Forest Products Jobs

Forester Tennessee 10/29/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Tennessee Forestry Association

Location:statewide, Tennessee

Job Description:

Independent Contractor Position with the Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA).  The forester would work closely with the Riparian Buffer Zone Projects in Southern Middle Tennessee.  This position would also administer the Tennessee Tree Farm program.  Goals are to Recruit & Retain Tree Farms in the Elk/Duck River Watershed Counties (Maury, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Lincoln, Moore & Franklin).  Must be comfortable with public speaking and willing to attend meetings, etc across Tennessee. 

Work with Federal and State Agencies, NGO Representatives, others on the Duck/Elk River Watershed Steering Committee to promote forest management in the Elk/Duck River Watershed Counties.  Grow the TN Tree Farm program, inspect/re-inspect Tree Farms, database organization, support TN Tree Farm Committee as needed.  Other Tennessee Forestry Association duties as assisgned.

Required Education:

Bachelor of Science Degree (or higher) in a forestry related major from an accredited university.

Required Experience:

5+ years of forestry experience and specifically should have on-the-ground experience, with knowledge of state & federal landowner assistance programs.  Also, have knowledge and experience of the American Forest Foundation (AFF) Tree Farm program.


database skills, Tree Farm inspector status, public speaking, leadership and willingness to travel across TN


This is a contract forester position.  Please contact Candace at Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) to determine contract payments.  Also, applicable mileage and expenses relating to fulfilling responsibilities of position will be reimbursed by TFA.

Apply By:11/30/2018



2605 Elm Hill Pike #G

Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Posted By: Candace Dinwiddie

Wildlife Manager 1 - Forestry Tennessee 10/31/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Location:Dyer County, Tennessee

Job Description:

If you go to DOHR’s web site: and select the “Current Openings” link you will be able to apply for the Wildlife Manager 1 opportunity beginning on October 31, 2018.

Necessary Special Qualifications:Applicants for this class must:

  1. Be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons;
  2. Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date of application;
  3. Be a citizen of the United States;
  4. Have a good moral character, as determined by investigation;
  5. Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  6. Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  7. Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  8. Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
  9. Pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  10. Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  11. Have visual acuity of 20/100 in each eye, separately without glasses, and each eye corrected to 20/30 or better with corrective lenses;
  12. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of appointment in some positions upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of instruction at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy or have successfully completed the equivalent of the prescribed course. 

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional wildlife management work of average difficulty in the implementation of wildlife management practices in a moderate-sized wildlife area or facility; assists in the implementation of management practices in a large, complex wildlife area or facility; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class performs a variety of activities associated with the management of wildlife. Work involves wildlife habitat development and maintenance, public relations activities, facilities maintenance, wildlife law enforcement within assigned geographic area(s) and assisting in research data collection. This class differs from that of Wildlife Manager 2 in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for a larger, more complex wildlife area or management responsibilities.

Work Activities:

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:

  1. Adheres to all laws, agency directives, policies, procedures, and protocols to provide an example to assigned subordinates.
  2. Assists and guides assigned subordinates in resolving problem situations.
  3. Supervises the activities of assigned workers on WMA’s.
  4. Leads in the maintenance and repair of agency equipment and buildings on assigned WMA’s.
  5. Leads in the implementation of projects and management techniques to provide optimum fish production and fishing opportunities on assigned WMA’s and other designated state owned properties.
  6. Manages field trials and hunts on WMA’s.

Training and Teaching Others:

  1. Plans, conducts and evaluates on-the-job training, to include training with equipment, policies, procedures, and techniques, for assigned subordinates as required.
  2. Promotes, teaches, and/or assists with hunting and boating safety education programs.
  3. Promotes or provides hunter or trapper safety training.
  4. Conducts public educational programs on forest care and conservation.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:

  1. Serves as the state's witness at hearings and court cases.
  2. Works with representatives of other law enforcement agencies in order to ensure cooperation and unified effort.
  3. Answers general calls and inquiries from the public and co-workers in a prompt and courteous manner with accurate information.
  4. Provides information to the general public on wildlife resources.
  5. Utilizes available media outlets on a regular basis to provide information to the public.
  6. Collaborates with other authorities on activities such as surveillance, transcription, and research.
  7. Addresses schools, civic groups, sporting clubs, or the media to disseminate information concerning wildlife resources and regulations.
  8. Provides assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as required.
  9. Develops and manages sharecrop contracts with local farmers.
  10. Makes recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options.
  11. Informs and responds to public regarding wildlife and conservation issues, such as plant identification, hunting regulations, and nuisance wildlife.
  12. Disseminates information by writing reports and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups and interpretive programs.
  13. Subcontracts with loggers or pulpwood cutters for tree removal and to aid in road layout.
  14. Negotiates terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting and forest management.
  15. Provides advice and recommendations on forestry issues.

