Forestry and Natural Resources Specialist

World Tree

Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $40,000-$50,000
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Forestry and Natural Resources Specialist will be part of World Tree’s Operations Department in the Southeast U.S., playing a pivotal role visiting Paulownia tree farms and tree nurseries, and working with our partner farmers to provide technical advice, gather data, monitor progress and develop action plans for improving results.

The Specialist will work with our team to engage future potential farmer partners and evaluate potential farm sites to add to our growing list of farms.

This is a superb opportunity to begin or further a career in forestry/natural resources management with an innovative, expanding company. We are looking for an individual wanting to build a career using their technical knowledge, with a willingness to learn and grow, and who can effectively collaborate with our internal team and farmer partners to help us change the world through Agroforestry.

World Tree provides training and guidance in the science and practice of growing Paulownia, a collaborative and supportive team environment and an opportunity to make a difference for our farmers and the environment.

Duties/Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advising and providing technical support in tree and farm management to our growers
  • Typically 2-3 days per week spent traveling to farms
  • Collecting and recording detailed tree farm and tree farmer data
  • Evaluating tree performance including data collection of survival rates, mortality, DBH, tree heights, biomass accumulation, carbon sequestration rates and more
  • Utilizing forest measurement software, grading scales and field data recording instruments
  • Utilizing GIS programs to create a variety of forest management maps
  • Providing routine reporting in multiple company information systems
  • Effectively interacting with landowners and farmers
  • Interacting remotely and in-person with prospective tree farmers to inform and evaluate them and their property
  • Participating in special projects and workstreams as needed to help the Operations Department efficiently accomplish key tasks and company goals
  • Monitoring World Tree's quality standards for trees produced in the nursery and delivered to farm owners
  • Working as part of our technical team to continuously improve our program

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Experience with GIS, data collection methods and statistical analysis
  • Excellent research and report-writing skills
  • Highly self-motivated, personable and relationship-driven
  • Excellent communication, attention to detail and critical thinking skills
  • Operate independently with minimal supervision
  • A vehicle with insurance, a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive over long periods of time
  • Ability to stand/walk outside in hot and cold weather for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work productively from home and while traveling
  • Ability to use portable technology such as GPS devices
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

BS in Forestry, Agronomy, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Horticulture, or related field from an accredited university. Open to exceptional candidates without a degree who have outstanding work experience in a related field.

Preferred Experience/Skills/Abilities

  • Experience performing field work in Forestry, Agroforestry, Agriculture or other related industry
  • Professional experience or internship in forest plantation management
  • Experience working with private landowners in the U.S.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses and food stipend
  • Generous holiday, paid sick leave and vacation
  • 80% company-paid Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Remote working environment, flexible hours and schedule
  • Empowering company culture
  • Tremendous team of colleagues to collaborate with and learn from

Pay Range: $40,000 to $50,000

Reporting to:          Manager of U.S. Forestry Operations
Location:                 Must live in Florida, Georgia or Alabama
Duration:                  Permanent
Required Travel:     Auto travel in the Southeast U.S.

About World Tree
World Tree (www.worldtree.eco) is a group of investors, farmers, scientists and activists who are committed to a new kind of forestry. We believe that you don’t have to sell your soul – or sell out on the planet – to make a sound investment. Our innovations in forestry can help solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

World Tree creates regenerative tree farming projects in North and Latin America in partnership with farmers and other landowners. Our programs are designed to create community, provide new revenue streams for farmers, rebuild the soil, help reverse global warming and protect forests. Our projects are at the cutting edge of regenerative forestry, creating a new way of meeting the needs of a growing hardwood market based on sustainable agroforestry.

Here’s more about us!

  • Profit-focused approach to meeting the climate crisis head-on
  • Produces valuable hardwood lumber to meet the needs of an $87 billion US market
  • Experienced team with decades of Forestry experience
  • Tangible projects that yield returns for decades

Please send your resume and cover letter to World Tree’s HR Manager, Courtney O’Connor, at courtney.oconnor@worldtree.eco

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Category Forestry, General / Stewardship
Tags GIS, Sustainable Agriculture