Registered Professional Forester – The Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund owns and manages 73,000 acres of timberland in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, California, for sustainable timber harvesting, watershed restoration, and forest carbon offsets. We are certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as a sustainably managed forest. We are also certified by the Climate Action Reserve and the California Air Resources Board for the sale of carbon offsets under the California Cap and Trade program. The Registered Professional Forester is responsible for development of timber harvest plans, logging supervision, inventory updates, tree planting and other silvicultural needs in support of the forestry program.

Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

RESPONSIBLITIES & SCOPE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Develop THP’s in conformance with the California Forest Practice Rules and TCF management plans and see
the THP through approval and logging operations.
 Ensure compliance with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish code, US Department of Fish and
Wildlife Endangered Species Act, the State Water Resources Control Board WDR and other state, federal and
county regulations that may arise.
 Responsible for logging supervision including associated road construction and maintenance,
 Implement forest inventory; install and measure fixed and variable radius plots. for our forest and carbon
inventories.
 Responsible for the oversite of subcontractors to conduct biological surveys and habitat assessments for
northern spotted owls, California red legged frogs, foothill yellow legged frogs and other species of interest.
 Develop and monitor other silvicultural activities such as pre commercial thinning, tree-planting, brushclearing, invasive weed control, and other similar projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 Bachelor of Science in Forestry or related field.
 Minimum of 3 years’ experience with forest management, THP preparation and/or logging supervision.
 California Licensed Forester in good standing or qualified to take the RPF exam within 1 year of
employment.
 Graduate of CALFIRE Archaeology Training or able to take the class.
 Motivated individual, eager to learn and to contribute to the overall success of our forest management
program.
 Strong work ethic and time management skills.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to productively engage with contractors, customers,
stakeholder groups and the general public.
 Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
 Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
 Current California Driver’s license and clean driving record.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
 Familiarity with ArcGIS and FORSEE and inventory growth models.
 Bilingual in Spanish

Qualified candidates should email resume and cover letter to: careers@conservationfund.org.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@conservationfund.org