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:

  1. Qualifies annually with assigned firearms.
  2. Conducts safe handling of weapons according to policy.
  3. Operates assigned vehicles and heavy equipment within agency policy and procedure.
  4. Repairs and maintains assigned equipment as required.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:

  1. Reviews the records and reports, including but not limited to prosecution reports, activity reports, and evidence logs generated by subordinates.
  2. Generates and audits wildlife survey data to ensure that it has been accurately collected, recorded, and submitted by agreed upon due dates.
  3. Audits, approves, and submits budgeted credit card expenditure receipts and reports at the end of each month.
  4. Assists supervisors in reviewing and correcting reports and other administrative duties as required.
  5. Assists supervisor in ensuring assigned subordinates comply with agency policies and procedures. 

Coaching and Developing Others:

  1. Conducts coaching and counseling sessions for performance evaluations for assigned subordinates. 
  2. Assists landowners with problems on farm ponds and with troublesome wildlife.

Documenting/Recording Information:

  1. Logs evidence in and out of assigned agency evidence/property facilities.
  2. Completes and submits law enforcement and other required reports accurately and promptly.
  3. Completes and submits wildlife survey data accurately and promptly.
  4. Completes and submits required Law Enforcement activity reports to supervisor.

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:

  1. Coordinates plans and activities with federal personnel on jointly managed wildlife areas.
  2. Supervises activities of forestry workers.

Scheduling Work and Activities:

