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Forester - Reforestation

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 qualified individual to help manage the Company’s timberlands in Lassen and Plumas counties. The successful applicant will be required to work out of the Almanor District office located at the 101 Ranch in Westwood, CA.

About The Position
• 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
• Inspect and monitor reforestation projects to evaluate field performance and recommend appropriate corrective actions as necessary
• Maintain documentation, and district database, of reforestation activities
• Assist in other forestry work on the district requiring demanding physical activity

Qualifications
• BS in Forestry, Natural Resources, or Agriculture, or a related field preferred
• 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
• Ability to navigate in mountainous areas using map and compass or GPS
• Skilled in the use of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based programs
• Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and strong work ethic
• Ability to work independently, and as a team member
• Current valid California driver’s license and ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle and negotiate steep mountain 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 www.spi-ind.com/AboutUs.

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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