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Forester - Washington Washington 5/12/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Chehalis, Washington

Job Description:

 

FORESTER (WASHINGTON)

 

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester.  This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across western Washington.  This is a full-time, term limited position.  Duty station is Chehalis, WA. 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The forester position assists partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality.  The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources.  In addition, the forester will implement silvicultural practices and deliver technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of NRCS.

DUTIES

·     Provide multiple resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs

·     Develop and provide recommendations for working in forest stands and riparian areas to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning

·     Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects

·     Provide expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkey, upland game birds, deer and other wildlife species with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements

·     Prepare and monitor forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices

·     Conduct T&E reviews for NEPA/ESA compliance on Farm Bill program projects

·     Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for forest management activities appropriate to the region

·     Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs

·     Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation

·     Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities

·     Other functions as assigned by supervisor

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Preferred candidates will possess experience working in the forest ecosystems, riparian communities and a working knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements.  Knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region is required.  A working knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills and the ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned is required.  The forester will possess the ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and their peers.  The position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, to convey clear and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·        Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques

·        Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills

·        Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF-Accredited Program or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis, or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master’s degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred).  Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.

·        Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must be able and willing to:

·        Work alone in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects, and snakes, possibly in remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted 

·        Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package. 

 

Please visit the NWTF website (https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/) to apply

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:7/11/2021

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Conservation Acquisitions Specialist - South Atlantic South Carolina 5/14/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Location:Hanahan, South Carolina

Job Description:

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), the world's leading waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization, and its supporting organization, Wetlands America Trust (WAT), one of the nation's largest accredited land trusts, are seeking qualified candidates for a Conservation Acquisitions Specialist to join a dynamic team of professionals and deliver our land conservation program in the five-state South Atlantic region of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Do you enjoy building relationships, negotiating deals, and finding creative solutions to finance impactful land conservation projects? If so, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to contribute to a team of professionals working to protect lands across the Southeastern United States.

The successful candidate will join DU's talented South Atlantic land protection team working on donated/ bargain sale conservation easements and fee-title acquisitions throughout the region, and will develop and implement additional land protection strategies and financing opportunities, such as revolving lands, mitigation, eco-assets and land donations. The Conservation Acquisitions Specialist will be a driven, forward-thinking individual with experience identifying, negotiating, structuring, and financing real estate and land protection transactions. In addition, the successful candidate will serve an important role in a diverse field office team that develops and manages a comprehensive conservation program to maximize benefits for wetlands, wildlife and people. The position will cooperate and work closely with a diverse group of partners as well as DU conservation delivery and planning staff, fundraising and other regional and national lands program staff on a routine basis. This position provides a great opportunity to work with many private and public partners on a variety of complex land protection issues at a regional landscape scale and affords growth and success in leadership and career development. This position will be located at the South Atlantic Field Office in Hanahan, South Carolina and will report to the Director of Conservation Programs.

 

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred, but not required) in applicable field.

Required Experience:

A minimum of three years of professional experience related to land use planning, real estate, and/or conservation lands transactions (both conservation easements and fee acquisitions); more experience strongly preferred. Must have the ability to work with diverse public and private interests. Background or competent knowledge in land use planning, real estate and conservation easement transactions, conservation finance and economics, ecosystem goods and services, natural science, land management and forestry desired. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and relationship building skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a diverse conservation team.

Skills:

Responsibilities include:

• Actively seeking, developing, and negotiating new land conservation projects that align with DU's Landscape Conservation Priorities.
• Developing creative conservation financing and business planning opportunities for conservation projects including fee title acquisitions, conservation easement transactions, revolving lands projects, mitigation, carbon-banking, and eco-asset land protection opportunities.
• Establishing and building relationships with private landowners, public agency partners, foundations, and corporations focused on land protection opportunities. Helping landowners and conservation partners make informed decisions relative to land protection opportunities.
• Working with legal and environmental consultants, foresters, appraisers and others to complete land conservation transactions and assure compliance with DU procedures.
• Engaging with other conservation interests including participating with and providing strong leadership on conservation committees/partnership meetings.
• Assisting DU Development (fundraising) staff, as needed, in identifying and stewarding potential major donors from landowners, partners, foundations and corporations. As well as coordinating and assisting with development of funding proposals to support land protection efforts.

Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.


Apply By:6/4/2021

Phone:843-745-9110

Email:epurcell@ducks.org

Mailing:

To apply: Please see our website at www.ducks.org/jobs to submit an application, resume with 3 references along with a cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position. The position will be open until filled. For additional information, please contact Emily Purcell, Director of Conservation Programs, at epurcell@ducks.org or (843) 745-9110.



DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


 


 


Posted By: Maribeth Lane

Silviculturist Mississippi 5/10/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:US Forest Service National Forests in Mississippi

Location:Oxford or Ackerman, Mississippi

Job Description:

The National Forests in Mississippi will soon be filling a GS-0460-11 Silviculturist to be zoned for the Holly Springs and the Tombigbee Ranger Districts. This position is a permanent full-time position with a duty station of either: Ackerman, Mississippi or Oxford, Mississippi. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

POSITION INFORMATION:
Major duties of this position are to support the mission of the Forest Service through implementing the roads and facilities programs in support of all programs. Duties would include activities, such as:

  • Makes on-the-ground examinations and analyses of forest areas to determine which areas requires short- or long-range cultural treatment in terms of the total ecosystem. Provides advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and ongoing timber sale programs to prevent loss of timber productivity and damage to the environment.
  • Reviews and approves project plans for special administrative studies of silvicultural methods and techniques in planting, seeding, site preparation, timber stand improvement, and tree and shrub improvement projects.
  • Plans, coordinates, and administers the technical phases of forest area control of animals, insects, or diseases affecting reforestation and regeneration programs.
  • Serves as a full member of the unit management team and shares in setting unit goals and objectives and developing overall unit plans. Participates in preparation and review of environmental analysis reports and environmental impact statements.
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the timber stand improvement program; prescribes cutting practices based on an examination of stand conditions and esthetic or other resource requirements.
  • Inspects all phases of reforestation and stand improvement projects; appraises the degree of conformance with policies, procedures, and silvicultural plans; and recommends corrective action as required.
  • Reviews silviculture prescriptions to ensure that plans, treatment, and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range land management plans. Provides advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and ongoing timber sale programs to prevent loss of timber productivity and damage to the environment. Coordinates silvicultural needs with other resource specialists.
  • Maintains liaison with employees of Federal and State governments, local officials, and private organizations or landowners who are affected by, or have a shared interest in, the Forest land management practices and problems in the forest area; provides technical assistance on mutual reforestation problems.
  • Developing and maintaining GIS geodatabases and maps using Arc Pro, Arc Field Maps, Survey 123, and other ESRI products. Designing and producing map products and packages for field staff and other program needs. Organizing program data and maps to be stored on FS cloud servers. Syncing field data to cloud databases.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts training on silvicultural principles and practices, including planting and seeding procedures; ground and seedbed preparation techniques; timber stand improvement techniques, and the influence of various factors on the kind and timing of silvicultural treatment necessary and appropriate to achieve multiple-use land management objectives.
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • Supervision Less than 25%
  • Provides leadership, allocates resources, and implements activities to accomplish Forest Service multicultural organization direction and Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requirements, goals, policies, and objectives. Supports and participates in the Work Environment Continuous Improvement process. Ensures all communication - written, oral, visual, signed - is non-discriminatory and sensitive to all employees and publics. Creates a work environment which respects, appreciates, and accepts contributions and perspectives of all employees.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the position contact Caren Briscoe, 662-832-1558 or by email address: caren.briscoe@usda.gov


Apply By:6/2/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Timber Management Officer Mississippi 5/10/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:US Forest Service - National Forests in Mississippi

Location:Oxford, Mississippi

Job Description:

The National Forests in Mississippi Forest is outreaching for a permanent forester to serve as the Timber Management Assistant GS-0460-11 to be zoned for the Holly Springs and the Tombigbee Ranger Districts. This position has a duty station in Oxford, Mississippi. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

If you are interested in restoration, partnerships and working towards improving forest health and conditions, consider joining the National Forest of Mississippi as a Timber Management Assistant (TMA) / Forest Service Representative (FSR). The National Forest in Mississippi strives for nearly 250, 000 CCF each year. The Holly Springs/Tombigbee Districts goal is around 40,000+ CCF. Combine that with the very active prescribed fire program on the district and you have the perfect position to grow and develop your potential.

We are looking for individuals that possess:

  • The ability to lead others
  • Mentor qualities
  • Quality organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and adapt to an evolving program.
  • Excellent timber management skills.
  • A professional working attitude and good communication skills.
  • Someone who respects, appreciates, and accepts the contributions and perspectives from others
  • Someone that is technically advanced in GIS, other ESRI products, mobile applications, forestry software, field devices, databases and other web-based systems used to keep the program up to speed and continuing to advance and moving forward

POSITION INFORMATION:
Major duties of this position are to support the mission of the Forest Service through implementing the timber program in support of forest and regional targets. Duties would include activities, such as:

