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Forester - District Manager

Sierra Pacific Industries

Eugene, Oregon

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $85k - $150k / year
Required Experience 7+ years

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


At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us. We are a third-generation family-owned company that has grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the United States. Our more than 6,000 employees are proud to work at our state-of-the-art sawmills and other facilities, including: manufacturing, custom wood-framed windows, fabrication, millwork, veneer, cogeneration, trucking, forestry, and other operations.

Our more than 2.4 million acres of timberland in the Western United States are sustainably managed by professionals in our Forestry Division. Currently, our Oregon Forestry District has an opening for a qualified District Manager to help oversee the management of the Company’s timberlands to produce a steady, sustainable, low cost supply of raw materials for our sawmills. This position is based out of our office in Eugene, Oregon, and will manage a complex log plan to produce accurate forecasts to our sawmills in conjunction with mill managers and procurement staff.

About The Position
• Manage District forestry program including all aspects of forest resource management including wildlife, botanical, and hydrological resources as well as timber resources
• Effectively balance issues associated with safe and sustainable forest management, commercial and environmental interests, community relations, and public trust resources
• Manage timberlands to produce a steady, sustainable, low cost supply of raw materials for manufacturing
• Plan and implement programs that ensure the effective use of resources to meet the current and long-term objectives of sustainable forest management, including fuels reduction, and fire suppression efforts in conjunction with State and Federal agencies
• Plan, direct, and administer timberland management activities including timber harvest operations, insect and disease control, road construction and maintenance, reforestation/silviculture activities, forest inventory, facility upkeep and recreation.
• Manage complex log plan to produce accurate forecasts to manufacturing sites in conjunction with production managers and procurement staff
• Effectively hire, train, supervise, and mentor foresters and other resource specialists as well as coordinate, assign, monitor and review work of team members
• Represent the Company’s interests while working directly with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies
• Annually budget for District expenses and negotiate contracts to best accomplish goals and outcomes
• Maintain globally recognized forest sustainability certification
• Participate actively in the local community as a representative of the Company

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or closely related discipline
• 7 years’ experience in western WA/OR/CA sustainable forest management and forest practice permit/notification preparation as well as reforestation, harvest scheduling, contract negotiations and administration
• Thorough working knowledge of local, State, and Federal political/regulatory processes
• Demonstrated skill in leadership, effective communication, motivation, and people management
• Ability to build collaborative working relationships within an organization
• Proven to be a reliable self-starter with strong work ethic and safety conscious

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.

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 $85,000 to $150,000 per year, and is dependent upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to: relevant work experience, skill, knowledge, and/or education.


About Our Company
Sierra Pacific Industries started in 1949 and has grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the U.S., employing more than 6,000 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.

We are a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages more than 2.4 million acres of timberland in California, Oregon, 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 uses nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our facilities. In fact, any small amount that isn't turned into hand-crafted doors and windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.

We are proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our drug-free and tobacco-free policies. As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We use E-verify to verify the social security number and work authorization of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

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 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Human Resources
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049
(866) 378-8001

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at: spi.careers

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Category Forestry
Tags Environmental Consulting