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Executive Director

Posted by: Northwest Natural Resource Group

The Northwest Natural Resource Group (NNRG), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington State, seeks an Executive Director who will continue to guide NNRG’s innovative approaches to ecological forestry in the Pacific Northwest, both in practice and in policy. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to expand the organization’s mission, impact, and geographic reach while sustaining leading-edge models of stewardship, data collection, ecosystem monitoring, landowner education, and market development.

NNRG’s mission is to use the marketplace to restore forests and local economies. We promote a sustainable, environmentally sound economy in the forestlands of the Pacific Northwest. We focus on the smaller woodlands (under 5,000 acres) owned and managed by private landowners, forest product companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

For the 5.5 million forested acres held by small forest landowners across Washington and Oregon, NNRG has developed a business model that delivers the information and resources these landowners need to adopt ecological forestry. Whether we are strengthening rural economies or restoring watershed health, NNRG proves that there’s a place for ecological forestry in rural communities. Indeed, we believe the future requires it.

For 25 years, NNRG has collaborated with leading practitioners of ecological forestry to provide best practices and business models that serve small family landowners, conservation organizations, and tribes. We carry out our mission by listening and building partnerships. In recent years, we have helped landowners enhance more than 200 acres of forestland and have written forest management plans covering 52,200 acres. The members in our certification program have sustainably harvested 13 million board feet of timber from forests where active stewardship is providing local jobs, filtering drinking water, restoring salmon habitat, and promoting biodiversity. We now have a total of 160 landowner members across 160,000 acres in Washington and Oregon, 94 of which are part of our FSC group certification, the largest group certification program in Oregon and Washington. Clear business metrics allow us to carefully test, evaluate, and deploy creative solutions and innovative programs. NNRG is well poised to build our trusted brand name into a strong regional presence.

The Opportunity
NNRG is a solution-focused, financially stable organization with a committed staff and board. There are currently seven full-time or part-time staff, located in Seattle, Olympia, and North Bend, WA. Each staff member brings passion and professional expertise. The Executive Director is no exception: leadership is expected, good ideas are welcomed, and collaboration and partnership are required. The Executive Director has the opportunity to make a wide-ranging impact:

  • Providing Regional Leadership: NNRG has a proven track record advancing ecological forestry in the Pacific Northwest that gives it strength and standing to experiment with new ideas. We have the credibility to convene willing partners in conservation, rural development, forest ecology, and policy to effect and improve efficient, impactful woodland stewardship.
  • Building Relationships with Landowners: The value we place on our relationships cannot be overstated. We are trusted advisers in balancing landowners’ desires for wildlife conservation, revenue, recreation, stewardship, and water quality. We have strong interpersonal relationships with our members, as well as a social media infrastructure to foster ongoing cultivation and support.
  • Demonstrating a Proven Business Model: NNRG’s work confirms that forestland can be managed in a manner that is financially viable, provides a sustainable supply of timber and other ecosystem services, and restores ecosystem functions and connectivity across the Pacific Northwest forested landscape.
  • Expanding Revenue Streams: NNRG’s funding base is currently split evenly between earned revenue and grant income. Grants typically come from federal and private sources. Earned revenue from forestry consulting fees has been growing steadily in recent years. NNRG also has a small, but largely untapped, donor base. We believe there is more opportunity to leverage our “community of practice,” which could include individuals who support our work but who may not actually be forest landowners themselves. 

The Executive Director Position
The Executive Director reports to a nine-member Board of Directors. The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, fundraising, strategic vision and execution of mission. The Executive Director brings expertise and guidance across a range of business-critical areas including grant writing and management, strategic business development, and operations management.

Grant Writing and Management
The primary task of the Executive Director will be managing, maintaining, and developing NNRG’s business plan, which is composed of a combination of fee-for-service revenue (50%) as well as government (20%) and foundation (30%) grants. This includes writing and submitting grant applications, filing grant reports, and capturing new opportunities as they arise.

Strategic Business Development 
The Executive Director will identify and pursue opportunities to expand the resources available to small forest landowners for forest management, landowner education, and market outreach. The position is responsible for ensuring the long-term financial viability of NNRG by promoting a culture of disciplined growth with explicit priorities and strategic management of financial resources. This requires:

  • Understanding the unique social, economic, and environmental issues associated with ecological forestry, rural prosperity, climate change, and conservation in the Pacific Northwest;
  • Promoting and maintaining program excellence, including quality of finance and administration as well as customer service delivery and scientific rigor; and
  • Cultivating enduring relationships with funders, partners, and landowners.

Operations Management
NNRG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with an entrepreneurial culture that demands flexibility, innovation, and commitment. The position requires attention to detail and the ability to organize among multiple priorities.

The Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Staff empowerment, providing support, mentorship, and accountability;
  • Budget management, including the ability to manage and mitigate across variable revenue streams; and
  • Brand elevation, increasing NNRG’s presence and name recognition by being a credible and compelling advocate for the organization and its members.

Desired Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be a persuasive writer, communicator and a good listener. S/he will be an entrepreneurial, innovative, and proactive problem-solver, with the ambition required to identify and seize opportunities as they arise. S/he will have the humility to lead (and follow) and wear many hats while leading a small, nimble, hardworking staff. Outstanding financial acumen and discipline are a must. A sense of humor and an innate appreciation for systems and science are essential.

Specifically, applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Senior management experience, including program leadership and personnel management;
  • Experience in developing budgets, and managing financial and staff resources to achieve organization goals;
  • Ability to build and sustain business models involving complex consulting structures;
  • Proven track record of successfully acquiring grant funding through strategic, collaborative proposals;
  • Experience with nonprofit leadership, including board development, governance, and financial oversight; and
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in forestry, environmental management, forest products, or related field. Candidates who also have a background in nonprofit administration or business management will be given serious consideration.

Compensation, Benefits, and Requirements
This is a permanent, full-time, salaried position. Compensation is competitive based on experience. Benefits include a flexible work schedule, retirement program and a generous vacation allowance. NNRG does not offer an employer-sponsored health plan. This position is based out of NNRG’s office, which is currently in downtown Seattle.

The Executive Director position requires extensive computer work, as well as time in the field. Candidates must be able to drive, carry heavy loads up to 25 pounds, and be comfortable in outdoor environments. At times, evening and weekend hours will be required, as well as some overnight travel.

NNRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NNRG complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has operations.

To Apply
Please email your resume and brief letter of interest to jobs@nnrg.org with “Executive Director” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Thank you for your interest in restoring forest ecosystems and local economies!


Forestry Intern

Posted by: Port Blakely

Port Blakely grows and markets renewable forest products around the globe. Guided by the principle that tomorrow comes first, we take great care in advancing the ideals and best practices of good corporate and environmental stewardship. We are devoted to our employees, customers and the communities where we live and work, and are determined to do our part to help them prosper and thrive. Through our work, we hope to inspire the next generation, so they will inspire the one after that. For five generations, the future-first vision of our family owners has kept our sights squarely on the horizon, on making sure that the decisions we make today have a lasting, positive impact on tomorrow.

Port Blakely operates three divisions: US Forestry, NZ Forestry, and PLS International. Every day, each puts tomorrow first.

Forestry Intern US Forestry Tumwater, WA and Mollala, OR

Non-Exempt / Internship

The Forestry Intern will assist the company Foresters with several projects relating to the commercial thinning. The Intern will be exposed to multiple forestry related disciplines within the company. Our desire for our interns is for them to complete meaningful work, are able to apply what they have learned in a real world environment and that they leave our company well trained in the area of work.

Responsibilities include:

Commercial Thinning Program Analysis:

  • ?  Assist internal technical team in evaluating decision drivers that support the company’s timber stand

    improvement program through commercial thinning.

  • ?  May include efficiency study, literature search, and development of prescriptive and analytical systems.

    General:

? May perform short duration miscellaneous assignments including seed orchard projects.

Successful candidates will have:

  • ?  Proficiency in basic forestry navigation (compass, pacing), use of basic forestry tools (Relaskop, prism, clinometer, Spencer tape, range-finder), reading and navigating with a map, photo interpretation and able to work alone on specific assignments. Experience with hand-held GPS devices is a plus.

  • ?  Completed at least first year of study at an accredited forestry school.

  • ?  Ability to use MS Office 365, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applicants should send resume and cover letter to HR@PORTBLAKELY.COM. A full job description can also be made available upon request. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal back check and pre-employment and on- going employment random drug screening.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is the policy of Port Blakely and all subsidiaries of Port Blakely to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Port Blakely will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. 

 


Forest Engineer -Timber Sales

Posted by: Washington Department of Natural Resources

SALARY RANGE:              

$4,005 – $5,253 per month plus a comprehensive benefit package and retirement. We also offer a life work balance and generous paid vacation and sick leave.  We have 11 paid state holidays.  

                                          
LOCATION:                         

Chehalis, Washington

 
CLOSES:                             

February 26, 2017
Note: Recruitment may be extended after February 26th depending on the quantity and quality of the application pool. 

 

 

Lewis District is actively seeking a permanent Forest Engineer supporting the timber sales and forest roads programs. We're looking for someone who has strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to create solutions, and loves to work in the woods. Our team of engineers and foresters offers a collaborative and dynamic environment where you can grow personally and professionally.
 
This Forest Engineer position maintains, designs, and coordinates forest road construction on state-managed lands while minimizing impacts to surrounding landscapes and waters. As a Forest Engineer you will work with foresters and biologists to create successful logging plans for DNR's timber sales program by analyzing logging system feasibility, and road infrastructure use and costs.
 
These Forest Engineer positions are seen as providing leadership development opportunities within the agency and can offer you broad exposure to all levels of management and professional development. For candidates willing to take the next step, opportunities include a development pathway toward management positions, professional engineering licensure, and/or executive developmental assignments.
DNR employees provide professional, forward-looking stewardship of our state lands, natural resources, and environment by providing leadership in creating a sustainable future for the Trusts and all Washington citizens.  If you are looking for a job that combines the need to challenge your analytical mind with your love of the outdoors, join our team in Lewis District and help us meet our goals while we help you meet your own.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of forest engineering principles, techniques and application such as: logging systems, harvest system design, and road transportation design
  • Knowledge of  ground and cable logging systems, and forest road construction equipment and use
  • Use of engineering equipment, tools and software
  • The ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written context
  • The ability to work independently on assigned tasks
  • The ability to develop, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines
  • Knowledge of forest management objectives and  timber management planning
  • Proven ability in computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • A documented history and continual commitment to safe work practices  

This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved after receiving: 

  • A Bachelor's degree in Forest Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Forest Operations Management. 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/dnr/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1644873

Or go to www.dnr.wa.gov/employment/jobs and search for Forest Engineer. 

QUESTIONS?  Call Jon Tweedale at 360.740.6848 or e-mail jon.tweedale@dnr.wa.gov


Forest Engineer

Posted by: Weyerhaeuser

Description

This role reports to the Springfield Operations Team Leader and is a part of the team providing planning and management of activities across the Springfield, Oregon Tree Farm. This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary level dependent on skills and experience. 

 

This position is responsible for the planning and management of field engineering activities. In addition, it requires active involvement in the planning of road construction and road maintenance activities, and will be involved in harvest scheduling and harvest planning. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Integrated Skills Development Process (ISDP). The objective of ISDP is to provide for a structured process for individual development matching business skill set needs in the areas of forestry, engineering, land use, and harvesting. 

 

Key Functions

  • Employ professional engineering skills in the planning and field implementation of road layout, road construction, road maintenance, cable/ground-logging systems, and harvest unit layout. 
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes. 
  • Full participation in the management of expense and capital budgets. 
  • Appropriate level of participation in negotiating, preparing, and administering contracts. 
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives. 
  • Strong advocate for safety within the team and throughout the operation for company and contractor activities. 
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statutes, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals. 

About Our Timberlands Business

We’re experts in growing, nurturing, harvesting and replanting trees without harming the environment or exhausting the supply. Our timberlands team attracts world-class professionals who understand how to make the most of our remarkable, renewable resource — to meet the needs of our investors, customers and communities today, and for decades to come. 

 

Qualifications/Requirements

  • BS Forest Engineering or other Forest Operations related field. 
  • Preferred candidates will have 5-7 years prior forest engineering experience.
  • Individuals who possess a comparable degree (e.g. Civil Engineering) along with forest operations experience will also be considered. 
  • Candidates with Northwest regional field experience will be strongly considered. 
  • Must be highly motivated, a self-directed team player. 
  • Ability to deal with state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) needed to effectively function as part of a team. 
  • Will be required to learn how to prepare, negotiate, administer and monitor contracts. 
  • Able to develop, prioritize, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines. 
  • Should be familiar with Forest Practice rules. 
  • Strong analytical skills w/ proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Geographical Information Systems are highly desirable with desire to learn. 
  • Current driver’s license is required as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads (25,000 miles per year). 
  • Minimum of 50% of work time is spent in the field, much of it on steep or broken ground covered with slash and brush. 
  • Field work accomplished under variety of weather conditions; all that the Northwest has to offer. 
  • Operations are highly weather dependent; responsibilities may include occasional weekend work.

Interested candidates can apply online by 2/21/17 at  http://weyer.jobs/10923

 

Weyerhaeuser is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce.


Port Angeles Unit Coordinator/Unit Forester-NRS 3

Posted by: Washington Department of Natural Resources

Opening Date/Time: Mon. 01/23/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 02/05/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $3,807.00 - $5,001.00 Monthly
$45,684.00 - $60,012.00 Annually 
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Clallam County - Port Angeles, Washington

Application information here.


Fire Management Forester-NRS 2

Posted by: Washington Department of Natural Resources

Opening Date/Time: Thu. 01/12/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 01/31/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $3,453.00 - $4,532.00 Monthly
$41,436.00 - $54,384.00 Annually 
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Skagit County - Sedro Woolley, Washington

Application information here.


Initial Attack Dispatcher-Radio Operator - Two Openings

Posted by: Washington Department of Natural Resources

Opening Date/Time: Mon. 01/09/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 02/05/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $2,218.00 - $2,857.00 Monthly
$26,616.00 - $34,284.00 Annually 
Job Type: Seasonal
Location: Stevens County – Colville, Washington

Application information here.


State Uplands Forester-NRS 2/NRS 1-In-Training

Posted by: Washington Department of Natural Resources

Opening Date/Time: Thu. 01/19/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 01/30/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $3,453.00 - $4,532.00 Monthly
$41,436.00 - $54,384.00 Annually 
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Okanogan County – Omak, Washington

Application information here.


Forest Engineer

Posted by: Barnes and Associates

Barnes and Associates, Inc. is looking for an experienced FOREST ENGINEER to join its Coos Bay office. This full-time, exempt position will be primarily responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the forest road system on over 80,000 acres of forestland in SW Oregon. The successful applicant will join a team of experienced natural resource professionals that are dedicated to high quality forest management and a cooperative work atmosphere.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 5+ Years of Professional Experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Forest Engineering or Forest Operations Management 
• Professional Engineering License 
• Experience with BLM Reciprocal Rights of Way

A total compensation package will be based on experience and includes: salary, company vehicle, cellphone, tablet, medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off /holidays, SIMPLE IRA match, and a bonus program. 

We are looking for the right person that will integrate into our team quickly and that has the experience to quickly get started with minimal training.

To Apply: Please send your resume with cover letter to Eric Farm at: efarm@barnesinc.com or by mail to Barnes & Associates, Inc., PO Box 209, Coos Bay, OR 97420.

Barnes and Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

www.barnesinc.com


CEO

Posted by: Starker Forests

Position Title: Chief Executive Officer
Reports to: Board of Directors Collaborates with: Family Council

Job Summary: The CEO, in partnership with the board of directors, is responsible for the success of Starker Forests, Inc. (“SFI”), the stewardship of the Starker Family culture, mission and vision, and the implementation of the SFI strategic plan. ACCOUNTABILITIES Legal and Compliance • Assure that SFI operates in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations • Communicate and uphold the bylaws and policies of the company • Intervene and take corrective action if company policies are violated Mission, policy and planning • Assist the Board and Family Council to determine SFI’s culture, mission, vision and both short-term and long-term goals • Implement and monitor the SFI strategic plan • Pursue triple bottom line (economic, social, and environmental) objectives • Keep informed of developments in the forest industry at a local, state and national level Board • Follow directions from the Board • Attend all Board meetings • Develop the Board agenda in conjunction with the Board Chair, run the meeting if chair or vice-chair is not present • Keep the Board fully informed on the condition of SFI and all the important factors influencing the business by identifying problems and opportunities, and then facilitating discussion and deliberation • Recommend major policy decisions to the Board • Manage budget preparation and it’s presentation to the board • Work with board chair to appoint board members to committees Management and Administration • Provide general oversight of all SFI activities. • Have familiarity with all staff and their duties. • Work closely with the executive team through positive communication and feedback. Promote open and honest communication. • Perform an annual evaluation of the executive officers • Assure the organizational stability through the continuation of the SFI culture, the development of staff and an overall commitment to excellence in its operations • Assure a work environment that recruits, retains and supports quality staff. Assure a process of development, motivation and evaluation of employees • Approve the hiring and firing of employees • Monitor employee benefits • Evaluate the overall performance of the company and its employees, if change is needed recommend action steps, implement those actions and monitor progress • In conjunction with management, oversee decisions on land purchases within the approved budget • Co-sign checks and legal documents • Monitor corporate insurance and risk including fire, new regulations, and the public acceptance of forest management • Monitor marketing and price trends of logs and finished products • Analyze other business opportunities Financial Management • Oversee all fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting, reporting, reviewing financial statements and tax planning. • Work with the executive team to develop the budget guidelines and communicate the budget to the Board for approval • Monitor and approve changes in SFI cash management plan • Monitor and direct profit sharing plan: serve as one of the trustees of the plan • Provide oversight of investment management • Review and approve/deny business philanthropy requests that do not fall under the responsibility of the family philanthropy committee. Work with the Board Chair and Shareholder Relations representative to understand family philosophy and history of giving • Attend family philanthropy committee meetings Community Relations • Serve as chief spokesperson for SFI, assuring proper representation of SFI to the community • Continue the long term Starker family relationship with OSU Colleges of Forestry and Business through strong partnerships • Maintain relationships with elected local, state and federal officials • Serve on industry association boards • Be active in the local community • Support employee’s involvement with industry association boards and committees as well as local community organizations • Initiate, develop, and maintain cooperative relationships with key constituencies Family Relationships • Work closely with the Shareholder Relations representative to ensure the family is informed and involved with decisions where appropriate • Maintain open and honest communication and transparent relationships with family members to ensure mutual trust, support and respect • Be responsive to the Family Council and attend meetings as invited • Understand, appreciate and continue the legacy of the Starker Family history and culture • Support family involvement with the business • Consult with the family regarding current and potential board members

Job Information

  • Corvallis, Oregon, 97330, United States
  •  
  • 31760331
  • December 9, 2016
  • Chief Executive Officer
  •  
  • Starker Forests, Inc.
  •  
  • Forestry
  • Other
  •  
  • Full-Time
  •  
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  •  
  • Over 10 Years
  •  
  • 0-10%

www.starkerforests.com

Contact: B Bond Starker at bond@starkerforests.com

 


Forester

Posted by: Weyerhaeuser

Our South Valley Operations, located in Goshen OR, has an opening for a qualified Forester. The safe and efficient growing of commercial forests for harvest, in an environmentally and economically sound manner, is the core of this role. The position reports to the South Valley Operations Team Leader, with accountabilities to the region’s Chief Forester for silviculture activities in the area. It is a full-time, exempt position. Salary level is dependent on skills and experience.  

 

The general sequence of the silvicultural treatments is: 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. 

Requirements:

  • Preferred candidates would have a BS degree in Forest Management or closely related field but would consider a person with multiple years of field experience in lieu of a degree.  
  • Candidates with Northwest regional field experience will be strongly considered.
  • Minimum of 1 year in operational forestry; 
  • Must possess strong team building, communication (written and oral), analytical and critical thinking skills and proficiency in computer and spreadsheet usage. 
  • Experience managing expense and capital budgets.
  • Must be highly motivated, a self-directed team player and willing to work independently in an office setting, while traveling to destinations and in the outdoor environment.  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.
  • Knowledge of state and federal wildlife, water and Oregon forest practice rules/statutes.
  • Experience preparing, negotiating, administering and monitoring contracts.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with Geographical Information Systems is highly desirable.
  • Current driver’s license is required as work involves driving vehicles on rough roads (approx 25,000 per year).

About Our Timberlands Business

We’re experts in growing, nurturing, harvesting and replanting trees without harming the environment or exhausting the supply. Our timberlands team attracts world-class professionals who understand how to make the most of our remarkable, renewable resource — to meet the needs of our investors, customers and communities today, and for decades to come. 

 

Interested candidates may apply by 12/30/16: http://weyer.jobs/10779

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. 


Wildlife Technician (seasonal)

Posted by: Port Blakely Tree Farms

Port Blakely Companies has been a family-owned business for more than a century. We're also a close-knit family of four distinct businesses: Port Blakely Tree Farms, L.P.; Port Blakely Communities, Blakely Pacific, Ltd.; and Pacific Lumber & Shipping, LLC. Though each company is separate, we all share a common set of values - Respect, Stewardship and Humor and Fun.

Wildlife Technician – Seasonal

The Wildlife Program of Port Blakely Tree Farms L.P. is currently accepting applications for a seasonal wildlife technician for the 2017 field season. This is a full-time, temporary position lasting up to 4 months based on performance. This position will be based out of Port Blakely’s Tumwater, Washington office with fieldwork occurring across southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon.

Job Description: Primary duties will be to assist company wildlife biologists conducting inventories of aquatic and terrestrial resources and assisting with implementing environmental monitoring programs. In addition, the wildlife technician may be asked to perform office work such as data entry and compilation, GIS mapping, equipment maintenance, and other duties as assigned.

Successful applicants must: 1) be able to hike for extended periods in rough terrain, pack moderate loads up to 40 pounds, wade in streams, often in inclement weather conditions; 2) be able to work independently or in groups; 3) be enthusiastic, responsible and self-motivated; 4) possess a valid driver's license.

Preference will be given to candidates with natural resource education and prior experience in stream and wildlife field studies.

Dates of employment: March 1 – June 30, 2017, however start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to HR@PORTBLAKELY.COM by December 30, 2016. A full job description can also be made available upon request. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal back check and pre-employment reference checks.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Port Blakely Companies and all subsidiaries of Port Blakely Companies to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Port Blakely Companies will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. 

