Career Opportunities

Forester - Re-Gen

Forestry Division - Tahoe District
Grass Valley, CA
Close:  04/21/2017
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Sierra Pacific Industries started in 1949 with one saw mill in Humboldt, CA. Since that time, we have grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producer in the U.S., employing nearly 5,000 crew members. Sierra Pacific continues to be a company where its employees are proud to work at state-of-the-art facilities and others strive to become part of the team.

Sierra Pacific Industries is seeking a qualified reforestation specialist to work collaboratively with our Forestry division team in the Tahoe District. 

• Implement district reforestation program to effectively establish and manage conifer plantations
• Prepare and administer contracts for reforestation activities including tree planting, vegetation management, site preparation, and thinning
• Maintain documentation, and district database, of reforestation activities
• Navigate in mountainous areas using map and compass or GPS
• Work in remote, mountainous areas
• Operate a four wheel drive vehicle
• Assist in other forestry work on the district

• BS in Forestry, Natural Resources, Agriculture, or a related field
• California Pest Control Advisors (PCA) license with weed and vertebrate pest categories, or the ability to pass the PCA exam within one year is preferred
• Knowledge of reforestation activities and Sierra Nevada forest types is preferred
• Knowledge of California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) laws related to the use of herbicides is preferred
• Skilled in the use of computers, including Microsoft Word and Excel
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work independently, and as a team member
• Have a valid California driver's license

Why Join Our Team?
We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance.

In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, we give an average of $500,000 in scholarships.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to apply, please send a cover letter and a resume by April 21, 2017 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Attn: Paul Niemer
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.