  1. Conducts inspections for boating, hunting, fishing, litter, and pollution law violations in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules, and regulations and observe agency directives, policies, and procedures.
  2. Protects and preserves native wildlife, plants, or ecosystems.
  3. Implements projects and management techniques to provide optimum fish and/or wildlife habitat development.
  4. Conducts wildlife inventories in assigned area.
  5. Operates, maintains and provides security for a variety of equipment, such as automobiles, trucks, bulldozers, tractors, boats and motors, chain saws, mowers, and hand tools.
  6. Prepares and monitors budget; orders supplies and equipment.
  7. Conducts controlled burns to manipulate habitat.
  8. Recommends revisions in hunting, trapping and fishing regulations or in animal management programs so that wildlife balances or habitats can be maintained. Conducts agency restoration, management, eradication, and biological survey projects.
  9. Collects and reports information on populations or conditions of fish and wildlife in their habitats, availability of game food or cover, or suspected pollution.
  10. Designs and implements control measures to prevent or counteract damage caused by wildlife or people.
  11. Uses wildlife agricultural techniques involving trees, shrubs, grains, grass, and other wildlife food and cover plantings and cuttings. 
  12. Surveys areas and compiles harvest figures to determine compliance and wildlife population management objectives.
  13. Restocks area lands, lakes, and streams with fish and/or wildlife.
  14. Conducts fish population surveys using standardized fisheries collection techniques.
  15. Manages and manipulates water levels to enhance wetland habitat.
  16. Participates in search-and-rescue operations and in firefighting efforts.
  17. Determines age, sex, and weight of collected fish and/or of harvested game.
  18. Plans and leads the construction of outbuildings, checking stations, docks, piers and signs.
  19. Builds and maintains roads, trails, observation and parking areas.
  20. Performs maintenance plumbing, electrical, and carpentry work.
  21. Performs facilities maintenance work, such as constructing or repairing structures or controlling weeds or pests.
  22. Investigates hunting accidents and reports of fish and game law violations, and issue warnings or citations and file reports as necessary.
  23. Conducts and monitors water quality profiles.
  24. Designs and analyzes fish data and harvest reports.
  25. Uses explosives in wildlife habitat management techniques.
  26. Oversees landowner property issues such as easements, boundaries, etc.
  27. Assists in determining feasibility of stocking warm and cold water fish in streams, lakes, and rivers.
  28. Ensures the safe operation and maintenance of Agency Firing Ranges.
  29. Issues licenses (temporary harvest tags), permits, or other documentation.
  30. Utilizes spawning and culture techniques for cold and warm water fish production.
  31. Investigates crop, property, or habitat damage or destruction or instances of water pollution to determine causes and to advise property owners of preventive measures.
  32. Documents the extent of crop, property, or habitat damage and make financial loss estimates or compensation recommendations.
  33. Investigates fish kills and determine cause and financial loss estimates or compensation recommendations.
  34. Analyzes characteristics of flora and fauna to identify and classify them.
  35. Inventories or estimates plant and wildlife populations.
  36. Studies animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions.
  37. Studies characteristics of animals such as origin, interrelationships, classification, life histories and diseases, development, genetics, and distribution.
  38. Participates in preventive programs to control the outbreak of wildlife diseases.
  39. Checks for, and ensure compliance with, environmental laws and notify law enforcement when violations are identified.
  40. Prepares collections of preserved specimens or microscopic slides for species identification and study of development or disease.
  41. Collects and dissects flora and fauna specimens and examine specimens under microscope.
  42. Organizes and conducts experimental studies with live animals in controlled or natural surroundings.
  43. Raises specimens for study and observation or for use in experiments.
  44. Plans and implements projects for conservation of wildlife habitats and soil and water quality.
  45. Monitors wildlife populations and assess the impacts of forest operations on population and habitats.
  46. Performs land survey techniques with related equipment.
  47. Utilizes scientific techniques for measuring and identifying trees.
  48. Monitors forest-cleared lands to ensure that they are reclaimed to their most suitable wildlife habitat.
  49. Maps forest area soils and vegetation to estimate the amount of standing timber and value of wildlife habitat.
  50. Manages timber sale contracts from designated harvest areas.
  51. Plans and directs construction and maintenance of trails, roads and fire breaks ensuring that they comply with guidelines and regulations set for forested public lands.
  52. Plans and supervises forestry projects, such as determining the type, number and placement of trees to be planted, thinning forest and monitoring growth of new seedlings.
  53. Directs, and participates in, wild-fire suppression.
  54. Analyzes effect of forest conditions on tree growth rates and tree species prevalence and the yield, duration, seed production, growth viability, and germination of different species.
  55. Monitors contract compliance and results of forestry activities to assure adherence to government regulations.
  56. Studies different tree species' classification, life history, light and soil requirements, adaptation to new environmental conditions and resistance to disease and insects.
  57. Performs inspections of forests or forest nurseries.
  58. Determines methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage.
  59. Plans and directs forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations.
  60. Chooses and prepares sites for new trees, using controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides. 

Performing Administrative Activities:

  1. Performs administrative duties such as public relations, budgeting, and supervision of staff.

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:

  1. Conducts or assists with Outreach programs to recruit young or new hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
  2. Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance in accordance with administrative directives.
  3. Assists the general public with wildlife damage complaints, injured wildlife, and/or control of nuisance wildlife species.
  4. Provides technical assistance with habitat management for wildlife and fisheries species to landowners. 
  5. Provides assistance to land owners in the development of wildlife management for their property.
  6. Provides advice or information to agency managed property visitors.

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:

  1. Submits recommendations on game and fish seasons and numbers of animals to be harvested.
  2. Submits hunting and fishing season setting recommendations to supervisor in a timely manner with specific related recommendations and backup documentation.
  3. Investigates wildlife complaints and suggests methods for controlling problem animals. 

Public Safety and Security:

