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Forester - Reforestation

Weaverville Forestry District
Weaverville, CA
Close Date:  03/31/2023
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

We train and promote from within
Excellent low-cost health benefits
Retirement plan with employer-paid contributions
Paid vacation and 10 holidays

Our Forestry Division, Weaverville District, has an opening for a qualified Reforestation Specialist to help manage the Company’s timberlands in Trinity County. The successful applicant will be required to work out of the Weaverville District office located in Weaverville, CA.

About The Position
• Implement the District reforestation program to effectively establish and manage conifer plantations
• Prepare and administer contracts for reforestation activities such as tree planting, vegetation management, site preparation, and thinning
• Maintain documentation and district database of reforestation activities
• Provide advice, technical support, and evaluation of proposed and ongoing project plans for silvicultural methods and techniques in planting, seeding, site preparation, timber stand improvement, and tree and shrub improvement projects
• Plan, coordinate, and administer the technical phases of the control of animals, insects, or diseases affecting reforestation and regeneration programs
• Inspect and monitor reforestation and stand improvement projects to evaluate subsequent field performance, and recommend appropriate corrective action as necessary
• Develop and maintain good relationships with Federal and State agencies, local officials, private organizations, and neighboring landowners while representing the interests of the Company
• Perform miscellaneous forestry-related project work requiring demanding physical activity

• BS in Forestry, Natural Resources or Agriculture is preferred
• A California Pest Control Advisors (PCA) license with weed and vertebrate pest categories, or the ability to pass the PCA exam within six months, is preferred
• Knowledge of reforestation activities and Klamath and Sierra Nevada area forest types, as well as California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) laws related to the use of herbicides is preferred
• Ability to hike in extremely remote mountainous regions using maps, compass or GPS
• Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and strong work ethic
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based software programs
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member
• Current valid drivers’ license and the ability to operate four-wheel drive vehicle and 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 (including medical, dental, and vision) with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company-paid Life Insurance. Every year since 1979, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided an average of $500,000 in scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses.

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
no later than March 31st 2023 to:

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

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at:

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.
The general wage range for this position at Sierra Pacific Industries is from $65,000 to $100,000 per year, and is dependent upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to: relevant work experience, skill, knowledge, and/or education.

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 2.4 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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