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Area Forester

Hancock Forest Management
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Description:

2 jobs.

Opportunities and benefits of this position:
  • Diverse landscape to work in forest administration.
  • A tremendous opportunity to gain proficiency with all aspects of forest management operations on a daily basis including safety leadership for contractors, land management operations, stewardship, silviculture, road maintenance, harvest administration, timber marketing support, reforestation, inventory support, and contractor relations.
  • An opportunity to work with HFM decision support staff at various locations.
  • Implement Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) objectives and standards.
  • Plan and forecast wood supply delivery objectives.
  • Gather and analyze market intelligence to help negotiate prices with area mills.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with timber procurement personnel, logging contractors and HFM personnel in other areas.


Key Activities of the position include:

  • Assisting timber harvesting operations including planning, harvest layout, contract administration, timber security, quality inspections and reporting.   
  • Developing site specific silviculture prescriptions, planning, budgeting, implementing and performing quality inspections and reporting all applicable operations.
  • Administering local reforestation programs to ensure successful plantations are reestablished that meet or exceed growth expectations.
  • Update inventory and mapping software in conjunction with resource support personnel.
  • Support regional stewardship activities and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) Program objectives.
  • Assist with wood supply agreement administration as applicable.
  • Asset protection, working with external consultants, contractors and state agency personnel to ensure casualty losses are minimized
  • Work with hunters and other recreational users to ensure license compliance.
  • Participate in special projects to add diversity and broaden skills.

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Forestry
  • GIS experience is highly desired
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Experience in managing contracts is a plus
  • Must be very self-motivated
  • Strong computer and analytical skills
  • Knowledge or ability to learn and apply key financial concepts to business decisions
  • Must be team player and have strong communication skills
  • Knowledge in product merchandising and local market specifications is a plus
  • Client service oriented