This position could be located in Meridian, MS or Bogart, GA.
The Inventory Forester will support Twin Creeks Timber (TCT) timberlands by managing inventory data collection, supervision of spatial data maintenance and overseeing the maintenance of silvicultural and harvest records. This is a full-time position reporting to the Forest Resource Analyst and will be based out of the Southern Timberlands Office located in Athens, GA. This position supports inventory data collection by overseeing contract cruisers, contract check cruisers, and potentially interns. The Inventory and GIS Administrator will have the following functional responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)
Assures a safe workplace. Takes personal initiative and responsibility to insure ongoing safe behaviors through implementation and active participation in the company safety program. Develops, implements, and facilitates safety elements to support the Divisions Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.
Inventory and Planning
Managing inventory data collection includes locating and negotiating with contractors, provide map packages and other administrative duties. Supervision of a check cruise program, which will require establishing an independent set of contractors to randomly check a percentage of inventory plots. The quality control program will also require field work insuring the quality control contractors are performing their duties.
Processing the quality control data and pay invoices upon completion of each inventory job. Once each inventory job is complete, process the inventory data and import it into the data management system. Perform analysis of results of each completed inventory job.
Seek to improve all phases of the inventory processes overtime.
Stay abreast of new technologies and processes related to inventory.
Assist Area Managers and Forest Resources Analyst in documenting a 3-4 year tactical harvest plan in data management system.
Run quarterly reports required for investor reporting.
Establish and implement data quality control measures for the data management system.
Establish best practices for maintaining silviculture and harvest histories.
Assist in training foresters in the use of the data management system including best practices to ensure consistency in data maintenance.
Support spatial data maintenance though the collection and use of aerial and drone imagery.
Assist in establishing a consolidated timber typing system and provide ongoing field audits to ensure consistency across operating units.
Serve as liaison between vendor of the data management system and Green Diamond Management Company.
Acquisitions & Dispositions
Support the Acquisition Manager and Forest Resources Analyst as requested during acquisition due diligence including
Analysis and Review of Seller Inventory Data and identification of issues/limitations
Assistance with initial property review of potential acquisitions
Work with the Acquisition manager and team to design of field process to validation of seller’s inventory data and/or new inventories for improved valuation
Administration of inventory verification processes
Analysis of field recon/inventory results
Leading process to transition data into data management system
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or closely related field
5 + years of overall experience in timber cruising, GIS, or forest management, with a minimum of 3 years of related experience in inventory management
Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, and Word)
Working knowledge of Arc GIS software
Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL
Working knowledge of statistics analysis and ability to process inventory data
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including understanding business needs, generating alternatives and evaluating factors to select alternatives
Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels of the organization
Ability to foster and support a diverse, ethical and respectful workplace
Ability to share knowledge and participate in coaching and mentoring others
Ability to be adaptable, tolerant of ambiguities and open to change
Ability to listen and gain an understanding of others’ ideas
Demonstrated self-starter – takes on and completes work without prompting
Exhibit high professional and ethical standards in all business practices
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES PREFERRED:
Advanced degree (MS) in Forestry or Resource Management with emphasis on quantification
Field experience in the wood products industry
Expert in forest mensuration skills
Proven analytical ability
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position could be located in the Meridian, MS or Bogart, GA office.
Normal office environment with moderate noise levels, occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs., regular walking, sitting, bending, twisting, standing and reaching
Travel will require 6-8 overnight stays per month (post Coronavirus)
Regular trips into operations to meet with employees and verify data
Requires ability to drive and walk in forested areas, across uneven terrain, and unpaved roads
Requires ability to work alone in conducting field audits under varying weather conditions
Intermittent need to work in field for up to 8 hours traversing several miles on foot
Ability to perform consistent work on PC
This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 1.
Green Diamond is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer who values workplace diversity in a drug free work environment.
For more information and to apply, visit greendiamond.com/employment/openings