Position Available: Staff Forester, LandVest Timberland Office in Newport, Vermont
LandVest is looking for an energetic, entrepreneurial, and dedicated professional for an entry/mid-level Staff Forester position in our Newport, VT Regional Office. Would you enjoy working closely with a multitude of small landowners, assisting them manage their multi-use forestland property? Do you possess the drive and commitment necessary to succeed in the forestry consulting world? Are you an innovative thinker interested in helping us support and grow our forestry consulting business and achieve rewards for those efforts? If so, then we want to talk with you. This office provides forestry consulting services to a significant client list with a wide range of property sizes and ownership objectives. LandVest’s Vermont Forestry Office provides a nearly 40-year presence in successfully helping private landowners. Depending on the individual, the position will initially involve primarily field work focusing on inventory and harvest operations, working closely with other LandVest foresters. As the candidate gains experience, responsibilities will grow to include preparing forest management plans, developing and maintaining client relationships, and generating new business.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Operations: Field work involves planning and laying out harvest units, marking timber, inspecting active harvest operations and harvest closeout, maintaining timber sale records, and collecting GPS data.
• Inventory: Inventories involve collecting field data, following LandVest cruise protocols, and preparing cruise reports.
• Regional Projects: Occasional travel in the Northeast US to participate in regional projects.
• Other Field Work: Includes boundary work and other assigned field tasks.
• Office: Management plan development, project administration, and other required office tasks.
• Other: Over time, the successful candidate will be expected to serve as a primary client contact, generate new projects, and develop relationships with new clients.
• Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from an SAF accredited program. Associate’s degree may be considered with minimum 3 years’ experience.
• Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
• Harvest operations related field experience (planning, layout & supervision).
• Ability to demonstrate a strong knowledge of the implementation of northern hardwood & spruce-fir silviculture, use of silviculture guides and their implementation into management plans & operations.
• Timber cruising and inventory skills. Experience with handheld data collectors’ a plus.
• Strong computer skills in most elements of Microsoft Office; GPS and introductory GIS skills.
• Knowledge of the VT Use Value Appraisal program a plus.
• Consulting forestry positions often require long days and occasional week-end work, outdoors year-round in all weather conditions.
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