Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: $65k – $85k / year

Our Forestry Division, Burlington District, has an opening for a qualified District Forester to help manage the Company’s timberlands. This position will involve all aspects of resource management within this diverse District and will be located out of our Mt Vernon, WA office.

About The Position

  • Implement all aspects of the timber harvest program; perform harvest layout and permitting, administer road building and logging contracts, and ensure log quality control
  • Assist in the development of harvest budgets and forecasts
  • Assist, as needed, with silvicultural programs including reforestation, vegetation management, tree improvement, and inventory
  • Effectively work both within a team setting and independently in remote areas, in all seasons and weather conditions
  • Professionally and effectively interact with state regulatory agencies and diverse groups
  • Hike in remote mountainous regions using maps, compass or GPS


  • At least 2 years of experience in harvest unit layout and/or administration in the Pacific Northwest
  • Degree in Forestry or related field (demonstrated equivalent work experience will be considered)
  • Solid understanding of operational and cost considerations of cable and ground-based logging systems and forest road construction
  • Working familiarity with Washington forest practice rules
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic
  • Skilled with Word, Outlook, Excel, ArcGIS software; RoadEng or CAD considered a plus
  • Have or able to obtain a valid Washington driver’s license, and ability to drive hazardous mountain roads

If you are qualified and would like to join our team,
please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Tana Hartman, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 378-8107

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