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Forester

Mason, Bruce & Girard


Location:
Scio, Oregon 97374
Date:
05/25/2017
2017-05-252017-06-24
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Mason, Bruce & Girard
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Job Details

General Position Summary:
The Forester will apply a wide variety of forest management techniques while managing multiple projects.

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, road construction and maintenance, and other activities.
    • Have a working understanding of forest practice rules in Oregon.
    • Layout harvest and silvicultural treatment units.
    • Administer timber sale activities in a timely manner and supervise contract logging operations.
    • Plan and conduct annual timber cruising activities.
    • 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 propertie

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.

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. 

Requirements

Job Skills:

  • Working knowledge of forest management and related timber harvesting operations.
  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office and Excel, ArcGIS a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks with minimal direct supervison.
  • Enthusiastic and team-oriented individual.

Education and/or Experience:

  • B.A./B.S. in Forestry, natural resources or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 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.
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