and mark streamside management zones (SMZs).
  • Identification of commercial tree species (winter and summer).
  • Design and implementation of timber harvesting plan for clearcut, select cut and thinning sales.
  • Prepare timber sale maps and review computer-generated digitized maps.
  • Prepare timber sale bid notice and review timber sale contracts.
  • Perform timber harvesting inspections to ensure compliance with contract.
  • Collect timber and land sale data for appraisal purposes.
  • Organize and audit timber sale settlements.

Timberland Management: All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Inspection of clients’ tracts.
  • Proposal and implementation of timberland management activities specific to individual sites and client goals including site preparation techniques (mechanical & chemical), prescribed burning, chemical release spray, herbaceous weed control, reforestation activities, seedling survival check and timber stand improvement activities (commercial & precommercial thinning, fertilization, chemical release, etc.).
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervision of contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.
  • Meeting with landowner/client to review management activities, answer questions and make proposals regarding their timberland.
  • Patrol property boundaries and points of access.
  • Assist with management plan preparation.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively perform existing work.
  • Familiarity with computer-generated spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Preparation of weekly timesheet showing all time worked by project, bill method and task.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.
  • Contact adjoining landowners to client's landholding.
  • Check leases for possible violations.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Exempt salary position paid semi-monthly
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Ongoing professional development training
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans

To apply, please go to: http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/J5K


Apply By:8/25/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Utility Arborist Alabama 5/25/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Edko LLC

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Edko, LLC is seeking utility vegetation management professionals, and/or candidates with a 2 or 4 year degree in forestry or a related field. Personnel are expected to perform inspections, and evaluations of line clearance work and vegetation along utility lines. Utility Arborists will plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of tree clearance crews, interface with and negotiate line-clearance crew access and practices with utility customers, as well as, conducting other various special projects.

Utility Arborist Requirements:

  • The ability to work independently with excellent communication skills.
  • An AA or BA Degree in forestry, arboriculture or a related field; or utility vegetation management experience. Utility Arborist certification or ability to become certified within 1-year is preferred.
  • Local tree knowledge beneficial
  • Ability to work in inclement weather
  • Ability to interpret and follow maps
  • Ability to use a laptop computer, GPS, and GIS
  • Valid Driver License required

Information:

  • Full time positions starting immediately
  • Edko offers competitive wages and excellent benefits
  • Company Vehicle/Gas Card supplied for work related/commuting purposes
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

Please apply by using the Edko website: www.edkollc.com


Apply By:8/25/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Silviculture Research and Outreach Coordinator Minnesota 5/22/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Minnesota

Job Description:

This is a full-time position with funding guaranteed for one year and the potential for continued funding based on funding availability and performance. The position combines analysis of silviculture plot data, development of research outputs including peer-reviewed publications, extension entries, and presentations. Extension activities will include publications of case studies to the Great Lakes Silviculture Library and logistical support and coordination of workshops. The position is best suited to a recent MS graduate in a field related to silviculture and applied forest ecology.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. and two years’ experience related to silviculture, forest ecology, forest management, and related fields.
  • Coursework and experience collecting and conducting statistical analyses typical of forest inventory data including growth and yield modeling.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member or independently as required.
  • Ability to navigate and travel to remote locations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. in Forestry from SAF accredited school
  • Professional experience in natural resources research or management.
  • Experience with Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA)
  • Experience organizing and conducting Extension and/or outreach programs.
  • Experience writing research reports.
  • Experience with event planning, logistics, and implementation
  • Experience working with black ash dominated communities and / or lowland conifer communities typical of the Lake States.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize with an adherence to deadlines

About the Job - Position Overview / Responsibilities:

45% - Silviculture Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Analyze multiple datasets that have been collected for various projects including black ash, survival and growth of early seedlings, and analysis working with FIA data
  • The development of research products including peer reviewed publications and presentations from analyzed data

15% - Coordinate an Extension workshop on forest adaptation to a changing climate

  • Work with the University of Minnesota’s Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative and the Northern Institute for Applied Climate Science to plan and deliver a two-day workshop
  • Develop promotional content
  • Coordinate with speakers and field sites
  • Work with instructors to prepare instructional materials

20% - Great Lakes Silviculture Library

  • Work with public and private partners to identify silvicultural treatments suitable for publication on the Great Lakes Silviculture Library. Research those treatments, visit sites, and work with managers to publish new case studies to the library.
  • Coordinate the Great Lakes Silviculture Library site including communications with authors, reviewing draft case studies, and other tasks as needed.

