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Forester I

Spokane Tribe of Indians
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Full Time
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Job Description:

   The incumbent is responsible for implementing the preparation of timber sales on the Spokane Reservation. Responsibilities includes assisting designing and implementing data processing for timber cruises; development of timber appraisals; preparation of timber sales prospectus and contract; implementation of NEPA for silvicultural prescriptions and timber harvest operations; and designing and directing various data collection projects. Incumbent performs duties under the supervision of the Supervisory Forester (Silviculturist). Guidance is available as needed on unusual and/or difficult assignments; otherwise incumbent formulates his/her own work schedule on his/her own initiative and carries work to completion independently. 
   FORESTER LEVEL 1 (Presales) 
   • Prepares timber sales documents for harvest treatments and ensures Forest Officer’s Reports are complete; 
   • Trainee level, works under supervision of senior foresters; 
   • Basic presales field duties: timber marking, cruising, mapping and line running; 
   • Assists silviculturist with reconnaissance, vegetation mapping, prescription preparation, harvest unit layout and development of marking guides as needed; 
   • Assembles Forest Officers Reports for timber sales and maintains sales preparation files; 
   • Creates maps with GIS for timber sale contracts; 
   • Compiles cruise data to report realty or timber sale volumes; 
   • Collects and processes GPS data; 
   • Develops prospectus, appraisal, contract and any other documents necessary for the preparation of sales for advertisement; 
   • Prescribed fire, assists as crew member or support staff; 
   • Perform realty cruises and assists with appraisals; 
   • Performs other related duties as assigned. 


   Must have a Valid State Driver’s License and insurable. 
   See education requirements below. 
   • Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Forest Management, Forest Ecology or similar; 
   • Familiarity with local tree species and forestry practices; 
   • Recommend minimum of 1 year experience in the natural resources field; 
   • Training and experience in PC use: operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, database software and forestry applications; 
   • Training and experience in GPS applications in forestry. 


   • Able to lift and carry 45 lbs. 
   • Able to walk all day in steep, rugged terrain; 

How to Apply:

   Applications Are Available at the Spokane Tribal Human Resources Department or can be downloaded at 
   Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett 
   P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040 
   (509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527 
   Fax (509) 458-6556 
   E-mail: or 
   ***All Applications Must Be Received in the HR Department No 
   Later Than 4:30pm on the Closing Date*** 
   The Spokane Tribe of Indians Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy 
   All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test 
   All Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation