Forest Products Jobs

Forester Multiple States 2/28/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management

Location:Waynesboro, TN, Multiple States

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 in 2,100+ transactions since 2005.  With 260 employees operating from 49 offices located in 16 states, AFMs team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services.  Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.


Full-time position – Responsible for providing forest management services in South Central Tennessee on approximately 160,000 acres of TIMO client lands as well as small, private forest landowners.  Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out of town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).


Responsibilities and Job Requirements:


TIMO Clients All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest setup, 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.

  • Possible oversight of agricultural leases and conversion from timberland to farmland


Non-Industrial Private Forestland Owners All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.

  • 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.

Required Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Forestry.

Required Experience:


  • 2-4 years of forestry experience preferred.

  • 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.

  • The
    successful candidate will be an honest, self-motivated problem solver, reliable
    and dependable, and enjoy working either solo or as a member of a team in a
    position that often requires physical labor, as well as administrative tasks.

  • Knowledge
    of agriculture (high-production row-crop farming) techniques and procedures is
    preferred but not required. This position could require some oversight of
    agricultural leases and conversion from timberland to farmland.



  • 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 2 years.

  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large
    projects throughout the U.S.



  • 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

  • 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.

Apply By:4/28/2018


P.O. Box 827

Waynesboro, TN 38485

Posted By: Casey Newton

Graduate Research Assistantships in Water and Soil Quality Illinois 3/7/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Location:Carbondale, Illinois

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) announces the availability of a Ph.D. and M.S. research assistantship beginning in May or August 2018. Assistantships include annual stipends of $17,856 for M.S. students and $19,320 for Ph.D. students and a tuition waiver.

Successful candidates will join a team of researchers and graduate students led by Karl W.J. Williard and Jon E. Schoonover. The team is investigating water and soil quality responses to various management practices in agricultural watersheds, including cover crops, gypsum applications, saturated buffers, and tillage. Assistantships are funded through grants from the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council. Research will include significant field and laboratory components.

Qualified applicants should possess a M.S. or bachelor’s degree in soil science, agronomy, forestry, environmental science, chemistry, biology, or a related discipline. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and GRE scores to Dr. Karl Williard, and Dr. Jon Schoonover, by April 12, 2018 for full consideration. Contact Dr. Williard with any questions at 618-453-7478. Please visit the following web sites for information on the M.S. program in the Department of Forestry and the Ph.D. program in Agricultural Sciences

Apply By:4/12/2018

Posted By: KBrasher