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Position: Senior Project Forester

Company: F4 Tech

Location: Ocala-Gainesville, FL

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023 


Founded in 1998, F4 Tech is a privately-owned forestry/natural resources management consulting firm. Our business is primarily focused on government agencies that manage large tracts of forestland in the southeast U.S. We use cutting-edge technology, innovative solutions, high quality data, and science to help our clients quantify natural resources and develop unique long-term resource management plans. We also help clients implement management plans via on-the-ground management: timber management, prescribed burning, site preparation, invasive-exotic species control, and planting. 

Position Description 

F4 Tech currently has an opening for a Senior Project Forester to primarily support clients in north-central Florida. This position represents a key leadership role within our Field Services Group. We are intending to hire someone who is an experienced self-starter, comfortable and effective in both leadership and support roles, has a passion for using technology to help manage forests and natural resources, is client-focused, able to work in an engaging and fast-paced small business environment, and knows what it means to be a team player. 

Position Responsibilities 

• Conduct and/or manage natural resource projects such as forest inventory data collection, prescribed burning, timber marking, timber sale administration, site preparation, reforestation, herbicide applications, reforestation, and road maintenance. 

• Conduct meetings with clients to establish project goals and objectives. 

• Actively engage in and manage field projects from start to finish: scoping, budgeting, scheduling, tracking, reporting, billing, close out. 

• Manage and oversee work conducted by subcontractors. 

• Supervise one or more F4 Tech Project Foresters. 

• Produce draft client deliverables such as maps, written reports, and data summaries for review and approval by F4 Tech senior managers. 

• Review and interpret reports developed by F4 Tech staff and convey findings to clients. 

• Assist with technical training related to forest inventory projects. 

• Expected to understand and implement workflows, e.g., SilvAssist Suite, within 6 months of being hired. 

• Expected to serve as the primary point of contact on multiple field projects within 3 months of being hired. 

• Expected to be proficient in using GIS and GPS technologies within 3 months of being hired. 

• Other tasks as assigned by the F4 Tech Vice President. 

Position Announcement April 14, 2023 


Position requires frequent travel away from the office – approximately 50% of the time. 

Required Qualifications 

• Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field 

• 5+ years of professional experience in forestry or related field 

• Proficient in using MS Office applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 

• Working knowledge of forest inventory software systems 

• Working knowledge of southern forest ecosystems and associated flora and fauna 

• Must be physically fit to perform outdoor work in all kinds of conditions. 

• Effective communicator (both written and verbal) 

• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and dispute resolution skills 

• Valid driver’s license and verified clean driving record. 

Preferred Experience/Skills 

• Master’s degree in forestry or related field 

• Certified Forester – Society of American Foresters 

• Certified Consulting Forester – Association of Consulting Foresters Full Member 

• Registered/Licensed Forester in AL, MS, GA, NC, and/or SC 

• Certified prescribed burn boss in FL, GA, and/or AL 

• 5+ years of supervisory experience 

• 3+ years of experience using Esri GIS products, e.g., ArcPro, ArcGIS On-line, Field Maps, Survey 123. 

• Management experience on public or conservation lands 

Compensation and Benefits 

• Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience 

• Full-time salaried position 

• Paid holidays, vacation, personal days, and sick days. 

• Company vehicle for work and commuting purposes or monthly vehicle stipend. 

• Healthcare and disability plan provided. 

• Access to 401(k) retirement plan and flexible benefits spending account. 

The successful applicant must pass a drug screening and background check prior to starting work. 

Please submit a resume and cover letter with three work references to Rick Davis, F4 Tech Vice President, [email protected].