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Forester - District

Forestry Division - Almanor District
Westwood, CA
Close Date:  08/15/2022
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Our Forestry Division, Almanor District, has an opening for a District Forester to help sustainably manage the Company’s timberlands in Lassen and Plumas Counties. This entry level position will involve working with California Registered Professional Foresters (RPF’s) to prepare harvest plans and administer harvest operations. Work will be out of the Almanor office in Westwood, CA requiring living in one of the surrounding communities.

About The Position
• Develop and prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THP’s), including research, field work, mapping and writing
• Administer contracts for field operations including marking, logging and road construction
• Effectively and professionally interact with resource professionals and state regulatory agencies
• Conduct surveys including botanical, wildlife, and archeological
• Forestry-related project work in a wide range of weather and field conditions
• Assist in reforestation activities, including planting and site preparation

• The ability to take and pass the California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) exam after qualification through a combination of educational and/or work experience or a California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) license
• Familiarity with the California Forest Practice Rules, and the fieldwork involved in THP preparation
• Basic understanding of logging, road construction and reforestation operations
• Excellent communication skills, self-motivation and strong work ethic
• Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based software programs
• Ability to successfully work both independently and as a team member
• Capable of hiking in remote mountainous regions using maps, compass and GPS
• Current valid driver’s license and the ability to safely negotiate steep mountainous roads

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, the Foundation gives an average of $500,000 in scholarships.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to apply, please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume by August 15th, 2022 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Erin McLeod, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

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 nearly 6,000 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 2.3 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at

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. Sierra Pacific adheres to E-verify to 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. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation to complete the application process, please call 800-378-8001 or write to Sierra Pacific Industries at PO Box 496011, Redding, CA 96049.

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