Forester

    • Job Tracking ID: 512953-615976
    • Job Location: Statesboro, GA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: June 01, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

Timber Sales and Appraisals: All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Systematic sampling of merchantable and premerchantable timberland using both fixed radius plots and prism sampling methods.
  • 100% tree count of merchantable timber.
  • Identify, locate and mark property lines.
  • Identify and mark streamside management zones (SMZs).
  • Identification of commercial tree species (winter and summer).
  • Design and implementation of timber harvesting plan for clearcut, select cut and thinning sales.
  • Prepare timber sale maps and review computer-generated digitized maps.
  • Prepare timber sale bid notice and review timber sale contracts.
  • Perform timber harvesting inspections to ensure compliance with contract.
  • Collect timber and land sale data for appraisal purposes.
  • Organize and audit timber sale settlements.

 

Timberland Management: All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Inspection of clients’ tracts.
  • Proposal and implementation of timberland management activities specific to individual sites and client goals including site preparation techniques (mechanical & chemical), prescribed burning, chemical release spray, herbaceous weed control, reforestation activities, seedling survival check and timber stand improvement activities (commercial & precommercial thinning, fertilization, chemical release, etc.).
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervision of contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.
  • Meeting with landowner/client to review management activities, answer questions and make proposals regarding their timberland.
  • Patrol property boundaries and points of access.
  • Assist with management plan preparation.

 

 

Experience and Skills:

 

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from an accredited school. 3-5 years of experience in Forestry field.

 

 

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively perform existing work.
  • Familiarity with computer-generated spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Preparation of weekly timesheet showing all time worked by project, bill method and task.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.
  • Contact adjoining landowners to client's landholding.
  • Check leases for possible violations.

Benefits

 

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Exempt salary position paid semi-monthly
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Ongoing professional development training
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans