Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Forester RPF

Job Locations US-CA-Fort Bragg
Job ID 2024-3324


Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) is hiring for a Forester RPF for our Fort Bragg, CA location. The base salary for this position is $102,000.00 including a generous benefits package.


This is a full-time supervisory position that involves working closely with the Forest Manager for the purpose of meeting forest stewardship and business objectives. Primary duties include Timber Harvest Plan (THP) preparation, contract administration, timber marking supervision, road system management, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and the long term sustained yield of high value timber products.  The position requires working in a wide range of weather and field conditions. 


In aggregate, the Mendocino Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood) own nearly 450,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C031337) certificated redwood and Douglas-fir timberland, constitute the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 950 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in communities throughout the Western USA. Additionally, the Mendocino Companies own and operate a 25-megaWatt biomass cogeneration power plant and wood pellet plant.




  • Develop and prepare the Timber Harvest Plan by performing research, organizing and analyzing field data, preparing the THP maps, analyzing air photos, and contacting outside resources if needed
  • Travel throughout the area defined in the THP and identifies unstable areas
  • Flag boundaries of the area defined in the THP
  • Record water course classifications, lake and protection zones and other data as required to conform to the THP
  • Conduct surveys including botanical, archeological, raptor and spotted owl
  • Prepare field notes to use in writing the THP
  • May be called on to oversee and administer vegetation and reforestation projects as needed
  • Administer field operations including designing and building roads and logging activity
  • Mark timber and trains others to mark timber
  • Directs the work of Seasonal Forestry Technicians and others as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year College or University.
  • Minimum three years related experience
  • This position requires the candidate to possess a Registered Professional Foresters license.
  • For non california residents, must be willing to obtain a Registered Professional Foresters license within two years. 
  •  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 must have ability to use directional compass and topographical maps.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel
  • Working knowledge of ESRI ARC GIS suite of products.

 Physical Requirements

  • 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
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • 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 (preferred), peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside adverse weather and field conditions including steep difficult terrain 
  • The employee is often required to use four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicles, chainsaws, and chaps
  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles
  • 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.


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



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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