Forester Job Description Sample
Forester II - Service Forester
-Conducts, administers, oversees and regulates state and federal cooperative forestry programs within a district ranging between 150,000 to 250,000 acres of private and municipal forestlands. Statutory mandates for which the service forester is responsible include: the Massachusetts Forest Cutting Practice Act, M.G.L. Ch. 132, s. 40-46; the Forest Tax Law, M.G.L. Ch. 61 and Certification of forest land for M.G.L. Ch. 61A and Ch61B constitute a major program emphasis. Other major areas of responsibility include technical assistance, education and outreach, statewide assignments and interagency cooperation.
Provides general technical assistance to forest landowners on forest management programs and activities. Provide outreach and education to forest landowners, foresters, harvesters, wood processors, municipal officials, environmental organizations, and general public by conducting workshops, individual and group meetings, developing web base material, preparing news releases and articles, and presenting papers and educational programs.
Regulates the harvest of forest products from all private and public lands in the Commonwealth under the provision of the Ch. 132, s. 40-46 by; monitoring and assuring compliance of timber harvesting contractors, forestry consultants, and forest landowners with regulatory requirements as well as all applicable state and federal laws by observing contractor operations and harvesting results, and determines necessary enforcement actions on public and private forest lands.
Administers and oversees the provisions of the state’s current use programs, Ch. 61 and Ch. 61A, by reviewing and evaluating forest management plans prepared for private landowners by licensed professional foresters; reviewing silvicultural prescriptions; providing outreach and education regarding the programs to landowners, foresters, assessors and the general public through workshops, field visits and meetings; monitoring forest management operations to insure compliance with the approved forest management plan and other requirements of the law; maintaining and/or overseeing the maintenance of the Ch. 61/61A records and database.
Delivers and implements the Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program, the Massachusetts Working Forest Initiative and other programs such as forestry practices offered by NRCS through providing outreach and education to landowners and natural resource professionals on program specifications and procedures; evaluating eligibility for cost-sharing for management plans and/or forest practices under the 2008 Farm Bill (or it’s successors) through field visits with landowners and licensed professional foresters; reviewing and evaluating Forest Stewardship Plans and NRCS practices for approval of cost-sharing; monitoring the implementation of management practices to insure compliance with program goals and objectives; cooperating closely with federal, state and private natural resource professionals to maintain and improve program standards.
Performs various statewide duties assigned by the Program Supervisor or the Chief Forester such as Ch. 132 Coordinator, Ch. 61 Coordinator, GIS Coordinator, NRCS liaison, Stewardship Committee, Green Certification Coordinator, leadership in various Working Forest Initiative Programs, leadership role in Forester or Timber Harvester Licensing programs.
Gathers and disseminates information concerning agency programs by correspondence, telephone, personal contact, and through public education programs.
Utilizes the current versions of Microsoft Office, ArcGIS and other software in the aforementioned activities including the preparation of correspondence, reports and other documents
Prepares or develops reports and memoranda using word processing, spreadsheets and databases and communicates with agency personnel using computer network.
Maintains various logs and records; prepares, reads and interprets written reports as required; prepares and interprets GIS/topographical maps; represents the agency at meetings and exhibits; operates communications equipment, maintains field equipment, and drives a motor vehicle as required
- This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.* Minimum Entrance
Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of forest resource management, of which (B) at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree with a major in forest resource management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in forest resource management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree with a major in forest resource management may be substituted for the required experience *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License. *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. *
Organization:Department of Conservation & Recreation
Title:Forester II - Service Forester
Location:Massachusetts-Amherst-395 West Street
About WestRock About WestRock WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace.
WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com . Procurement Forester - Fernandina Beach, FL 600 North 8th St Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034-3321 United States
The Opportunity:We are looking for a Procurement Forester to join our Fernandina, Forest Resources team to assist in aggressively managing fiber purchase requirements supporting the overall region objectives to maintain the lowest cost, highest quality fiber sourcing in support of mill’s forecasted needs while maintaining the highest compliance with safety and environmental requirements. This Procurement Forester role will focus on working directly with private landowners and open market sources. to secure stumpage volumes of pulpwood, chips and fuel to be delivered primarily to the Fernandina Mill to defined targets annually utilizing contract harvest operations managed by this position. The position will be relied on to guide associates, support team initiatives, and provide strong customer service to our mill customer.
Lead, promote, enhance, and model WestRock’s safety and environmentally-conscious culture. 2.
Assist the Area Manager to execute long-term fiber supply agreements. 3. Assist in the development and lead ground level execution of the tactical plans supporting the annual strategy built on mill requirements, solid analysis, and robust understanding of market data including proactively capturing pertinent market data, evaluate relevance to region strategy, identify cost savings opportunities, and provide feedback and options to the Area Manager for decision making. 4.
Manage contracts regarding cut and haul work in the open market environment and in general within any fiber supply agreement. 5.
Managing weekly wood flow with an understanding of the necessary balance of wood flow to meet papermill requirements. 6. Effectively evaluate stumpage purchase opportunities and successfully negotiate pricing based on true market demands that provide high quality fiber to the digester at lowest possible costs. 7.
Effectively recruit and maintain quality harvest contractors to ensure harvest of stumpage purchases are within desired timeframes, adhere to all external Best Management Practices (BMPs) standards and meet the landowner objectives all while maintaining the lowest sustained harvest cost. 8.
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders including peers, the fiber procurement team, management, landowners, and suppliers in verbal and written form related to relevant operations, strategies, and status of execution. 9. Assist the Area Manager in the development and reporting of timely and accurate financial information including budgets, forecasts, and projected spending. 10. Represent WestRock in the community by participation in associations, workshops, civic and government affairs.
What You Need to Succeed:Must have forestry experience preferably related to the direct interaction with external private landowners, successful negotiations for the purchase of private stumpage, timber cruising experience, and experience in recruiting and managing high quality contract logging operations to maintain targeted and consistent delivered fiber. A strong working knowledge of Excel required along with a proficient knowledge of timber cruising software and GIS.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or related field (or 5 years of Forestry experience in the defined fields above).
What we offer:Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work. *CBWRK #FL WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.
We are looking for a Procurement Forester to join our Fernandina, Forest Resources team to assist in aggressively managing fiber purchase requirements supporting the overall region objectives to maintain the lowest cost, highest quality fiber sourcing in support of mill’s forecasted needs while maintaining the highest compliance with safety and environmental requirements. This Procurement Forester role will focus on working directly with private landowners and open market sources. to secure stumpage volumes of pulpwood, chips and fuel to be delivered primarily to the Fernandina Mill to defined targets annually utilizing contract harvest operations managed by this position. The position will be relied on to guide associates, support team initiatives, and provide strong customer service to our mill customer.Job Objectives:1.
Lead, promote, enhance, and model WestRock’s safety and environmentally-conscious culture.2.
Assist the Area Manager to execute long-term fiber supply agreements.3. Assist in the development and lead ground level execution of the tactical plans supporting the annual strategy built on mill requirements, solid analysis, and robust understanding of market data including proactively capturing pertinent market data, evaluate relevance to region strategy, identify cost savings opportunities, and provide feedback and options to the Area Manager for decision making.4.
Manage contracts regarding cut and haul work in the open market environment and in general within any fiber supply agreement.5.
Managing weekly wood flow with an understanding of the necessary balance of wood flow to meet papermill requirements.6. Effectively evaluate stumpage purchase opportunities and successfully negotiate pricing based on true market demands that provide high quality fiber to the digester at lowest possible costs.7.
Effectively recruit and maintain quality harvest contractors to ensure harvest of stumpage purchases are within desired timeframes, adhere to all external Best Management Practices (BMPs) standards and meet the landowner objectives all while maintaining the lowest sustained harvest cost.8.
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders including peers, the fiber procurement team, management, landowners, and suppliers in verbal and written form related to relevant operations, strategies, and status of execution.9. Assist the Area Manager in the development and reporting of timely and accurate financial information including budgets, forecasts, and projected spending.10. Represent WestRock in the community by participation in associations, workshops, civic and government affairs.What You Need to Succeed:Must have forestry experience preferably related to the direct interaction with external private landowners, successful negotiations for the purchase of private stumpage, timber cruising experience, and experience in recruiting and managing high quality contract logging operations to maintain targeted and consistent delivered fiber.A strong working knowledge of Excel required along with a proficient knowledge of timber cruising software and GIS.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or related field (or 5 years of Forestry experience in the defined fields above).What we offer:Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potentialA career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.*CBWRK#FLWestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.
Forestry Management WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Staff Forester I - FIA
Job Title Staff Forester I - FIA Agency Texas A&M Forest Service Department Forest Inventory Analysis Proposed Minimum Salary $3,000.00 monthly Job Location Lufkin, Texas Job Type Staff Job Description Forester will serve as forest survey crew leader and be responsible for the survey program in the assigned region. The forester will investigate land ownership in the tax office, contact landowners, locate field plots, collect and transmit forestry survey data and meet production goals.
