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Re: Forester Wanted
« Reply #80 on: September 07, 2017, 03:58:33 PM »


J.M. Longyear, LLC , Marquette, MI, ( is a privately held, 120+ year old company with focus on ownership and management of natural resource assets.  As one of the largest forest land owners in the Great Lakes region, we are a leader in forest management and sustainable timber harvesting.

We are looking for a Forester with at least five yearsí experience to manage company lands and purchase standing timber in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin.  Duties include timber sale management and prep, procurement, harvest administration, road layout and construction, BMP and environmental compliance.

Bachelorís degree in Forestry
GPS, GIS, Microsoft products with excellent Excel skills
Excellent people, communication and team skills
Understanding of forest economics

This position has considerable travel and a good driving history is necessary. 

Longyear offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified applicants, please send resume to

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Re: Forester Wanted
« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2017, 01:04:15 PM »
Grand Portage Reservation
Job Announcement

Position:   Forester (Full Time, Year Round)
Location:   Trust Lands and Natural Resources (Forestry Station)
Open:   October 6, 2017
Closes:   Until Filled
Salary:   Based on qualifications & experience ($35,000 Ė $39,000 annually)
Reports to:   Reservation Forester
Description:   Assists Reservation Forester with forest management planning and implementation on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation. Primary responsibility is timber harvest management. Assists with all aspects of Forest Management.
Qualifications:   Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or a closely related field of study with forestry experience. Must possess valid driverís license and be insurable. Experience with ArcGIS is desirable.
    American Indian Preference
Contact:   For more information on the position, please contact Tim Miller at 218-475-2033 or Tony Swader at 218-475-2415.

All applicants must submit current references, and copy of college transcript naming degree(s) received.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Grand Portage RTC Offices / Human Resources Department
PO Box 428; 83 Stevens Road
Grand Portage, MN 55605
Phone (218) 475-2808 or 475-2809 or 877-797-2791
Fax 218-475-2371 Email


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Re: Forester Wanted
« Reply #82 on: October 25, 2017, 12:07:54 PM »

The Forest County Potawatomi (Crandon WI) is looking for a field forester.

Eric J. Oliphant
USDI-BIA-Great Lakes Agency-Forestry
Agency Forester
916 Lakeshore Drive W
Ashland, WI 54806
office: 715-685-2370
cell: 715-292-7173


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Re: Forester Wanted
« Reply #83 on: November 27, 2017, 11:14:39 AM »

Bayfield County is in northern Wisconsin with a lot of Lake Superior frontage and the take-off point for the Apostle Islands.  The County owns and manages about 170,000 acres, the fourth largest county forest in Wisconsin. 

Scroll to the bottom of the page and look for ďForesterĒ listed under the Position column.

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Re: Forester Wanted
« Reply #84 on: January 05, 2018, 12:08:12 PM »



Weyerhaeuser has an opening for a forester in our Lakes States Timberlands Region located in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  This is a full-time, exempt position, with salary level dependent on skills and experience.  The role is responsible for working with our Timberlands Team on all aspects of our forestry business including land management, timber sale setup and administration, product merchandizing, real estate, and environmental compliance.
Key Functions
∑       Participate in the planning and preparation of timber sales including harvest area identification, sale set-up and boundary layout, and layout and construction of logging roads.
∑       Logging contract administration and supply chain management including product merchandizing and quality control.
∑       Implement silvicultural regimes that maximize the value of current harvest and future value of stands
∑       Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, BMPs, and SFI principles.
∑       Maintain harvest plan and spatial/tabular detail for forest inventory maintenance in Integrated Land System.
∑       Interact with the public, government agencies and other industry professionals.
∑       Strong advocate for safety within the team and throughout the operation.
∑       NOTE: This position is about 75% field time and necessitates working in all types of weather conditions and terrain.

∑       B.S. Degree in Forestry or related field desired.
∑       2+ years of forestry experience
∑       Demonstrated experience in timber sale setup, managing logging contracts, and log merchandising preferred.
∑       Knowledge and use of ArcGis desktop preferred.
∑       Strong written and verbal communication skills
∑       Team player with ability to work effectively with people of varying backgrounds
∑       Computer proficiency in use of MicroSoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. Weíre serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
About Timberlands
We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits.
For more than a century, we've been taking care of forests to make life better.

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.


