Forester RPF (Forester)

Full Time

  Green Diamond Resource Company

  Korbel, California, United States

Forester RPF (Korbel, CA)

POSITION PURPOSE

The Registered Professional Forester is responsible for the design and preparation of timber harvest plans that comply with State regulations and Green Diamond Resource Company standards and guidelines. The Forester provides clear and concise communication of timber harvest plan content to timber operators prior to and during operations. The Forester may be responsible for contract administration for harvesting operations when assigned. The Forester will also have other duties such as assisting with prescribed burning for reforestation, participating in tours of the property and assisting other departments as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties as assigned)
•Responsible for preparation of Timber Harvest Plans (THP) through all stages up to approval. Provides support to operation supervisors and LTOs during operations. Follows up with THP completion reports upon completion of operations.
•Ensures all Timber Harvest Plans are properly engineered and documented in the field. (Roads and harvest units).
•Provides appropriate information regarding THP statistics for planning purposes (Yarding methods, volume/acres, species distribution, log size distribution, special provisions).
•Aids in all phases of contract administration when directed by supervisor.
•Conducts THP specific archaeological and historical surveys and prepares Confidential Archaeological Addendums as specified in the Forest Practice Rules.
•Provides information as necessary to assist with biological, geological, and botanical surveys and reports.
•Assures that critical THP information is communicated to key Green Diamond departments including Operations, Roads, Wildlife, Intensive Forest Management (IFM) and Forest Resource Information System (FRIS).
•Assists with slash burning programs as directed.
•Develops approximately 4 or more approved THP’s per year (depending upon acreage and complexity).
•Communicates often with members of the various regulatory agencies involved with California’s Forest Practice Rules and timber harvest planning process. Interaction with members of the community may be required where THP development is adjacent to, or in close proximity to urban settings.
•Interacts with GDRCo Conservation Planning Department (Roads, Geology, Wildlife, and Botany) is a key component of this position. In Klamath regular interaction with contractors will be required.
•Maintains daily contact with Chief Forester.
•Assists other departments when specific demands require a temporary special assignment (i.e.: summer contract supervision, logging or roads supervision etc.).
•Analyzes existing ground conditions and develops an efficient, logical, cost effective, and legal Timber Harvest Plan based on the analysis. This includes a solid understanding of current road engineering design and location techniques, as well as yarding systems capabilities and their appropriate application.
•Holds a unique position in which professional and ethical behavior is of utmost importance in THP preparation, interfacing with the public, and maintaining Green Diamond’s high standards and positive image.
•Participates in continuing education programs and training related to the forestry profession.
•Assures a safe workplace.  Takes personal initiative and an aggressive responsibility to ensure ongoing safe behaviors through implementation and active participation in the company safety program with a goal of no recordable accidents.
•Efficiently manages and directs forestry technicians to assist in THP layout and preparation.
•Participates in performance management reviews (written and verbal)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
•Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or closely related field, or equivalent work experience.
•Valid California Registered Professional Forester license.
•Experience with THP layout, engineering, and preparation, including five years (or equivalent) experience in a broad range of forestry operations.
•Skills necessary for the design and layout of new forest management standard roads.
•Valid CA driver’s license.
•Must be able to successfully pass a qualifying course in ATV training.
•Must be able to successfully complete the FPR required archaeological surveyor training program.
•Ability to work unsupervised.
•Be highly motivated and self-directed.
•Proven strong leadership skills. Works with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others. 
•Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
•Effective and productive communications skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly.  Writes well, clearly and concisely.  Is approachable and open to discussion.
•Conducts self in a professional manner at all times.  Treats others with respect at all times.  Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin.  Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
•Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others.  Organized and proactively manages environment.  Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities.  Prioritizes workload in order of importance.  Reliably follows through with job assignments.
•Learns, applies and retains new methods and information.  Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges.  Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.
•Demonstrated ability to project a positive Company image during interactions with agencies, neighbors, and the community.
•Willing to invest in longer work hours when projects demand more time to accomplish important and/or timely goals.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
•Works primarily in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.
•Ability to orient, climb, and traverse steep, rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in  sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.
•Must have the ability to see distance and detail with accuracy.
•Ability to work independently.
•Works in conditions that may expose employee to wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
•Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
•Ability to perform consistent work on a PC.
•Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.
•Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.
•Requires the use of standard safety equipment in compliance with regulations and Green Diamond standards.
•This position may be exposed to smoke, marking paint, gas, diesel fumes, and pollens.
•This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 3.

                  This is a full time job with excellent wage and benefit package included.


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