Responsibilities:1. Maintain QA average 95% 2. Meet monthly production goals. 3.
Effectively supervise technical field staff. 4. Effectively acquire access to plot locations.
May require extended personal, telephone or electronic communication
May require working long hours, with minimal rest in severe conditions.
May require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching and kneeling.
May require lifting and carrying heavy objects.
May require driving motor vehicles for long distances.
May require exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, rain and temperature extremes. Acquire USFS FIA "Certified Cruiser" certification within six months of employment
Involvement in local nature resource organizations (SAF, TFA, FLA...) -If supervisor approves, assist with local fire suppression. Maintain FFT2 NWCG Certification.
- Other duties as assigned. Education and Experience:Required Education:
Bachelors degree or higher in Forestry. Preferred Education: Two or more higher education degrees in Forestry OR one higher education degree in Forestry and a second higher education degree in a program-applicable field.
Required Experience: None. Preferred Experience: Two or more years of job experience in forestry or program-applicable field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Preferred knowledge: Cooperation with federal agencies Required Ability: Communicate clearly.
Multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Preferred Ability: Lead and motivate large staff.
Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:Required: Valid Texas Drivers license. USFS Certified Cruiser within six months of employment.
Preferred: SAF Certified Forester Other
Applicant must submit a college transcript with visible GPA. Must be able to work overtime with some overnight travel; in the field for extended periods of time. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Fulfilling the service component of a land-grant university system, Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) is a proud member of The Texas A&M University System. Celebrating 100 years of service, this state agency was created in 1915 by the 34th Texas Legislature. Each state in the nation has a state forestry agency, but Texas was the first to establish its state forestry agency as part of a land-grant college.
TFS is recognized as the leader in defining forestry for the future of Texas and the nation. Applied programs include forest and tree development; wildfire prevention, mitigation, and protection; urban and community forestry; and a host of innovative forest sustainability programs. TFS works to ensure the state’s forests, trees, and related natural resources are conserved and continue to provide a sustainable flow of environmental and economic benefits.
Texas A&M Forest Service is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423. Useful Links:
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Area Forester (Mississippi)
The position is responsible for the operational execution of harvest, silviculture and inventory activities. Responsible for the oversight of contractors that will perform the majority of the harvesting, silviculture, inventory and property management activities, to ensure contractor compliance with contract terms. The position is responsible for timely compliance with all aspects of contract administration. The position requires 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.
- Assist with the layout of harvest settings and haul roads to ensure productivity with the least environmental impact, maintaining compliance with all state and federal regulations.
- Oversee contract logging and road building/maintenance program. Provide direct oversight of contracted work. Perform timely field checks to ensure contract and harvest plan compliance.
- Assist with harvest operations planning in a manner to minimize moves, maximize capacity efficiency, and provide accurate production information and log sales forecasts.
- Administer site preparation, planting and other silviculture plans.
- Conduct/oversee 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.
- Ensure 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.
- Represent the Company at public meetings and community events, as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent, plus three to seven years of operational experience. If the incumbent does not have a B.S. degree, industry experience will be considered.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Exhibit high professional and ethical standards.
- Be highly motivated and self-directed.
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- 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.
- Exhibit 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.
- Willingness to invest time when projects demand more time commitment to accomplish important and/or timely goals.
- The ability to work unsupervised.
- Familiarity with GIS.
- Willingness to participate in continuing education programs and training related to the forestry profession.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- This position is located in either Mississippi.
- 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 to wildlife encounters, firefighting, reptiles and/or insects.
- This position may be exposed to marking paint, gas, diesel fumes, pollens and smoke.
- This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 3.
Our roots run deep. Green Diamond Management Company is a subsidiary of Green Diamond Resource Company, owner and manager of over 1.3 million acres of working forests. Ours is a long-term view, dating back to 1890, when our founder Sol Simpson started Simpson Logging Company in the Pacific Northwest. Our foresters, scientists and other managers take a hands-on approach, considering every land management decision to ensure health and productivity both now and into the future.
As we take responsibility for managing 381,000 acres of highly productive forest land in the south and west, our goal is to be a preferred provider of logs and wood fiber certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Standard. Call on us.
If you’d like to put your skills to work managing working forests with a long-term view, we’re hiring.