  • Establishes timber sale program and production goals, setting priorities and laying out work schedules. Develops annual program of work, prepares project work plans, and develops long- and short-term budget needs. Documents work progress and accountability of the timber program activity. Reviews and appraises the forest area timber resources.
  • Oversees the timber sale preparation and determines staffing and equipment needs needed for the sales layout program; oversees cruising and marking of timber; determines sales volume; oversees preparation of timber sale reports and appraisals and prepares timber sale contracts. Provides for protection of water retention capacity of the soil and reestablishment of the forest growth to prevent or minimize soil erosion damage; adjusts cutting plans to include control measures necessary to prevent the spread of insects or disease and to salvage infested or infected timber.
  • Reviews and/or writes Environmental Assessment (EA)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) reports for considering all alternatives in the timber sale design. Reviews silvicultural prescriptions to ensure that plans, treatments, and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range timber management plan. Coordinates with other principal resource assistant to ensure integration of the timber management plan with other resources and activities.
  • Prepares and assembles appraisal packet with assistance from various specialists. Is accountable for the final accuracy of the appraisal packet. Coordinates and directs preparation of the timber sale contract and related documents, ensuring all coordinating requirements identified in the Environmental Assessment Reports (EAR) are included in the contracts.
  • Analyzes timber management operating plans; determines financial needs of the resource program and prepares recommendations for budgetary requirements of equipment, material, and personnel; documents work progress and accountability of the timber resource program activity.
  • Developing and maintaining GIS geodatabases and maps using Arc Pro, Arc Field Maps, Survey 123, and other ESRI products. Designing and producing map products and packages for field staff and other program needs. Organizing program data and maps to be stored on FS cloud servers. Syncing field data to cloud databases.
  • Supervisory and/or Managerial Responsibilities less than 25%
  • This position leads a team of timber employees including 2 GS-9 Timber Sale Administrators, 1 GS-07 Lead Marker and 2 GS-06 timber markers.
  • Other duties as Assigned.

Interested applicants, or those desiring further information, should contact the supervisor listed below:

Caren Briscoe, District Ranger
662-832-1558
Caren.Briscoe@usda.gov
1000 Front Street, Oxford, MS 38655


Apply By:6/2/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Senior Area Forester- SE Alabama Alabama 4/30/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Green Diamond

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE:
The position is responsible for assisting in the preparation of annual harvest plans and for managing the execution of harvest, silviculture and inventory activities. Evaluates and manages harvest plan to balance short and long term impacts to financial goals, future harvest levels, harvest capacity and customer commitments. Responsible for managing contractors that will perform the majority of the harvesting, silviculture, inventory and property management activities. Responsibilities include contract preparation, administration and performance monitoring to ensure contract compliance.  The position requires a complete working knowledge of SFI certification requirements, state Best Management Practices (BMPs) and local ordinances regarding commercial timber harvest and transportation. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)
  • Assure a safe workplace. Take personal initiative and responsibility to ensure ongoing safe behaviors through implementation and active participation in the company safety program. 
  • Provide the design and updates necessary to continually maintain an accurate and current harvest plan. Provide accurate planning information to other departments regarding weekly and monthly wood flows, log sales and revenue projections.  
  • Manage contract logging and road building/maintenance program. Provide indirect oversight of contracted work.  Perform timely field checks to ensure contract and harvest plan compliance.
  • Responsible for property maintenance including property line surveying and marking, maintenance of gates and monitoring encroachment within the region.
  • Monitor hunting club field activities to ensure compliance with the terms of the recreation lease agreement.
  • Apply consistent and accurate application and communication of policies and procedures designed to promote efficiency and productivity.
  • Ensure compliance with SFI policies and procedures, state Best Management Practices and local ordinances regarding timber harvesting and hauling
  • Utilize communication and negotiation skills when interaction with members of the community is required.
  • Manage and support development of direct reports in order to maximize value in hiring, retention, and succession and goal attainment.
  • Manage the layout of harvest settings and haul roads to ensure productivity with the least environmental impact, maintaining compliance with all state and federal regulations. 
  • Manage harvest operations. Minimize moves, maximize capacity efficiency, and provide accurate production information and log sales forecasts. Manage sequence changes to assure customer volume and log quality commitments are met.
  • Budget for and manage site preparation, planting and other silviculture activities, utilizing the appropriate financial analysis and logistics applications.
  • Assist in the margin analysis of harvest and silviculture activities.
  • Perform productive performance management reviews (written and verbal), according to program.
  • Represent the Company at public meetings and community events, as required.

Required Education:

Required:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent, plus ten or more years of experience. If incumbent does not have B.S. degree relevant industry, supervisory and contractor management experience will be considered.

Required Experience:

Required:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent, plus ten or more years of experience. If incumbent does not have B.S. degree relevant industry, supervisory and contractor management experience will be considered.

  • Valid Driver’s License. 

  • Exhibit high professional and ethical standards.

  • Ability to be highly motivated and self-directed.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Proven supervisory and leadership to effectively lead a staff or crew with a focus on safety and goal achievement.

  • Exhibit strong leadership skills. Work with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others. 

  • Maintain effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the Company including regulatory agencies.

  • Effective and productive communications skills; approachable and open to discussion, being persuasive in discussions regarding conflicts over resource use, as well as have highly developed written communication skills.

  • Manage multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritize workload in order of importance. Reliably follow through with job assignments.

  • Learn, apply and retain new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibit a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. View obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.


Desired:


  • Willingness to invest time when projects demand more time commitment to accomplish important and/or timely goals.

  • The ability to work unsupervised.

  • Five years demonstrated management of company employees.

  • Familiarity with GIS.

  • Willingness to participate in continuing education programs and training related to the forestry profession.

Skills:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:


  • This position is located in Southeast Alabama.

