06 Apr
Forester - Inventory/GIS
Washington, Skagit / island / SJI , 98221 Skagit / island / SJI USA

We train and promote from within

Excellent low-cost health benefits

Retirement plan with employer-paid contributions

Paid vacation and 10 holidays

Our Forestry Division, Burlington District, has an opening for a qualified forester with working knowledge of forest inventory methods and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience.

About The Position

Manage annual inventory data collection

Train and check cruise seasonal inventory foresters and contract cruisers

Assist with annual timber harvest depletions and reporting

Assist with creation of GIS data and maps in support of other district personnel

Assist with work on district programs, including silviculture, tree improvement, and harvest permitting, approximately 40 %

As needed, support acquisitions and other special projects

Hike in extremely remote and mountainous regions using maps, compass, and GPS


Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, GIS, or related field preferred

Two to three years in operational forest management preferred

Timber cruising experience and familiarity with PNW species

Working knowledge of forest inventory methods and software including SuperACE and FLIPS

Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems, preferably ESRI suite

Must be able to demonstrate good organizational skills with superior attention to detail

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Positive attitude, self-motivated, ability to work as a “team” member in a crew environment

Why Join Our Team?

Because this is more than an invitation, it's a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan (including medical, dental, and vision) with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company-paid Life Insurance. Every year since 1979, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided an average of $500,000 in scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses.

How To Apply

If you are qualified and would like to join our team,

please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume

no later than April 25th 2024 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries

Amy Sarti, Human Resources

PO Box 496014

Redding, CA 96049

(530) 378-8107

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at: spi.careers

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

The general wage range for this position at Sierra Pacific Industries is from $65,000 and $85,000 per year, and is dependent upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to: relevant work experience, skill, knowledge, and/or education.

About Our Company

Sierra Pacific Industries started in 1949 and has grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the U.S., employing more than 6,000 crew members. Sierra Pacific continues to be a company where its employees are proud to work at state-of-the-art facilities and others strive to become part of the team.

We are a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages more than 2.4 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.

Sierra Pacific effectively uses nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our facilities. In fact, any small amount that isn't turned into hand-crafted doors and windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.

We are proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our drug-free and tobacco-free policies. As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We use E-verify to verify the social security number and work authorization of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

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