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Re: Forester Wanted
« Reply #85 on: May 01, 2018, 04:17:35 PM »

Location: Cadillac

Company: Consumers Energy

To apply for this posting . Applications are due on May 6th.

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.


This position is within Hydro Operations.  The Hydro Forester is responsible for forest management of over 16,000 acres of forested lands associated with Consumers Energyís Generation Operations.   These lands are located along the Au Sable, Manistee, Muskegon, Grand and Kalamazoo Rivers as well as the Ludington Pumped Storage Facility and the Campbell Generation Facility.    


There is one position available in Cadillac.

This position requires working outdoors in all type of weather conditions and extensive walking in all terrains.  The candidate must have strong communication and negotiation skills.  This position is in charge of all forest management activities from planning, setup, implementation, and contract administration and also assists with inspections of recreation facilities, including contractor oversight of repairs on such facilities.  Additional requirements include assistance on wildlife habitat, invasive species control, as well as knowledge of local threatened and endangered species.     

This position is responsible for:

        Forest management planning to meet long-term and short-term management objectives

        All timber sale preparation activities including planning, boundary marking, marking timber, completing sale cruises, and preparation of harvest maps

        Preparing, offering, awarding, and administering timber sale contracts

        Collecting, analyzing, and updating forest inventory data and associated ArcGIS database

        Supporting work to meet Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations as required by Hydro Land Management Plans

        Maintaining all pertinent records internally and providing reports to land management agencies annually regarding land management activities

        Inspection of recreation facilities for prioritization of repair and replacement projects

        Provides oversight of contractors engaged in repair and construction activities of recreation facilities and ensuring work occurs in a safe and efficient manner

        Conducting all invasive species monitoring and control efforts including herbicide application and developing mechanical control proposals

        Maintaining professional/supporting relationships with other departments within Consumers Energy

        Maintaining professional/supporting relationships with State and Federal land management agencies and local timber industry (e.g., loggers, mills, and procurement staff)

        Oversight and management of lease agreement to operate a gravel mining operation

        Ensures land management activities occur following the ordered priorities of Hydro Operations

1. Safety of public and employees

2. Regulatory Compliance

3. Operational need



        A Bachelorís degree in the applicable field of study.  Less than a Bachelorís degree may be acceptable if accompanied by extensive Company or industry experience in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance.

The following experience / skills may set you apart from others:

        A Bachelorís degree in Forestry

        2 or more years of related work experience to the position

        A valid state driverís license and experience driving four wheel drive vehicles.

        Society of American Foresters membership

        Working knowledge of the ArcGIS suite of programs

        A Commercial Pesticide Applicators license, or ability to obtain one within 90 days of employment

        Microsoft Office suite of programs (word, excel, outlook, etc.)

        A strong background selling timber and associated job functions

        Experience using GPS-Data logging devices to collect forest inventory data

        Experience using TCruise, SoloForest, and ArcGIS database management

        Experience using forest inventory information to develop forest management plans and make management decisions

        Knowledge of legal land descriptions and ability to navigate in the field using complex surveys and legal descriptions

        Knowledge of local pathogen/pest management and control methods

        Knowledge of basic construction and carpentry methods

Essential Functions:

General technical analysis supports the planning, technical analysis, general management, negotiations, transactions, customer services and auditing of a wide variety of technical and business functions and technical processes of specific operating and support areas throughout the company. Duties and who this individual reports to will fluctuate between projects, departments and offices. Lead and/or assist with technical support for the plans, reports, impacts, contracts, schedules, estimates, data collection, observation, and field investigation. Provide technical, non-engineering support services with accuracy, on time and under budget. Use computer assisted applications software and equipment to prepare technical support documents. Understand and follow company established standard procedures for file structure and standard procedures for projects. Become familiar with business and technical plans and related material for each project and be able to utilize the information appropriately.  Assists in client contact and communication. Utilize effective communication skills to answer inquiries from coworkers, clients, or the public.  Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders.  Attend internal and external meetings.  Provide technical support services in a legal and ethical manner.  Regular attendance is expected.

Hours and Travel:

This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week with 90% in the field and 10% in the office.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.   The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud.

Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

 All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

 Nearest Major Market: Cadillac
 Job Segment: Hydro, Engineer, Law, Database, Procurement, Engineering, Legal, Technology, Operations



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