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Forester - District Manager

Coast Forestry District
Fortuna, CA
Close Date:  05/04/2024
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

We train and promote from within
Excellent low-cost health benefits
Retirement plan with employer-paid contributions
Paid vacation and 10 holidays

Our Forestry Division, Coast District, has an opening for a qualified District Manager to help oversee the management of the Company’s timberlands in Humboldt county. This position will be based out of our Fortuna, California office.

About The Position
• Manage District forestry program including all aspects of forest resource management including wildlife, botanical, and hydrological resources as well as timber resources
• Effectively balance issues associated with safe and sustainable forest management, commercial and environmental interests, community relations, and public trust resources
• Plan and implement programs that ensure the effective use of resources to meet the current and long-term objectives of sustainable forest management including fuels reduction, and fire suppression efforts in conjunction with State and Federal agencies
• Plan, direct, and administer timberland management activities including timber harvest operations, insect and disease control, road construction and maintenance, facility upkeep, recreation, grazing, and watershed restoration
• Effectively hire, train, supervise, and mentor foresters and other resource specialists as well as coordinate, assign, monitor and review work of team members
• Represent the Company’s interests while working directly with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies
• Annually budget for District expenses and negotiate contracts to best accomplish goals and outcomes
• Maintain globally recognized forest sustainability certification
• Promote at all times a positive company image, educate key community groups, and engage in local issues advocating approved policy positions of importance to SPI
• Participate actively in the local community as a representative of the Company

• Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or closely related discipline
• California Registered Professional Forester, preferred
• Extensive experience in CA sustainable forest management and THP preparation as well as reforestation, harvest scheduling, contract negotiations and administration
• Thorough working knowledge of local, State, and Federal political/regulatory processes
• Demonstrated skill in leadership, effective communication, motivation, and people management
• Ability to build collaborative working relationships within an organization
• Proven to be a reliable self-starter with strong work ethic and safety conscious

Why Join Our Team?
Because this is more than an invitation, it's a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.

We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan (including medical, dental, and vision) with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company-paid Life Insurance. Every year since 1979, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided an average of $500,000 in scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team,
please send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Human Resources
PO Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049
(866) 378-8001

or apply online and view all our career opportunities at:

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.
The general wage range for this position at Sierra Pacific Industries is from $85,000 to $150,000 per year, and is dependent upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to: relevant work experience, skill, knowledge, and/or education.

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

What does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing, third-generation family-owned, forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.

With nearly 6,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone! We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2.4 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at

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. Sierra Pacific adheres to E-verify to 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. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation to complete the application process, please call 800-378-8001 or write to Sierra Pacific Industries at PO Box 496011, Redding, CA 96049.