FORECON, Inc. has immediate openings for several highly motivated, full-time Staff Foresters to assist the Director of Land Management and Account Managers in supervising and implementing forest management activities in our Land Management sector. Positions will report to our Titusville, PA office and work throughout northwestern PA.

Principal Duties Include:

•Oversee and manage +/- 20,000 acres of institutionally owned Northern Hardwood timberlands.
•Primarily responsible for layout and design of inventory and silvicultural projects.
•Will lead and be responsible for inventory projects as assigned in a large group format.
•Layout, design and write management plans and operating budgets
•Implement silvicultural prescriptions.
•Mark thinnings, harvests, timber stand improvements or client acreage.
•Process inventory data as needed.
•Act as liaison to Municipal and not-for-profit groups and associations (public speaking required).
•Ensure FSC and/or SFI compliance and documentation.
•Timber Sale Administration duties
•Monitor timber sales periodically for contract compliance.
•Prepare permits for timber harvest plans as needed.
•Assist the various FORECON divisions as needed.
•Conduct inventory audits and quality control inspections.
•Responsible for quality assurance/quality control of technical and professional work.
•Ensure compliance with applicable environmental and other applicable regulations.
•Communicate results and expectations with Project Supervisor.
•Meet with existing and potential clients to seek new work.
•Make on-site decisions on how to accomplish project goals given adverse or unexpected conditions.
•Submit accurate Time Sheets in a timely manner.
•Adhere to company policies and procedures.
•Exercise good personal hygiene.
•Courteous and friendly with fellow workers and clients.
•Cooperate and work effectively with fellow employees.
•Respect confidentiality of information.
•Other job-related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Principal Requirements include:

•Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry or Resources Management, Conservation or Forest Ecologyconcentration.
•Three (3) + years of practical field experience preferred.
•Society of American Foresters Certified Forester(CF) or Association of Consulting Foresters(ACF)accreditation preferred, but not required.
•Sustainable Forestry Initiative(SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) training certification andknowledges of standards and practices preferred.
•Must be competent in forest mensuration techniques including point sample, plot and 100% inventorymethods.
•Must be knowledgeable of silvicultural forest management practices, both even-aged and un-evenaged.
•Must be able to work alone and with large groups.
•Must have full mobility and use of arms, legs, hands and fingers to perform work outdoors in all types ofweather and terrain.
•Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time.
•Must be able to lift/carry items/equipment weighing 40 lbs. or less.
•Must be self-motivated.
•Must have strong communication skills, both written and oral in English.
•Knowledge of computer programs such as Excel, Word and Access and the ability to use forestry dataprocessing programs is required.
•Ability and willingness to work out of town as assigned for 1-2 week time periods.

A “Task and Duty Guide” for this position is available upon request. Pay and benefits are commensurate with skills and experience. Entrepreneurial spirit, solid communication skills, strong work ethic, and dedication to meet company and client needs are essential. Bachelor’s degree in Forestry/Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or Biology is required.

To apply, please email your resume to the address below, and include “PA Staff Forester” in your subject line: careers@foreconinc.com

FORECON, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary full-service consulting forestry firm operating out of five (5) offices throughout NY, PA and WV. Our corporate headquarters is located in Falconer, NY. Our clients include institutional investors, TIMOs, private, industrial and municipal forest landowners. Please visit our website: http://www.foreconinc.com.

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