  • Field work in addition to a normal office environment with moderate noise levels, occasional lifting, regular walking, sitting, bending, twisting, standing and reaching.

  • Ability to orient, climb, and traverse rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in in sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.

  • Must have ability to work independently and without immediate supervision in remote areas.

  • Occasional travel to various locations requiring a vehicle and ability to drive.

  • Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.

  • Ability to perform consistent and accurate work on a PC.

  • Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.

  • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with Company policy.

  • Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, firefighting, reptile and/or insect bites.

  • This position may be exposed to marking paint, gas, diesel fumes, pollens and smoke.

  • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 3

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:6/25/2021

Mailing:

Please apply online at https://secure3.entertimeonline.com/ta/6110531.careers?CareersSearch


Thank you!


Posted By: Human Resources

MS Logger Equipment Operator Academy Instructor Mississippi 4/28/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Hinds Community College

Location:Raymond, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Title: MS Logger Equipment Operator Academy Instructor

Job Description: The MS Logger Equipment Operator Academy Instructor will be responsible for teaching the assigned classes of students according to the overall goals and objectives of the department, advancing the students’ knowledge of the subject matter. This position will report to the Vice-President of Workforce and Community Development

GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE FUNCTION
The MS Logger Equipment Operator Academy Instructor will be responsible for teaching the assigned classes of students according to the overall goals and objectives of the department, advancing the students’ knowledge of the subject matter. This position will report to the Vice-President of Workforce and Community Development.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Mandatory:

  • Candidates with an Associate Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in the Logger Equipment Operator trade is required.
  • Extensive experience operating and maintaining a wide variety of logging equipment (loaders, graders, skid-steer)

Preferred:
Candidates have one or more of the following industry-recognized credentials:

  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations-Level 1; Certification
  • OSHA 10
  • Forklift Certification and other relevant credentials
  • PLM Qualification.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Teach assigned classes according to Board policies.
  • Issue to students a course syllabus at the beginning of the semester and objective sheets for each unit of the course during the semester.
  • Keep classes in session for the full scheduled time. (Classes identified in the schedule as independent study classes will meet according to requirements of the instructor.)
  • Set aside sufficient time for student conferences, guidance, and tutorial assistance.
  • Keep prompt, up-to-date, accurate records of attendance, grades, and other reports.
  • Follow the required institutional process for recording student attendance and identifying “no-shows” in a timely manner.
  • Work a 12-month employee contract on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Participate in the establishment, assessment, and review of Student Learning Outcomes.
  • Attend general faculty, division, and departmental meetings.
  • Participate in student/teacher and faculty/administrator evaluations and performance review conferences.
  • Meet reporting requirements of the Workforce, and Career and Technical Education divisions of the Mississippi Community College Board.
  • Develop a personal and professional improvement plan in those areas deemed necessary as a result of evaluations.
  • Serve on committees as appointed.
  • Participate in departmental meetings, formulation, execution, and evaluations of departmental goals and objectives.
  • Cooperate in the execution of the college, division, and department policies.
  • Recommend budgetary items and submit appropriate documentation for ordering items to the Dean’s or Director’s office.
  • Participate in the selection of textbook and library materials.
  • Participate in staff development activities, professional associations, presentations, publications, applied educational research, consulting, evaluations, and similar activities which enhance the individual and the education profession.
  • Use teaching techniques that include the effective utilization of resources that motivate students to achieve their potential.
  • Assume responsibility for inventory, care, and maintenance of instructional equipment and supplies.
  • Present a personal appearance in keeping with contemporary community standards for a professional person.
  • Supervisory responsibilities as assigned.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds Specific abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and the employee is occasionally required to perform job responsibilities in the outdoors and off site.

Full Time/Part Time: Full time

Position Type: 12 Month 260 Days

Job Classification: Faculty - Technical, Faculty - Vocational

Scheduled Hours: 37.5

Apply


Apply By:7/28/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Certified Arborist Multiple States 4/26/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Fulgham Inc

Job Description:

Fulgham’s Inc. (FI) and our licensing company; National Tree Preservation, Inc. (NTP) specializes in Urban Forestry consultation and root and soil restoration of mature high value trees using our patented process. FI and NTP currently have consulting and restoration projects in ten states spanning from Iowa to Georgia. Our clients include high profile sporting facilities, colleges, cities, and many landowners.

We have a job position open for an arborist / horticulturist with a education and experience in plant/soil science.

Position Description: The position we have created is for a certified arborist. Within this position; the employee will be expected to thoroughly learn all aspects of our daily operation and aid in completion of sales and service. The employee will be expected to continually train as a consulting arborist and care for client needs in central and southern Mississippi.

Desirable Employee Traits: The desired traits that Fulgham’s Inc. is looking for include but are not limited to:

  1. Friendly. Our main job is to be a friend to our clients.
  2. Passion for communicating with clients and developing long term relationships.
  3. Self-motivated and self-managed.
  4. Passion for trees and outdoors
  5. Hard work ethic (this is not a 9-5 job; it is seasonal and sometimes requires long hours.)
  6. . Knowledge of mechanical issues and not afraid to learn to fix equipment.
  7. Excellent computer skills.
  8. Willingness to travel when necessary.
  9. Excellent grades and positive references from former employers.

