Forest Engineer, Rayonier - Hoquiam, WA

This position requires the understanding of harvest unit layout, logging road design, and fish passage culvert design. Fundamental understanding of road maintenance. Familiar with the Washington Forest Practice Act. Basic knowledge of land surveying law and procedures.  SFI compliance protecting water quality and soils, wildlife, to ensure long term forest productivity, aesthetics, and compliance with all forest practice laws relative to timber harvest, and road construction and maintenance.  

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in forest engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external contacts
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills, with a working knowledge of GIS, Roadeng, and basic Windows programs such as Excel and Word
  • A strong commitment to safety

Apply online at http://www.rayonier.com/Careers.aspx by 7/31/18

Rayonier is committed to maintaining a drug free work environment that promotes diversity and is free of discrimination.

 

 

Forest Engineering Lands Program Specialist, Idaho Dept. of Lands - Coeur d'Alene, ID

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) recruiting for a Forest Engineering Specialist to join a dynamic team of technical professionals to work on projects involving road layout and design, cost analyses for road location and surfacing alternatives, construction oversight, and environmental site evaluations.

Become part of an organization where you will work with dedicated people who are committed and skilled in managing and protecting Idaho’s natural resources.

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) believes in its employees and values stewardship, service, accountability and cohesiveness. Our goals emphasize our people and processes, financial stewardship, and customer focus.  We strive for a culture in which leadership equips, entrusts and expects employees to make decisions in fulfillment of our mission.  View our Strategic Plan here.

Under the direction of the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners, IDL manages more than 2.4 million acres of state endowment trust land under a constitutional 

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M.S. or Ph.D. Assistantships in Forest Operations-Biomass Utilization - Northern Arizona Univ - Flagstaff, AZ

The Ecological Restoration Institute of Northern Arizona University (NAU) has openings for two (2) graduate research assistantships available immediately. We seek applications from highly-motivated individuals interested in pursuing PhD or MS graduate studies in Forest Operations and Biomass Utilization. The goal of our research projects are to facilitate successful implementation of forest restoration and fuel reduction thinning treatments through innovations in forest operations and biomass utilization. The successful candidates may begin their initial research work in the summer of 2018 before starting their program of graduate studies in the fall of 2018 at NAU. 

Research projects will focus on:

  • Analysis of thinning operations to restore and improve forest conditions such as reduced fire, insect and disease hazards, restored natural tree density, increased surface and groundwater yield, as well as improved wildlife habitat using various harvesting systems (conventional, cut-to-length, skyline, and helicopter);
  • Evaluation of technical and utilization strategies for increasing efficiencies in harvesting, processing, and transportation of small-diameter trees;
  • Economics and equipment options for recovery of forest residues (limbs, branches, and bole material) left at landings and on harvesting sites;
  • Marketing strategies and product diversifications that are targeted toward utilizing woody materials resulting from forest restoration and fuel reduction thinning treatments; and
  • Development of a forest products industry to support forest management practices in National Forests and other forestlands.

The graduate research assistantship will include an annual stipend ($24,000 for a PhD student or $18,000 for a MS student) for a full-time appointment plus tuition waivers and health benefits.

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M.S. and Ph.D. Assistantships in Forest Operations - Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech is searching for high quality M.S. or Ph.D.level graduate students to conduct research regarding forest operations Specifically, projects will focus on the effectiveness of water quality best management practices throughout the southeastern US. Students should have strong backgrounds and interest in applied forestry and field data collection. Positions are available beginning Fall Semester 2018. Interested students should contact Dr. Scott Barrett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Dr. Chad Bolding (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Dr. Mike Aust (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information. Prior to completing an online application, please email a resume with a brief statement of interest by February 28, 2018 for full consideration.

This full-time (20 hours per week) assistantship with stipend includes a waiver of academic-year tuition. In addition, Virginia Tech offers enhanced benefits to graduate students on assistantship by providing a partial subsidy for health insurance. Comprehensive and technology fees are the responsibility of the student.

Applications must be submitted to the Virginia Tech Graduate School: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/admissions/how-to-apply.html GRE scores are required.

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