Forester

    • Job Tracking ID: 512953-608600
    • Job Location: Waynesboro, TN
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 16, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Full-time position - Responsible for providing forest management services in South Central Tennessee on approximately 160,000 acres of TIMO client lands as well as small, private forest landowners. Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out of town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).

 

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

 

TIMOClients- All aspects of field work, office work,analysis, and reporting tolandowner/client.

  • Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest setup, harvest inspections, and merchandising trees into various forest products.

  • Assists in planning, negotiations, administration, and inspection of other forestry related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned.

  • Assists in development and administering budgets.

  • Monitors BMP and EMS Compliance to ensure 3rd Party SFI Certification.

  • Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist in managing TIMO lands.

  • Participates in forest inventory projects individually or with a team.

  • Possible oversight of agricultural leases and conversion from timberland to farmland

 

Non-Industrial PrivateForestlandOwners- All aspects of field work, officework, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)Create management plans that capture landowner objectives and offer solutions to achieve those goals.

  • Perform all aspects of timber sale development, including timber inventory, boundary establishment, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts.

  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.

  • Supervise contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.

 

Additional Requirements

  • Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, and GIS software.

  • Ability to use GPS and hand-held data recorders.

  • Has current Registered Forester’s license or ability to become a Registered Forester within 2 years.

  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.

 

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.

  • 2-4 years of forestry experience preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action.

  • The successful candidate will be an honest, self-motivated problem solver, reliable and dependable, and enjoy working either solo or as a member of a team in a position that often requires physical labor, as well as administrative tasks.

  • Knowledge of agriculture (high-production row-crop farming) techniques and procedures is preferred but not required. This position could require some oversight of agricultural leases and conversion from timberland to farmland.

 

Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • 9 paid holidays.

  • Paid vacation schedule.

  • Company assigned vehicle.

  • Healthcare and disability plan.

  • 401(K) retirement plan.

  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans.

  • All specific terms, conditions, benefits, compensation and requirements of employment will be set forth in an Employment Contract to be executed by employee and company.