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Forester I - Veneta, OR

This is an entry level position with a focus on learning the basic principles of silviculture and applied intensive forestry as practiced by Roseburg. This is a supervised field oriented position with workload usually assigned by the District Forester. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Independently plan and execute project work as assigned
  • Administer and inspect contractor work for compliance with contract specifications for various silvicultural activities including, but not limited to; tree planting, pre-commercial thinning, vegetation management, and animal damage control
  • Conduct stocking surveys and become proficient in identifying and developing vegetation management and restocking prescriptions
  • Perform inventory cruising independent field work to RRC specifications
  • Perform harvest unit layout including riparian buffers and road design to RRC specifications
  • Assist other foresters with slash burning and become familiar with burn permitting procedures and regulations as they relate to smoke management and air quality control
  • Use working knowledge of herbicides, their modes of action, and field application techniques to execute field work
  • Develop a working understanding of state rules and regulations pertaining to forest practices and reporting procedures governing operations
  • Use knowledge of brush species common in our operating area to execute a brush control plan as assigned
  • Secure an Oregon Private Pesticide Applicators License within six (6) months and maintain license through continuing education
  • Become qualified at the LRB level for wildfire suppression in conjunction with agency partners
  • Independently recognize and solve complex issues in the assigned work package
  • Continuously gain knowledge and skills as informed by the assigned development plan
  • Maintain good relationships with the public and neighbors at all times
  • Represent the company positively in all interactions with agencies and industry cooperators
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Models company core values

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or Natural Resources, with 6-12 months related forestry field experience
  • Physically capable of working productively on steep and adverse terrain in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work alone and navigate in the woods using maps and/or aerial photos
  • Proficient in the safe use of 4X4 trucks on steep terrain and on varied road surfaces

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Forestry