Forester - Sierra Pacific Industries, Burlington, WA

 

Our Forestry Division has an opening for a qualified Forester to help manage the Company’s timberlands in Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties.  The successful applicant will be required to work out of the Burlington, Washington office. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who shares our passion for land stewardship and the forest industry and seeks to advance their career.
 
ABOUT THE POSITION  
•     Implement all aspects of the district’s timber harvest program: perform harvest layout and permitting, administer road building and logging contracts, and ensure log quality control
•     Assist in the development of harvest budgets and forecasts 
•     Assist, as needed, with silvicultural programs including reforestation, vegetation management, tree improvement, animal damage, and inventory
•     Effectively work both within a team setting and independently in remote areas, in all seasons and weather conditions
•     Professionally and effectively interact with state regulatory agencies and diverse stakeholder groups
•     Other forestry-related project work in a wide range of weather and field conditions
QUALIFICATIONS  
•     3 to 5 years of experience in harvest engineering and layout in the Pacific Northwest preferred
•     Solid understanding of operational and cost considerations of cable and gr
ound-based logging systems and forest road construction
•     Working familiarity with Washington forest practice rules
•     Experience designing and installing fish passable structures is a plus
•     Degree in Forestry or related field (demonstrated equivalent work experience will be considered)
•     Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic
•     Skilled with Word, Outlook, Excel, ArcGIS software
•     Have or obtain a valid Washington driver’s license, and ability to drive hazardous mountain  roads
 
WHY JOIN OUR TEAM                                                                               
We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance.
In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, we give an average of $500,000 in 
scholarships.
 
HOW TO APPLY  
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume by May 4, 2018 to:
Sierra Pacific Industries
Paul Niemer, Human Resources
P. O. Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049
 
Interested in SPI, but not this job? Look for future openings at: www.spi-ind.com/careers
 

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