Forester Aide 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 Requirements:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Urban Forester (Parks, Trees & Facilities Supervisor)
WANTED: AN AMAZING URBAN FORESTER WHO LOVES ALL THINGS TREES, THRIVES IN LEADING BY EXAMPLE , AND WANTS TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE CARE OF NAPA'S ARBORICULTURE.
Are you hungry to produce great work in the areas of arboriculture, landscaping, , and maintenance management? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to create value that has made positive impact? Then APPLY today and continue that collaborative work with the City of Napa, benefiting not only the employees of the organization but the community we serve!
Show us what you're made of with your record of proven success in:
- Urban Forestry Technical Knowledge and Skill
- Knowledge of principles and practices of arboriculture and landscaping.
- Building a Successful Team
- Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the completion of team goals.
- Driving for Results
- Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.
- Leadership Disposition
- Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behavior styles that meet the demands of the leader role.
- Planning & Organizing
- Establishing action plans to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines and leveraging resources.
- Decision Making
- Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Safety Intervention
- Having knowledge of conditions that affect the public, self, and/or employee safety under normal conditions and conditions that occur in crisis situations; skilled in identifying conditions that might cause health or safety hazards and takes action to remove such hazards; understands all aspects of providing a safe environment for patient, self, and/or others in crisis.
- Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures. Adapting quickly to change and easily consider new approaches.
- Interpersonal Communications
- Develops and maintains effective relationships with others; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and in different situations; shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness.
- Customer Focus
- Commitment to public service to provide an experience that satisfies both internal and external customers.
- Guides others to make the most of their available skills and provides timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
- Information Monitoring
- Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
The City of Napa Parks and Recreation Services Department provides a variety of services for our community and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a wide array of parks and recreation areas within 820 acres; including 53 parks, 26 miles of trails, an urban forest consisting of 30,000 trees, and several public facilities. The Department consists of three divisions; Parks & Facilities, Recreation, and Administration, which employs 43 full-time staff and 200 seasonal, part-time staff and volunteers.
Located in an idyllic setting in Northern California, the City of Napa's historic character, natural beauty, and unique attractions have enabled it to become a quality residential community as well as one of the nation's premier tourist destinations. With its incredible combination of suburban amenities, rural beauty and the urban benefits of being only one hour from San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean the City of Napa is an ideal place to live, work and play as you enjoy the lifestyle of rolling hills, vineyards, open spaces and exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities.
This recruitment and examination is being conducted to fill a vacancy in the Parks Division and may be used to fill future full time vacancies as they occur during the active status of the employment list. The active status of this employment list will be 6 months unless extended or abolished sooner.
For a complete job description, please click here. TYPICAL TASKS
Under general direction, the Parks Supervisor plans, organizes, and supervises the inspection, maintenance, cleaning and repair of City parks, landscapes, trees, buildings and facilities.
The Parks Supervisors are responsible for overseeing the cleaning, maintenance, and repair of City buildings and facilities and landscapes, including parks, right-of-ways, trees and other City properties. Assignment may be made to the Parks, Tree, or Building and Facilities Maintenance section of the Parks Division, based on the needs of the Department.
The Parks, Trees and Facilities Supervisor is distinguished from the Parks Superintendent in that the latter is responsible for planning, directing, administering, and managing all city park operations, facilities, and maintenance activities.
General direction is provided by higher-level department or division management personnel. Responsibilities include supervision of maintenance workers/laborers, craft workers, custodial staff, and seasonal personnel.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Recommending and assisting in the implementation of goals and objectives; establishing schedules and methods for assigned program areas; implementing policies and procedures.
Planning, organizing, supervising and evaluating the work of subordinate staff and/or crews engaged in routine cleaning, set-up and minor maintenance of City facilities and buildings and maintenance of parks, trees and landscapes based on available personnel and operational priorities.
Training employees in work methods and procedures, formally evaluating employee performance, counseling employees related to performance deficiencies and recommending disciplinary action; participating in employee selection interviews and recommending hiring decisions.
Receiving requests for services, preparing time and material cost estimates; evaluating material and equipment requirements for crews; evaluating the budgetary impact of service requests and priorities requests within total budgeted funds; submitting requisitions for additional supplies, and monitoring the use of material to maintain inventory.
Overseeing the inspection of buildings and facilities, parks and landscaping and trees to identify maintenance or repair needs and to determine appropriate methods and materials for making repairs; overseeing preventative maintenance and light construction projects by inspecting work for conformance with established standards and design plans.
Overseeing building and facilities security access control program for city employees. Responsible for key/lock control access system for City facilities.