 


Pre-sale Forester

Posted by: Colville National Forest

This is a permanent, full-time position with primary duties that include providing support, technical and administrative tasks in all work related to timber sale preparation. Specific duties include:  determination of best access routes and harvest units; determination of staffing and equipment needs for the Newport/Sullivan Lake pre-sale program; reviewing the cruising and marking of timber and sale volume estimates, preparation of timber sale reports, appraisals, task orders, and timber sale contracts. The individual selected for the position will also review silvicultural prescriptions to ensure that plans, treatments, and harvesting techniques are compatible with long-range timber, fuels, fish and wildlife management plans. In addition, the selected applicant may compile and analyze field data and complete environmental assessment reports and/or environmental impact statements. Performs supervisory duties 20% or less of the time.

The position will be supervised by the Supervisory Forester (TMA) and the duty location will either be Metaline Falls or Newport, WA.

 

The Colville National Forest is looking for an individual interested in collaboration, building relationships, and embarking on new ways of doing business.  If you enjoy innovation and teamwork, this may be the place for you!

 

Interested individuals should complete the outreach response form.  This ensures that you will receive notification when the vacancy announcement is posted on www.usajobs.com

 

For questions about this position, please contact:

 

Jerry Bednarczyk

Supervisory Forester (TMA) 

Newport/Sullivan Lake RD

Colville National Forest

315 N Warren Ave., Newport, WA  99156

(509) 447-7328  

gbednarczyk@fs.fed.us


Forester

Posted by: Bureau of Land Management

The Coos Bay, Medford, and Roseburg Districts are all recruiting for permanent Forester GS-0460-09/11 positions.  They are being advertised government-wide through merit promotion, and open to all U.S. Citizens.  The announcements will close on 12/14/2016.

OR Merit-2017-0071 Open to current and former career/career-conditional federal employees, and those eligible under special hiring authorities.

OR-DEU-2017-0025 Open to all U.S. Citizens

Phyllis Barney
Human Resources Specialist
Bureau of Land Management
1717 Fabry Road SE
Salem, Oregon 97306
503.375.5666
FAX 503.315.5970


Southwestern Oregon Field Forester

Posted by: AFRC

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Southwestern Oregon Field Forester will be responsible for representing the American Forest Resource Council and serving the membership in the defined geographical area of the Northwest Forest Plan in Southwestern Oregon. This position is responsible for providing professional and technical input into the planning, development, and implementation of federal agency vegetation management projects in an effort to make these projects more economically and operationally viable.

The Southwestern Oregon Field Forester is expected to establish and maintain a close working relationship with the members of the American Forest Resource Council and with Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) personnel responsible for developing and implementing land management projects. This position will require an understanding of the Forest Service and BLM land management planning methods including the ability to comment and assist in the development of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents with the primary focus on implementation of vegetative management projects. This position will also be responsible for setting up and conducting regularly scheduled meetings with the Forest Service and BLM to monitor expected timber volume outputs and to review projects in their various stages of development. This person will be expected to spend a majority of their time in the field reviewing projects for consistency with applicable plans and for economic/operational viability. This will require that the person has the necessary field skills and is comfortable working alone in remote BLM and Forest Service forests.

This position requires an assertive, self-motivated individual who works well with limited supervision, and is capable of developing an ongoing program of project monitoring on several National Forests and BLM Districts. This person must also be a good team player able to take input from other staff members or associations, to identify successful strategies for this position and program. Applicants should have a combination of education and work experience in forest management that demonstrates the experience and skills to perform the duties of this position. An undergraduate degree in forestry or natural resources management is required and an advanced degree is preferred.

The position will be permanently based in Grants Pass, Oregon and will be supervised through AFRC's Eugene, Oregon office. The successful applicant will be trained in Eugene for six months and will be expected to provide transportation needed to execute the job's responsibilities. The Field Forester will drive between 40,000-50,000 miles per year and spend an average of one night a week on-the-road. Expenses are paid and a vehicle allowance is provided.

Anticipated start date: January 2017.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Become an expert in the provisions of the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan and the 2016 BLM Western Oregon Resource Management Plans, providing specific recommendations and creative solutions to land managers and biological agencies.

  2. Work with both the Forest Service and BLM to promote projects that meet the annual targets assigned to them. AFRC's goal is for the agencies to offer sales that are the most economically viable while still meeting the objectives of the land management plans.

  3. Become proficient in the provisions and procedures of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in order to prepare and submit comment letters representing AFRC member interests on BLM and Forest Service scoping, Environmental Assessment, and Environmental Impact Statement documents in Southwestern Oregon.

  4. Become proficient with the Objection process of the Forest Service and the Protest process of the BLM in order to represent AFRC member interests in these processes.

  5. Represent AFRC members' interests on public field tours with BLM, Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and National Marine Fisheries Service staff.

  6. Analyze the effects of potential Federal legislation on AFRC members and work with AFRC staff to develop positions on legislation affecting AFRC members' interests.

  7. Establish and maintain a rapport with AFRC member companies, including log buyers. Communicate regularly with AFRC staff and members, and respond promptly and appropriately to member needs.

  8. Assist in developing and contributing to monitoring reports prepared for Board of Directors meetings.

  9. Contribute newsworthy articles to AFRC's monthly newsletter.

  10. Maintain regular communication with direct supervisor, Director, Federal Forest Program, and President and promptly communicate membership concerns.

  11. Identify potential new AFRC members based on timber purchasing history and company timber needs.

  12. Other duties as assigned by the Director, Federal Forest Program and/or the President of AFRC.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Performance evaluation of the AFRC Southwestern Oregon Field Forester will be based on the fulfillment of these responsibilities. Personal observation by the President and Director, Federal Forest Program as well as input from the membership, will be the basis of the evaluation. These evaluations are normally performed at the end of each calendar year.

COMPENSATION

Compensation includes a competitive salary based on experience, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, generous monthly retirement contribution, travel expenses, and a vehicle allowance.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and references to info@amforest.org 

 


Forestry Technician (Timber Sales Prep)

Posted by: USFS - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie

Mark timber, traverse harvest units, cut unit boundaries and conduct basic tree measurements. Arduous work required. Forestry Tech (Timber Sale Prep), GS-0462-05, Darrington 17- TEMP-R6-0462-5TSP-DT Contact: John Kirby (johnkirby@fs.fed.us).

Additional information (see second page of brochure): http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd523726.pdf


Wood Sales and Procurement

Posted by: Inland Empire Paper Company

Inland Empire Paper Company (IEP) is a state-of-the-art specialty paper manufacturer operating in Spokane, Washington, along with owning and managing a 117,000 acre tree farm located in both Idaho and Washington. We seek an experienced and highly motivated individual to plan and execute the wood fiber procurement program as well as marketing and selling the saw log production from the company’s tree farm.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with the pulp and paper mill group to sustain and advance the existing fiber procurement program to meet mill production requirements both annually and long term.
  • Collaborate with suppliers on run schedules, production changes and overall supply chain efficiencies to obtain optimal quantity and quality of wood fiber.  
  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with contract carriers; conduct rate and service negotiations; facilitate effective interaction between carriers and sawmill suppliers with focus on continued improvement in quality, service and productivity.
  • Collaborate with the forest resource department to develop marketing strategy and sell the company’s tree farm saw log output. 

 

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in natural resources, forest science, business or related course of study. 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the natural resource field, forestry, or professional business environment. 
  • Demonstrated collaborative communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills both written and verbal with emphasis on relationship development and conducting successful negotiations.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite.
  • Previous experience in the forest products industry and/or manufacturing environment is preferred.

Qualified individuals are requested to forward their résumé and cover letter to humanresources@iepco.com.  Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment.  Privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information are respected.  Thank you to all applicants for your interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. IEP is a smoke-free and drug-free production facility running 24/365.  


Fire Management Specialist

Posted by: Joint Base Lewis-McChord WA

Information about this job can be found here.


Harvest Manager

Posted by: Weyerhaeuser

This role is an integral part of the leadership team responsible for the forestry, engineering, and harvesting on the Coos Bay Forest Area, based out of Coos Bay, OR.  This is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the Coos Bay Forest Area Team Leader.  This Logging Contract Supervisor position is responsible for management of safety, environmental stewardship, quality, production, and costs on Contract Logging Operations.  Coordination with all other forest management operations is paramount (i.e. road construction, forestry, and engineering).  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Integrated Skills Development Process (ISDP).  The objective of ISDP is to provide for a structured process for individual development matching business skill set needs in the areas of forestry, engineering, land use, and harvesting.

Safety – Lead safety meetings, perform pre-work safety inspections and needed follow-up, and actively participate in health and safety programs including near miss reporting.  Demonstrate, role model, and coordinate training on safety policies and safe work practices.  Apply laws and safety regulations to active operations and address safety issues appropriately (unsafe acts, PPE, etc.).  Conduct incident investigations and apply critical thinking to correctly identify root cause and appropriate corrective action to prevent reoccurrence.

Environment – Regulatory knowledge and application of Oregon Forest Practices and Endangered Species Acts as impacted by harvesting operations.  Assess daily fire risk situation, fire equipment use and capabilities and perform fire drills/audits.  Train contractors to our EMS and SFI standards and audit for conformance, correcting as necessary.

Quality – Able to estimate volumes, piece size, and determine feasibility of harvesting specific timber types.  Apply log sorts, log value, customer needs, merchandising/value extraction, scaling process and have an understanding of factors and inputs that impact log quality.

Production – Develop logging prescriptions with input from engineers.  Achieve high utilization rate for systems and equipment by advanced application of various harvesting systems as applied to topography and timber type.  Be able to evaluate harvest system capabilities and limitations and have advanced knowledge of skyline mechanics and payload limits.  Manage felled and bucked inventory, monitor and direct daily cutting activities.  Develop logging price and production plans by unit, daily and long-term tracking and evaluation of harvesting performance.  Performs key role in sequencing of harvest units through maintain accurate machine delivery schedule and coordination of road construction, cutting, logging, transportation, marketing, and logging clean up. 

Cost – Performs cost analysis on individual machines, classifications, and systems.  Negotiate, prepare and administer logging contracts for Contract Logging Operations.  Responsible for developing annual budgets and delivering results against budget.

Qualifications/Requirements: 
B.S. or B.A. in relevant field and/or 5 years experience in the logging industry.  Northwest regional logging experience is preferred.  Minimum 3 years leadership experience in the logging industry.  Must be a highly motivated, self-directed team player.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) needed to effectively function as part of a team.   Strong analytical skills with proficiency in use of personal computers and MS office products (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel) are required.   Experience with TimberRite, Geographical Information Systems, and other industry related software is highly desirable.   Current driver’s license is required as work involves driving company vehicles (highway and logging roads; approx 25,000 miles per year).  Majority of work is spent in the field, much of it on steep or uneven ground covered with slash and brush.  Field work is accomplished under a variety of weather conditions; all that the Northwest has to offer.  Must be willing and able to work the hours applicable to the job, which includes early mornings and occasional weekends. 

Interested applicants may apply online at: http://weyer.jobs/10691   by 11/13/16.  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.


Forester, GS-0460-9/11

Posted by: Bureau of Land Management

BLM CALIFORNIA INTEREST ANNOUNCEMENT Northern California District
Redding Field Office

TEMPORARY PROMOTION/DETAIL OPPORTUNITY NTE 120 DAYS

POSITION:
DUTY STATION:
WHO MAY APPLY: DEADLINE TO APPLY:

Forester, GS-0460-9/11
Redding, California
Current BLM Employees

Friday, October 21, 2016See “How to Apply” section for more information

BLM is seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking Forester to serve on a temporary basis as the Forester for the Redding Field Office, located in Redding, California. The program in Redding is within the Public Domain (PD) side of BLM Forestry. The work will consist of everything involved in a timber sale, both in the field and in the office. This position is also an integral member of the REFO Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).

The Redding Field Office manages approximately 250,000 acres of public land in north-central California. The duty station is located in Redding, CA, a city with close to 90,000 people, located approximately 2.5 hours north of Sacramento, CA. Recreational opportunities in the area are plentiful. Hiking, camping, hunting, river rafting, boating, rock hounding, OHV riding, fishing, and mountain biking are all possible within a short driving radius of Redding.

Duties:

Serve as the Forester in the Redding Field Office. Responsibilities include planning, budgeting, reporting, and managing the Forestry program for the office. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan future timber sales. This includes, identifying area in need of treatment, execution of appropriate level of NEPA analysis, marking and cruising of the sale area, contract writing, contract sale process, contract administration as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), and post-treatment monitoring.

  • Processing of Right of Way (ROW) Tree Work Authorization Forms, allowing for tree removal within ROW’s. This includes inspection of the trees, valuing of them, and then the sale of approved trees.

  • Maintaining and planning for firewood sales within the REFO.

  • Provide technical expertise as a member of the IDT.

  • Review NEPA documents and sign as the representative for the forest resources.

  • Maintaining Forestry budget: determining projected costs/needs, requesting funds, maintaining funds

    throughout year, and reporting accomplishments.

  • Manage four ten-year Stewardship Agreements.

  • Maintain all Forestry reporting databases including but not limited to: Timber Sale Information System

    (TSIS), Special Forest Products (SFP), and Forest Vegetation and Information System (FORVIS).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:
This position has a basic education requirement. In order to meet this requirement, applicants must have (A) successfully completed a degree in 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.

or (B) 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.

Specialized Experience*

At the GS-09 level

In addition to meeting the basic education requirements outlined above, to qualify for a temporary promotion applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting in the areas of managing forestlands and grazing areas, timber production, soil conservation, preservation of wildlife habitats, watershed protection, and development of recreational opportunities.

At the GS-11 level

In addition to meeting the basic education requirements outlined above, to qualify for a temporary promotion applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level. Examples of specialized experience may include providing support by performing the following activities: inventorying, planning, evaluating, and managing forest resources, including timber, soil, land, water, wildlife and fish habitats, minerals, forage, and outdoor recreation; protecting resources against fire, insects, disease, floods, and erosion; evaluating, managing, and protecting forest lands and properties; interpreting and communicating legislation about forest land management; applying principles of sustained yield management to forest resources, wetlands, water and soil quality, and wildlife conservation, to protect forested lands during timber harvesting operations.

Substitution of Education:

In lieu of specialized experience, applicants may substitute their education. Qualifying education at the GS-09 level includes 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. A combination of both graduate education and experience may be qualifying at either grade level. Qualifying education at the GS-11 level includes 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. To be considered for promotion Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604 which requires completion of a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

To Qualify for a Temporary Detail

While applicants must meet the basic education requirement identified above, applicants are not required to meet specialized experience or time-in-grade requirements for General Schedule position details. However, the applicant must have experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the major duties of the job. Detail assignments do not include additional or reduced compensation, including locality pay, but benefit from the experience gained, and the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skills.

How to Apply:
Respond via email to Sara Acridge, Supervisory Resource Management Specialist, at sacridge@blm.gov by
Friday, October 21, 2016. Provide a brief professional history summary and why you are interested in this position. You must attach a copy of your resume, your most recent, non-award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, and college transcripts.

** Travel and per diem expenses may be paid. Employees must obtain supervisory approval prior to placement.

The Department of Interior is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications. All Applicants will receive consideration without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying physical handicap, sexual orientation, age, or other non-merit factors. 

 


Forester, GS-0460-11

Posted by: Bureau of Land Management

POSITION: Forester, GS-0460-11
DUTY STATION: Redding, California
WHO MAY APPLY: Any current Department of the Interior Employees (DOI Wide) with Career or career-conditional status who is eligible for a non- competitive Reassignment or Change to Lower Grade;
30% or more compensably disabled veterans;
Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) eligible;
Persons with disabilities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Friday, October 21, 2016– See “How to Apply” section for more information

 

BLM is seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking Forester to serve on a permanent basis as the Forester for the Redding Field Office, located in Redding, California. The program in Redding is within the Public Domain (PD) side of BLM Forestry. The work will consist of everything involved in a timber sale, both in the field and in the office. This position is also an integral member of the REFO Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).

The Redding Field Office manages approximately 250,000 acres of public land in north-central California. The duty station is located in Redding, CA, a city with close to 90,000 people, located approximately 2.5 hours north of Sacramento, CA. Recreational opportunities in the area are plentiful. Hiking, camping, hunting, river rafting, boating, rock hounding, OHV riding, fishing, and mountain biking are all possible within a short driving radius of Redding.

Duties:

Serve as the Forester in the Redding Field Office. Responsibilities include planning, budgeting, reporting, and managing the Forestry program for the office. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan future timber sales. This includes, identifying area in need of treatment, execution of appropriate level of NEPA analysis, marking and cruising of the sale area, contract writing, contract sale process, contract administration as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), and post-treatment monitoring.

  • Processing of Right of Way (ROW) Tree Work Authorization Forms, allowing for tree removal within ROW’s. This includes inspection of the trees, valuing of them, and then the sale of approved trees.

  • Maintaining and planning for firewood sales within the REFO.

  • Provide technical expertise as a member of the IDT.

  • Review NEPA documents and sign as the representative for the forest resources.

  • Maintaining Forestry budget: determining projected costs/needs, requesting funds, maintaining funds throughout year, and reporting accomplishments.

  • Manage four ten-year Stewardship Agreements.

  • Maintain all Forestry reporting databases including but not limited to: Timber Sale Information System (TSIS), Special Forest Products (SFP), and Forest Vegetation and Information System (FORVIS).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:
This position has a basic education requirement. In order to meet this requirement, applicants must have (A) successfully completed a degree in 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.

    or (B) 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.

Specialized Experience

At the GS-09 level

In addition to meeting the basic education requirements outlined above, to qualify for a temporary promotion applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level. Examples of specialized experience include assisting in the areas of managing forestlands and grazing areas, timber production, soil conservation, preservation of wildlife habitats, watershed protection, and development of recreational opportunities.

At the GS-11 level

In addition to meeting the basic education requirements outlined above, to qualify for a temporary promotion applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level. Examples of specialized experience may include providing support by performing the following activities: inventorying, planning, evaluating, and managing forest resources, including timber, soil, land, water, wildlife and fish habitats, minerals, forage, and outdoor recreation; protecting resources against fire, insects, disease, floods, and erosion; evaluating, managing, and protecting forest lands and properties; interpreting and communicating legislation about forest land management; applying principles of sustained yield management to forest resources, wetlands, water and soil quality, and wildlife conservation, to protect forested lands during timber harvesting operations.

Substitution of Education:

In lieu of specialized experience, applicants may substitute their education. Qualifying education at the GS-09 level includes 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. A combination of both graduate education and experience may be qualifying at either grade level. Qualifying education at the GS-11 level includes 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

Eligibility

In order to be considered for this position, current DOI employees must have previously competed for a full- performance GS-11 position or higher. Applicants who currently at the GS-09/11 level may be eligible for reassignment. Applicants who are currently at GS-12 level or above may be eligible for a Change-to-Lower-Grade.

For applicants applying under a non-competitive appointment authority identified in the “Who May Apply” section, you must include documentation to substantiate your non-competitive appointment eligibility. Examples of substantiating documentation include a DD-214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty; Veterans’ Administration Letter, Certification of disability from a licensed medical professional or Department of Rehabilitation.

How to Apply:
Respond via email to Sara Acridge, Supervisory Resource Management Specialist, at sacridge@blm.gov by
Friday, October 21, 2016. Provide a brief professional history summary and why you are interested in this position. You must attach a copy of your resume, your most recent, non-award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, and college transcripts.

The Department of Interior is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications. All Applicants will receive consideration without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying physical handicap, sexual orientation, age, or other non-merit factors.

 


Forestry Technician

Posted by: Quinault Indian Reservation

Position Title: Forestry Technician – multiple openings
Location: Quinault Division of Natural Resources in partnership with The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Taholah Agency -Taholah, WA

Salary and Benefits: $14.47-$17.16/hour (DOQ) with full benefit package that includes health insurance, 401k, vacation, sick leave and 12 paid holidays; Optional participation in wildland fire deployments

EmploymentStatus: Fulltime, Permanent

Closing Date: Open until filled
 

General Description
The Quinault Indian Reservation, located on Washington State’s scenic Olympic Peninsula, includes approximately 200k acres of timberland producing over 45 million board feet annually. The Quinault Division of Natural Resources is seeking skilled natural resource technicians to perform various duties in support of timber management activities.

Primary Functions

  • Performs pre-harvest reconnaissance on timber stands and water features

  • Marks property lines, harvest boundaries, and road locations

  • Collects and maintains organization of data on forestry activities

  • Utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, and industry software for assigned tasks

  • Operates common field forestry tools, GPS units, and electronic data collectors

  • Monitors active harvesting operations and documents progress

  • Represents sale administrator in communication with harvest operators 

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include an Associate of Applied Science degree with major study in forest technology or other related natural resource field. A high school diploma or equivalent with previous demonstrated experience in related duties may be substituted for an AAS. The successful candidate must be able to pass a federal background check, drug screening, and hold or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington State driver’s license. Candidates must have the ability to work outdoors in inclement weather and rugged terrain.

To apply, please visit http://www.quinaultindiannation.com/jobs.htm and complete a QIN job application. Send your application and résumé by email to Misty Schmidt, Human Resources Specialist at mschmidt@quinault.org. For further information regarding the details of these positions you may contact Eric North, Supervisory Forester at 1.888.616.8211 ext. 513 or eric.north1@bia.gov 

 


Staff Forester

Posted by: Quinault Indian Reservation

Position Title: Staff Forester, entry level and experienced professionals – multiple openings
 

Location: Quinault Division of Natural Resources in partnership with The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Taholah Agency -Taholah, WA

Salary and Benefits: $40,000 - $49,200 (DOQ) starting annual salary with full benefit package that includes health insurance, 401k, vacation, sick leave and 12 paid holidays; Optional participation in wildland fire deployments

EmploymentStatus: Fulltime, Permanent

Closing Date: Open until filled
 

General Description:

The Quinault Indian Reservation, located on Washington State’s scenic Olympic Peninsula, includes approximately 200k acres of timberland producing over 45 million board feet annually. The Quinault Division of Natural Resources is seeking skilled professional foresters to perform pre-harvest planning or sale administration duties.

