Upper Quinault River Restoration

Job Opening: Pre-Sale Forester 7/8/9

pre-sale foresterPosition Title: Pre-Sale Forester (Forester, grade 7/8/9)
Location: Quinault Division of Natural Resources, Forestry Department – Taholah, WA
Salary and Benefits: $48,719-$59,926 starting annual salary DOQ; Full benefit package that includes health + dental insurance (no premium for individuals), 401k w/ match, starting 13 days vacation & 13 days sick leave per year, plus 14 paid holidays; Teleworking opportunities and flexible schedules; Optional participation in wildland fire deployments (overtime)
Employment Status: Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until filled

General Position Description:
The Pre-Sale Forester is a team member responsible for sharing timber sale preparation duties on approximately 160,000 acres of Indian trust land that produces approximately 47 million board feet annually. This position acts as the project leader in all phases of timber sale planning, permitting and advertisement.

Primary Functions:
• Performs reconnaissance on mature timber stands and identifies potential harvest units
• Marks harvest boundaries in accordance with the Quinault Indian Reservation’s Forest Management Plan, including the identification of required Riparian Management Zones, Wetland Management Zones and other protection measures
• Identifies operational requirements for harvesting, including recommended yarding systems, road developments and stream crossings
• Designs and implements timber cruises
• Performs stumpage appraisals
• Develops draft contracts, prospectuses, maps, and other timber sale-related documents
• Communicates management objectives to Trust landowners and Tribal officials, drafts official correspondence
• Provides input to all forest management activities as a member of the QDNR Interdisciplinary Team

Minimum qualifications for the Pre-Sale Forester include an AAS degree with major study in forest management or other related natural resource field, plus two years of related experience. A Bachelor’s Degree (BS) and previous experience with harvest layout, timber cruising, and GIS is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to pass a federal background check, drug screening, and hold or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington State driver’s license. Candidates must have the ability to work outdoors in inclement weather and rugged terrain.

To apply, please visit http://www.quinaultindiannation.com/jobs.htm and complete a QIN job application. Send your application and resume by email to the QIN Human Resources Dept. at jobs@quinault.org. For further information regarding the details of this position you may contact Eric North, Harvest Manager at 1-888-616-8211 ext. 7513 or enorth@quinault.org

Quinault Division of Natural Resources | Harvest

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