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Markets & Utilization Forester North Carolina 2/18/2020 +

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Organization:NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, NC Forest Service

Location:Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Description:


The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2,000 employees.

This position develops and delivers a state-wide program in forest products utilization and marketing, maintains strong relationships with the state's forest products industry, promotes diverse markets for forest products, and communicates on the extent, economic contributions, utilization and production of forest resources in NC.  Provides leadership, training and technical assistance in forest products utilization and marketing to NCFS personnel statewide. Housed at the agency headquarters within the Technical Development Branch of the Forest Management/Development Division of the NC Forest Service, the Markets & Utilization Forester will collaborate with in-state partners and stakeholders as well as state forestry agency counterparts throughout the southern region.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Maintain a database of timber buyers and primary and secondary wood-using industries in NC
  • Liaison with the NC Department of Revenue on the Primary Forest Products Assessment Act
  • Conduct an annual survey of primary forest products mills to determine timber product output, residue utilization and removals by county
  • Interface with the Department of Revenue to account for operations subject to the Primary Forest Products Assessment Act
  • Compile and analyze forest resource utilization, production and economic data, develop custom reports, assist with forest-based economic development efforts
  • Communicate information and data about the state's forest products industry, economic contributions, forest resources and markets through oral and written means
  • Develop expertise in understanding the diverse markets for NC's forest resources and transfer this knowledge to inform forest management decisions
  • Develop subject matter outreach materials, including website content, publications and displays
  • Seek and manage external grant funding for strategic projects supporting the program area
  • Develop relationships and collaborative partnerships with the state's forest products sectors, associations and stakeholders and provide technical assistance
  • Promote new and emerging markets for forest products, especially underutilized resources
  • Provide technical assistance, support and training to agency personnel state-wide
  • Support Department efforts in domestic and international marketing, emergency programs and constituent services
  • Support the agency's emergency response mission and mandate, including wildland firefighting, response to natural and human caused emergencies and disasters and incident management team participation as assigned

Required Education:


Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited institution

and three years of related professional Forestry experience;

or Registered by the NC Board of Registration for Foresters and three years of related

professional post-registration Forestry experience.

Required Experience:


Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited institution

and three years of related professional Forestry experience;

or Registered by the NC Board of Registration for Foresters and three years of related

professional post-registration Forestry experience.



  • Must possess a working knowledge of the forest products industry in the US South

  • Proficient computer skills, including experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook)

  • Experience working in collaborative environments with diverse audiences and individuals

  • Experience organizing and writing technical reports

  • Experience delivering oral presentations of a technical and non-technical nature

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills

  • Ability to translate and communicate technical data into information suitable for diverse audiences


$42,780.00 - $72,424.00 Annually

Apply By:3/2/2020






Posted By: Barry New

Laboratory Technician/Chemist Virginia 1/31/2020 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:HPVA Laboratories

Location:Sterling, Virginia

Job Description:

HPVA Laboratories is seeking a full-time employee for an entry level position to conduct air emissions safety testing. Responsibilities include preparation of wood samples, routine analytical chemistry testing, precise preparation of reagent solutions, and calibration of equipment. Position coordinates with technical staff in analysis of data and report generation, maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOP’s), and coordination of accreditation and calibration requirements. Position also requires infrequent (once every two months) travel around the U.S. and Canada to perform audits of manufacturing facilities for emissions and product tolerance requirements.

Prospective employee must demonstrate competency in safe handling of hazardous materials; ability to follow rigorous SOP’s and perform accurate analytical analysis; and an aptitude for computer skills. HPVA Laboratories is looking for a self-motivated individual who is well-organized and energetic with excellent attention to detail and time management skills. Must work well in a small group setting. Experience with wet chemistry and UV/VIS instrumentation is a plus. Ability to lift heavy objects such as 4’ X 4’ plywood panels and operate a table saw and miter saw is required.

