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Forester I

Deadline:
Employer:
American Forest Management
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Georgia
Location Detail:
Folkston
Job Description:

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

Timber Sales and Appraisals - All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Systematic sampling of merchantable and premerchantable timberland using both fixed radius plots and prism sampling methods.
  • 100% tree count of merchantable timber.
  • Identify, locate and mark property lines.
  • Identify and mark streamside management zones (SMZs).
  • Identification of commercial tree species (winter and summer).
  • Design and implementation of timber harvesting plan for clearcut, select cut and thinning sales.
  • Prepare timber sale maps and review computer-generated digitized maps.
  • Prepare timber sale bid notice and review timber sale contracts.
  • Perform timber harvesting inspections to ensure compliance with contract.
  • Collect timber and land sale data for appraisal purposes.
  • Organize and audit timber sale settlements.

 

Timberland Management - All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Inspection of clients’ tracts.
  • Proposal and implementation of timberland management activities specific to individual sites and client goals including site preparation techniques (mechanical & chemical), prescribed burning, chemical release spray, herbaceous weed control, reforestation activities, seedling survival check, timber stand improvement activities (commercial & precommercial thinning, fertilization, chemical release, etc.).
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervision of contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.
  • Meeting with landowner/client to review management activities, answer questions and make proposals regarding their timberland.
  • Patrol property boundaries and points of access.
  • Assist with management plan preparation.