Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • MRC - Forester - UKFOR

    Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
    Job ID 2018-1149
  • Overview

    Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC (MRC®) and Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC™) chose the FSC® standard for certification because we, as well as many others, believe that it is the toughest standard available for management of forests on a commercial basis. Our commitment is to manage productive timberlands with a high standard of environmental stewardship and operate a successful business.

     

    MRC is looking for a Forester to fill this full-time forestry position in Ukiah, CA. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The key areas of focus for this position are as follows;

    Responsibilities

    Working under the direction and supervision of a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) for the purpose of commercial forest management with a high standard of environmental stewardship

    Primary duties include Timber Harvest Plan (THP) preparation, timber marking, road inspections, contract administration, and prescribed fire carried out under a wide range of weather and field conditions.

    • THP preparation involving field reconnaissance, mapping, and operational flagging as instructed by RPF
    • THP Watercourse classification pursuant the California Forest Practice Rules (CFPRs)
    • THP Identification and mapping of unstable areas
    • Conduct timber marking and timber cruising
    • Conduct road inventories and administer maintenance activities
    • Implement prescribed burning projects
    • Assist in logging administration, and work in a safe and efficient manner
    • Communicate effectively with RPF and Forest Manager

    Qualifications

    • Two-year Associate Degree or better in forestry or related field preferred but not required
    • Two years related forestry or related field experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred but not required
    • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles including automobiles and trucks in accordance with company policy guidelines. With appropriate training, an individual must be capable of safely and effectively operating (run, maneuver, navigate and drive in various types of territory) all-terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines
    • The employee is regularly exposed to outside adverse weather and field conditions including steep difficult terrain
    • As the employee is often required to use four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicles, and chainsaws, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
    • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and communicate.
    • Position travels within a local nature (within 100 miles) usually by truck
    • May require the following equipment when in the field: eye protection, sleeve protection, hard hat, safety shoes, leather/rubber gloves and ATV helmet

    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 position.
    • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and communicate. 
    • The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
    • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • The employee must have ability to use directional compass and topographical maps. 
    • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside adverse weather and field conditions including steep difficult terrain. 
    • As the employee is often required to use four-wheel drive, all terrain vehicles, and chainsaws, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles. 
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • This position may require the following equipment when in the field: eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, leather/rubber gloves, sleeve protection and a hard hat.
    • Position travels 95% of the time within a local nature (within 100) miles usually by truck. 

    COMPETENCIES 

    • Project Management - develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
    • Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
    • Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
    • Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Innovation - displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace

     

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