Primary Functions:

  • Performs reconnaissance on mature timber stands and identifies potential harvest units

  • Marks harvest boundaries in accordance with the Reservation’s Forest Management Plan, including the identification of required Riparian Management Zones and other protection measures

  • Identifies operational requirements for harvesting, including recommended yarding systems and road developments; develops plan of operations for completing the terms of the sale contract

  • Designs and performs timber cruises

  • Performs timber appraisals in preparation for advertisement for lump-sum bidding

  • Develops draft contracts, prospectuses, maps, and other sale-related reports

  • Monitors active harvesting operations ensuring contract compliance and documents progress

  • Initiates correspondence with operators regarding invoicing, obligations, and closures

  • Communicates management objectives to individual trust landowners and drafts official correspondences

  • Provides input to all forest management activities as a member of the QDNR Interdisciplinary Team

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major study in forest management or other related natural resource field. Additionally, two years of experience in related forest management activities are required to qualify at advanced grade levels. An AAS degree in related study and demonstrated experience as a timber management professional may be substituted for a BS. Previous experience with harvest layout, timber cruising, GIS, or timber sale administration is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to pass a federal background check, drug screening, and hold or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington State driver’s license. Candidates must have the ability to work outdoors in inclement weather and rugged terrain.

To apply, please visit http://www.quinaultindiannation.com/jobs.htm and complete a QIN job application. Send your application and résumé by email to Misty Schmidt, Human Resources Specialist at mschmidt@quinault.org. For further information regarding the details of these positions you may contact Eric North, Supervisory Forester at 1.888.616.8211 ext. 513 or eric.north1@bia.gov 

 


Fellow – Carbon management, incentives, and markets

Posted by: Pinchot Institute for Conservation

Position Description: Pinchot Institute Fellows collaborate with other researchers and policy specialists within and outside the Pinchot Institute to identify, develop, and test new policies and business models for solving the complex conservation challenges of the 21st century. The Pinchot Institute is currently seeking a Fellow to work with our Western Regional Office to coordinate a regional partnership deploying technical and financial assistance to family forest owners in Western Oregon and Washington focused on facilitating access to ecosystem markets. 

Roles and responsibilities of this fellowship will include:

  • Targeted outreach to family forest owners
  • Providing consultations to forest owners to complete initial assessments of forestland carbon storage and offset potential
  • Assisting Institute staff and contractors in scheduling and completing forest carbon inventories with candidate landowners
  • Working with agencies to facilitate the strategic allocation of Federal conservation funding to priority landowners
  • Assisting technical service providers consulting directly with family forest owners to complete forest management plans that incorporate carbon management
  • Planning and coordinating planning calls and meetings with partner organizations
  • Participating in regional and national policy networks focused on forest carbon management, markets, and incentives
  • Monitoring and reporting programmatic accomplishments


Desired Qualifications: We are seeking applicants with outstanding academic records, excellent organizational and time management skills, advanced interpersonal communication abilities, a background in field work, and the ability to write and speak clearly and concisely. Experience in providing conservation assistance to landowners is highly desired as is an understanding of family forest management and ownership concerns. Field experience in forestry or related disciplines and a background in GIS are desired. Knowledge of cost-share programs and forest carbon offset protocols for improved forest management are a plus. Candidates should have a master’s degree in forestry, natural resources or environmental management, or a related field. 

Compensation and benefits: Fellowships are a one-year appointment renewable after a year. Salary is competitive. Benefits include a collegial working environment, 10 days of annual leave, federal holidays, family medical leave, health insurance, and other benefits.

Application details: Please send a cover letter describing your background and interest in the Fellowship, along with a current resume, writing sample, and the names of three references (please include email addresses and telephone numbers) to jobs@pinchot.org.

Download job description PDF 
 


Principal Executive/Manager F Private Forests Division Chief

Posted by: Oregon Department of Forestry

There is currently one employment opportunity for a permanent, full-time Executive Service position located in Salem.

Salary: $6,182 - $9,118 per month

Full announcement and how to apply online here.

All current employment opportunities can be found here.

Please pay special attention to the Application Instructions in the announcement to ensure your application materials are submitted correctly. Thank you.


Forestry/Engineering Technician I

Posted by: Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Opening Date: September 12, 2016
Closing Date:   Open Until Filled
Salary/Wage: $21.64/hr
Tribal Level 19
Location: Siletz, OR
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt, Limited Duration
Job Posting Number: 201659

Introduction
This position performs a variety of technical and skilled tasks including, but not limited to, layout and cruising of timber sales, preparation of timber pre-sales timber packages, timber sale and permit administration, and project layout and quality control for Forest Development and Silviculture projects.

Requirements
Associate’s degree in Forest Technology and three years experience as a Forestry Technician – OR – an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Knowledge of: Oregon Coastal timber species, cruising, scaling and grading rules and procedures, forest terminology, mapping and the use of aerial photographs. The use of micro-computers. Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and timber cruising, skyline analysis and road design type programs, and computer aided mapping programs. Experience in: Cable, ground based, and aerial logging systems design for timber sales. Logging road design and layout. West-side timber cruising, including identification and assessment of tree defects & diseases. Timber sale contract administration. The use of forest inventory and surveying tools. Ability to: Ascend and descend steep slopes. Work in heavy brush, inclement weather and smoky conditions. Supervise and work well with others. Other: Be in good physical condition. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver's license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle.

Duties
Assist Assistant Tribal Forester/Forest Engineer in the preparation of pre-sales packages. Provide layout and cruising of timber sales. Provide initial road location and design of forest roads. Assist timber sale officer in timber sale and permit administration. Provide layout and quality control for Forest Development and Silviculture projects. Cruising timber for inventories, timber sales, right-of-way and paid permits. Perform utilization scale and falling and bucking evaluations for ongoing timber sales. Inspect reforestation and plantation maintenance projects to insure compliance with silvicultural prescriptions. Perform stand examinations and stocking surveys. Lay out and maintain logging unit and project boundaries. Monitor free use and paid permits for minor forest products and provide trespass inspection. Prepare maps, charts and other documents which provide for a permanent record of activities of the forest. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor. 

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee.  After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time it will be decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

HOW TO APPLY
All applicants must submit a Tribal "Application for Employment Form". 

http://www.ctsi.nsn.us/uploads/downloads/Employment/Application_CTSI_2007-1.pdf

Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR TRAINING OR EDUCATION, DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED. 

If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.     

The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

SEND APPLICATIONS TO:  Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

                                          Attn:  Human Resources Department

                                          P.O. Box 549

                                         Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number 541.444.8375 or 1.800.922.1399 ext. 1375

Human Resources 1.800.922.1399 ext. 1274

Website www.ctsi.nsn.us

Email hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment: The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe's Indian Preference Policy will apply.  Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization. 


Service Desk Analyst-01010572

Posted by: Weyerhaeuser

Description
Position located in Pacific Northwest and reporting to Southern Timberlands/Inventory and Planning/FMS Support Group

General Information
This position is part of the Southern Timberlands and will report to the FMS Support Manager in Hot Springs, AR. It is a Full Time, Exempt position. The specific location will be in a Weyerhaeuser Timberlands office in either Oregon or Washington, yet to be determined.

Background
As a FMS Support Desk Analyst you will have an opportunity to assist in providing efficient and effective problem identification and resolution for Weyerhaeuser resources, and will work with Weyerhaeuser’s forestry GIS system (FMS) as well as Esri's ArcGIS suite. We are looking for a customer oriented analytical thinker with the ability to review issues and symptoms and determine appropriate solutions. The FMS Support Desk Analyst must be self-sufficient in completing support requests using Weyerhaeuser’s forestry GIS solution, Esri’s ArcGIS suite, MS Access, and/or SQL for data mining purposes and should have strong organizational and communication skills. The successful candidate must possess the ability to work both in a team environment and individually with limited supervision, and must have the ability to adapt to changing priorities and learn new concepts and applications quickly.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • FMS Service Desk Support including answering support calls and emails, logging support requests and troubleshooting user requests and issues related to Weyerhaeuser’s forestry GIS as they arise.
  • Independent problem solving and follow through on support requests.
  • Build and maintain a comprehensive understanding of Weyerhaeuser’s forestry GIS database structure, functionality, and design.
  • Lead training efforts related to Weyerhaeuser’s forestry GIS including creation and delivery of training materials.
  • •Collaborate in testing and maintenance release deployments of Weyerhaeuser’s forestry GIS 
  • Spatial data Analysis and maintenance, data mining procedures
  • Map template creation and maintenance.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in GIS, Geography, Forestry, or other Natural Resources field is required. 
  • Graduate degree or Certificate in GIS is preferred.
  • A minimum of one year customer service experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2+ years of field and/or GIS experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS suite is required. 
  • Experience working with SQL or the Microsoft Office 2010 suite including Access is preferred.

Additional Details

  • This position will involve overnight travel for work related purposes. Travel is expected to be 25% to 50%.
  • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is required as a company vehicle may be driven periodically for specified assignments.

About Our Timberlands Business
We’re experts in growing, nurturing, harvesting and replanting trees to meet important human needs, without harming the environment or exhausting the supply. This a team of world-class professionals who understand how to make the most out of our renewable resource — for our investors, customers and communities.

About Weyerhaeuser
We grow trees and make forest products that improve lives in fundamental ways. Our wood products are used to build homes, where families are sheltered and raised. Our cellulose fibers are used to make diapers and other hygiene products that keep people clean and healthy. We innovate to use trees in products you may not expect, such as fabric, plastics and energy. At Weyerhaeuser, we’re working together to be the world’s premier timber, land, and forest products company.

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.

Job posting: http://weyer.jobs/10572


Forester

Posted by: Weyerhaeuser - Coos Bay OR

Our Coos Bay Operations, located in Coos Bay OR, has an opening for a qualified Forester. The safe and efficient growing of commercial forests for harvest, in an environmentally and economically sound manner, is the core of this role. The position reports to the Coos Bay Operations Team Leader, with accountabilities to the region’s Chief Forester for silviculture activities in the area. It is a full-time, exempt position. Salary level is dependent on skills and experience.

The general sequence of the silvicultural treatments is: 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. 

Requirements:

  • Preferred candidates would have a BS degree in Forest Management or closely related field but would consider a person with multiple years of field experience in lieu of a degree.  
  • Candidates with Northwest regional field experience will be strongly considered.
  • Minimum of 1 year in operational forestry.
  • Must possess strong team building, communication (written and oral), analytical and critical thinking skills and proficiency in computer and spreadsheet usage. 
  • Experience managing expense and capital budgets.
  • Must be highly motivated, a self-directed team player and willing to work independently in an office setting, while traveling to destinations and in the outdoor environment.  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.
  • Knowledge of state and federal wildlife, water and Oregon forest practice rules/statutes.
  • Experience preparing, negotiating, administering and monitoring contracts.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with Geographical Information Systems is highly desirable.
  • Current driver’s license is required as work involves driving vehicles on rough roads (approx 25,000 per year).

About Our Timberlands Business

We’re experts in growing, nurturing, harvesting and replanting trees without harming the environment or exhausting the supply. Our timberlands team attracts world-class professionals who understand how to make the most of our remarkable, renewable resource — to meet the needs of our investors, customers and communities today, and for decades to come. 

Interested candidates may apply by 8/21/16:

Internal Candidates:   http://weyer.jobs/10517i

External Candidates:  http://weyer.jobs/10517

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.


