Forester

Location
Scio, Oregon
Salary
Salary dependent upon experience
Posted
Jul 19, 2022
Closes
Sep 17, 2022
Discipline
Other
Job Type
Other
Organization Type
Industry

General position summary: We are seeking a forester to help manage 12,000 acre family-owned tree farm with an ecoforestry management approach.  This approach utilizes long rotation forestry with multiple commercial thins before final harvest, minimal chemical use, and welcomes the public for free, permitted recreation.  The Forester will apply a wide variety of forest management techniques while managing multiple projects.

 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Assist the Senior Forester with all aspects of management of a 12,000 acre family-owned tree farm, assuming increasing levels of responsibility for property management over time (approx. 80% time). Develop a knowledge and appreciation for the property’s unique history and ownership objectives. Responsible for accurate and timely contract administration such as reforestation, pre-commercial thinning, vegetation management, road construction and maintenance, and other activities. Have a working understanding of forest practice rules in Oregon. Layout harvest and silvicultural treatment units, and track via GPS. Administer timber sale activities in a timely manner and supervise contract logging operations. Conduct annual timber cruising activities using spacially explicit data collection technology. Manage recreation through the issuance of recreation permits at office, and patrol in the field, and trail maintenance. Assist in the development and management of budgets and forecasts. Assist on other MB&G projects on an as-needed basis (approx. 20% time). Examples include data management/GIS, timber cruising, and land management work on other properties.

 

Job Skills:

 

  • Working knowledge of forest management and related timber harvesting operations. Experience managing cut-to-length thinning operations is a plus. Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office and Excel, ArcGIS a plus. Excellent communication skills and professionalism with contractors and clients. Self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks with minimal direct supervision. Enthusiastic and team-oriented individual.
  • Excellent time management Responsive and client service-oriented Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

 

  Job Conditions:

  • Work is performed both in the field and in our Jordan, OR office. Must currently reside or be willing to relocate to within 25 road miles of the Jordan office. Must be available for evening/weekend work for emergencies during fire season. May require occasional travel to project sites throughout the Northwest. Field work to be performed in all weather conditions, steep, rough terrain, and a variety of settings including open fields and forested areas. Computer use, physical ability to operate a telephone, and sit for extended periods of time, may lift/carry up to 50 pounds. Personal vehicle suitable for use in forest environment is required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • B.A./B.S. in Forestry, natural resources, or related field. Minimum of 2 year of accumulated field forester experience with team lead abilities. Combination of experience and education. Preference given to candidates with previous consulting experience. Valid driver’s license.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • May supervise daily activities of forest technicians and sub-contractors.

Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Contacts are within the company, business contacts and with our clients.

About Us Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. is a full-service natural resource consulting firm, with expertise in environmental services, forestry, and geographic information systems (GIS). A set of core values guide our work, focusing our efforts on providing responsible, sustainable solutions that meet client needs.

 

Our areas of expertise include forestry, wildlife, fisheries, wetlands, water quality, and GIS. Our work is characterized by the highest level of client service, the application of the best science and technology, quality processes and results, integrity, and our respect for the natural environment. We provide natural resource consulting services to both industry and government and have done so since 1921.

Mason, Bruce & Girard is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and we do not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status or consideration protected by local, state and federal laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Equal opportunity applies to hiring, promotion, training, compensation, and any other organizational action. MB&G’s written Affirmative Action Plan is available to all employees and job applicants upon request.

 

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact +1-503-224-3445 for assistance.

 

MB&G is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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