Port Blakely grows and markets renewable forest products around the globe. Guided by the principle that tomorrow comes first, we take great care in advancing the ideals and best practices of good corporate and environmental stewardship. We are devoted to our employees, customers and the communities where we live and work, and are determined to do our part to help them prosper and thrive. Through our work, we hope to inspire the next generation, so they will inspire the one after that. For five generations, the future-first vision of our family owners has kept our sights squarely on the horizon, on making sure that the decisions we make today have a lasting, positive impact on tomorrow.
Port Blakely operates three divisions: US Forestry, NZ Forestry, and PLS International. Every day, each puts tomorrow first.
Wildlife Biologist – US Forestry Wildlife – Tumwater, WA
Exempt / Full-Time
The Wildlife Biologist works in a collaborative environment to develop and maintain company conservation goals. Work is performed in both independent and team-settings, contributing to forest management prescriptions that maintains or increases habitat diversity in managed forests. The Wildlife Biologist is responsible for providing scientific and technical support by conducting and preparing environmental reviews in support of forest management activities and conservation goals. They conduct or facilitate activities involved in identifying and mapping wildlife and fisheries habitats and distributions across all company forestlands located in Washington and Oregon.
Environmental Review, Data Collection Management & Reporting, Technical Support
• Conduct or oversee terrestrial and aquatic environmental reviews of all forest stands in support of forest management activities including fish distribution surveys, wetland declinations, and identification and mapping of unique or ecologically-sensitive habitats;
• Ensure quality control of all data collected;
• Manage integrity of associated databases for ease of communicating, monitoring and reporting;
• Coordinate with foresters regarding layout and permitting for the above-mentioned fish and wildlife distributions and habitats.
• Conduct or oversee wildlife and aquatic investigations to support conservation planning including inventory and monitoring;
• Conduct, or coordinate contractors, to survey fish and wildlife species of concern.
Compliance & Effectiveness Monitoring
• Assist with compliance and effectiveness monitoring associated with the company’s Conservations Agreements;
• Assist with data collection, compilation, analysis and reporting.
• Utilize data collected during field investigations to develop or maintain the company’s Geographic Information System in regards to habitat features and stream classification;
• Participate in the development of GIS databases in support of wildlife program needs.
Other Technical Assistance
• Provide technical support to other Port Blakely departments related to environmental issues, education, certification or public outreach;
• Collaborate with foresters on silviculture and harvest methodologies that enhance wildlife habitat and biological diversity in plantation forests.
Development Plan Program
• Attend seminars and/or training related to wildlife and fish in managed forests, leadership or other professional development areas.
Fire Response (as needed)
• Maintain fire readiness and high level of alert during fire season.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send resume and cover letter to HR@PORTBLAKELY.COM.
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of Port Blakely and all subsidiaries of Port Blakely to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Port Blakely will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Successful candidates will have:
• Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife/fisheries sciences, or related field or five to seven years directly related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Ability to effectively and professional communicate with internal and external parties in a manner that is aligned with the company’s purpose and values