Fire Forester 2 - Nrs2
Service, Science, Sustainability Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public's interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them. DNR manages over 5 million acres of state-owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services. But managing lands is only half of our story. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices. The DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $245 million and has over 1300 permanent employees with approximately 500 additional staff hired during the summer fire season. We have some of the most talented people in the industry. We honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. We invite you to learn more about our culture, our careers, and why some of the top forestry and natural science professionals have joined Washington DNR by visiting our DNR website. Duties Fire Forester 2 Natural Resource Specialist 2 Recruitment # 2018-02-3084
SALARY RANGE: $3,522 – $4,737 per month
TYPE OF POSITION:Permanent, Full-time.This position is represented by the WPEA .
Important Note: Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.
CLOSES: February 22, 2018
Note: Recruitment may be extended after February 22 depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool. POSITION PROFILE: This position supports the mission and goals of Department of Natural Resources through the fire suppression and regulation programs. Independently manages, coordinates, plans and implements the Fire Control, Emergency Fire Suppression, and Fire Regulation and Protection Assistance programs in Grays Harbor County within the Olympic Region. Performs and supervises the professional field activities of these programs within the wildland fire district. Natural Resource Specialist 2's in the Fire Program will be designated Lead for one of the following areas for the region; Fire Prevention, Fire Cache and Forest Patrol Assessment. This position has been designated lead for Forest Patrol Assessment. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Two years of professional forestry experience related to fire control, prevention, suppression, and education. (Typically this is achieved with a combination of education and experience.) * NWCG qualified in one of the following positions: Firefighter Type 1, Engine Boss, Felling Boss, Crew Boss or Heavy Equipment boss, Key Knowledge and
Experience in fire suppression tactics and prevention activities
Knowledge of forest regulation enforcement
Knowledge of burn permit regulations
Knowledge of the Incident Command System
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to resolve conflicts, write effectively, and communicate with diverse groups both internal and external. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources or Fire related field
Knowledge of employment rules and regulations as they apply to permanent and seasonal DNR employees
Experience supervising wildland firefighting personnel
Desire and ability to be trained and maintain certification as a NWCG qualification level of a Task Force Leader/Strike Team Leader and Incident Commander Type 4 or higher.
Computer experience using Microsoft suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS * Must be able to respond to the Hoquiam work center within 30 minutes for fire response.
Must have the ability to serve as an instructor for fire related training
Must have valid Washington State Driver's License, two years of driving experience and provide a driving record issued from all states in which they have held a license in during the past 3 years
Successful candidates will be required to meet physical fitness standards for arduous level wildfire suppression work. This requires passing a work capacity test by completing within 45 minutes a 3-mile hike carrying a 45-pound pack. Supervised tests are administered by the Department of Natural Resources. Offers of employment are contingent on passing the arduous level pack test. If hired before passing the pack test, failure to pass the test would result in termination of probationary employment. (For promotional candidates, failure would result in reversion from trial service employment.) * Duties include but may not be limited to lifting more than twenty five pounds, running, bending, twisting, walking and/or climbing
Must be available to work hours outside of normal work schedule as needed for fire prevention and suppression activities
Must obtain First Aid certification within first 6 months of employment and maintain certification while employed in position. Supplemental Information WHO MAY APPLY This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position. APPLICATION PROCESS * To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (
Click on the APPLY button above) * You must submit the following:
Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements.
Attach your Resume – do not add it into the text of the application, it must be an attachment.
The names of three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume_._ * Carefully review your application materials before submitting. If you fail to submit the required documents, you may no longer be considered for the position by the supervisor.
Application Status – once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. Finalists for the position will be contacted by the hiring managers directly.
Note: Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record issued from all states in which they have held a license during the past 3 years. Questions? Please contact Bryan Suslick at (360) 374-2850 / email@example.com or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. By submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed. This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Washington State Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902-1350 or (360) 902-1128. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) by dialing 711. Salary: $42,264.00 - $56,844.00 Annually
Location:* Grays Harbor County – Hoquiam, WA
Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
Department:* Dept. of Natural Resources
Job Number:* 2018-02-3084-01479 Closing: 2/22/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
Agency:* State of Washington
Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504. Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact
Our Southern Oregon operations has an opening for an experienced Forester. The safe and efficient growing of commercial forests for harvest, in an environmentally and economically sound manner, is the core of this role. This position based out of our office in Shady Cove and reports to the South Valley Area Manager (located near Eugene), with additional accountabilities to the Regional Forester for silvicultural activities in the area. It is a full-time, exempt position. Salary level is dependent on skills and experience. Primary responsibilities include site preparation (chemical/mechanical), regeneration, land exams, vegetation control (chemical/mechanical), stocking control, commercial thinning, fire protection and involvement in other related fields.