Organizing and directing maintenance work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of parks, parks facilities and tree activities, such as installation and repair of park irrigation systems, tree trimming and hazard evaluation, installation and care of lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, pruning of shrubs and other plants, application of pesticides and maintenance of park structures and facilities according to area of assignment.
Answering questions from the public and staff; investigating complaints and planning and directing corrective action within limits of authority.
Maintaining records of work performed and costs of labor and materials; preparing information for use in the departmental budget development process; preparing paper and electronic records, reports and forms, including requisitions for materials and supplies and petty cash claims.
Overseeing the work of contractors on a project-specific basis; may provide assistance with the oversight and day-to-day administration of department projects such as ball field construction, park renovations and playground renovation.
Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.
Principles, practices of employee supervision.
Principles and practices of basic program services and budget management.
Functions and material characteristics of a wide variety of elements common to the City's various buildings, parks, facilities, trees, equipment and fixtures.
Computer operations related to the work assignment.
Standard safety practices and programs related to the work.
Plan, organize, assign, and direct the work of employees.
Provide for basic program services delivery.
Plan construction, maintenance and/or repair projects specific to area of assignment.
Identify and describe needs for personnel, material, and other resources required for meeting established operating objectives and standards related to area of assignment.
Oversee and coordinate the work of outside contractors within the area of assignment.
Interpret City policies and exercise independent judgment within established guidelines.
Prepare accurate and complete program service and budget records.
Estimate time and material costs.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
Additional Required Knowledge/ Abilities for Assignment to Parks Section:
Names, qualities and characteristics of most shrubs, grasses and other vegetation throughout the local area.
Qualities and characteristics of materials, equipment and supplies available for maintaining City parks, right-of-ways, recreation facilities and other landscaped areas and related buildings.
Climate, insects, plant diseases and other conditions affecting the growth of vegetation in the local area.
Current development in the field of parks design and maintenance.
- Apply and oversee the application of fertilizers, pesticides and related chemicals, and identify indications of disease fungus infestations of City parks, plants, trees and turf by utilizing integrated pest management techniques.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
For assignment to Parks or Trees: Two (2) years of journey level experience equivalent to a Park Maintenance Worker III at the City of Napa. Lead or supervisory experience is preferred.
Education: Completion of coursework in urban forestry, parks and landscape maintenance, building maintenance, or other closely related field is required. Additional course work in management and supervision preferred.
Special Requirement(s) for all incumbents: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Possession of a valid California Class B Driver's License with appropriate endorsements may be required based on assignment.
Possession of a valid State of California Qualified Applicator's Certificate with certificate categories appropriate to area of assignment is required by completion of the probationary period.
Incumbents may be required to work hours outside regular business hours and may work unusual and/or prolonged work schedules and/or multiple shifts during emergencies, seasonally caused circumstances, or special projects in varying climatic and temperature conditions.
Special Requirements for assignment to Parks or Trees:
Possession of an American Water Works Association (AWWA) Backflow Tester certificate and/or an AWWA Cross-Connection Control Specialist certificate (or equivalent) is preferred and may be required based on assignment.
Applicants are to file a City application and supplemental questionnaire online with the City of Napa by the final filing date. A resume may be submitted, but it will not take the place of the completed application forms. Applications are accepted online at www.cityofnapajobs.org. All applications and answers to the supplemental questions as outlined in the job bulletin must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on the final filing date.
Please answer all mandatory supplemental questions. Type in "N/A" if the question does not apply. Do not leave any questions blank or your application may be rejected. List all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.
Notification and correspondence will be sent via e-mail only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure a correct e-mail address is provided and that correspondences are being received. Some e-mail accounts recognize these e-mails in the spam/junk folders. Please check your e-mail spam/junk folders or allow e-mail correspondences from e-mails ending in neogov.com.
Each candidate will be evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (Pass/Fail), educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position.
Depending on the number of qualified candidates, methods of evaluation may include a combination of: a written examination, job related exercise, an application appraisal of training and experience (including resume and supplemental questionnaire responses), phone or web-based testing and/or in-person interviews. Interested internal candidates will be invited to informational interviews to learn more about the position and selection process. External candidates may request an informational interview once they have been determined to meet the qualifications for the position.
Candidates who pass the Application Appraisal will be notified.
Candidates who pass the screening phases will be invited to participate in the panel interview and will determine candidate placement on the eligibility list.
The probationary period is the final phase of the selection process.
