Senior Stewardship Forester: Sandpoint or Coeur D’ Alene, ID

Agency
Wiregrass Ecological Associates
Location
Sandpoint or Coeur D' Alene, ID
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include Personally Assigned Vehicle, Health Insurance, Training, Paid Holidays, Vacation Time, Sick Leave, and Retirement.
Start Date
09/04/2022
Last Date to Apply
08/19/2022
Website
https://www.wiregrasseco.com
Description
Wiregrass Ecological Associates (WEA) is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time forester position in the Sandpoint or Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho area. This position will implement the shared stewardship goals of our partner National Deer Association (NDA) in the region. Primary Duties: • Direct all aspects of manual and mechanical mastication and pre-commercial thinning operations including harvest planning and species/product determinations, contractor procurement, oversight and coordination, and site inspections. • Prepare and negotiate WEA standard contracts with independent contractors, contractor supervision and quality assurance, and certifying completion of work for payment. • Perform all aspects of timber sale development and administration, including boundary establishment, timber inventory, merchandising trees into various forest products, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts. • Assist in planning, contractor negotiations, administration, and inspection of other forestry-related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned. • Assist in identifying and developing the scope for stewardship and conservation projects on Idaho Panhandle National Forest (IPNF) and other projects which occur across various land ownerships and land uses. • Ensure timely and accurate monthly administrative and financial obligation actions including invoicing and reporting efforts, including identifying and executing necessary amendments, for contracts and stewardship work.
Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree or higher in forestry and/or wildlife ecology from an accredited university. • Minimum 3 years of practical forestry experience is required. • An understanding of western US mixed conifer forestry and silviculture, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology desired. • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the flora, fauna, and forested ecosystems of the western US, is preferred. • Applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems. The position requires excellent organizational skills, capability to work independently with little direct supervision, networking and communication skills, and project management experience. • Applicant must have a valid driver's license and experience using and operating common forestry field equipment and ATVs. • Familiarity with common forest technology applications is expected (ArcGis, Microsoft Office, timber cruising applications, etc.). • Candidates must be capable of performing field work under difficult conditions including heat, cold, humidity, rain, snow, ice, flooding, biting insects, dangerous wildlife, and heavy brush. Candidates must be capable of hiking up to 10 miles per day in rough terrain and carrying backpack loads up to 35 lbs. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references in a single document (PDF preferred) to jobs@wiregrasseco.com with the subject line: “Application for Senior Stewardship Forester
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Program Staff
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