District Forestry Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512953-693071
    • Job Location: Milford, ME
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 12, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
    • Starting Date: January 1, 2020
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Job Description:

American Forest Management (AFM) is the largest forest consulting and real estate brokerage firm in the United States. AFM currently manages over 6 million acres of privately-owned timberland and has sold over $2 billion in real estate transactions. With 265 employees operating from 49 offices located in 16 states, AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services including land and wildlife management, land sale and acquisition services, forest inventory and design, growth and yield modeling, cash flow projections, environmental services, appraisal, forest resource data management and harvest scheduling.

District Manager - Milford, Maine

AFM’s Central Maine District has an opening for a District Manager position reporting to the Northeast Region Manager. The position is responsible for the management of 300,000+ acres of large client forest lands as well as other small family forest client lands. Responsibilities include the management of a team of 4-6 employees; development of new client forest consulting and management business; preparation of internal and client budgets; development of proposals for new business; timber harvesting, road construction and maintenance, reforestation oversight; contract negotiation; environmental compliance; and third party SFI certification of client managed lands.

This position works closely with other District Managers, Sales and Marketing Manager, Finance Manager, Roads Coordinator and the Information Resources Forester to ensure client and AFM region goals are achieved.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Either BS in Forestry, Masters in Forestry, or closely related field
  • 10+ years of forestry experience including harvesting, silviculture, road construction, reforestation, and forest inventory
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong listening skills with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Maine Professional Forester’s License or the ability to obtain licensure within the first two years of employment
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; working knowledge of GIS & GPS applications
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under strict time constraints
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record

Work Environment

Office and remote work environment. At times works alone in remote forest lands accessed by private, unimproved roads where off-road driving skills are required. Involves working long periods of time outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather conditions including summer heat and extreme cold.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of a team of 4 to 6 employees for compliance with company mission, vision, core values, and policies
  • Management of team performance and safety culture
  • Preparation of client budgets, annual operating plans, forecasts, and reports
  • Successful completion of client goals and objectives
  • Management and contract negotiation of independent forest operations contractors
  • Successful completion of annual third party SFI audit
  • Development of new business projects
  • Other tasks as assigned by Region Manager



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