Salary: Must have a bachelor of science in a plant / soil science curriculum. Startup salary is based on experience certifications and license obtained. Pay increases will come with the growth of sales revenue in addition of job experience, more knowledge, and more certification within the field of arboriculture.

Please send resumes to David Fulgham at david@fulghamsinc.com

 


Apply By:7/26/2021


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Arkansas 4/6/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Location:Morrilton, Arkansas

Job Description:

The Fiber Resource Division of Green Bay Packaging Inc. is currently seeking a forester for the Central Arkansas area.

Green Bay Packaging is a privately owned, vertically integrated forest products company that has been in operation since 1933. This Green Bay, WI based paper company has over 4,000 employees and 40 divisions. Arkansas operations include the ownership and management of approximately 251,000 acres of company owned timberland.  To learn more about our company visit www.gbp.com.

Required Education:


Qualified applicants should
have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or will be completing this
degree in the spring of 2021. They should also display excellent written and
oral communication skills. It is also preferred that the candidate be familiar
with MS Word, Excel, GIS Software and the ability to operate a GPS unit.


Required Experience:

This is an entry level position. Experience is not required, however applicants with experience will be considered. 

Skills:



This forester could be
assisting in all phases of silviculture, timberland management, and harvest
supervision on company owned or private lands. Duties will include assisting in
harvest scheduling, supervising site preparation, planting, road maintenance
and road construction contractors, BMP and SFI compliance, timberland sale preparation
and inspection, inventory cruising and analysis and other miscellaneous
forestry related duties and activities.



Salary:


In addition to a competitive
salary, the selected candidate will enjoy an excellent benefit program
including medical, dental, prescription drugs, LTD, company matching 401(k),
paid vacation and holiday schedule and a company vehicle.



Apply By:6/1/2021

Phone:501-354-2461

Email:nscroggi@gbp.com

Mailing:

Green Bay Packaging Inc.


Fiber Resource Division


P.O. Box 711


Morrilton, AR 72110


Posted By: Tim Kibe

Product Support Specialist Mississippi 4/9/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:FORESTRY SUPPLIERS, INC.

Location:JACKSON, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job Description

The Forestry Products Support Specialist will handle a variety of responsibilities for Forestry Suppliers, including:

- Assisting customers with product selection and product support and usage training for forestry and other outdoor/natural resource professions

- Customer support related to activities on website

- Attend conventions/trade shows related to forestry and other outdoor professions

- Provide input regarding the selection of new products

- Assisting in the production and proofing of marketing materials

- Support other departments with product support knowledge: Special Orders, Customer Service, Telephone Sales, Counter Sales, Creative, Receiving, Internet
 

We are seeking an applicant who exhibits:

- Integrity of the highest degree

- A utility player mentality who is enthusiastic about learning new skills and generating innovative solutions to solve work challenges and identify opportunities

- A confident, friendly, positive attitude that shows everything you do as a welcome opportunity to learn more about Forestry Suppliers, Inc.

- An ability to treat confidential material appropriately

- Ability to learn quickly and prioritize effectively

- Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  

Desired Skills and Expertise

- Natural resource-related bachelor’s degree (such as forestry, wildlife management, natural resources) and work experience

- Excellent verbal, personal, and computer skills

- Ability to work with a group

- Self-starter and capable of working well alone

- Excellent driving record

- Excellent office and clerical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office software
 

The position is located in Jackson, Mississippi, and does require some travel (driving and flying). Normal working hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Competitive salary with excellent benefits with a long-time stable company.

 


Apply By:7/9/2021

Phone:6013543565

Email:BARLOWD@FORESTRY-SUPPLIERS.COM


Posted By: DEBBIE BARLOW

Resource Analyst Mississippi 3/18/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Molpus Woodlands Group

Location:Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC (Molpus) is seeking a Resource Analyst to work within its biometrics team. The position will be based within the company’s Forest Operations Headquarters at Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Molpus employees are primarily working remotely at the present time. Training for new employees is conducted remotely or periodically in-person with appropriate social distancing protocols.

 

Molpus is a Registered Investment Advisor and is one of the leading Timberland Investment Management Organizations (TIMO) in the U.S. It is fully independent, privately held and currently employs more than 100 people. The company has completed more than $4 billion in transactions since 1996 and currently manages approximately 1.9 million acres of timberland across 17 states. Molpus acquires and manages property on behalf of institutional investors across the globe.

Required Skills:

The Resource Analyst’s primary responsibility is to conduct quantitative analyses of timber resources on properties managed by the company. This includes forest inventory processing, volumetric analysis, growth and silvicultural response modeling, harvest scheduling, and maintaining/developing software systems to perform the above tasks at an industry-leading level. Essential functions of the position include abilities to maintain current in-house inventory processing systems and contribute to updating these systems as new techniques and / or technologies emerge. Conduct volumetric analysis for inventory calculations. Participate in inventory projects, including development of cruising plans, training contractors, and processing of inventory data. Provide insight into the appropriate use of volumetric and inventory information during acquisition and disposition processes. Maintain and develop growth and yield systems for annual inventory updates across the various geographic regions of the U.S. where Molpus operates: South, Appalachia, Lake States, Northeast, and Northwest. Ensure growth outcomes are reasonable and in-line with historical outputs and current research results. Develop harvest schedules to support management of Molpus land holdings for long-range operational plans and acquisition analyses. Interact with forestry and business staff to ensure model inputs and assumptions are suitable, and results are understood and practical for management purposes. In-field visits are endorsed to build support for the modeling framework among the forestry staff. Collaborate in cooperative research efforts and evaluate new inventory and growth & yield techniques, taking advantage of evolving technologies to efficiently manage Molpus and client resources. Lead knowledge transfer of research findings to operational forestry staff to maintain client investments at an optimal level. Be available to interact and consult with Molpus regional forestry staff and external vendors in-person and remotely to assist with tasks requiring technical, financial, statistical, silvicultural or biometric expertise. Occasional travel is required to manage projects and attend meetings.

Required Education:

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Forestry or a related field and an advanced
degree in Forest Biometrics or other quantitative discipline associated with forestry.

Required Experience:

Practical work experience is preferred but an
intelligent, self-motivated individual without prior on-the-job proficiencies will be considered.

Salary:

Molpus offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, a supportive and team-oriented work
environment, and growth opportunities for its employees. The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC is an equal
opportunity employer.


Apply By:5/31/2021

Phone:706-540-5607

Email:rtaylor@molpus.com

Mailing:

Molpus Woodlands Group


178 Bonhomie Rd.


Hattiesburg, MS  39401


Posted By: Randy Taylor

Data Services Analyst Multiple States 3/19/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Green Diamond Resource Company

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION:
This position can be located in any state where Green Diamond currently has an office, this includes WA, OR, CA, MS or GA.

POSITION PURPOSE:
Operate, develop, and maintain the Corporate Planning and Inventory databases (Enterprise Geodatabases, ArcGIS Server/SDE, SQL Server, etc.) for reporting and analysis across divisions. Advance Green Diamond’s use of Arc mobile mapping and data collection tools for both business development and operations. Support the use of Arc Online and design web maps for online applications and mobile devices. Acquire and analyze various types of remotely sensed data to support improved inventory for all divisions. Provide GIS analysis and mapping support to Acquisitions and Business Development department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:(other duties may be assigned)

  • Develops, implements and optimizes scripts, stored procedures, views, or user-defined functions as necessary using Transact-SQL (T-SQL) in support of project development and reporting efforts.
  • Develops procedures and scripts for data migration.
  • Creates and maintains related supporting documentation for systems data.
  • Develops new and enhances existing database objects and packages to advance functionality and automation of systems.
  • Develops analytical and troubleshooting skills with strong attention to detail and high concern for data accuracy.
  • Acquires Landsat and Sentinel satellite images and creates raster layers from derived indexes.
  • Processes drone imagery using DroneDeploy, Agisoft PhotoScan or other similar software.
  • Performs supervised classification using aerial imagery, satellite imagery or raster layers.
  • Participates in coordinating and standardizing remotely sensed data collection across the divisions to  assure quality and accuracy of data collection.
  • Develops R or Python scripts to automate the use remotely sensed data for improved inventory estimation.
  • Creates tools to improve collection and presentation of GIS data using Survey 123, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Collector.

Required Skills:

  • Strong data analysis and mapping skills with intermediate proficiency in Microsoft database and reporting technologies and tools including Office, SQL Server Integration and Reporting Services and Management Studio, and Visual Studio.
  • Experience producing orthomosaics and dense point clouds utilizing structure from motion and using these data to identify objects such as trees.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications including Excel, Access and Word.
  • Demonstrated strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Formal training in GIS, forest inventory, growth and yield, and/or forest planning.
  • Ability to be highly motivated and self-directed.
  • Exhibits strong leadership skills. Works with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others.  
  • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
  • Effective and productive oral and written communications skills.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner and treats others with respect at all times. Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin.  
  • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.

Desired Skills:

  • Formal instruction and experience in computer programming and object oriented development practices (Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic for Applications, C#, Visual Basic .NET, or Python, SQL procs, relational databases (Oracle or SQL Server).
  • Experience with ArcGIS Desktop and SDE / ArcGIS Server based platforms.
  • Solid understanding of GIS concepts with the ability to present analytical alternatives and develop geospatial solutions.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server environment.
  • Familiarity/experience with hand-held field computers or tablets.
  • Understanding of and/or willing to learn math and statistical analysis.
  • Genuinely excited and enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits / finding new solutions.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and ability for innovation.

Required Education:

Required:

Bachelor's degree in forestry or natural resources.

Required Experience:

Required:

Minimum of 5 years of experience in GIS analysis.


