At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.
And, what does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing third-generation family-owned forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.
With over 5,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone! We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at http://www.spi-ind.com/Home/AboutUs/.
Currently, our Forestry Program has an opening for a Wildlife Biologist to help manage over 290,000 acres of forestlands in western Washington. The position will be based at our Centralia, WA office.
About the Position
• Oversee and manage our multi species Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)
o Plan, conduct and/or oversee all owl, raptor, mammal, amphibian, stream temperature and fish surveys
o Analyze data and prepare reports for various survey efforts
o Assist in developing land management strategies to best achieve goals of HCP
• Provide operational support for our timber harvest program
o Review harvest units as needed to ensure they comply with HCP/WA Forest Practice requirements
o Conduct required biological surveys and supervise the efforts of contractors
o Attend harvest review meetings with regulators as needed
o Train other members of the Forestry Division on biological issues
• Lead wildlife regulatory and policy matters
o Maintain effective relationships with regulatory and government agency personnel, as well as various industry groups.
o Review proposed regulations and assess impact to our business, as needed
• Ensure that all WA timberlands are compliant with SFI wildlife and biological standards and objectives
• Perform field work in a safe manner such as hiking in rough and steep terrain, conducting surveys (day or night) and working in remote locations in all types of weather conditions
• Bachelor degree in wildlife biology or related natural resource field
• Proven ability to interpret maps and photographs
• Experience associated with the primary duties listed above
• Familiarity with spotted owls, goshawks, marbled murrelet, amphibians and other wildlife species found in western Washington
• Familiar with SFI standards and objectives
• Ability to identify fish and wildlife species in the focus geographic area
• Familiarity with Washington Forest Practice Application process
• Ability to successfully work with state and federal regulators
• An understanding of federal and state rules and laws dealing with timber and wildlife
• Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) and ARC GIS
• Personable with excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Valid driver license required and quad/snowmobile experience is desirable
Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it's a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.
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 join our team, please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume by October 1, 2018 to:
Sierra Pacific Industries
Paul Niemer, Human Resources
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049