Forest Check Cruiser I

Posted by: Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Job announcement and how to apply available here.


Forest Practices Science Advisory Team Leader - NR Scientist 4

Posted by: Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Job announcement and how to apply available here.


Natural Resource Specialist 1

Posted by: Oregon Department of Forestry

Announcement and how to apply available here.


Fire Project Coordinator

Posted by: Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council

The Washington RC&D is the fiscal sponsor of the Washington Prescribed Fire Council and the new position will in part support additional projects within the Council. This is a great opportunity to work on prescribed fire and other fire related projects at a statewide level.
 

The job description and further information can be found on the Washington RC&D website here: http://scwrcd.org/employment.html

The position will, with support from the WRC&D team, coordinate communication between multiple groups and individuals throughout the State of Washington. A successful candidate for the position will have the ability to coordinate implementation of the overall project, coordinate sub-awards to multiple partners, coordinate outreach efforts being conducted across three different forest collaboratives, and will record and report on lessons learned to improve the use of prescribed fire.  
 
The position will also assist in development of a learning network related to post-fire recovery practices and “pre-fire planning for effective post-fire response”.
 

 


Senior Researcher in Natural Resource Economics

Posted by: College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho

The University of Idaho invites applications for a Senior Researcher to join the Policy Analysis Group in the College of Natural Resources (www.uidaho.edu/cnr/pag). We seek a skilled economist to join our interdisciplinary team of policy and economic specialists working on natural resource issues important to the state of Idaho.

APPOINTMENT: Senior Researcher. Fiscal Year, full time. Salary commensurate with experience. Renewable annually depending on performance and funding. Duty location is Moscow, Idaho.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Research responsibilities: The Senior Researcher is responsible for modeling and tracking the economic contributions of wildlife, timber, grazing, water, outdoor recreation, and related natural resources important to Idaho’s economy. We seek a motivated individual who will assist in the development of statewide, regional and local economic information systems and analytical tools. We seek individuals who are innovative, thrive in a team environment, and will initiate and contribute to all aspects of project design, implementation, analysis, and reporting.

Service and outreach responsibilities: The Senior Researcher will provide expertise to collaborators, scientists and stakeholders by participating in the design and delivery of publications, workshops, and related outreach activities and analytical tools.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters or doctorate degree in natural resource economics or related field at the time of starting the position, and at least 2 years’ relevant experience. Candidates must demonstrate experience or ability to learn advanced economic modeling techniques, have strong skills in statistical analysis and data interpretation; and demonstration of strong verbal and written communication skills. Applicant selected as finalist must pass a criminal background check.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates may have experience or advanced training in applied natural resource economics and policy analysis; strong project and data management skills; and the ability to publish research in refereed journals. Working knowledge and advanced training in computer programming or modeling in an area related to the position is also highly desired (e.g., Visual Basic, GIS, IMPLAN, REMI, InVEST, FVS), as is the ability to work with project teams including other scientists and across disciplines. Familiarity with natural resource industrial activities in the western United States is desired.

THE INSTITUTION: The University of Idaho is the Land Grant institution of Idaho, located in the panhandle of northern Idaho. The College of Natural Resources has 700 undergraduate majors and over 250 graduate students in three departments. The Policy Analysis Group is an independent program within the College of Natural Resources responsible for providing objective, scientific information and policy analysis on resource and land use questions of interest to the people of Idaho. For information on the Policy Analysis Group, please visit: www.uidaho.edu/cnr/pag

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply online, visit https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/14688. We require a letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, academic transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable), and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled. For first consideration, please submit your application by August 26th, 2016.

CONTACT:

Dr. Dennis Becker, Director, Policy Analysis Group (drbecker@uidaho.edu; 208.892.9865) 

 


Restoration Ecology and Natural History

Posted by: Humboldt State University’s Department of Environmental Science and Management

Vacancy Announcement

Department of Environmental Science and Management
Restoration Ecology and Natural History
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2017
Job #7713

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state.

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Environmental Science and Management invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Restoration Ecology and Natural History.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in Restoration Ecology, Natural History, General Ecology or a closely related discipline (such as Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Soil Science, Forestry, Rangeland Science, Watershed Science) from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
  • Expertise in restoration ecology, general ecology, natural history, and field methods;
  • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
  • Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and
  • Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: http://www2.humboldt.edu/aavp/sites/default/files/04-03%20Admin%20Memo%20Approved%20Policy%20-%20H-1b%20Process_4_4_13.pdf

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Teaching assignments may include: Applied Natural History & Ecology, Principles of Ecological Restoration, Applied Ecological Restoration, Environmental Methods, Environmental Science and Management Senior Capstone, Freshman Seminar, and Graduate Seminar. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research and scholarship/creative activity; and service to the University, profession and community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Environmental Science and Management offers a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Management (with six degree options, including an option in Ecological Restoration), as well as a M.S. degree in Natural Resources. The Department enrolls over 500 undergraduate students. For more information about the Department of Environmental Science and Management, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/environment. For information about the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/cnrs/

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:

Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: ecoresto.search@humboldt.edu

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7713.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:
Dr. Alison O’Dowd, Search Committee Chair
Department of Environmental Science and Management
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone 707.826.3438
Email: ecoresto.search@humboldt.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 14, 2016. Early response is encouraged.

 


Botanical Specialist II

Posted by: City of Portland OR

Botanic Specialist II: Forestry

Salary:  $28.39 - $36.21 Hourly

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 06/13/16 4:30 PM Pacific Time

The City of Portland's Bureau of Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry Division (PP&R) is seeking a Botanic Specialist II - Forestry. The position will under general supervision, develop and manage tree programs and projects in support of Portland's Urban Forestry Management Plan, including tree inventory, tree planting projects, stewardship programs, and research/citizen science projects.

For more detailed information for this position or to apply, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs. Please note, all applications must be submitted online via the City's online application process.  No hardcopy or emailed applications will be accepted.


Okanogan County Extension Director and Agriculture Specialist

Posted by: Washington State University

This position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure, promotion track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the WSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Program Unit, a unit of WSU Extension and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). The position is headquartered at the WSU Extension Okanogan County Office in Okanogan, Washington.

Required: Earned Master’s degree in agricultural related discipline at the time of hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with farmers, agribusiness, government agency representatives, elected officials, tribes, farm laborers, Extension colleagues, consumers, volunteers and community organizations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences and cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver educational programs using a variety of methodologies, including distance education and local educational events.
  • Demonstrated ability in grant writing and fundraising.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and listening skills while relating to a variety of audiences, such as elected officials, staff, volunteers, media, and agency representatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in the understanding of agricultural marketing systems, trends and food systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership of, and teamwork with, interdisciplinary and/or multi-agency teams.
  • Proficiency in computer technology, including word processing, spreadsheets, electronic slide presentations, and email.
  • Documented ability to design and conduct applied research projects.
  • Documented publication record (e.g., extension publications, scholarly products, educational curricula, etc.) Ph.D. degree in an agricultural or closely related discipline. 

Application materials must include: a detailed letter of application describing your vision for leading the WSU Extension Office in Okanogan County. Include how your experience and training pertain to each of the required and preferred qualifications; a current resume/vita; a writing sample for a general audience not to exceed three pages on how you would provide agriculture and natural resources educational programming in a county that has experienced two record-setting natural disasters; names and contact information for three professional references willing to provide letters of recommendation; and scanned copies of your official college transcripts. 

Apply here.  Screening begins on July 5, 2016.

EEO/AA/ADA. 

For questions, please contact Margaret Viebrock, 509.745.8531, viebrock@wsu.edu.

To learn more about the ANR Extension Program Unit and CAHNRS visit:  http://anr.cw.wsu.edu/  and http://cahnrs.wsu.edu.


Klickitat and Skamania County Extension Director

Posted by: Washington State University

This position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure, promotion track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within WSU Extension and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). The position is headquartered at the WSU Extension Klickitat County Office in Goldendale and the WSU Extension Skamania County Extension Office in Stevenson, WA.

Required:   Earned Master’s degree in a discipline related to agriculture, natural resource management or appropriate Extension area. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated competency in program planning, implementation and evaluation processes of Extension programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver educational programs using a variety of methodologies, including distance education and educational events;
  • Demonstrated ability in grant writing and fundraising;
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork with interdisciplinary and/or multi-agency teams;
  • Documented record of extension publications, scholarly products, and educational curricula;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and listening skills in relating to a variety of audiences, including elected officials, staff, volunteers, media, and agency representatives;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community leaders, farmers, agribusiness, government agency representatives, elected officials, environmentalists, consumers, youth and volunteers;
  • Proficiency in computer technology, including word processing, spreadsheets, electronic slide presentations, and email;
  • PhD in an appropriate discipline related to agriculture or natural resource management.

Application materials must include: a detailed letter of application describing how experience and training pertain to each of the required and preferred qualifications; current resume/vita; three letters of reference from professionals who are able to address your qualifications for this position; and scanned copies of your official college transcripts.

Apply here.  

Screening begins on July 11, 2016.

For questions, contact Gina Ord, 509.574.1600, gina.ord@wsu.edu

To learn more about the ANR Extension Program Unit and CAHNRS visit:  http://anr.cw.wsu.edu/  and http://cahnrs.wsu.edu

EEO/AA/ADA. 


Washington State University Extension County Director and Agriculture and Natural Resource Specialist

Posted by: Washington State University Extension

This is a twelve-month, non-tenured, promotion track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, within WSU Extension in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS).  This position is headquartered at the WSU Extension Klickitat County Office in Goldendale and the WSU Extension Skamania County Office in Stevenson, Washington. A full description and application instructions available here.


Forester (Silviculture) GS-0450-5/7/9

Posted by: Malheur National Forest - John Day and Prairie City

Please contact Lori Stokes lstokes@fs.fed.us or 541.575.3331 for more information about the position in John Day, OR.

Please contact Teri Corning-Sevey tcorningsevey@fs.fed.us  or 541.820.3842 for more information about the position in Prairie City, OR. 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439317200


Natural Resource Specialist (Wild Horse and Burro)

Posted by: BLM - Lakeview

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/439857400


Director of Forest Protection

Posted by: Oregon Forest and Industries Council (OFIC)

The Oregon Forest & Industries Council (OFIC) is a statewide trade association representing forestland owners and forest products manufacturing firms. Its members own more than 90 percent of Oregon's private, large-owner forestland base. OFIC's core mission is to advocate on behalf of its members to maintain a positive, stable business operating environment for Oregon's forest products community that fosters long-term investments in healthy forests; to ensure a reliable timber supply from Oregon's public and private forestlands; and to promote stewardship and sustainable management of forestlands that protect environmental values and maintain productive uses on all forestlands.

General Description

The Director of Forest Protection will represent OFIC and its member companies to state agencies, boards and commissions, and state legislators on public policy and legislation affecting all manner of forest protection and health issues, including those related to the Oregon Forest Practices Act, the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the Pesticides Program administered by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and similar regulatory programs. The Director of Forest Protection will work in close liaison with Oregon's 12 Forest Protection Associations supporting the state’s complete and coordinated wildfire prevention and suppression program.

The successful candidate will be a good team player able to take input from association members, other staff members, and affiliated interests to identify and implement successful policy strategies.

Applicants should have a combination of education and work experience in forest protection issues that demonstrates the experience and skills to perform the duties of this position.