Competitive salary and bonus program, health benefits, and retirement benefits provided to the right candidate commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Receives, Documents, and Disposes of Testing Materials
  • Conducts Laboratory Formaldehyde Emissions Testing with the Direction and Oversight of the Director of Certification Programs
  • Coordinates with Supervisors to Maintain and Upkeep Test Equipment and Calibrations
  • Conducts On-Site Inspections of Wood Products Manufacturing Facilities
  • Prepares Detailed Laboratory Test Reports

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000

Resume and cover letter may be sent to:
Josh Hosen
HPVA Laboratories
Director of Certification Programs

Apply By:4/30/2020

Posted By: KBrasher

Product Support Specialist Mississippi 12/27/2019 +

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Location:Jackson, Mississippi

Job Description:

  • Expand knowledge of our products, their applications, and the markets that we serve within all parts of the catalog
    • Look at every question as a learning opportunity
    • Seek opportunities to use get hands on experience with product
    • Assemble and disassemble products as necessary
    • Compare and contrast features on similar products so you can highlight the differences when asked
    • Read product labels, instruction manuals, parts lists, repair manuals, etc.
    • Read product reviews and other relevant articles in trade magazines
    • Research on the internet
    • Collect technical information and product literature at tradeshows
  • Create a good filing and information system
    • Instructions
    • Articles
    • Parts lists
    • Product Labels and MSDS sheets
    • Vendor contacts
    • Internet links and helpful sites
  • Offer New Product ideas or suggestions
    • Review the workings of products and make recommendations for improvement
    • Pass on customer feedback to new products personnel
    • Pass on repetitive special requests to new products personnel
    • Pass on information collected at tradeshows
  • Help with special projects
    • Project Google
    • Tech Tips
    • Frequently asked questions
    • Newsletter
    • Suggestive selling ideas
    • Workshops
  • Help other departments solve issues or problems
  • Write catalog correction memos
  • Catalog and other literature proofing
    • Thoroughly review and edit catalog routes with special attention to new product added
    • Make close review that all catalog correction memos have been handled properly
    • Review for technical accuracy
  • Attend tradeshows
    • Do preshow paperwork as needed in a timely manner
    • Review previous year’s report and paperwork as needed
    • Travel to shows and setup exhibit displays
    • Network with customers and vendors alike
    • Seek out all types of opportunities for Forestry Suppliers, Inc.
      • New product opportunities
      • New niche market opportunities
      • Media opportunities
      • Internet opportunities
      • Sales and bid opportunities
      • Peco opportunities
      • Other tradeshow opportunities
    • Complete post show task
      • Inventory adjustment forms
      • Complete convention expense reports in a timely manner
      • Complete and route convention reports in a timely manner
      • Outline and distribute follow up tasks to appropriate personnel
    • Be preparing for future advancement by seeing everything that’s done as an opportunity to learn more about the company

Required Education:

Position REQUIRES a Forestry degree or degree in a natural resource field.


Offer second-to-none technical support

Answer technical line phone calls and voice mail center, tech e-mails, and letters.

Seek answers and solve problems

Recommend products for specific applications

Consult with vendors for technical information

Support other departments with technical advice

  • Special orders

  • Customer Service

  • Sales

  • Counter Sales

  • Creative

  • Receiving

  • Internet

Coordinate with other technical staff a workable system for responding to e-mails, voice mails, and scheduling lunches to ensure the technical line is covered at all times

Consult with customers at the back counter as needed


Based on experience

Apply By:3/27/2020

Phone:601-354-3565 ext703



Forestry Suppliers, Inc. 

P.O. Box 8397

Jackson, MS  39284-8397

Posted By: Deborah Barlow

Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 12/18/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship position for the M.S. or Ph.D. program is available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of novel bio-based adhesives for wood-based composite and products. The nature of the project is highly multidisciplinary, and the candidate will receive technical training in the broad field of biomass processing, polymer science & engineering, and synthetic and bio-based adhesives. The results of the project are expected to find applications in wood, polymer, and biochemical industries.

The candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in wood science/products, agricultural/biological engineering, chemical engineering, materials science & engineering, chemistry, or closely related disciplines relevant to the topics of the study
  • Maintained good academic standing
  • GRE test report and TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5 (required for international students only)

The target starting date is Spring semester in 2020. The expected enrollment in the program is January 1, 2020. The Department of Sustainable Bioproducts will support this project on funding, which will cover graduate student’s stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University will be required for an official offer to be made.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV and the names and contact information of two references by email as a single PDF file to Dr. Yunsang Kim at yunsang.kim@msstate.edu. Skype/video interview may be requested and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information can be found at the websites of the MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts (http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/bioproducts/graduate.asp) and the Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Apply By:3/18/2020

Posted By: KBrasher