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Registered Professional Forester - Northern/Central California

Employer
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc
Location
Auburn, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 18, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
General position summary:

Mason, Bruce & Girard (MB&G) is growing and in need of a Registered Professional Forester (RPF). Preference will be given to applicants located within 75 miles of our Auburn, CA office. MB&G will consider highly qualified applicants from other locations. The successful applicant will be a client and project lead. Work will entail support of forest health and fuels reduction projects, THP/timber sale preparation and administration, contractor selection and oversight. Approximately 70% of projects are located within a 1.5-hour travel time from our base location of Auburn, CA. The remaining 30% are located within northern and Central California. The work is split 50% in the field and 50% in the office.

Why MB&G:

  • Diverse and challenging range of projects, high potential for professional growth.
  • Join an established team capable of leading large and ambitious projects.
  • Flexible work scheduling, ability to telecommute for office functions.
  • Above average benefits.


Ideal Candidates Should Be:

  • Positive and interested in diverse and challenging work in multiple disciplines in forestry.
  • Motivated and enjoy working creatively to solve problems and meet project objectives.
  • Works collaboratively.
  • Excel at prioritization and multi-tasking.
  • Interested in continuously developing new skills and enhancing existing skills.


Essential Functions/Work Assignment Examples:

  • Assessing forested areas and developing treatment prescriptions.
  • Planning, layout, and operational supervision of forest restoration and fuel reduction, and timber harvesting projects on private and public lands.
  • Field reconnaissance, mapping, and layout.
  • Treatment feasibility analysis and cost estimation.
  • Harvest document preparation (THP's, Exemptions, Emergency Notices).
  • Biological and botanical scoping for NEPA and CEQA analysis.
  • Administration of restoration contracts including thinning and mastication,
  • Project mapping and GIS analysis using office and field-based GIS applications.
  • Unit layout, timber cruising, and timber marking.
  • Timber sale preparation and administration.
  • Check cruising and data quality control.
  • Hazard tree assessments.
  • Lead field projects and provide direction and oversight to forest technicians.
  • Primary client contact during projects.
  • Project manager of small and complex projects.
  • Support proposal preparation and project bidding.
  • Supervise daily activities of forest operations and associated subcontractors.


Job Conditions:

  • Work is performed both within the field and in our offices.
  • Field work is to be performed in all weather conditions, steep, rough terrain, and a variety of settings including open fields and forested areas.
  • Personal vehicle suitable for use in forest environment required. Mileage reimbursed at IRS rate plus an additional $0.10 per mile.
  • Periodic overnight travel, lodging reimbursed.


Job Skills:

* Working knowledge of forest management and related timber harvesting operations.
  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office and Excel, ArcGIS a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and team-oriented individual.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • California RPF license. Consideration given to applicants who are eligible to take the test at the next available opportunity.
  • B.A./B.S. in Forestry, natural resources, or related field.
  • Physically capable of working productively on steep and adverse terrain in all weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of California Forest Practice Rules.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office programs and Esri's ArcGIS.
  • Positive and motivated.


About MB&G:

Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. is a full-service natural resource consulting firm, with expertise in environmental services, forestry, and geographic information systems (GIS). A set of core values guide our work, focusing our efforts on providing responsible, sustainable solutions that meet client needs.

We have four California Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs) on staff who lead forest health and hazard tree mitigation projects in the Sierra Foothills. We provide expertise and support CAL FIRE, private industry, small landowners, Federal and State agencies, Cities, Counties, Resource Conservation Districts, Utilities, and others.

Our areas of expertise include forestry, wildlife, fisheries, wetlands, water quality, and GIS. Our work is characterized by the highest level of client service, the application of the best science and technology, quality processes and results, integrity, and our respect for the natural environment. We provide natural resource consulting services to both industry and government and have done so since 1921.

Join Us/Apply Now

Click here https://www.masonbruce.com/careers/ or visit the Careers section of our website to send us your resume.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact +1-503-224-3445 for assistance.

MB&G is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer

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