Key Functions: * Making silvicultural prescriptions based on judgment, experience and data.
Providing energy, critical thinking and enthusiasm for all tree growing activities.
Being an advocate for industrial forestry.
Being a role model and mentor for entry level foresters.
Occasional presentations to colleagues and senior management.
Project layout, using aerial photos, maps, GIS systems and ground reconnaissance.
Contract negotiation, bidding, field administration and making payments.
Developing and tracking budgets and key silvicultural metrics.
Keeping careful and accurate records of silvicultural activities.
Using computers for planning, tracking, and forestry inventory.
Fire preparedness, fire fighting and other protection functions as required.
Must model and inspect for safe work practices at all times.
Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives.
Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statues, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals. * BS degree in Forest Management or closely related field.
Minimum of 3 years operational forestry experience.
Knowledge of state and federal wildlife, water and Oregon forest practice rules/statutes.
Candidates with Northwest regional field experience will be strongly considered.
Experience preparing, negotiating, administering and monitoring contracts.
Experience managing expense and capital budgets.
Must possess strong communication (written and oral), analytical and critical thinking skills.
Able to develop, priority, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines with occasional extended work periods and weekend work.
Proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, as well as spreadsheet usage.
Familiarity with Geographical Information Systems is highly desirable.
Must be a highly motivated, self-directed team player, willing to work independently in an office setting and while traveling to destinations in the woods. Minimum of 50% of work time is spent in the field, much of it on steep or broken ground covered with slash, brush, and occasional poison oak. Field work accomplished under a variety of weather conditions; all that Northwest has to offer.
Current driver’s license is required as work involves driving on public and private roadways (approx 25,000 per year). Also must have ability to drive a variety of vehicles including vehicles with manual transmissions.
Has Oregon Pesticide Certified Applicators License or has the ability to achieve the license within 3 months. *About Timberlands
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 taking care of forests to make life better. *About Weyerhaeuser
- We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
*We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. *
*Attention Internal Applicants:
- To ensure transparency across the organization, please have a discussion with your manager prior to applying for any new opportunities. If you need any help facilitating this conversation please reach out to your HR Representative for guidance. /Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans./ *M Job:
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Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc.Utility ForesterApply Now
Call Description UTILITY FORESTER I. OBJECTIVES 1.To work closely with the Superintendent of Vegetation Management in planning, scheduling and auditing all work performed to assure all areas within the Cooperative’s vegetation management program are of the highest level of ethical and professional standards while adhering to all environmental requirements, and regulatory standards. 2.
To ensure that the contractors performing vegetation management activities for the Cooperative are producing the results expected as per contract requirements, Cooperative specifications and budget constraints, while maintaining a positive attitude and image for the Cooperative. 3. Maintains and establishes outstanding working relationships with our members, communities, various local, county, state and federal agencies and departments that have interest in our vegetation management program; effectively communicates and promotes the Cooperative’s maintenance objectives and goals. II.REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to:
Superintendent of Vegetation Management Supervises: None III. RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES 1.
Plans and coordinates certain activities associated with prescribed brush control and tree related work assignments, accessibility issues, and other related duties associated with clearing along our easements; this includes the assignment of activities, performing reviews of work, monitoring production reports, performing other measurements, and making frequent field visits for direct observation. 2. Performs on-going quality control inspections of completed work and work in progress by contracted tree crews and herbicide applicators to ensure compliance with contract specifications. Creates punch list items if initial work has not been completed to the satisfaction of the contractual agreement. 3.
Assists the Superintendent of Vegetation Management with work in his/her area such as planning, tree work, herbicides, new construction, and special projects. 4. Manages quality assurance and tracks work progress to ensure contractual agreements are being met. 5. Coordinates all field activities associated with the Cooperative’s tree replacement program to remove problematic trees that require frequent trimming; this includes coordination between Cooperative personnel, members, landscapers and others as needed. 6.
Inspects herbicide treatments to ensure contractor is reaching the desired control percentage, and follows up on stump treatments associated with the lump sum contract. 7. Researches and analyzes new methods and procedures to improve the vegetation management plan; including tools, programs, equipment, crew types, herbicides, etc. 8. Assists with the development, maintenance, and implementation of the ROW software program; enters the results of all audits and inventories into the program for use in managing and planning work. 9.