20% - Programmatic Support

  • Various other tasks as assigned, generally related to silviculture research and outreach projects.

Appointment: This is a full-time, annually renewable for 40 hours per week, based at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources in St. Paul with the possibility to spend some work time at the Cloquet Forestry Center based on new hire’s preference. The position does sometimes require working flexible hours and may include a few nights per year of overnight travel.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Travel: Some travel in a personal vehicle will be required. Travel reimbursement will follow University policy.

About the Department
With over 100 years of history, the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota works to advance the science and management of our forest and related natural resources through education, research, and outreach. The Silviculture and Forest Health Lab focuses on applied forest research in the Great Lakes Region. Current focus forest types include lowland conifers/peatlands, black ash, floodplains along the Upper Mississippi River, invasive species management in woodlands, and western forests in the Intermountain West. The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative (SFEC), located at the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center, has been offering continuing education opportunities to natural resource professionals in a broad range of fields - forest ecology and management, wildlife biology, forest hydrology, botany, best management practices, technology transfer, human dimensions, and others since 1997.

How To Apply
To apply please email Drs. Marcella Windmuller-Campione (mwind@umn.edu) and Eli Sagor (esagor@umn.edu) and include a CV, cover letter/statement of interest, and three references.


Apply By:8/22/2018


Posted By: Kbrasher

Field Forester/Forestry Technician Georgia 5/21/2018 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Rome, Georgia

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES

Timber sale preparation, timber sale contract compliance inspections, timber inventory, silviculture contractor supervision, property inspections and assist account manager with timber sale administration, special projects, data base management and other forestry related activities. 

Required Education:

 


Associate
Degree Technical Forestry


Required Experience:

1-3 years’ experience, willing to travel
occasionally.
  Must own reliable 4-wheel
drive truck.

Salary:

 


Commensurate
with skills and experience.  Competitive
benefits package includes health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan,
optional dental insurance, vacation, and holidays.


Apply By:8/21/2018

Phone:706-232-6564

Email:wcauthen@frcemail.com

Mailing:

Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.


P.O. Box 135


Rome, GA 30162


Posted By: Wayne Cauthen

Global Acquisitions Manager Alabama 5/2/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Resource Management Service, LLC

Location:Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

Resource Management Service, LLC. (RMS) is a global timberland investment manager with significant expertise in all phases of institutional timberland investing. Founded and managed by forestry professionals and owned by its employees, RMS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South, in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and China.
Responsibilities: The Global Acquisitions Manager is responsible for overseeing all underwriting, due diligence and closing items related to the acquisition and disposition of large timberland assets in current operating regions (U.S. South, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia). The role will involve working with all levels within the organization with communications and deadlines. This role also includes working with third parties and building external relationships to ensure a thorough understanding of current market conditions.
Duties:
Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Work with various levels within the organization to drive growth opportunities, analyze the current market, provide insight on key players and perform financial analysis
  • Participation in strategy development on each acquisition
  • Work with internal groups to coordinate all aspects of each acquisition and large disposition
  • Develop and manage relationships with outside parties
  • Oversee all aspects of the closing process, including the internal post-closing process
  • Manage market intelligence
  • Managing forest industry relationships
  • Monitor the valuation process ensuring all goals and objectives are met
  • Participation in planning, budgeting and executing annual business plans
  • Coordinate and lead meetings on progress of transactions
  • Tracking and benchmarking of key acquisitions over time

 

Required Education:

Bachelor of Science in Forest Management or related Natural Resources program preferred, Master's degree is a plus

Required Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in Forest Management and/or Real Estate

Skills:

In-depth knowledge of Discount Cash Flow analysis
Harvest scheduling background preferred
Operational experience preferred
Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
High level of proficiency in computer skills/spreadsheets/presentations
ESRI
SQL/MDB
Willing to travel as needed


Apply By:5/31/2107

Email:AMize@resourcemgt.com

Mailing:

If you interested in applying for this position, please
send your resume to hr@resourcemgt.com.


Posted By: Ian Munn