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Position: Area Forester

Company: American Forest Management

Location: Macon, GA

Full-time position – Responsible for providing forest management services on property located in Georgia. Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out-of-town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).

Responsibilities and Job Requirements: 

• All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.

• Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest set up, harvest inspections and merchandising trees into various forest products.

• Assists in planning, negotiations, administration, and inspection of other forestry-related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned.

• Assists in development and administering budgets.

• Monitors BMP and EMS Compliance to ensure 3rd Party SFI Certification.

• Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist in managing TIMO lands.

• Participates in forest inventory projects individually or with a team.

• Generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)

• Create management plans that capture landowner objectives and offer solutions to achieve those goals.

• Perform all aspects of timber sale development, including timber inventory, boundary establishment, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts.

• Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.

• Supervise contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.

Additional Requirements: 

• Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, and GIS software.

• Ability to use GPS and hand-held data recorders.

• Has current Registered Forester’s license or ability to become a Registered Forester within 1 year.

• Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.


• Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.

• Minimum of 3 years forestry experience.

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action.

Salary and Benefits: 

• Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

• Exempt salary position paid semi-monthly

• Paid holidays

• Paid vacation schedule

• Healthcare and disability plan

• Tuition Reimbursement Program

• 401(K) retirement plan with company match

• Ongoing professional development training

• Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans

• All specific terms, conditions, benefits, compensation and requirements of employment will be set forth in an Employment Contract to be executed by employee and company.

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