Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

HRC - Forester

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2021-2116


Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) is looking for a Forester to fill this full-time forestry position in Scotia, CA.


Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) located in Scotia, CA was formed in July 2008 through the reorganization of the former Pacific Lumber Company and related entities. Humboldt Redwood consists of forestry as well as lumber manufacturing and distribution operations. Humboldt Redwoods forestry operations include approximately 327 square miles (209,300 acres) of coast redwood and Douglas-fir forestlands. Our forestlands are located about five hours north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Humboldt County, California.  Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC (MRC®) and Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC™) provide rewarding career opportunities in forestry and wildlife with excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. 


 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; 



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 Manageruip


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry Required
  • Two-year Associate Degree or better in forestry with minimim two years related forestry or related field experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • 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
  • Position travels within a local nature (within 100 miles) usually by truck

Physical Requirements:

  • 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 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


Project Management

Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities



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



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



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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