Candidates must attain a minimum score of 70% in each phase of the selection process. When three or fewer candidates are available, the testing procedures outlined in the Job Announcement may be waived by Human Resources.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Napa Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified disabled applicants. Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date as stated on the job flyer. A Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available from the Human Resources Department, and may be obtained by calling 707-257-9505, or dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service, offering free text-to-speech, speech-to-speech, and Spanish-language services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Consulting Utility Forester - Hicksville & Roslyn, NY
Requisition Number: 29930
Company Name: DRG Inc
Service Line: 1UVM - DRG Utility Vegetation Management
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level Required: Bachelors
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years
Travel Expectations: Up to 25%
Position: Consulting Utility Forester Hicksville & Roslyn, NY #29930
Starting Date: Immediately. Applications accepted until suitable candidate is selected.
Location: Long Island
Want to join a highly skilled team of Foresters, Horticulturalist, Plant Scientists, Ecologists, and Natural Resource Specialists? Enjoy a dynamic work environment applying the use of technology while spending time outdoors?
Get paid to travel and explore new areas? Ever wondered what the root system of a 50 year old tree looks like or what special practices are needed when working in environmentally sensitive habitat? Interested in working for a 100% employee owned company and becoming an owner yourself? These opportunities await you.
Who we are:
The Davey Resource Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is passionate and relentless in our pursuit to help our utility clients deliver safe and reliable power to their customers and maintain national security. It’s all about technology and great people. Not the standard great person, but those who love being the best, being a part of building something, and those who want to create change, love what they do and the people they do it with. We are currently hiring Arborists, Foresters, Horticulturalists, Natural Resource Specialists, along with plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our team. Various full time positions available include; Entry level, special projects, and supervisory roles. Candidates who have positive attitudes excellent communication skills, critical attention to detail, thirst for knowledge and are team-players may apply. Military Veterans are also encouraged to apply.
What you’ll do:
Contribute to all aspects of vegetation management planning, succeed and celebrate.
Utilize the latest technology and practices to help major electric utility providers deliver safe and reliable power.
Inspect and assess vegetation in the right-of-ways for compliance standards and construction work plans.
Identify tree and brush control work and protection zone recommendations.
Document work using hand-held computer; Assess terrain, Habitat, and Environmental conditions, Creation of IVM projects.
Coordinate with Project Managers, Planners, and Vegetation Crews to create customized solutions.
What you’ll need:
Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather; ability to read and follow maps; ability to work independently.
Leadership experience and a desire for career growth will be given a priority.
Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Availability and desire to travel throughout the utility service area.
Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle.
Two or Four year degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Horticulture or related discipline; ISA Utility Specialist; Qualified Applicators License (QAL), Pest Control Advisor (PCA), Registered Professional Forester (RPF), Utility Right-of-Way Vegetation experience are preferred.
Ability to identify local tree species & growth rates.
Organizational skills; working knowledge of computers and programs, file creation, manipulation and sharing.
What you’ll get:
Recession-resilient career opportunities that are tailored to your objective.
A company repeatedly recognized as a top performer.
An innovative and success driven work environment.
The opportunity to work in this country’s great outdoors.
Great teammates that will help support your professional growth.
Managers who empower and genuinely care about each team members’ success.
The resources you need to excel and grow through the Davey Institute of Tree Science.
An excuse to be enthusiastic every day.
Company vehicle for commuting purposes & cell phone.
Competitive wages & excellent benefits. Pay rates based on qualifications & experience.
Opportunity to work for and become an employee-owner with the #1 100% employee owned service company in the country.
If a career exploring the forest with Davey excites you, please apply at
or by sending your resume and cover letter to:
Email: Phone: x8039
Subject: Consulting Utility Forester Hicksville & Roslyn, NY #29930
Visit the Davey Careers Website: JOBS.DAVEY.COM for other job opportunities and company information.
The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 35 years and has more than 8,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit
If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1- ext. 1108 or at .
Resource Forester - Headquarters, ID Resource Office
Assist the Senior Resource Forester in all activities associated with the management of a Resource Unit.
Provides stand or project level information in the preparation of the annual operating budget including contracted services, expensed program and capital programs.
Track performance and expenditures compared with budgets and objectives on assigned activities.
Provide support information to develop financial and volume projections for harvesting and silviculture on an annual, quarterly and monthly basis.
Adapts site specific plans as necessary to achieve desirable results. Communicate deviation from projected performances.
Developing the ability to incorporate financial considerations in the decision making process to affect key business drivers.
Manage all operational projects in a cost effective manner to return maximum value.
Planning & Operations:
Development of site activity plans to achieve unit level strategies.
Provides information to assist in the development of one and five year harvesting and silviculture plans.
Develop an RMU inventory plan, verify stand delineations, assign prescriptions and update the database to maintain an accurate forest inventory.