Supports storm restoration efforts and emergency situations when needed. 10. Ensures system wide work practices are being followed in accordance with all related specifications, policies, and procedures of the vegetation management program. 11.
Patrols system as needed, reports findings and reports any possible hazardous conditions to System Control. 12.
Completes daily logs and maintains orderly system of records and reports. 13. Performs regular and detailed audits of contractor logs, time sheets, invoices and other records and conveys this information to the Superintendent of Vegetation Management. 14. Performs “pre” and “post” inspections on service orders, system improvement jobs, and other special projects as assigned to in-house and contract crews. 15.
Assist Superintendent of Vegetation Management with the training and development of ROW employees in order to maximize their potential, resources, and help ensure safety among themselves and co-workers. 16. Utilizes effective communication and negotiating skills when interacting with members and the public. 17. Ensures a safety first attitude.
Takes initiative to place safety as the number one priority among everything else to ensure ongoing safe behavior through implementation of all Cooperative and industry practices and procedures related to safety (e.g. ANSI/OSHA). 18. Reviews weekly time sheets and weekly contractor log sheets to verify accuracy and efficiency. 19.
Investigates and handles complex member issues including their refusal to allow access, complaints about the work performed, and any other concerns about the Cooperative’s vegetation management activities. 20. Works closely with the Superintendent of Vegetation Management on contract renewals and the bid process for right of way trimming/clearing and right of way chemical applications. 21. Maintains membership and/or involvement in professional organizations to keep abreast of current industry developments. 22.
Establishes and maintains communications with all pertinent agencies and departments, including the United States Forestry Service (USFS), to be knowledgeable of regulations, ordinances and rulings that impact the Cooperative or the vegetation management program: obtains necessary permits from public agencies as needed. 23. Educates employees, members and the public on the Cooperative’s vegetation management programs, activities and methods to encourage acceptance and support. 24. Performs other duties as assigned.
IV.EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS A. Members– To courteously answer member inquiries and if unable to do so, to direct them to the appropriate person, to make every effort to gain their increased understanding and acceptance of the Cooperative’s plans, programs and policies; to provide information on vegetation management. B.United States Forestry Service (USFS)– To ensure that all work is performed within permit restrictions.
C. Professional Organizations– To keep informed of trends and developments in the industry and maintain membership or registration as applicable; to aquire applicable training and certifications. Requirements EDUCATION:An Associate’s Degree in Arboriculture or Forestry is required.
An International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification is required.
An ISA Utility Specialist certification is to be acquired within thirty six (36) months of hire date. A Commercial Pesticide license is to be acquired within six (6) months of hire date. An equivalent combination of related education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of an Associate’s Degree.
EXPERIENCE:A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in right of way or vegetation management with a utility, contractor or consultant with a focus on clearing work on an electrical distribution system is required.
An additional two (2) years experience will be required to become proficient. JOB KNOWLEDGE:Knowledgeable of tree physiology and biology.
Ability to analyze and evaluate influencing factors on vegetation growth such as weather, growing season, availability of water, etc. in order to forecast impact of system reliability, public safety, and environmental consequences. Knowledgeable of materials and equipment used in electrical utility distribution. Knowledgeable of ANSI and OSHA standards as it applies to arboricultural practices and safety requirements while working around energized conductors.
ABILITIES & SKILLS:Ability to prioritize, schedule, plan, and audit on-going vegetation maintenance work for quality, performance, and accuracy. Must be able to operate a bucket truck for auditing purposes. Manage difficult or emotional member situations while maintaining a professional and courteous demeanor.
Must be able to effectively respond to member request for service and/or assistance with a sense of urgency. Must have effective verbal, communicational, and observational skills. Ability to write routine reports, and business correspondence.
Must be proficient in the use of computers, software, GIS and automated mapping. Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to maintain confidentiality of externally sensitive/protected information.
