Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  Mason, Bruce & Girard

  Portland, Oregon, United States

General position summary:

The Forester will apply a wide variety of forest management techniques while managing multiple projects. Main project areas are within a 100-mile radius of Portland. Ideal residence locations for this position include the Portland/Vancouver area, Salem, Forest Grove, or St Helens.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise reforestation, pre-commercial thinning, road construction, and maintenance for client’s property.
  • Have a working understanding of forest practice rules in Oregon and Washington.
  • Develop, plan and layout harvest units.
  • Administer timber sale activities in a timely manner.
  • Supervise contract logging operations.
  • Assist in development of budgets and forecasts.
  • Conduct check cruising and field audits.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely contract administration.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • May supervise daily activities of forest technicians and sub-contractors.

Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Contacts are within the company, business contacts and with our clients.

Job Conditions:

  • Work is performed both in the field and MB&G offices.
  • Field work to be performed in all weather conditions, steep, rough terrain, and a variety of settings including open fields and forested areas.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required.
  • Computer use, physical ability to operate a telephone, and sit for extended periods of time, may lift/carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Four-wheel drive pickup truck, equipped for work in a forest environment is required.

Job Skills:

  • Working knowledge of forest management and related timber harvesting operations.
  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office and Excel, ArcGIS a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of forest inventory and cruising procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and team-oriented individual.

Education and/or Experience:

  • B.A./B.S. in Forestry, natural resources or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of accumulated field forester experience with team lead abilities.
  • Combination of experience and education.
  • Preference given to candidates with previous consulting experience.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Mason, Bruce and Girard, Inc. is one of the oldest Natural Resources Consulting firms in the country. We consistently uphold values of technical expertise, professionalism, and quality in every aspect of our business. MB&G has experienced significant growth over the past few years while maintaining a worldwide reputation for excellence.

Mason, Bruce & Girard is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and we do not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status or consideration protected by local, state and federal laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Equal opportunity applies to hiring, promotion, training, compensation, and any other organizational action. MB&G’s written Affirmative Action Plan is available to all employees and job applicants upon request.

MB&G is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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