Weyerhaeuser Planning Forester in Georgetown, Georgia

General Information: This position is a part of Southern Timberlands and will report to the Planning & Inventory Manager. This is a Full Time, Exempt position, and can be located in either our Georgetown, GA or Carrollton, GA office.

This is a planning forester position with responsibility for approximately 330,000 acres of fee and long-term lease land in Alabama, Georgia and Florida (Chattahoochee Area).

Key Functions: Responsible for harvest planning, including preparation of annual and 3 to 5 year fee harvest plans consistent with area silvicultural and harvest strategies. Additional expectations include: safety/risk awareness, courage to intervene when unsafe activities are observed, a willingness to role model safety, thorough understanding of timber management techniques and practices, road construction and maintenance, tract preparation activities (harvest prescriptions, checking for environmental concerns, understand SFI-related management constraints {opening size and adjacency}, stumpage cruising administration, etc.), boundary line maintenance, and a strong understanding of local markets. The selected candidate will also be responsible for calculating and meeting a yearly contract budget and facilitating communication between marketing, harvesting and silviculture foresters in the area.

  • Bachelor's degree in forestry or related field or equivalent combination of work experience and education. Preference is at least 3 years of experience.
  • Basic negotiating and contract administration skills.
  • Cruise design and sampling principals.
  • Practical application of forestry Best Management Practices (BMP’s).
  • Forest inventory/GIS systems and willingness to learn and use Weyerhaeuser’s inventory system (FMS).
  • Proficient in use of computer software (i.e., Excel).
  • Understanding of harvest supervision, silvicultural goals and basic forest economics.
  • Mobile applications knowledge.
  • Willingness to abide by established safety standards.
  • Demonstrated leadership and people skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills-both oral and written.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Good teaming skills including the ability and willingness to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to cover additional projects and assignments as needed.

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.

About Weyerhaeuser We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re 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. **

/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./ / / /*M/

Job: *Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction

Title: Planning Forester

Location: GA-Georgetown

Requisition ID: 01012287

Other Locations: USA-GA-Carrollton