  1. Conducts safe handling of weapons according to policy.
  2. Adheres to all laws, agency directives, policies, procedures, and protocols.
  3. Operates assigned vehicles within agency policy and procedure.
  4. Conducts inspections for boating, hunting, fishing, litter, and pollution law violations in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules, and regulations and observe agency directives, policies, and procedures.
  5. Participates in the apprehension and arrest of violators of game and fish laws in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules and regulations.
  6. Patrols assigned areas by vehicles, boat, airplane, horse, or on foot to enforce game, fish, or boating laws or to manage wildlife programs, lakes, or land.
  7. Establishes and maintains proficiency with assigned weapons.
  8. Interrogates persons under arrest regarding violation and/or the location of evidence.
  9. Serves warrants, subpoenas, make arrests, compile and present evidence for court actions.
  10. Coordinates and participates in surveillance activities, raids, seizures and arrests of suspected offenders
  11. Conducts a variety of law enforcement operations using a variety of equipment including but not limited to motor vehicles, boats, firearms, cameras, binoculars, and two-way radios.
  12. Develops and manages informants to obtain information related to cases.
  13. Participates in the preparation and maintenance of records and reports of daily activities, arrests, prosecutions, and educational programs.
  14. Coordinates and participates in special law enforcement details and work assignments.
  15. Identifies case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations.
  16. Assists peers and other non-agency law enforcement personnel in resolving problem situations.
  17. Obtains and uses search and arrest warrants.
  18. Analyzes evidence and prepare samples and or evidence for testing.
  19. Participates in the cataloging and storing of evidence/property seized within a geographic district.
  20. Participates in the field training and orientation of new wildlife officers and commissioned managers.
  21. Seizes equipment used in fish and game law violations, and arrange for disposition of fish or game illegally taken or possessed.
  22. Apprehends and arrests violators of game and fish laws on assigned WMA(s) in order to enforce wildlife boating laws, proclamations, rules, and regulations and observe agency directives, policies, and procedures.

 Competencies (KSA's):


  1. Integrity and Trust
  2. Functional / Technical Competencies
  3. Ethics and Values
  4. Action Oriented
  5. Time Management
  6. Organizing
  7. Written Communication
  8. Intellectual Horsepower
  9. Boss Relationships
  10. Composure


  1. Working knowledge of wildlife and fisheries management, wildlife and fisheries biology, or a related field.
  2. Working knowledge of applicable law and policy, procedure, agency administrative directives, regulations and rules.
  3. Working knowledge of criminal procedure, rules of evidence, and basic constitutional precedents.
  4. Working knowledge of accepted law enforcement practices and techniques.
  5. Working knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  6. Working knowledge of Land Survey techniques and equipment.


  1. Finger Dexterity
  2. Depth Perception
  3. Manual Dexterity
  4. Far Vision
  5. Reaction Time
  6. Speech Clarity
  7. Gross Body Coordination
  8. Gross Body Equilibrium
  9. Sound Localization
  10. Critical Thinking Skills
  11. Stamina
  12. Response Orientation 
  13. Reading Comprehension
  14. Writing
  15. Speaking
  16. Active Learning
  17. Troubleshooting
  18. Active Listening
  19. Time Management
  20. Equipment Maintenance


  1. Instructing People
  2. Problem Solving Abilities
  3. Oral Comprehension
  4. Written Comprehension
  5. Speech Clarity
  6. Speech Recognition
  7. Deductive Reasoning

 Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Heavy Equipment
  2. Personal Computer
  3. Telephone
  4. Fax Machine
  5. Printer
  6. Copy Machine
  7. Motor Vehicles
  8. Boats
  9. Firearms
  10. Cameras
  11. Binoculars
  12. Two-Way Radios
  13. Law Enforcement Equipment



If you go to DOHR’s web site:  and select the “Current Openings” link you will be able to apply for the Wildlife Manager 1 opportunity beginning on October 31, 2018.


TWRA employees interested in transferring should submit your request for internal transfer in accordance with Administrative Directive #3 no later than November 14, 2018 with your memo sent directly to your current Regional Manager/Division Chief, Supervisor, and the prospective Regional Manager/Division Chief and Supervisor that has this vacancy.  Also, please copy Randi Tarpy in TWRA’s HR office.


For specific job info or assistance contactJordan Nanney at 615-854-0263.


Application process assistance, Point of Contact:  Jennifer Burnett at 615-781-6596





Randi S. Tarpy, IPMA-SCP

TWRA Human Resources Division

Chief of Human Resources

440 Hogan Road

Nashville, TN. 37220

Phone: 615-781-6605

Fax: 615-781-6559


Required Education:


Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife or fisheries management, wildlife biology, or other related acceptable field.




One year of full time working experience as a Wildlife Officer with the State of Tennessee


Salary Range: $3,298.00 - $5,121.00

Apply By:1/31/2019

Posted By: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Procurement Forester Georgia 10/23/2018 +

Categorized Under:


Location:Cedar Springs, Georgia

Job Description:

Georgia-Pacific’s Wood and Fiber Supply (W&FS) organization ensures that the company's mills maintain a constant flow of logs, wood fiber and chips to sustain its tissue, packaging, paper and building products manufacturing operations. W&FS operates in some 15 U.S. states, and sources its wood from private lands owned by industrial, institutional or individual landowners.