Apply By:6/19/2021

Email:https://www.greendiamond.com/


Posted By: Human Resources

Senior Investment Analyst Multiple States 3/19/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Green Diamond Resource Company

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION

This role can be located in any state Green Diamond currently has an office, including WA, OR, CA, MS and GA.

POSITION PURPOSE
The Investment Analyst provides analytical support related to improving Green Diamond’s existing operations, and underwriting proposed acquisitions, divestitures and new business development opportunities for Green Diamond and related entities. The incumbent will conduct investment modeling, forest inventory analysis, and analysis of industry, markets, competitors, internal operations and new business opportunities. In addition, research into new business development areas will be required as needed.

It is expected that the Investment Analyst will maintain an independent and objective perspective in support of company operations. Job responsibilities will require frequent interaction with members of the Resource Management Team, the financial team and other operating managers in the divisions.

This is a fulltime regular position reporting to the VP of Acquisitions and Business Development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Participate in the analysis and underwriting of major investment decisions, both at the corporate and division level, including timberland transactions, conservation transactions, HBU strategies and non-timber related opportunities.
  • Prepare discounted-cash flow models and other financial analysis in support of potential management actions, primarily related to new timberland acquisitions; provide support in developing underlying key assumptions; and support due diligence efforts as requested, including inventory validation, spatial analysis, property field review, budgeting, and communicating with division staff and outside consultants.
  • Provide analytical, due diligence and market research support for strategic initiatives and ad hoc requests for industry information and analysis as requested.
  • Prepare presentation material for discussion with management, the Board of Directors and special meetings; assemble presentation packages from multiple sources to develop and produce crisp, concise memoranda.
  • Analyze historical commodity log and lumber price trends and assist in development of long-term log price projections for capital-related decision analysis.
  • Conduct analysis of past investments to determine whether anticipated results were realized; analyze the variances; document the learnings.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of competitor actions and emerging industry developments to identify opportunities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Required:

  • Thorough understanding of financial concepts, investment evaluation methodologies and terms (e.g. discounted cash flow analysis, capital decision making criteria, cost of capital, etc.).
  • Experience in financial modeling; advanced personal computer skills required, particularly in Excel.
  • Experience with ESRI products, R, and Woodstock strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of forest management and investments factors
  • Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to function in a team environment and influence others not in a direct reporting relationship.
  • Ability to identify pertinent information required by decision makers and make clear, concise recommendations based on facts and data.
  • Strategic and creative thinker, intellectually curious, with a resourceful approach to problem solving.
  • Commitment to superior work product with capacity to manage quality, accuracy and consistency.
  • Ability and confidence to work independently and prioritize assignments effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, capacity to multi-task, self-motivated, capable of dealing with ambiguity.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, Sustainability, Environmental Science, or related fields.

Advanced degree required, applicable work experience may meet this requirement.

Required Experience:

Minimum 8 - 10 years operational experience in forestry or other natural resource industry.


Apply By:6/19/2021

Email:https://www.greendiamond.com/


Posted By: Human Resources

Timberland Transaction Manager Washington 3/19/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Green Diamond Resource Company

Location:Seattle, Washington

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE

Manage all phases of timberland transaction projects for Green Diamond with a focus on acquisitions in the western US (OR, WA, CA, and Intermountain areas). This would include sourcing opportunities, coordinating due diligence and valuation processes, negotiating purchase price and contract terms, and supporting transaction closing and hand-off to operations. In addition, the incumbent will assist in the development of timberland transaction strategy and in process improvement.

The Timberland Transaction Manager is both an internal and external facing position. Job responsibilities will require frequent interaction with members of the senior management team, the finance department, and other operating managers in the divisions. The incumbent is expected to cultivate potential partners and transaction counterparties and represent the company as required with governmental entities, industry peers, and other interest groups.

This is a fulltime regular position reporting to the VP of Acquisitions and Business Development.

>ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Lead due diligence efforts on timberland transactions. This will include management of internal regional experts and outside consultants, overseeing the physical assessment of forest assets, and participating in the financial analysis of investments using discounted cash flow valuation.
  • Manage negotiations with sellers, involving legal counsel and regional experts, through transition completion.
  • Participate in the origination of new timberland investments.
  • Provide input and guidance into investment structure, investment modeling, and transaction management.
  • Provide leadership on the fundamentals and assumptions of potential timberland investments and reviews of risk and opportunities.
  • Establish a network with key investment representatives and forest industry consultants who facilitate timberland transactions.
  • Serve as a key contact with partners, industry representatives, and potential counterparties for timberland transaction initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain industry knowledge and best management practices regarding product pricing, industry trends, sales and marketing, and timberland management.
  • Prepare presentation material for discussion with senior management, the Board of Directors, and special meetings; assemble presentation packages from multiple sources to develop and produce crisp, concise memoranda.
  • Contribute to non-timber investment projects, as relevant.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or related field.

Graduate degree in a Business or Forestry related discipline required though applicable work experience may substitute for this requirement.