Employee must possess a valid South Carolina CDL. Job Information
Location:Moncks Corner, South Carolina, 294461, United States
Posted:January 29, 2018
Position Title:Utility Forester
Company Name:Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Min Education:Associates Degree
Min Experience:5-7 Years
Salary:$61,819.00 - $90,878.00 (Yearly Salary)
Full-Time Location: 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA, 50010, Iowa Print Job Information | Apply General Information Benefits Supplemental Questions Under the direction of the Parks and Facilities Superintendent, leads and performs work necessary to maintain healthy urban forests and trees in City right-of-way, parks, and other City owned property; performs related work as required.The City of Ames is conducting a recruitment to establish a Civil Service eligibility list for this classification. The list will be valid for up to one year from the date of certification by the Ames Civil Service Commission and may be used to fill one or more vacancies in this classification. In addition, City of Ames Civil Service employees who have previously held Civil Service status in this classification and are interested in voluntarily demoting or laterally transferring into the current vacancy must submit their application by the deadline.The City Forester will have the responsibility of managing all municipal trees including over 15,000 rightof-way trees, thousands of park trees, and multiple mature woodland areas in the City of Ames.
Ames covers approximately 26 square miles with a population of over 60,000 residents. This position will oversee the implementation of the Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan, Park Woodland Management Plan, and will be responsible for keeping the tree inventory updated, which was originally completed in 2012. The individual hired for this position will need to possess excellent communication skills including verbal and written in order to train and direct the work of full and part time staff as well as volunteers.
This individual may also be required to present to City Council, City Departments, Developers, Neighborhood groups and others. Examples of Essential Job Functions: Examples of Essential Job Functions:
Plans, coordinates, and oversees the work of contractors and City employees for tree planting, tree pruning, tree removal, and chemical application. Develops, implements, and reviews staff training related to safety, chainsaw operation, tree pruning and trimming, tree removal, etc. Develops and maintains an inventory of trees on City property to include species, condition, location, maintenance records, etc.
Oversees the implementation of the City's Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan and Urban Forest Diversification and Reforestation Program. Inspects trees for diseases, insect pests, and hazards to public safety. Oversees City contracts as it relates to tree removal, planting, and maintenance.
Coordinates volunteer work projects. Monitors and inspects work of contractors and City personnel performing work relating to trees. Ensures and directs staff to utilize safe work practices.
Communicates with the public regarding tree management initiatives and City policies related to trees. Evaluates proposed tree planting plans for City properties and new developments to ensure compliance with adopted policies and the principles of modern urban forest management. Issues Street Tree Planting Permits.
Coordinates and participates in tree planting, pruning, removal, and application of fertilizers and pesticides as needed. Operates a variety of equipment in support of essential tree maintenance functions. Coordinates and/or performs routine preventative maintenance to equipment.
May work nights, evenings, or weekends when inclement weather, emergencies, or other situations require working these hours. Assists in the preparation of reports and budgets. Performs other duties as assigned.Other Job Functions:
Participates in landscaping activities as required.
Assists in maintenance of plants and turf as needed. Assists with snow removal.Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture.
ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective.
The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Forest Management, Horticulture, or related field and three years of experience in urban forestry required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.Licenses and Certifications: Must possess a valid type A Commercial Driver's License within 6 months of appointment.
Must obtain an Iowa Pesticide Applicators License (3OT and Category 6) within 3 months of appointment.
Must become International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist, and ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, within two years of employment.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Good knowledge of the types and uses of tools and equipment common to tree care (powered and manual); knowledge of the names and characteristics of shade and ornamental trees common to central Iowa; knowledge of hazard tree assessment and abatement methods; knowledge of tree pests and diseases and their remedies; knowledge of principles and practices of tree planting; knowledge of the materials and standard equipment used in general maintenance, construction, and repair work; extensive knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized equipment. Skill in the use of power and manual tools; skill in safely felling trees and limbs.Working ability to lead a small crew of manual laborers; working ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions; ability to understand and carry out specific verbal and written instructions; ability to read schematic designs such as landscape designs; ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the public in both oral and written formats.
Supplemental Information: Required Physical Activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.Physical Characteristics of Work:
The work involves sitting and using arm/leg controls 20% of the time, standing and walking 30% of the time, standing but not walking 30% of the time, sitting 20% of the time (including using a computer); frequently lifting objects under 10 pounds, occasionally lifting objects up to 50 pounds and infrequently lifting objects over 50 pounds.Vision
The minimum standard for use with those whose work deals with machines such as power saws where the sawing job is at or within arm's reach; use of cars, trucks, and high lift equipment; preparing and analyzing data and figures; using computers; visual inspection of small parts, insects, and plant characteristics.Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme cold, heat, noise, vibration, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, chemical hazards, atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin; darkness or poor lighting conditions, oils and isolation.
