Currently, our Forestry Program has an opening for a Wildlife Biologist to help manage over 290,000 acres of forestlands in western Washington. The position will be based at our Centralia, WA office.
About the Position
• Oversee and manage our multi species Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)
o Plan, conduct and/or oversee all owl, raptor, mammal, amphibian, stream temperature and fish surveys
o Analyze data and prepare reports for various survey efforts
o Assist in developing land management strategies to best achieve goals of HCP
• Provide operational support for our timber harvest program
o Review harvest units as needed to ensure they comply with HCP/WA Forest Practice requirements
o Conduct required biological surveys and supervise the efforts of contractors
o Attend harvest review meetings with regulators as needed
o Train other members of the Forestry Division on biological issues
• Lead wildlife regulatory and policy matters
o Maintain effective relationships with regulatory and government agency personnel, as well as various industry groups.
o Review proposed regulations and assess impact to our business, as needed
• Ensure that all WA timberlands are compliant with SFI wildlife and biological standards and objectives
• Perform field work in a safe manner such as hiking in rough and steep terrain, conducting surveys (day or night) and working in remote locations in all types of weather conditions
• Bachelor degree in wildlife biology or related natural resource field
• Proven ability to interpret maps and photographs
• Experience associated with the primary duties listed above
• Familiarity with spotted owls, goshawks, marbled murrelet, amphibians and other wildlife species found in western Washington
• Familiar with SFI standards and objectives
• Ability to identify fish and wildlife species in the focus geographic area
• Familiarity with Washington Forest Practice Application process
• Ability to successfully work with state and federal regulators
• An understanding of federal and state rules and laws dealing with timber and wildlife
• Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) and ARC GIS
• Personable with excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Valid driver license required and quad/snowmobile experience is desirable
Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it's a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.
We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance.
In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, we give an average of $500,000 in scholarships.
How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume by October 1, 2018 to:
Sierra Pacific Industries
Paul Niemer, Human Resources
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049
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About Our Company
Sierra Pacific Industries started in 1949 and has grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the U.S., employing over 5,000 crew members. Sierra Pacific continues to be a company where its employees are proud to work at state-of-the-art facilities and others strive to become part of the team.
We are a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.
Sierra Pacific effectively uses nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our facilities. In fact, any small amount that isn't turned into hand-crafted doors and windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.
We are proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our drug-free and tobacco-free policies. As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We use E-verify to verify the social security number and work authorization of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.