Operations Forester – Ridgway, PA

Operations Forester
LandVest, Inc.
Ridgway, PA

Position Announcement: Operations Forester
Location: Negotiable, Northwest PA Area

LandVest is looking for an energetic and dedicated individual for an Operations Forester position for its growing business in its Ridgway, Pennsylvania Office. The position will be a mix of field (85%) and office (15%) work for various clients focusing on meeting their objectives. The position will report to Michael Hovatter, PA Regional Forester.

• Duties and Responsibilities:
• Timber Sale Administration: Development & implement silvicultural prescriptions, complete sale preparation documents, complete sales layout, easement compliance, create contracts, inspect active timber sales, etc.
• Green Certification: Compliance with LandVest green certification policies and procedures.
• Inventory: Participate in and help manage inventory projects, including carbon project inventory as assigned.
• Other Field Duties: Reconnaissance of potential harvest units, field easement compliance, hunting license compliance, road layout, boundary line maintenance GPS data collection, invasives control, etc.
• Office: Maintenance of LandVest and client records, updating maps, input into client monthly reports, other client reporting, timber sale paperwork, etc.

• What you need:
• Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field from an SAF accredited program
• Associate’s degree with additional experience will be considered
• Strong computer (Excel and Word) and other technical skills.
• Three to five years of work experience with similar duties.
• Passion for the forestry profession
• Strong work ethic and dedication
• Attention to detail and excellence.
• Open mind and readiness to learn from experienced foresters.
• Desire to work in all weather conditions in remote areas often alone.
• The initiative and ability to plan your own day to day schedule and work with minimal daily oversight.

• LandVest will provide:
• A company truck with a plan that allows personal use.
• A stable organization celebrating over 55 years in business.
• A positive and collaborative work environment
• Training, the opportunity to build upon your education, and hone your forestry skills.
• Mentoring to advance your forestry skills and career within LandVest.
• Competitive salary, paid time off, benefits & incentives
• Salary negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.
• Expense reimbursement
• Advancement opportunities

Additional Information: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/2439377/LANDVEST-INC/Operations-Forester-Ridgway-PA

Contact Name: Grechen Askins
Contact Email: gaskins@landvest.com
Contact Phone: 603-290-5660

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