Location: Ashland, MO
Heartland Forest Consulting, LLC is seeking a qualified candidates to fill the position of Field Forester. The position is considered full-time. Most work is located in central Missouri, although some travel is required. A 4-year or Bachelor’s degree program in Forestry or a related Natural Resource field is required. No experience is necessary; however, experienced foresters are encouraged to apply.
Under the direction and supervision of the Consulting Forester, Field Forester will:
-Conduct Forest Stand Improvement using various methods, including cut/girdle with a chainsaw, and “hack-and-squirt”.
-Properly apply herbicides to control invasive exotic species.
-Collect and analyze forest inventory data using forest inventory software.
-Cruise and mark timber for harvest.
-Prepare maps and analyze data using GIS software.
-Write stand management prescriptions and develop forest management plans.
-Work as part of a team to safely conduct prescribed burns.
-Communicate with current clients.
-Other general duties as required.
Qualifications and Skills Required
-4-year or Bachelor’s degree program in Forestry or related Natural Resource field.
-Ability to work outside in weather extremes.
-Self-motivated and independent, but also able to work as part of a team.
-Good communication and writing skills.
Qualifications and Skills Preferred
-Experience with operating a chainsaw in a safe and efficient manner.
-Experience with GIS software.
-Missouri Pesticide Applicator’s License, category 2.
-Starting pay will be dependent on qualifications.
-Health, vision, dental, life, and disability insurance available.
-Retirement plan available.
-Paid holidays after 3 months of full-time employment.
-Paid vacation after 1 year of full-time employment.
If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and at least three references.
About the Company
Heartland Forest Consulting, founded in 2009, is a steadily growing consulting forestry company that provides a wide array of forestry services to landowners across much of Missouri. The success of the company lies in our dedicated commitment to performing top-quality work.
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