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Forester

Company: Anchor Quest
Location: Monticello
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job descriptionAnchor Quest is partnering with a well-established, highly recognized player in the Wood Products manufacturing vertical, to find them both a Sr. Forester as well as an entry level Forester to be added to their rapidly growing team. This is the perfect opportunity for somebody who possesses their BS degree in Forestry, enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that Arkansas can offer, and offers a tremendous amount of growth potential.
What will you be doing?Job DescriptionFull asset management and decision-making responsibilities for a timberlands unit of fee ownership (normally over +/- 100,000 acres). Responsible for all environmental, property management, silviculture and harvest planning activities for the unit, with direct supervisory responsibilities for professional foresters and contractors. Acts as the key point of contact for other area staff, landowners, contractors and the general public. Financial Management - Prepare annual operating and capital budget for an assigned management area. - Responsible for performance and expenditures compared with budgets and objectives. - Responsible for financial and volume projections for harvesting and silviculture on an annual, quarterly and monthly basis. - Manage all operational projects in a cost-effective manner to return maximum value, including maximizing all log values to customersPlanning & Operations - Develop operational plans to achieve district and region level strategies. - Develop one and five-year harvesting, silviculture and road plans on an assigned management unit. - Develop a road plan that identifies new construction needs, re-construction, rocking and maintenance needs on an assigned management unit. - Responsible for execution of plans for reforestation, thinning, herbicide use, animal control, fertilization, surveying, forest inventory and slash management on an assigned management unit. - Coordinate with the Marketing Manager and District Foresters in the development of strategic marketing plans. Adjust harvest plans to meet customer commitments and optimize on current conditions.Contract Administration - Manage all contracting and inspecting activities for an assigned management unit. - Appraise, negotiate and administer contracts related to silviculture and harvesting activities. - Inspect operations to ensure compliance with site activity plans, standard operating procedures, safety requirements and other contractual obligations. - Ensure log sorting, log quality, delivery targets and site objectives are met for an assigned management unit. - Review invoices for payment.Supervision - Lead, supervise and direct employees to achieve District and Unit objectives. - Assure employees receive the training necessary for high levels of performance. - Coach and mentor employees to excel and grow within or beyond their position. - Conduct annual performance reviews to provide feedback and set goals and priorities. - Participate in the evaluation and management of contractor performance. - Perform special or occasional duties as required such as public relations activities, presentations, tours and other assigned projects.Asset Management - Assist management in the development and implementation of land asset management strategies. This includes parcel selection for acquisition, disposal, trade, harvest sequencing and market timing. - Assist in the appraisal of properties for acquisition or disposal. - Administer all non-timber activities on assigned RMU. This includes leases, special uses, surveys, adjacent landowner interactions and stakeholder relations.Safety & Environmental - Actively participate in the compliance of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) by employees and contractors and ensure compliance with safety programs, environmental standards and Best Management Practices (BMP's).
What do you need to qualify?
- Bachelor's Degree in Forestry or related field required. - Candidate will display full competency in forestry and timber management operations generally associated with 8-10 years of qualifying experience (for the Senior role, will consider candidates right out of school for the Entry level position). - Proficient in LRM (Land Resource Management System), Adaptive InSights (Budget & Projection Management Tool), Global Positioning System (GPS) applications or outside equivalent and MS Office Products.) - Demonstrated multitasking, planning and organizational skills. - Ability to lead a +/- 100,000 acre assigned management area in an efficient manner.
For immediate consideration, please apply directly through this posting with a Word or PDF resume for review.

Keywords: Anchor Quest, Little Rock , Forester, Other , Monticello, Arkansas

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