This position is based out of Salem, Oregon. Anticipated start date: July, 2016
 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Serve as a liaison for OFIC by developing professional working relationships with key department staff at the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Office of the State Fire Marshall, Oregon State Police, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, among others.
  • Engage with critical partners including the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group, the federal PNW Fire Operations Coordinator, the Emergency Fire Cost Committee, the USDA-Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Oregon Invasive Species Council, and the Smoke Management Advisory Committee, among others.
  • Track and publish industrial landowner road closures.
  • Provide administrative support for OFIC internal policy committees, including the Forest Protection Committee, the OFIC Animal Damage Committee, and any associated standing or ad-hoc subcommittees that may arise.
  • Identify developing issues and challenges facing the forest industry on all manner of protection issues (ex: wildfire funding mechanisms, public-private interface risk issues, fire liability, forestland classification, wildlife damage, forest health - insects, diseases and invasive species, forestland security, hunter/public access, trapping, prescribed burning, smoke management, pesticide use and impacts on wildlife health) and work to develop both long and short-term strategies and tactics to address situations.
  • Engage the landowner community in all manner of policy arenas to successfully communicate protection issues in public forums.
  • Analyze the effects of potential legislation and administrative rules on OFIC members, and work with staff to develop credible positions protecting OFIC member interests.
  • Cultivate "trusted leader" relationships with partner organizations like the Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Associated Oregon Loggers, Keep Oregon Green Association, Oregon Hunters Association, and Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, among others.
  • Establish and maintain a rapport with OFIC members. Communicate regularly with staff and members, and respond to individual member inquiries and requests, particularly on large fire activity, resource needs, drawdowns, etc.
  • Write clear and content-rich testimony and other public comment documents.
  • Write monthly OFIC Protection Newsletters.
  • Collaborate on OFIC research investments in protection issues.
  • Maintain current rosters, spreadsheets and related data gathered from multiple sources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience with and a solid working knowledge of Oregon’s "complete and coordinated" fire program
  • Basic knowledge of forest pesticide products and related practices
  • Ability to communicate complex issues and information in a manner that is readily understood
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in diverse environments, including public settings that may involve conflict on emotional issues
  • Creative thinking and intuitive processing capability
  • Ability to assemble and work with teams and coalitions
  • Self-starting personality comfortable with diverse responsibilities
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills including meeting planning and follow-through on commitments
  • Ability to travel across state, occasionally work non-traditional hours, and be available on an emergency basis in response to fire season, as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Forestry, or related field
  • Licensed Pesticide Applicator considered a plus

Compensation

The starting salary will be industry competitive, and commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include family medical, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references to kristina@ofic.com 

 


Planning Forester

Posted by: Washington Department of Natural Resources

Information available here: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/dnr/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1437338


Silviculture Unit Forester

Posted by: Washington Department of Natural Resources

Information available here: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/dnr/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1437362


Forest Inventory Technician

Posted by: Mendocino Redwood Company

Work Location: Ukiah, CA

Job Specific Information

I. Summary

Performs forest inventory field data collection in coastal Mendocino and Humboldt counties and other locations as assigned.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Locate plots by pre-determined GPS coordinates;
  • Conduct field measurements according to specified inventory protocol;
  • Record data on field data recorder;
  • Perform quality checks and upload field data daily;
  • Provide assistance to the Inventory Forester(s).

III. Qualifications/Requirements

  • College or university coursework in Forestry is desired
  • Forest measurements and sampling, statistics, and forest ecology experience is required
  • Knowledge of tree species in northwestern California is required
  • Experience in forest inventory analysis, timber cruising, or other closely related biological sampling is desired
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, and Internet software is required
  • Working knowledge of GPS technology including data format and ArcMap is desired
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures
  • Ability to concisely describe conditions observed in the field, recorded as notes
  •  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers
  • With appropriate training, an individual must be capable of safely and effectively operating (run, maneuver, navigate and drive in various types of territory) all terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines
  1. Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; walk; use hands, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and communicate
  • May frequently be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Overnight camping in the field may be required at times
  1. Application Process

  • Email a cover letter and resume to recruiter@mendoco.com or
  • Send by fax to 707.485.6873 or
  • Call 707.485.6731 for more information 

 


Technician, Wildlife

Posted by: Mendocino Redwood Company

Job Specific Information

I. Summary

Survey and monitor Northern Spotted Owls and other threatened, endangered, and sensitive (TES) species associated with timber harvest plans (THPs), collect baseline biological data for species to be included in a future Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), and conduct surveys for non-TES species across MRC’s property.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Conducts Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) night surveys
  • Cares for and maintains rodent colony and feeds live mice to NSOs
  • Conducts general biodiversity surveys for other raptors, small mammals, mesocarnivores, herpetofauna and fish as assigned
  • Collects field data electronically using personal digital assistants (PDA) and/or manually with a field notebook
  • Identifies plants and measures vegetation using standard forest mensuration tools and techniques
  • Safely navigates rugged forested terrain with map and compass and occasionally works in inclement weather
  • Safely operates ATV and 4-wheel drive vehicles on unimproved roads at night
  • Uses chainsaw and other tools to clear vegetation along roads and trails
  • Works independently; alone or in small groups in remote areas at night (i.e. conducting night surveys on foot)
  • Must be extremely safety conscious and follow safe work practices at all times

III. Qualifications/Requirements

  • High school education required.
  • Course work toward a Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) from four-year college or university in Wildlife Biology or Forest Science, or related field; or 2 to 3 months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Familiarity with safe capturing and handling of small mammals; familiarity with concepts in forest ecology, and wildlife management techniques
  • Ability to use directional compass and topographical maps
  • To perform this position successfully, an individual should have knowledge of GPS, working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook, or similar software programs
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles including automobiles, trucks and large 4-wheel drive vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines. With appropriate training, an individual must be capable of safely and effectively operating (run, maneuver, navigate and drive in various conditions) all-terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines 

IV. ApplicationProcess

  • Email a cover letter and resume to recruiter@mendoco.com or
  • Send by fax to 707.485.6873 or
  • Call 707.485.6731 for more information 

 


Forester

Posted by: Mendocino Redwood Company

Job Specific Information

I. Summary

Provides assistance to the Area Forester in the preparation and completion of the Timber Harvest Plans (THP) and the administration of the activities of those plans.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and preparation of Timber Harvest Plans by performing research, organizing and analyzing field data, preparing the THP maps, analyzing air photos, and contacting outside resources if needed
  • Travels throughout the area defined in the THP and identifies unstable areas
  • Flags boundaries of the area defined in the THP
  • Records water course classifications, lake and protection zones and other relevant data as required to conform to the THP
  • Conducts surveys including botanical, archeological, raptor and spotted owl;
  • Prepares field notes to use in writing the THP
  • Provides work direction to Technicians
  • Develops and administers vegetation and reforestation projects
  • Administers field operations including designing and building roads and logging activity
  • Marks timber and trains others to mark timber

III. Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Related experience or training
  • Willingness to obtain a Registered Professional Forester License
  • Knowledge of ArcView, Outlook, internet software, Excel and Word
  • Valid driver license and remain eligible to operate company vehicles including automobile, trucks, and/or all terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Ability to use a directional compass and topographical maps
  • Ability to operate a hand-held calculator, preferred

IV. Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; walk; use hands, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and communicate
  • May frequently be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus 

V. Application Process

  • Email a cover letter and resume to recruiter@mendoco.com or
  • Send by fax to 707.485.6873 or
  • Call 707.485.6731 for more information 

 


Forester - RPF

Posted by: Mendocino Redwood Company

Job Specific Information

I. Summary

Provides assistance to the Area Manger in the preparation and completion of the Timber Harvest Plans (THP) and the administration of the activities of those plans.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Develops and prepares the Timber Harvest Plan by performing research, organizing and analyzing field data, preparing the THP maps, analyzing air photos, and contacting outside resources if needed
  • Travels throughout the area defined in the THP and identifies unstable areas
  • Flags boundaries of the area defined in the THP
  • Records watercourse classifications, lake and protection zones and other relevant data as required
  • Conducts surveys including botanical, archeological, raptor and spotted owl
  • Prepares field notes to use in writing the THP
  • Develops and administers vegetation and reforestation projects
  • Administers field operations including designing and building roads and logging activity
  • Marks timber and trains others to mark timber
  • Directs work of Seasonal Forestry Technicians and others as assigned

III. Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university and three years related experience and/or training; or eight years of experience or equivalent education and experience
  • This position requires the candidate to possess or be willing to obtain a Registered Professional Foresters license within two years
  • To perform this position successfully, an individual should have knowledge of ArcView, and the Microsoft Suite
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible to operate company vehicles including automobiles, trucks and/or all terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations  

IV. Application Process

  • Email a cover letter and resume to recruiter@mendoco.com or
  • Send by fax to 707.485.6873 or
  • Call 707.485.6731 for more information 

 


Forest Technician

Posted by: Humboldt Redwood Company

Job Specific Information

I. Summary

Under the direction of Forester, Forester- RPF and Area Forester conducts field work to implement the Timber Harvest Plans (THP) and other Forest Management projects.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Travels throughout the area defined in the THP and marks timber for cutting
  • Flags boundaries of the area defined in the THP
  • Records water course classifications and other relevant data as required to conform to the Forest Practice Rules
  • Conducts surveys including botanical, archeological, raptor and spotted owl
  • Prepares field notes to use in writing the THP
  • Conducts timber cruising and performs inventory analysis
  • May administer vegetation projects including supervising planting trees
  • Administers road surveys and maintenance activities
  • May assist in logging supervision

III. Qualifications/Requirements

  • One year certificate from college or technical school or
  • Two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred but not required
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles including automobiles and trucks in accordance with company policy guidelines. With appropriate training, an individual must be capable of safely and effectively operating (run, maneuver, navigate and drive in various types of territory) all-terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • To perform this position successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Excel, Word, Internet software and Outlook

IV. ApplicationProcess

  • Email a cover letter and resume to recruiter@hrcllc.com or
  • Send by fax to 707.485.6873 or
  • Call 707.485.6731 for more information 

 


Resource Land Use Specialist

Posted by: Seneca

Hire Date: May/June 2016 (flexible to accommodate specific availability)

Deadline for Application: Monday, May 23, 5:00 PM

Background: Seneca is a family-owned forest products company located in Eugene, Oregon. Started in 1954 with an annual production of 18 million board feet, Seneca has evolved into one of the most technologically advanced forest products companies in the world with an annual production of over 500 million board feet. In 1992, Seneca Jones Timber Company was created to oversee the management of an expanding timberland base. Today Seneca manages over 170,000 acres of timberland from its Eugene and Roseburg offices.

Job Description: The Resource Land Use Specialist position is located in Eugene, Oregon. Duties will include:

  • Provide high level of support for existing staff in connection with matters related to ownership of timberlands. Assist and work closely with Land Use Manager and GIS Forester.
  • Identify upcoming road use needs, determining land ownership and verifying rights.
  • Work closely with neighbors, both private, industrial and governmental to provide updates on upcoming access needs. Assist with preparation of required road use reports and maintain amortization records.  Run reports and queries to notify neighbors of upcoming use.
  • Negotiate, facilitate and prepare documents associated with forestland use, including leases, easements, license agreements and purchase and sale agreements.
  • Manage, maintain and update existing database and GIS record structures for contract work, land documents, surveys and other miscellaneous material in an accessible manner.
  • Support operating needs related to short-term entries, key agreements and entry permits.
  • Review permittee/contractor compliance with required insurance coverage.
  • Assist with professional business correspondence as needed.
  • Create ESRI ArcMap GIS maps for real estate transactions and various timberland operations.
  • Facilitate forestland, commercial and residential property acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Review land records for accuracy, including title reports and interpretation of land surveys.
  • Research historic ownership of property as needed.
  • Monitor land ownership changes to facilitate payment of property taxes and forest protection fees.
  • Work with the GIS/Timber Inventory Supervisor to complete inventory acquisitions and depletions.
  • General work hours – Monday through Friday, ten hour days on average. Early morning day trips to Roseburg occur on a monthly basis.

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • Minimum education: two years of college in a business, paralegal, real estate, title work or other relevant discipline required.  Many of the job requirements are learned by experience.
  • Position requires a basic understanding of real estate matters, reporting/compliance monitoring and a general knowledge of forestry operations and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to self-direct, prioritize, work independently and multi-task.
  • Strong knowledge of business office principles and practices, with a focus on maintaining land records with appropriate file documentation and continually updating records.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Requires public speaking ability in both a one-on-one and group setting situation, including agenda building and lead meetings.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential.
  • Solid ability to work with Windows based software packages (Access, Excel, Word, ArcMap)
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Knowledge and/or experience on Geographic Information Systems, legal descriptions and terminology, real property documents, government road access agreements (O&C Reciprocal Right-of-Way Program and Forest Service Manuals 2730 and 5400), surveys, and aerial photo interpretation is a plus.
  • Ability to hold a valid Oregon driver’s license and pass a mandatory drug use screening process.
  • A positive attitude, integrity and reliable working relationship with other members of the team is important.

Wages: Salary position; compensation commensurate with experience and skills. Seneca offers a highly competitive wage and benefits package including health and wellness insurance program with a variety of coverage. You can find more information at: www.senecasawmill.com/careers.

To apply: Email a cover letter, resume, list of references to:

Monica Jelden
Seneca Jones Timber Company
P.O. Box 10265
Eugene, OR  97470
mjelden@senecasawmill.com

Seneca Jones Timber Company is an equal opportunity employer company (EOEC).


Forester

Posted by: Bureau of Land Management

The South River Resource Area is recruiting for one permanent Forester (Contract Administrator) GS-0460-09/11 position.  It is being advertised both merit promotion and open to all U.S. Citizens.  The announcements opened today and will close on 4/29/2016.
 
OR-DEU-2016-0115  ~  Open to all U.S. Citizens
 
 
?OR Merit-2016-0224  ~ Open to current and former career/career-conditional federal employees and those eligible under special hiring authorities.?

 


Research Scientist/Engineer 1

Posted by: University of Washington

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The person in this position performs the following duties: assist in the development of field research projects and budgets, implement the research projects, including field installation, data collection and reporting with raw data and observations, supervise 1-2 field crew members. The majority of the work will be implementing the research project in the field and subsequent data collection. This may include surveying, tree and plant identification, tree measuring (all measurements from diameters, heights and stem measurements to stem, branch, needle and root biomass measurements), soil and plant sample collection, etc. The data collection methods use a wide variety of instruments and tools, some very specialized and others more common to forestry. In addition, many of the projects include setting up monitoring instrumentation and maintaining and collecting data from the instruments. 

This position is responsible for all aspects of accomplishing the field work. This will include not only  knowing the protocol for the job, but also budgeting time, securing the equipment and tools needed to maintain them, understanding and using data recording devices, securing and vouching for travel and handling expense reimbursements to hiring, training and supervising crews as needed. This person must have an understanding of, and work within, the proposed budget. 

The person filling this position will be working independently in the field and unsupervised. This person must be self-motivated and resourceful. Since this person collects and/or oversees collection of the data, personal integrity and a respect for accuracy is a must. Further, given first-hand knowledge of the data, this person should be capable of providing an overall summary of their observations, and may be called on to draw conclusions or make recommendations as to the disposition of individual research sites. Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results, and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes. Defines and improves practices from experiences on small projects. As a research organization, the SMC offers opportunity for gaining new experience and professional growth as the individual develops into the position. This individual will collaborate with many other researchers and timberland managers in the public and private sector to accomplish SMC’s organizational goals; may provide ideas to improve efficiency at group level; networks primarily within own technical peer group. 

The research sites are located on timber lands in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, requiring overnight travel on a frequent basis (generally Monday through Friday) to locations remote from the Seattle Duty Station. These lands are owned or managed by Public (federal and state) agencies and private land owners. The person in this position is expected to learn their rules for operating on their property and obey them. The hired individual will be driving 25 to 40 thousand miles a year in state owned vehicles on public and private roads, a valid driver license and an excellent driving record is required. 

The job is approximately 80% in the field (in all weather conditions, steep rough terrain and a variety of settings and forest types) and 20% at SMC's office on the University of Washington campus. Time in the office will include reviewing and error checking/analyzing field data with the database manager, meeting with SMC's faculty, staff and graduate students to assist them in the design of future research projects and developing conclusions and hypotheses from past projects. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Bachelor degree in an appropriate field with 1-year of related experience in forestry, forest management, forest engineering, related natural resource field. Candidates with 3 plus years of related experience in forestry, forest management, forest engineering or related natural resource field and Associate degree in forestry, forest management, forest engineering or related natural resource field are also encourage to apply. 

Technical expertise in field forestry and safety procedures. Knowledge of the most current forest field equipment, including Juniper System's mobile computers, GIS/GPS, data collection software and safe chainsaw usage and other equipment. Knowledge of data collection and or timber cruising methods and protocols. Tree species identification. Strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills. Technical report review and editing skills. Operates independently under minimal supervision Responsive and client service oriented. Proficient MS Office Skills (especially Excel). Enthusiastic, energetic, team-oriented individual. 

To excel in this position, the individual needs to be a well-rounded technical expert possessing a client service mindset. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 
 

Condition of Employment:
The hired individual will be driving 25 to 40 thousand miles a year in state owned vehicles on public and private roads, a valid driver license and an excellent driving record is required. 

Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements for this position will be invited to interview. Transcripts must be submitted to receive credit for education coursework at the time of application. 

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. 

Application Process
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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Forestry Aid

Posted by: Colville National Forest

The Colville National Forest is outreaching a temporary appointment for a  GS-0462-03 Forestry Aid position in the timber department on the Newport Ranger District located in Northeast Washington. 

Additional information available here.


Forester

Posted by: Barnes and Associates

Barnes & Associates, Inc., a forestry consulting firm servicing southwest Oregon, is seeking an experienced professional forester. Duties include a wide range of forestry tasks including timber cruising and appraisals, management planning, harvesting administration, silviculture, etc. A minimum bachelor’s degree in forest management, forest engineering or similar degree required. Please send a résumé to rbarnes@barnesinc.com.


Internship and Cooperative Education Coordinator

Posted by: College of Forestry, Oregon State University

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.

The College of Forestry (CoF) is one of 11 colleges on the Oregon State University (OSU) campus, and is comprised of three departments offering undergraduate and graduate programs to a student body of approximately 1000 students. As the sole university-level forestry program in Oregon, the College has a reputation as a world-class center of teaching and learning about forests and related resources and is a primary resource people turn to for information, research, and education.

The Internship and Cooperative Education Coordinator is essential to achieving the College of Forestry’s vision for academic excellence. Working under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, under the direct supervision of the Manager of Student Services, and in collaboration with academic advisors and department heads, this position provides leadership, program development and coordination. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating the Cooperative Education Program and mentored work experiences, and for developing new internship opportunities within the College of Forestry.

He/she will work closely with students, faculty, and external partners in identifying, developing, enhancing, and implementing internship opportunities, and tracking program outcomes.

For further information and to apply visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/search; Posting # P00026UF 

 


Conservation Director

Posted by: Great Peninsula Conservancy, Bremerton WA

Great Peninsula Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust, seeks a Conservation Director in its Bremerton, WA office on west Puget Sound. The Conservation Director develops and implements GPC’s land conservation initiatives through collaboration, deal making, grant writing, and innovation. Requirements for the position include a minimum of five years’ experience and a successful track record in public or private land conservation, real estate, natural resources management, or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject also is required. We are seeking a highly-motivated, organized, experienced, and collaborative deal maker. Individual must be committed to being an inspiring advocate for land conservation. Bremerton is a quiet community with a large Navy base and shipyard, a burgeoning network of land and water trails, a natural heritage tied to forestry and salmon fisheries, and ready commuter access to Seattle via the state ferry system. This is a great opportunity for a goal-oriented individual to lead the conservation program of a successful and growing land trust. To Apply:  Send cover letter (one page) and résumé (max. two pages) to sandra@greatpeninsula.org or Sandra Staples-Bortner, Great Peninsula Conservancy, 423 Pacific Ave., Suite 401, Bremerton, WA 98337. A full job description may be found at www.greatpeninsula.org. Application Deadline:  Open until filled.


Internship Forest Management and Forest Engineering

Posted by: Weyerhauser

Job Overview

Forest Management Intern (both winter and summer assignments available)
A “summer assignment” forestry management intern will gain experience in site preparation, fire protection, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, thinning unit layout, timber cruising/inventory, plantation audit work, as well as auditing/supervising contractors. A “winter assignment” intern will gain experience in planting inspections, aerial spray operations, GIS mapping, tree grading and animal damage control.

Forest Engineering Intern
An engineering intern will perform a variety of tasks associated with the field layout and permitting of harvest units and road construction. Field work will include stream buffer measurement and marking, road location and traversing, unstable slope delineation, and unit boundary design. Typical office work includes map production via geographical information systems (GIS) and writing of forest practice permits. There will also be opportunities to work with logging crews to better understand the role between harvesting and engineering.

2016 Intern Positions (each of the above intern positions may also spend time setting chokers on a rigging crew)

Job Requirements

  • Have completed at least one year of college.
  • Maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, adhering to all safety expectations.
  • Have an interest in hands-on work in an outdoor environment. 
  • Demonstrable skills in computer applications as they relate to the discipline.
  • Ability to understand and implement the applicable regulatory laws into the course of the assignments.
  • Willing to be assigned to any location within Oregon and Washington, often in rural locations. 
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Successfully complete a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.

What We Offer

For completing corresponding year prior to starting assignment: freshman $14.50/hr, sophomore $15.50/hr, junior $16.50, first senior year of dual degree $17.50, Bachelors degree $18.50, first year of masters $21.50. In addition, we will pay mileage to/from the internship assignment and a $1,000 stipend to those that need to relocate.

Safety and the prevention of injuries and unsafe conditions is our highest priority. The ability to work safely is required and includes strict adherence to forest operations safety procedures, taking the personal initiative to work safely one-hundred percent of the time, contributing to the safety of your other team members, and maintaining a safe work environment

APPLY ONLINE

  1. Go to www.wy.com/careers 
  2. Set up a personal profile. 
  3. Click on “Search for Jobs” 
  4. Find job number 01009810. 
  5. Click on “Apply Online” 

Location:  Oregon and Washington 
Schedule:  Full-Time 
Job Type:  Internship
Shift:  Days