Career Opportunities

Forest Patrol

Forestry Division - Tahoe District
Grass Valley, CA
Close:  01/31/2018
Job Type: Summer

Job Description

Sierra Pacific Industries started in 1949 with one sawmill in Humboldt, CA. Since that time, we have grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producer in the U.S., employing nearly 5,000 crew members. Sierra Pacific continues to be a company where its employees are proud to work at state-of-the-art facilities and others strive to become part of the team. 

Our Forestry Division, Tahoe District has an opening for a qualified Forest Patrol Person to help patrol the Company’s timberlands and aid in miscellaneous forest management activities in Yuba, Sierra, Nevada and Placer counties.  This is a seasonal hourly position based out of Grass Valley, CA.

About The Position
Patrol and interacting with the public on Company land
Responsible for enforcing Sierra Pacific Industries access policy
Interact with local law enforcement on trespass/wood theft prosecution
Forest Practice Rule and Fire Inspections of contract logging operations
Respond to all incidents, fires, accidents, and law enforcement actions on District when on duty
Maintain and repair Company gates and signs
Maintain a daily patrol/activity log and road maintenance log
Represent the Company in a professional and courteous manner
Position requires working a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays

Qualifications 
2 years of prior experience in law enforcement or logging/forestry/fire sector
Have a valid California driver’s license and ability to drive hazardous mountain roads
Ability to hike and navigate alone in remote mountainous regions using maps and compass
Ability to operate a chainsaw and use a GPS device and tablet to navigate and collect data
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with the agency fire and law enforcement personnel and the public

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to apply, please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume by January 31, 2018 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Paul Niemer, Human Resources
P. O. Box 496014
Redding, CA  96049-6014


Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.

Sierra Pacific effectively utilizes nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our mills. In fact, the small amount that isn’t turned into windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. We verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

Hear from our valued SPI family, in their own words and through their own stories, regarding what it's like to build a career at Sierra Pacific Industries.