Prentiss and Carlisle (P&C) is currently accepting applications for an Operations Forester based out of our Maine offices. P&C is a 4th generation forest management company established in 1924. As a leading and trusted forest management firm, P&C provides timberland management and consulting services for clients throughout the United States and eastern Canada. We serve a wide range of forest ownership types including family timberlands, conservation group lands, investment organization properties, and municipal forestlands. Most managed properties are enrolled in third party group certification programs. P&C has a strong culture of teamwork with a full support network including Human Resources, IT, GIS/Inventory, Land Use Specialists, and Safety – apply today to join the P&C team!
JOB DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES
➢ Short (annual) and medium term (5-year) planning of harvest operation locations including anticipated volumes, silvicultural prescriptions, applicable permitting and notifications, road locations, operational instructions, and associated maps within a defined district of responsibility.
➢ Location and layout of timber harvest boundaries and forest roads including delineation of riparian zones (streams, brooks, lakes, bogs, etc.), biodiversity features, and property lines.
➢ Regular inspections of the harvest & road operations to ensure compliance with the planned objectives, proper utilization of timber products, environmental regulations, and proper Chain of Custody procedures. Also includes the completion of pre-harvest conference documentation and written inspection reports.
➢ Participation in 3rd party certification audits on an annual basis.
➢ Assistance in preparation of allowable cut calculations, management plans, annual land management budgets, and harvesting and road construction contracts including the monitoring of invoicing from these contracts.
➢ Complete various other forest management tasks including timber cruising, marking property lines for renewal, reconnaissance of managed lands for HBU (higher and better use), maintaining a knowledge of land use issues such as access, dumping, public use, and environmental situations, and working with other landowners and agencies such as LUPC, IF&W, and DEP on matters related to managed lands.
➢ When called upon, assist with special company projects within or outside of P&C managed lands such as timber cruising, land use studies, due diligence, etc.
➢ This position requires a BS degree in forestry or related field with 3 years of field experience.
➢ Possession of a current Maine Forester’s License or ability to obtain a Maine Forester’s License.
➢ Strong safety values especially applicable to the forest products industry.
➢ Proficiency in relevant silvicultural, harvest operation, and mensuration skills.
➢ Ability to work independently outside in all weather conditions and remote locations.
➢ Experience with Microsoft Office and ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro. Experience with ArcGIS Online helpful but not necessary.
➢ Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Prentiss & Carlisle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive wage commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefit package including a company vehicle, cell phone, and computer, paid vacation and holidays, health insurance, life & disability insurance and 401(k) matching & profit-sharing contributions.