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Forester I

American Forest Management, Inc.
Spokane County, Washington, US
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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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 $3.2 billion in real estate transactions under AFM Real Estate, a subsidiary of AFM. With 290+ employees operating from 52 offices located in 17 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.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Harvest unit layout under the direction of District Manager and Area Manager. This includes ribboning harvest unit boundaries, riparian buffers, wetland buffers, and special sites. Familiarity with WA Forest Practice Rules or Idaho BMP's is a plus.
  • Visit properties and assess forest health, insect and disease issues, wildfire hazards, and other resource concerns. Incorporate property assessment into Forest Stewardship Plans, timber management plans, and county tax plans.
  • Timber cruising data collection, processing, and report writing.
  • Mark timber to define harvest prescription as part of family-owned forest timber sales or as part of larger government/NGO contracts
  • Silviculture planning and contract administration including hand crews, mastication contractors, or logging crews.
  • Reforestation planning and contract administration
  • Participation in industry meetings and landowner educational events
  • Overnight travel is required on some projects. Overnight trips are typically 2-4 days in length and occur once or twice per month in the summer and less often in the winter.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the District and Region Managers

  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry or equivalent
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under strict time constraints
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Familiarity with GIS programs desired
  • 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, during inclement weather (snow, rain, heat) either alone or as part of a team.
  • Ability to safely operate vehicles on steep and narrow mountain roads.

Salary and Benefits
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • 401(K) retirement plan
  • Eligible for annual bonus plan

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