Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • MRC - Forest Inventory Trainee

    Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah | US-CA-Fort Bragg
    Job ID 2018-1288
  • Overview

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations.

     

    MRC is looking for a Forest Inventory Trainee  to join our Forestry team in Ukiah, CA! This dynamic person will learn to collect and analyze data relating to timberlands and long-term planning. The Forest Inventory Trainee will learn to run Forest Growth and Yield Models for the ownership,  and communicate data with forestry staff.  This is a leadership track position for the right individual. The key areas of focus for this position are as follows;   

    Responsibilities

    • Learn to develop, organize, implement, and manage timber inventory
    • Assist with interpretation of aerial photographs to determine timber types and other forest attributes
    • Maintain timber stand shape files using Geographic Information Systems
    • Design specific maps to display various forest values
    • Work with forest managers to develop growth and yield models and outputs
    • Support Forest Managers with land management planning

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university in Forestry, Natural Resources or sampling/mathematics field; minimum six months experience in forest inventory analysis, timber cruising, other sampling; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Access
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
    • To perform this position successfully, an individual should have knowledge of ESRI software, word processing and Internet software
    • Must carry a valid California Driver’s License and be eligible to operate a company vehicle under company policy guidelines
    • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet

    Physical Requirements:

    • The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to navigate alone in remote mountainous regions using map and compass, may include hiking or walking long distances.
    • Position may require travel locally, usually by pickup, up to 25% of the time.

      

    CRITICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

     

    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

     

    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.

     

    Adaptability & Dependability - 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; Follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

     

    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.

     

    Oral & Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and requests clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

     

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.

     

    Motivation & Initiative - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions as appropriate; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

     

    VERY IMPORTANT COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

     

    Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

     

    Planning & Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.

     

    Interpersonal Skills & Professionalism – Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Ability to proactively resolve conflict; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas; 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.

     

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

     

    VALUABLE, BUT LESS IMPORTANT COMPETENCIES

     

    Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

     

    Ethics & Organizational Support - Works with integrity and ethically; Follows established policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organizational goals and values; Respects diversity.

     

    Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

     

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.

     

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

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