RESOURCE FORESTER

Assist the other Resource Foresters in all activities associated with the management of a Resource Unit.



Financial Management





  • Provides stand or project level information in the preparation of the annual operating budget including contracted services, expense programs and capital programs.


  • Track performance and expenditures compared with budgets and objectives on assigned activities.


  • Provide support information to develop financial and volume projections for harvesting and silviculture on an annual, quarterly and monthly basis.


  • Adapts site specific plans as necessary to achieve desirable results. Communicate deviation from projected performances.


  • Ability to incorporate financial considerations in the decision making process to affect key business drivers.


  • Manage all operational projects in a cost effective manner to return maximum value.




Planning & Operations




  • Development of site activity plans to achieve unit level strategies.


  • Provides information to assist in the development of one and five year harvesting and silviculture plans.


  • Develop an RMU inventory plan, verify stand delineations, assign prescriptions and update the database to maintain an accurate forest inventory.


  • Assigns harvest systems, validates inventory volumes, estimates production costs, site prescriptions, determines access needs and completes unit layout on a stand basis.


  • Helps prepare and execute silvicultural plans for reforestation, thinning, herbicide use, animal control, fertilization, surveying and slash management.


  • Contract Administration




  • Appraise, negotiate and administer contracts related to silviculture and harvesting activities.


  • Inspect operations to ensure compliance with site activity plans, standard operating procedures, safety requirements and other contractual obligations.


  • Ensure log sorting, log quality, delivery targets and site objectives are met from harvest units.


  • Review invoices for payment.


  • Supervision


  • Lead and supervise project teams.


  • Provide technical training to other employees.


  • Provide supporting information for the evaluation and management of contractor performance.


  • Perform special or occasional duties as required such as public relations activities, presentations, tours and other assigned projects.


  • Property Management


  • Assist the property management team in the development and implementation of property management strategies. This includes parcel selection for acquisition, disposal, trade, harvest sequencing and market timing.


  • Assist in the appraisal of properties for acquisition or disposal.


  • Manage and administer all assigned non-timber activities. These could include leases, special uses, surveys and adjacent landowner interactions.


  • Participate in the development and implementation of the recreational use program.


  • Safety & Environmental


  • Actively participate in the compliance of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) by employees and contractors and ensure compliance with safety programs, forest stewardship principals and Best Management Practices (BMP's).


  • Participate in professional organizations and associations related to resource management and represent PotlatchDeltic in occasional research studies and surveys.




  • Requirements:



  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry required; Master's Degree in Forestry preferred.


  • At least three (3) years forestry experience required with at least one (1) year of timber harvest knowledge and supervising contractors.


  • Excellent multitasking, planning, communication and organizational skills required.


  • Displaying initiative and innovation through improving business processes.


  • A developed understanding of key business drivers.


  • PotlatchDeltic is an EEO/Affirmative Action/Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled Employer

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