Assigns harvest systems, validates inventory volumes, estimates production costs, site prescriptions, determines access needs and completes unit layout on a stand basis.
Helps prepare and execute silvicultural plans for reforestation, thinning, herbicide use, animal control, fertilization, surveying and slash management.
Contract & Administration:
Appraise, negotiate and administer contracts related to silviculture and harvesting activities.
Inspect operations to ensure compliance with site activity plans, standard operating procedures, safety requirements and other contractual obligations.
Ensure log sorting, log quality, delivery targets and site objectives are met from harvest units.
Review invoices for payment.
Lead and supervise project teams.
Provide technical training to other employees.
Provide supporting information for the evaluation and management of contractor performance.
Perform special or occasional duties as required such as public relations activities, presentations, tours and other assigned projects.
Assist the property management team in the development and implementation of property management strategies. This includes parcel selection for acquisition, disposal, trade, harvest sequencing and market timing.
Assist in the appraisal of properties for acquisition or disposal.
Manage and administer all assigned non-timber activities. These could include leases, special uses, surveys and adjacent landowner interactions.
Participate in the development and implementation of the recreational use program.
Safety & Environmental:
Actively participate in the compliance of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) by employees and contractors and ensure compliance with safety programs, forest stewardship principals and Best Management Practices (BMP's).
Participate in Corrective Action Recommendation (CAR) near miss reporting systems.
Participate in professional organizations and associations related to resource management and represent Potlatch in occasional research studies and surveys.
Bachelor's Degree in Forestry required; Master's Degree in Forestry preferred.
At least three (3) years forestry experience required with at least one (1) year of timber harvest knowledge and supervising contractors required.
Excellent multitasking, planning, communication and organizational skills required.
Displaying initiative and innovation through improving business processes.
A developed understanding of key business drivers.
PotlatchDeltic is an EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veternan Employer.
Utility Forester Work Planner Non-Union PSE
Utility Forester – Work Planner
Positions available: Full time
Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC is seeking a motivated and highly skilled individual to provide planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
Assist with develop bid package maps and work manifests.
Research easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions.
Meet with land owners to explain vegetation management work.
Mark work in the field where required.
Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.
Assist in the development of public relations materials.
Respond to contractor questions concerning work specification and requirements.
Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications.
Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
Must be able to identify local trees and vegetation and their growth rates.
Must have working knowledge of MS office and the ability to learn other software programs as required.
Must be ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of employment, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.
Bachelor's or Associates of Arts degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Botany, or minimum 2 years applicable work experience in forestry-related field is preferred.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.
Must pass a background check.
Works in all temperatures and weather
May work around excessive noise from machines, chain saw, wood chipper and other equipment with hearing protection
May be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, and dust
May work on unlevel terrain
May be exposed to dogs and other animals
General Duties and Responsibilities
Obtains oral/written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access to property, advises of any interruption in services, explains work to be performed, etc.
Discusses responsibility for apparent damage to property, repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project Coordinator.
Activity:ROFCActivity:ROFCStanding X Seeing XWalking X Reading X Sitting X Reaching X Stooping X Range of Motion X KneelingX Hearing - Speech Range X Squatting X Depth Perception X Body TwistingX Color VisionX CrawlingX Lifting X Sense of Touch X Carrying X Manual Dexterity X PushingX Speaking Clearly X PullingX Seeing Distant X Climbing Ladders X Climbing On/Off Truck X Climbing StairsX Climbing Poles X Balancing X Gripping X Lifting up to 10 lbs X Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs X Lifting up to 50 lbsX
Rarely = less than 10%Occasionally = up to 33%Frequently = up to 66%Continuously = 67% to 100%
Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
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Enviva's Sustainability Foresters serve an important role by working in collaboration with our Wood Procurement Team to collect and record critical resource and sustainability information used to support the company's proprietary Track & Trace Program. In the field, the Sustainability Forester is responsible for verifying data attributes important to the forest certifications Enviva uses to demonstrate the sustainability of the wood supply.
