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Position: Forester

Company: Campbell Global

Location: Cross City, FL

Job Summary 

Supervise all aspects of forest management activities to ensure that client goals and objectives are met regarding financial returns, capital preservation, and sound environmental stewardship. This position will participate in silvicultural, harvesting, engineering, and land use projects.


Job Responsibilities

  • Perform contract supervision (i.e., contractor compliance) of contract logging, road construction and maintenance, surveying, silvicultural activities, surveying, timber inventory and other activities..
  • Plan, manage and inspect operations. This includes, but is not limited to, logging, road construction, road maintenance, and silvicultural operations.
  • Direct quality control concerning harvesting activities, including easements, felling, sorting procedures, haul logistics, and BMP compliance.
  • Ensure full and appropriate compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations, licensing standards, State Best Management Practices; Support and participate fully in local SFI & FSC certification programs.
  • Actively participate in the implementation and utilization of GIS.
  • Administrative responsibilities include assisting in bid analysis, prospectus preparation, negotiations with prospective contractors, and contract initiation, revisions and additions.
  • Participate in planning and administration of silvicultural treatments across the tree farms. This would mainly entail planning, bidding, permitting, implementation and coordination of mechanical and chemical treatments.
  • Monitor expenditure and operation levels closely in order to comply with budget limitations, and participate in the annual budgeting process and “Forward Look” process, as needed.
  • Maintain good communication and excellent working relationships with outside agencies and companies (Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife, other State and County Departments).
  • Stay abreast of industry technology, trends, new regulations and laws; attend meetings, as necessary.
  • Ensure that environmental or financial risk management reporting is conducted in a timely and professional manner to the Area Manager and, if appropriate, local Safety Coordinator.


Required Qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Forest Management, or Forest Engineering plus a minimum of two years’ work experience in forestland management or the logging industry, or equivalent.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with ability to manage multiple projects from initiation to final completion in a timely manner.
  • Working knowledge of forest management, logging industry, sorting techniques, log values, silviculture techniques, etc.
  • Requires valid Driver’s License with good driving record, and applicable Florida Chemical Applicator’s License (or obtain the license within 12 months of hire).
  • Understanding of applicable State and Federal regulations, specifically State Best Management Practices.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral communication and written communication skills.
  • Good and up to date computer skills.
  • Ability to work alone in the outdoors over rough, brushy, and uneven terrain in all weather conditions required, and ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

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