District Forester

Website Sierra Pacific Industries

District Forester – Coast District


  • Implement the District reforestation program to effectively establish and manage conifer plantations
  • Prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THPs) across a variety of forest types and terrain, including field work and mapping
  • Administer contracts including logging, road construction, and reforestation activities such as tree planting, vegetation management, site preparation, and thinning
  • Maintain the District reforestation activity data base
  • Effectively and professionally represent Sierra Pacific, interacting with neighbors and state regulatory agencies


  • A California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) license or the ability to qualify for, take and pass the RPF exam within 3 years
  • A California Pest Control Advisors (PCA) license with weed and vertebrate pest categories, or the ability to pass the PCA exam within two years, is preferred
  • Knowledge of reforestation activities and coastal forest types, as well as California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) laws related to the use of herbicides is preferred
  • Familiarity with the California Forest Practice Rules, THP preparation, logging, and road construction
  • Ability to hike in extremely remote mountainous regions using maps, compass or GPS
  • Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, a strong work ethic and the desire to make things happen
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and GIS-based software programs
  • Ability to work both independently and as a “team” member
  • Current valid drivers’ license and the ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle and safely negotiate steep forest roads

Job Information

  • Job ID: 52474462
  • Location: Fortuna, California, United States
  • Position Title: District Forester – Coast District
  • Company Name: Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Industry: Forestry
  • Job Function: District Forester

To apply for this job please visit careercenter.eforester.org.