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Director, FSC Forest Stewardship

Employer
Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC
Location
Ukiah, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 18, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Sustainability
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob Description
Must have proven experience in Forest Management, Certification, and Stewardship Programs.

Under the direction of the VP, Executive, this position is responsible for our forest inventory & carbon department, forest management and spatial data department and our grants program. The Stewardship Director will play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainable management of our forest resources and adherence to certification standards.
  • Oversee the maintenance and renewal process of the FSC forest management certificate and Chain of Custody certificate. Engage with FSC on policy and standard development. Ensure compliance with FSC principles and criteria.
  • Ensure integrity and maintenance of a comprehensive forest inventory program to accurately assess and monitor forest resources. Utilize advanced inventory techniques and technologies to gather data on forest composition, structure, and health.
  • Provide leadership and direction on the development and maintenance of carbon offset projects. Coordinate carbon accounting efforts, including monitoring, reporting, and verification of carbon stocks.
  • Develop and manage forest management and spatial data systems to support informed decision-making and planning processes. Ensure the accuracy, integrity, and accessibility of data related to forest resources, land use, and environmental variables.
  • Stay abreast of relevant regulations and legislation pertaining to forest management and certification. Ensure that operations are conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including forest management teams, certification bodies, government agencies, and community organizations. Facilitate communication and foster partnerships to promote sustainable forest management practices.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to a team of direct and indirect reports, including an Inventory Manager, a Carbon Program Manager, and a Grant Program Manager. Delegate tasks, set goals, and ensure the professional development of team members.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in forest stewardship practices, certification processes, and data management systems. Implement best practices and innovative approaches to enhance the sustainability and efficiency of forest management operations

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, or a related field.
  • Certification as a Forest Stewardship Council auditor or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Proven experience in forest management, certification, and stewardship programs.
  • Strong understanding of forest ecology, inventory methods, and carbon accounting principles.
  • Proficiency in GIS software and other tools for spatial data analysis and management.
  • Excellent project management, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability and conservation principles.
Company DescriptionIn aggregate, the Mendocino Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood) own nearly 450,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C031337) certificated redwood and Douglas-fir timberland, constitute the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 950 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in communities throughout the Western USA. Additionally, the Mendocino Companies own and operate a 25-megaWatt biomass cogeneration power plant and wood pellet plant.Company DescriptionIn aggregate, the Mendocino Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood) own nearly 450,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C031337) certificated redwood and Douglas-fir timberland, constitute the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 950 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in communities throughout the Western USA. Additionally, the Mendocino Companies own and operate a 25-megaWatt biomass cogeneration power plant and wood pellet plant.

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