Forester, GIS (IT, Computers & GIS)

Full Time

  Roseburg Forest Products

  Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States

Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical field to office support to Roanoke GIS users
  • Produce recurring map products supporting forestry and operations contracts
  • Develop thorough understanding of Roanoke user groups and RTS shop processes
  • Support all short term and long term System deployment, training, and continuous improvement plans
  • System Integration
    • Collaborate with Roanoke staff to understand existing field work flows and potential enhancements
    • Collaborate with Roanoke staff, GIS Manager, and contractors to migrate existing GIS, paper/analog, and spreadsheet tracking processes to the Enterprise System
  • Data Integrity
    • Ensure compliance with defined standardization of recurring products and data storage protocol requirements for recurring GIS products such as contract maps and bank reporting requests
    • Follow protocol for reviewing schema changes to ensure change impact is controlled and manageable
    • Maintain Roanoke GIS meta-data documentation
  • Data Analysis
    • Lead role providing field to office GIS analytical support of recurring Roanoke operations plans, inventory planning, long term forest management / harvest scheduling planning, market analysis, and from time to time various business ventures such as local acquisition, disposition and lease projects
    • Support tools which automate and expand the use of GIS analysis within Roanoke operations
  • Training
    • Conduct both 1 on 1 and larger group training sessions for data collection and integration with staff, interns, and contractors
    • Model company core values

Required Qualifications

  • BS in a natural resources field with 3+years of GIS data management and analysis experience or
  • BS in GIS or Geography with 3+ years of managing GIS data for a forest resources business
  • Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS desktop and or ArcGIS Pro
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Highly organized with ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with python programming
  • Experience using ESRI Portal to develop web maps
  • Familiar with ESRI ArcSDE and version management