The rate of pay for this salaried position depends on experience and qualifications.
Last Date to Apply
The Wildlife and Botany Program of our Forestry Division has an opening for a qualified Wildlife Biologist to help manage Sierra Pacific Industries’ forestlands in the Klamath and Coastal ranges. The position will deal primarily with wildlife issues, but familiarity with botany issues is desirable. The successful applicant will be based at our Weaverville office, and the primary geographic focus area will be Trinity and Humboldt Counties. Occasionally, there will be a need to travel to remote forest sites throughout the company’s California ownership in the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.
Primary Duties Include:
• Perform and document field surveys for animals and occasionally plants.
• Adhere to any permit requirements for animal surveys and reporting.
• Recommend short- and long-term management strategies for these species.
• Query/analyze data and write reports dealing with biological issues in environmental documents.
• Publish results of scientific studies.
• Attend harvest review meetings with regulators.
• Train other members of the Forestry Division on biological issues.
• Speak to groups and organizations about our wildlife and botany programs.
• Field work performing potentially arduous physical activities in a safe manner such as hiking in rough and steep terrain, conducting surveys at all hours of the day or night, or working in remote locations in all types of weather.
• Occasional need to travel to remote forest sites throughout the Company’s California ownership in the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.
• Bachelor degree in wildlife biology, forestry, botany, or related natural resource field.
• Two or more years of experience associated with the primary duties listed above.
• Familiarity with spotted owls, goshawks, and other wildlife species in the focus counties.
• Ability to identify fish and wildlife species in the focus geographic area.
• An understanding of federal and state rules and laws dealing with timber and wildlife.
• Map and photo interpretation ability.
• Computer skills – Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint).
• Personable with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to successfully work with state and federal regulators.
• Valid driver license required and quad-runner experience is desirable.
Please send a cover letter and a resume via mail or e-mail by February 24, 2017 to:
Sierra Pacific Industries
Paul Niemer, Human Resources
P. O. Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049-6011