We are seeking a Procurement Forester to support the Cedar Springs Pulp & Paper mill.  The position will be based in the Southwest Georgia area where the mill is located. This position will be responsible for working with timber harvesters and forest landowners to acquire logs for the Cedar Springs mill.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Implementing sourcing and pricing strategies pertaining to the procurement of wood and fiber for a manufacturing facility

  • Evaluating wood purchasing opportunities using analytical and innovative problem-solving skills

  • Working to build strong business relationships within operating areas

  • Assisting to drive process improvements and presenting innovative solutions to recurring issues

  • Ensuring all transactions are properly documented and distributed

  • Working in conjunction with W&FS team to monitor and manage all levels of raw material acquisition to include: Administrative, Capital Employed, Transportation, inventories and Wood Cost

  • Ensuring compliance with all health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures

  • Actively representing Wood & Fiber Supply and the facility operations on local and regional sourcing initiatives

Required Education:

degree or higher in Forestry, Procurement, or Supply Chain

Required Experience:

procurement experience (preferred)


knowledge and experience with MS Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook

Apply By:11/23/2018


Posted By: Marie Sotillo

Field Forester/Forestry Technician Arkansas 10/15/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.

Location:Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Job Description:

<p>To provide support to the FRC organization in pursuit of continuously improving the<br />quality and productivity of services provided to clients. Basic responsibility includes assisting area manager, foresters, harvesting supervisors, and other area staff in the completion of tasks focused on satisfying various client objectives.</p> <p>Job Responsibilities:<br />&#61623; Conducts timber inventories<br />&#61623; Marks sale boundaries, SMZ's, etc., as required<br />&#61623; Supervises contract operations to ensure compliance of the terms of the contract<br />&#61623; Checks on progress of scheduled forest management activities, ensuring compliance with BMP's, governmental regulations and company policies<br />&#61623; Completes timber sale inspections<br />&#61623; Collects GPS field data as required<br />&#61623; Assists in timely completion of special projects<br />&#61623; Presents positive image of FRC at all times</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Send resume and professional references to the following address no later than November 15, 2018 for consideration:</p> <p><br />Tabi Griffis<br />Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.<br />717 North Avenue<br />Macon, GA 31211</p> <p>Or email to</p> <p>For more information on the position, contact Randy Shaw at (601) 916&#8208;2788.</p>

Required Education:

Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Forestry

Required Experience:

Experience preferred, but not required


Exhibits good interpersonal skills
 Self‐motivated
 Ability and willingness to travel
 Proficient in basic Windows software, i.e. Excel, Word, Access
 Employee must own a 4‐wheel drive truck providing reliable transportation as well as
automobile insurance. Company pays for business use on a per mile basis.

Key Competencies:
 Must be proficient in technical forestry skills
 Motivated to plan and accomplish work with a minimum degree of supervision
 Exhibits strong work ethic and pride in work quality
 Ability to work efficiently with a variety of people and personalities
 Basic understanding of the business in terms of services provided and profitability


Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package includes health
care, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, optional dental insurance, vacation, and holidays.

Apply By:11/15/2018



717 North Avenue

Macon, GA 31211

Posted By: Tabi Griffis

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD position) Mississippi 8/30/2018 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship is available for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University (MSU). The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project in the field of timber engineering with a focus on performance evaluation of timber components and structures. In particular, the candidate will investigate the parameters affecting structural performance of interior guard systems. The PhD candidate will be involved in both experimental and computer simulation work. The successful candidate will be funded during the study period (3 years) with an assistantship, plus tuition, fees and insurance.

The candidate must:

  • Possess undergraduate and graduate degrees relevant to the topic of the study, preferably in civil (structural) engineering and/or wood science
  • Previously attained and maintained exceptional academic standing (min GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale basis)
  • Have a TOEFL score of 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 or better (students with non-English credentials only)
  • Be adaptive to multi-disciplinary research work requirements
  • Be an excellent team-player

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of two references by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Hyungsuk Lim . The review of the applications will start on August 20, 2018 until the position is filled. The expected enrollment in the program is January 1, 2019.

Apply By:11/30/2018

Posted By: KBrasher