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Area Manager (Forestry)

American Forest Management, Inc.
Hazard, Kentucky, US
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description
American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting firm in the United States. AFM currently manages over 5.7 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $2 billion in real estate transactions under AFM Real Estate, a subsidiary of AFM. With 284 employees operating from 49 offices located in 16 states, Panama and Costa Rica, AFM's team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services. Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.

AFM's team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services including land and wildlife management, land sale and acquisition services, forest inventory and design, growth and yield modeling, cash flow projections, environmental services, appraisal, forest resource data management and harvest scheduling.

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) seeks an experienced forester to join our team in the Hazard and Prestonsburg areas of Eastern Kentucky. This position will report to the District Manager and be responsible for all aspects of forest management (planning, harvesting, roads, budgeting, client reporting and silviculture) on 39,500 acres under AFM management in the region as well as other tasks assigned by the District and Region Managers.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares budgets, annual operating plans, forecasts, and reports for clients
  • Oversees the management of contractors in the implementation of forest operations
  • Oversees the delivered log and stumpage sales program, including harvest layout and permitting
  • Manages contract negotiation for management operations
  • Manage and execute easements, road use agreements, and other agreements on the property
  • Road construction and maintenance program management
  • Developing forestry consulting projects and preparing proposals
  • Participation in industry meetings and co-ops
  • Other tasks as assigned by the District and Region Managers

  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry or equivalent
  • 7+ years field experience in Appalachian Hardwoods
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate action
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects under strict time constraints in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proficiency in basic computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, and Arc GIS
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to work in difficult field conditions, such as walking in steep terrain, over vegetation and on rocks, and during inclement weather (snow, rain, heat)
  • Ability to safely operate vehicles on steep and narrow mountain roads

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