Specifically, duties include:
Responsible wood sourcing
Partner with the Wood Procurement Team to support the creation and implementation of initiatives to ensure that wood sourcing is carried out consistent with the value Enviva places on the forest, such as:
Implementation of Track & Trace data collection system & improvements
Conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) Tract Assessments
Perform ongoing and post-harvest audits
Assist in developing Group certification processes, such as Enviva's IMG under the American Tree Farm System
Work with sawmills and other suppliers to enhance their commitment to sustainability
Work with external partners to support Enviva's efforts to increase access to certification and contribute to longleaf pine restoration in the region
Support third-party certification audits to forest certification standards, such as FSC, SBP, PEFC, and SFI
Track & Trace data collection and support
Conduct Field audits to improve supply chain performance
Evaluate the use of best management practices (BMPs) to ensure tracts are properly closed out
Partner with the Wood Procurement Team to improve supplier BMP and tract data performance
Collect tract level data to support Enviva's commitment to supply chain transparency
Review T&T data to ensure accurate input of data related to:
Appropriate merchandising of wood,
Presence of land use change
Stand type, age and other attributes,
Compile, manage and analyze data from audits and other Wood Procurement Team activities and regularly report on trends or progress
Complement compiled data with GIS data, where possible, to create and maintain a visual representation of the wood supply area
Work with a diverse team of professionals constantly working to improve the Track & Trace Program and support Enviva's leadership position in sustainable sourcing
Enviva ATFS Independently Managed Group
Perform landowner outreach activities to encourage reforestation, use of trained loggers, lead efforts to increase certified content in the supply chain, and other activities to ensure sustainability of the forest resources
Inspect tracts to be added to Enviva's IMG
Manage periodic audits of Enviva's IMG in the region
BS in Forest Management or related field.
Minimum of one (1) year experience related to wood procurement.
Working knowledge of forest types of US Coastal Plains forests, applicable BMPs and regulations, and harvesting regimes.
Demonstrated proficiency with field equipment such as GPS units, touch screen technology, and personal protective equipment.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcGIS or other GIS software, use of databases to manage and analyze data.
Ability to maintain high levels of professionalism and safety while visiting working forestry operations and/or interfacing with suppliers and landowners.
Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision to meet objectives and deadlines.
Previous forest certification experience related to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and/or Forest Stewardship Council certification programs a plus.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt as needed.
Demonstrated technical writing skills.
Current ATFS Tree Farm Inspector or ability to complete the required training within 6 month of hire date.
Some experience in writing forestry management plans a plus, including:
Assist landowners in developing management objectives,
Perform field evaluations,
Develop stand descriptions and silvicultural prescriptions
Compensation will consist of a competitive salary and benefits.
Enviva is an equal opportunity employer.
This position will work collaboratively with the Resource Unit Team to achieve financial goals and desired outcomes. Provide technical assistance to both the Timber Marketing and Resource Land Management team through timber cruise data collection and sale preparation including sale area design, map preparation, forest inventory and stand mapping.
This position will coordinate and work with consultants performing additional cruising and inventory, and will be responsible for audit work as necessary. A thorough knowledge of state BMP’s and SFI principles is required. The position will also assist with other land management, timber marketing or non-timber projects as needed.
Procurement Forester - Fernandina Beach, FL
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
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.
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 potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
Drug testing position
Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Valid State Driver's License is required
Minimum Qualifications for a GS-11 Position:
Basic Education Requirement:
A degree: forestry; or a related subject-matter field that included a total of at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours of course work were in forestry. The curriculum must have been sufficiently diversified to include courses in each of the following areas:
Management of Renewable Resources -- study of the science and art of managing renewable resources to attain desired results. Examples of creditable courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, watershed management, and wildlife or range habitat management.
Forest Biology -- study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment. Examples of creditable courses in this area include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology, and forest pathology.
Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory -- sampling, inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis, and photogrammetry or remote sensing.
A combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience may include: inventorying and monitoring forested habitats, implementing forest management plans, making determinations on the interrelationships of living organisms in the forest environment.
Three years progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree.
An equivalent combination of professional experience and graduate level education which together equals 100% of the requirements.
PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Career Transition Assistance (CTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
- FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of March 22, 2018.
Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.
Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information, visit Leave Administration.
Effective January 2015, employees on temporary appointments may be eligible for health benefits through the Federal Employees Health Benefits program and, if eligible, will receive the same government contribution as full-time permanent employees. To be eligible for consideration, temporary employees working full-time or part-time must be on appointments expected to last at least 90 days, or be on an intermittent work schedule and expected to work 130 hours per month for at least 90 days. Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the basic qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Knowledge of forest and fire ecology, fire behavior and fire management theories, and wildlife habitat management principles, practices, and concepts.
Knowlege of habitat restoration techniques involving mechanical, chemical, and prescribed fire.
Skill in the use and application of GIS and the use of electronic field equipment including GPS, hand held devices, field computers and survey equipment.
Knowledge of land management and endangered species policies and procedures sufficient to ensure that plans and programs are consistent.
Ability to develop sound research and monitoring designs that support management decision making and evaluate the efficacy of treatment options.
All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The category ratings for this position are:
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the basic qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15," Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" in addition to the proof required by that form.
Background checks and security clearance
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