Forester - Longview, Wa [01008350]

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To apply directly to this position, please visit www.wy.com/careers and search for job number 8350 or follow this link: http://bit.ly/8350Forester.

Our Longview, Washington Tree Farm has an opening for an experienced, highly qualified Forester. The Longview Tree Farm is over 400,000 acres located close to I-5 and stretching from south of Kalama Washington, north past the Longview area to Toledo Washington and reaching east to Mount St Helens. This role reports to the Longview Area Team Leader and is an integral part of the Longview Team, with accountabilities to the region's Chief Forester for silviculture activities. This is a full time, exempt position.

This position will be a part of the team that is responsible for the planning and safe execution of field activities. Primary functions include: site preparation, planting, land exams, vegetation control, stocking control, commercial thinning, fertilization, fire protection and involvement in other related fields.

Key Functions:
Key responsibilities include:
Making silvicultural prescriptions based on judgment, experience and data.
Providing energy, critical thinking and enthusiasm for all tree growing activities.
Being an advocate for industrial forestry
Being a role model and mentor for entry level foresters.
Occasional presentations to colleagues and senior management.
Project layout, using aerial photos, maps, GIS systems and ground reconnaissance.
Contract negotiation, bidding, field administration and making payments.
Developing and tracking budgets and key silvicultural metrics.
Keeping careful and accurate records of silvicultural activities.
Using computers for planning, tracking, and forestry inventory.
Fire preparedness, fire fighting and other protection functions as required.
Must model and inspect for safe work practices at all times. Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives. Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statues, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals.
About Our Timberlands Business
We're experts in growing, nurturing, harvesting and replanting trees without harming the environment or exhausting the supply. Our timberlands team attracts world-class professionals who understand how to make the most of our remarkable, renewable resource -- to meet the needs of our investors, customers and communities today, and for decades to come.

About Weyerhaeuser
For more than a century, Weyerhaeuser has grown and harvested trees to make innovative products that meet important human needs. We're serious about safety, focused on performance and proud of what we do. In every corner of our company, you'll find talented people who care about each other, the communities where we operate, and the planet we all share.

BS Forest Management or closely related field with a minimum of 5 years in operational forestry.
Must be highly motivated, a self-directed team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
Able to develop, prioritize, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines.
Strong analytical skills; proficient with personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook, and GIS systems.
Valid driver's license is required as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads (25,000 miles per year). Minimum of 50% of work time is spent in the field, much of it on steep or broken ground covered with slash and brush.
Field work accomplished under variety of weather conditions; all that the Northwest has to offer.
Operations are highly weather dependent; work could include occasional weekend work.
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

To apply directly to this position, please visit www.wy.com/careers and search for job number 8350 or follow this link: http://bit.ly/8350Forester.

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