Career Opportunities

Forester - District

Forestry Division - Stirling City District
Chico, CA
Close:  03/24/2017
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Our Forestry Division, Stirling District, has an opening for a qualified Forester to help manage the Company’s timberlands in Butte, Tehama, and Plumas counties. The successful applicant will be required to work out of the Chico office.

• Field work associated with, and the preparation of Timber Harvest Plans (THPs)
• Support administration of contracts, including reforestation, logging, and road construction
• Hike in extremely remote mountainous regions using maps, compass or GPS
• Miscellaneous forestry-related project work requiring demanding physical activity

• A California Registered Professional Forester or the ability to qualify for and take the RPF exam within 3 years
• Knowledge of THP preparation and writing
• Familiarity with the California Forest Practice Rules
• Experience in fire suppression techniques and forest fuels management
• Ability to communicate and work with state regulatory agencies
• Understanding of logging, road construction and reforestation operations
• Excellent communication and computer skills, with GIS-based software programs helpful
• Have a valid California driver’s license and ability to drive hazardous mountain roads

The rate of pay for this salary position depends on experience and qualifications. If you are qualified and would like to apply, please send a cover letter and a resume by March 24th, 2017 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Paul Niemer, Human Resources
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049

Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.

Sierra Pacific effectively utilizes nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our mills. In fact, the small amount that isn’t turned into windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. We verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.