District Forester

Sierra Pacific Industries


Our Forestry Division, Tahoe District, has an opening for a qualified District Forester to help sustainably manage the Company’s timberlands in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, and Sierra Counties. This position will involve preparation of harvest plans and administration of harvest operations. Work will be out of the Tahoe office in Grass Valley, CA requiring living in one of the surrounding communities.


  • Develop and prepare Timber Harvest Plans (THP’s), including research, field work, mapping and writing
  • Administer contracts for field operations including marking, logging and road construction
  • Effectively and professionally interact with state regulatory agencies
  • Conduct surveys including botanical, wildlife, and archeological
  • Forestry-related project work in a wide range of weather and field conditions
  • Hike in remote mountainous regions using maps, compass and GPS
  • Assist in reforestation activities, including planting and site preparation



  • A California Registered Professional Forester (RPF) license or the ability to qualify for, take and pass the RPF exam within 3 years
  • Familiarity with the California Forest Practice Rules, and knowledge of THP preparation
  • Understanding of logging, road construction and reforestation operations
  • Excellent communication skills, self-motivation and strong work ethic
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, and GIS-based software programs
  • Ability to successfully work both independently and as a team member
  • Current valid driver’s license and the ability to safely negotiate steep mountainous roads


If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please send a cover letter referencing this position and resume by June 1st, 2020 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries

Erin McLeod, Human Resources

P.O. Box 496014

Redding, CA 96049

(530) 378-8107

Interested in SPI, but not this job? Look for future openings at: www.spi-ind.com/careers

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 53987598
  • Location:
    Grass Valley, California, United States
  • Position Title: District Forester
  • Company Name: Sierra Pacific industries
  • Industry: Forestry
  • Job Function: Forester
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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