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Professional Registered Forester

Employer
The Conservation Fund
Location
Ukiah, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Job Description
TITLE: Registered Professional Forester

LINE OF BUSINESS/DIVISION: Working Forest Fund

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Senior Forester

NUMBER OF POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: 0

LOCATION: Ukiah, California

THE CONSERVATION FUND

The Conservation Fund ("TCF" or the "Fund") is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the dual mission of protecting America's most important land, water, and natural resources while also supporting economic growth in communities. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states to protect over 8.5 million acres of land since 1985. To learn more about TCF, visit www.conservationfund.org.

Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered.

Proof of vaccination required.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Fund owns and manages 73,000 acres of timberland in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, California, for sustainable timber harvesting, watershed restoration, and forest carbon offsets. We are certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as a sustainably managed forest. We are also certified by the Climate Action Reserve and the California Air Resources Board for the sale of carbon offsets under the California Cap and Trade program. The Registered Professional Forester is responsible for development of timber harvest plans, logging supervision, inventory updates, tree planting and other silvicultural needs in support of the forestry program.

RESPONSIBLITIES & SCOPE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Develop THP's in conformance with the California Forest Practice Rules and TCF management plans and see the THP through approval and logging operations.
  • Ensure compliance with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish code, US Department of Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Act, the State Water Resources Control Board WDR and other state, federal and county regulations that may arise.
  • Responsible for logging supervision including associated road construction and maintenance,
  • Implement forest inventory; install and measure fixed and variable radius plots. for our forest and carbon inventories.
  • Responsible for the oversite of subcontractors to conduct biological surveys and habitat assessments for northern spotted owls, California red legged frogs, foothill yellow legged frogs and other species of interest.
  • Develop and monitor other silvicultural activities such as pre commercial thinning, tree-planting, brush-clearing, invasive weed control, and other similar projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience with forest management, THP preparation and/or logging supervision.
  • California Licensed Forester in good standing or qualified to take the RPF exam within 1 year of employment.
  • Graduate of CALFIRE Archaeology Training or able to take the class.
  • Motivated individual, eager to learn and to contribute to the overall success of our forest management program.
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to productively engage with contractors, customers, stakeholder groups and the general public.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Current California Driver's license and clean driving record.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS and FORSEE and inventory growth models.
  • Bilingual in Spanish

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • The successful candidate will be expected to work outdoors, in arduous conditions, in all weather, and in rough and/or steep terrain.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Work is performed in both office and outdoors, in all weather conditions.
  • Estimated travel varies depending on the destination but may be up to three hours per day. Overnight travel may be expected infrequently (less than once per month).

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS

This position offers a competitive salary, opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation and a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit https://www.conservationfund.org.

Qualified candidates should email resume and cover letter to: careers@conservationfund.org.

The Conservation Fund, a Non Profit Corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or practice in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.
Company DescriptionThe Conservation Fund ("TCF" or the "Fund") is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the dual mission of protecting America's most important land, water, and natural resources while also supporting economic growth in communities. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, The Conservation Fund has protected more than eight million acres of critical conservation property worth $4.7 billion across all 50 States.

The Fund has 170 staff nationwide and is headquartered in Arlington, VA. We work at the intersection of conservation and community-we believe that environmental protection and economic vitality are inseparable. Our focus is on conservation and communities, creating as many pathways as possible for people and organizations to protect their natural resources and save the places that matter most - properties with ecological, historic and/or cultural significance. We deliver conservation and economic vitality through strong partnerships with government, business and colleague organizations.

We are willing to take risks. We are creative, entrepreneurial and have devoted over three decades to re-defining conservation - inviting more Americans to participate in, and benefit from the multiple advantages offered by our solutions. Traditional methods of conservation are not keeping pace with ever-increasing demand for the benefits supplied to us by nature.

We are independent and do not have a membership, and thus appreciate the dedicated support of a nationwide community of individuals and organizations who agree with our vision and approach. Working efficiently and effectively, the Fund devotes 96% of its annual budget directly to conservation programs and 1% to fundraising.

With thirty-five consecutive years of growth, our record demonstrates that new ideas can work, especially when created and implemented with trusted, credible partners. The Conservation Fund has proven again and again that it can address the big challenges and achieve enduring change through purposeful conservation.

To learn more, visit www.conservationfund.org
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