Work at heights while operating chain saws or other tools.Selection Process The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, thorough completion of the application, a 70% or better score of an evaluation of responses to the supplemental questions included with the application form, phone interview, and an on-site visit which will include an oral board interview to determine civil service eligibility, meetings with staff members, tour, lunch with staff members, and a manager meeting. The selection process will include candidates taking the predictive index prior to the onsite visit. Depending on the number of qualified candidates, the City may forego phone interviews.Preference may be given to applicants possessing qualifications above the minimum.The selection process will also include completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check, and physical.
All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.Additional Comments:The individual that is hired will be required to live within a twelve-mile radius of City Hall. May work nights,evenings, or weekends when inclement weather, emergencies, or other situations require working these hours. Preferred start date is the week of April 23.E-Verify Process:The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 toconfirm work authorization.
All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as soon as possible after the job offer has been made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: http://www.uscis.gov.NOTE:
Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA testing accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the application deadline.The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.
/ Hancock Forest Management, Inc. (HFM), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG). Hancock Natural Resource Group is a Manulife Asset Management Company. / / Hancock Timber Resource Group / was founded in 1985 by foresters and investment professionals who believed that timberland provided investors with an attractive asset class to further diversify their portfolios. Our clients have assets located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and the United States. As of December 30, 2016, assets under management totaled approximately $11.6 billion. /General Directive:/Responsible for management, coordination and inspection of all operational timberland management aspects within assigned area. These tasks are to be performed in a team environment involving the Area Manager, Foresters, as well as Administrative, Accounting, Safety, Stewardship, Resource Support Team, Hancock Timber Resource Group and property management consultants. Location: Lake States Area, Hayward, Wisconsin Scope: The area of management includes roughly 80,000 acres of timberlands located in northwest Wisconsin. Management is implemented to reduce risk and maximize investor returns while maintaining compliance with HFM’s stewardship procedures and a safe work environment. Activities include timber marketing, harvesting administration, silviculture, protection of assets and other opportunistic sources of returns compatible with HTRG objectives. Conformance with managed forest laws and conservation easements on the properties. Specific Duties
Ensure client fiduciary obligations are maintained.
Maintain a safe working environment; enthusiastically and proactively promote safety among HFM teams, contractors, recreation users and visitors.
Plan and implement timber marketing, sales and contract oversight in the area in coordination with property consultants.
Plan and implement all silviculture activities in the area in conjunction with the larger HFM team efforts across the HTRG ownerships.
Plan and implement BMP compliant road construction and maintenance.
Plan and secure non-timber revenue sources for client properties in alignment with HTRG objectives including recreation revenues, retail land sales, surface use revenue and other opportunistic revenue sources.
Provide inputs into forest management planning, both long term and short term for areas under management, including quarterly forecasts, annual budgets, long term plans and comprehensive management plans. Support and conduct quarterly reporting including status commentary and updates as scheduled and requested.
Service the continuous information and communication needs of multiple teams based in multiple regions.
Implement internal BMP and forest certification procedures and support and participate in audits.
Maintain positive and proactive stakeholder relationships.
Ensure compliance with Manulife, Hancock Natural Resource Group, and HFM policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.
Other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time. Skill Sets Required
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Strong propensity to work in a team environment.
Good computer and analytical skills.
Good working knowledge of GIS.
Knowledgeable of timberland accounting, land records, and forest management.
Knowledgeable in safety related management.
* A bachelor’s degree in forestry or equivalent experience is required.
Graduate degree in forestry, wildlife or related discipline is highly desirable.
Minimum of 2 years forest management and forest operations experience desirable.
Northern softwood timber harvesting and silviculture experience preferred.
Must be team player and self-motivated.
Must have excellent relationship, interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong computer, GIS, and analytical skills.
Client service oriented. / Hancock Forest Management // / offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, a team oriented work environment and growth opportunities for its employees. / Hancock Natural Resource Group / is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. The Company is committed to employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran or marital status.
Organization:Private Markets US
Other Locations:US-Wisconsin, US-WI-Full Time Remote
Roving Utility Forester
ACRT, Inc. is seeking Roving Utility Foresters for Ash tree inspection in the Chicagoland/ Central Illinois Area. This full-time, short-term, with potential to extend, position focuses on surveying EAB-infected Ash trees. GIS skills and use of computers required. Company-paid travel. Previous utility vegetation management skills preferred but not required. ISA Arborist preferred. Valid Driver License required. Background check & Drug screen required. Please visit acrtinc.com to apply. Req #18-0025
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