Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • HRC South Forest Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
    Job ID 2020-1629
  • Overview

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill 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.

     

    Humboldt Redwood Companies, (HRC) an industry leader in sustainable forest management, seeks a forest management professional to lead our HRC South Forestry department in the management and oversight of approximately 115,000 acres of sustainably certified redwood forest. This key leadership position coordinates with Director, Forestry to develop and implement annual and long-term plans, forecasts and schedules; acquires all local, state and federal permits; and coordinate and administer contracts to effectively and efficiently achieve our land management objectives. Collaborates closely with Science Managers in collection of necessary scientific and monitoring information; Collaborates with Log Resource Manager to ensure uniform log deliveries and log quality. This is an excellent opportunity to be a key leader practicing forestry with a high degree of environmental stewardship while operating a successful business.

    Responsibilities

    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;   

    • Manage a staff of professional foresters.
    • Responsibilities include but are not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    • Ensures company policies are adhered to across the spectrum of operations.
    • Implement annual plans for Timber Harvest Plan Preparation; Timber Harvest Contracting; Road Construction and Maintenance; Vegetation Management and Reforestation.
    • Support Director, Forestry in preparing annual forecasts for log deliveries, operational expenses, and capital investments.
    • Obtain and administer all necessary permits needed for implementation of land management plans.
    • Keep accurate and complete records of land management activities.
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    • Coordinate with Management Team in representing company interests with local agencies and community organizations.
    • Responsible for preparing logging contracts, administering the contract and ensuring satisfactory completion.
    • Oversees preparation, development, submittal, and review Timber Harvest Plans (THP);
    • Administers the Timber Harvest Plan, which may include conducting field surveys such as water course classification (including fishery and amphibian surveys), raptor surveys, botanical surveys, spotted owl surveys and archaeological surveys;
    • Supervises crew(s) who may cruise timber stands, mark and flag, and road layout;
    • Reviews road construction, road restoration and maintenance projects in the field;
    • Grant planning and implementation in coordination with Grant Manager and Director, Forestry;

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Forestry or closely related field from a four-year college or university; and minimum of five years related experience and/or training in the field of forestry actively engaged in forestland management activities.
    • This position requires a Registered Professional Foresters license or equivalent demonstration of experience/knowledge.
    • To perform this position successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spatial, spreadsheet and word processing software.
    • Must maintain a valid California Driver’s License and remain eligible to operate a standard 4-wheel drive company vehicle under company policy guidelines.
    • Ability to drive an all-terrain vehicle and operate in a safe and effective manner a gasoline chainsaw, after appropriate training.
    • Ability to work alone in remote areas and navigate using a map and compass.

    Physical Requirements

    • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and may be required to walk, hike or drive into the field.
    • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and various types of logging equipment.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and may involve extensive period of sitting at a desk working on computer as well.
    • This position may require the following equipment when in the field: eye protection, hearing protection, leather/rubber gloves, safety shoes and a hard hat.

     

    Competencies

    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback' contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

     

    Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

     

    Oral and Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; 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.

     

    Planning/Organizing and Project Management - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Maintains accurate and complete records of activities. Manages project team activities.

     

    Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

     

    Conflict Resolution – Effectively resolves conflict in a professional, non-confrontational manner while maintaining company interests; Communicates concerns to company leadership. Promotes open door policy.  

     

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

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