Required Experience:

5+ years’ work experience in timberland acquisitions and divestitures, working directly with internal and external valuation teams and structuring and closing transactions with institutional and/or corporate counterparties.

Skills:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Required:
Advanced personal computer and MS Office product skills required, particularly in Excel. Experience with ESRI products, R, and Woodstock preferred.

Thorough understanding of financial concepts, investment evaluation methodologies and terms.

Commitment to superior work product with capacity to manage quality, accuracy, and consistency.

Ability to work at all levels in an organization, excel in a team environment and influence others.

Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills, excellent presentation skills, and highly effective analysis skills.

Ability to function in a team environment and influence others not in a direct reporting relationship.

Be capable of understanding and responding to the questions and needs of stakeholders and able to work independently to recognize and solve problems with limited support and supervision.

Must have a professional presence and demeanor.

Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Must have a strong work ethic, be results-oriented, highly organized, dedicated, hardworking, self-motivated, able to efficiently manage multiple diverse projects to meet demanding deadlines, and willing and able to travel as necessary.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position may be located within a state in which the company currently has business operations.

Normal office environment with moderate noise levels, occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs., regular walking, sitting, bending, twisting, standing, and reaching.

Travel required to operating divisions to meet with employees and maintain visibility, requiring ability to drive an automobile, walk through forested areas, across uneven terrain and unpaved roads.

Ability to perform consistent work on a PC.

Must be able to tolerate majority of work time spent at a computer console.

Must have a good judgment of safety to eliminate risk when working in the field and operating a motor vehicle.

Ability to tour operations, attend training and Company functions.

Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with policy.

This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 1

Green Diamond is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer who values workplace diversity in a drug free work environment.


Apply By:6/19/2021

Email:https://www.greendiamond.com/


Posted By: Human Resources

Fulltime & Seasonal Foresters & Surveyors Multiple States 3/11/2021 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:WTS

Location:Arcata, CA. , Multiple States

Job Description:

Job Description – Fulltime & Seasonal Foresters and Survey Technicians: These are for full time and seasonal positions for a qualified forestry, engineering or agriculture students, graduate students, or graduates in these programs to work under experienced professional foresters and licensed surveyors in an array of projects, job assignments, locations and under varying forest and other conditions. Primarily the work will be in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico & Hawaii but may extend to other U.S. states and international locations. The employed full time and seasonal forester and or survey technician will be based out of an office in Arcata, California, but extended travel can be part of the job. As a general guide fulltime employee is one who are scheduled for and do work 30 plus hours per week or at least 130 hours a month. A “seasonal or temporary” employee is one who is normally scheduled to work during a particular time of the calendar year.

Required Education:

Applicants should have completed at least one year, or more, of a 2- or 4-year college program in forest management, forest engineering, forest production or equivalent and/or surveying/engineering or agricultural management and be currently enrolled or a graduate or graduate student of such a program.

Required Experience:

At least one-year of field experience in college degree work, forestry, surveying or resource land management work. 

Skills:

Full Time and or Seasonal Forester Technician Duties/
Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities will entail work under professional foresters and or land surveyors in:

Management of forest, range and agricultural lands including but not limited to planning, preparing,
and often executing various forest and or range management plans and projects,

Large scale wildfire assessments, inventories, salvage operations, prevention and fuel breaks/reduction projects, restoration, and litigation work,

Researching and preparing timber appraisals, forest management plans and or assessments,

Preparing timber harvest and land use permits and authorizations (including but not limited to NEPA, CEQA, THP’s, NTMP’s, CFMP’s & FMP’s; EQUIP; CFIP; Exemptions
(Emergency Notices, Forest Fire Prevention Exemptions, Fire Safe Exemptions, Conversion Exemptions, Dead Dying or Diseased Exemptions, etc.), LSAA, Waivers,
GWDR’s, JTMP’s & TMG’s),

Planning and conducting complex large-scale forest and or forest carbon inventories and modeling;

Resource land assessments and timber appraisals.

GIS & GPS mapping,

Executing, training, advising, and assisting foresters and resource staff in preparing private and government agency resource projects including fire salvage and
restoration,

Planning, logistics and permitting work on agricultural and resource lands including forests,

Working with and training resource professionals from government agencies and private nonprofits,

Wildlife surveys & habitat restoration.

Duties will entail training, working under and assisting a licensed surveyor and staff conducting land and property boundary surveys; parcel splits and/or lot line adjustments; surveying easements
or rights-of-ways; and preparing maps, plats and legal descriptions.

Foresters and survey technicians should be highly motivated and be able to function and operate
independently at times as well as work well with others, especially in remote locations and under wildland and very remote conditions.

Forestry, land surveying, and land management work will often overlap on projects

Salary:

Pay rate or level commensurate with level of education in fields listed and demonstrated level of experience.


Apply By:12/31/2021

Phone:17078223628

Email:rrkwts@yahoo.com

Mailing:

WTS


P.O. Box 1136


Arcata, CA. 95518 


Posted By: W. E. Kleiner