Forest Biometrician (Technologists & Technicians)

Full Time

  American Forest Management, Inc. (http://americanforestmanagement.com/)

  Charlotte,, North Carolina, United States

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM), a leading provider of forestry and real estate consulting services, is seeking a qualified individual to join our team in Charlotte, N.C. AFM employs over 250 professionals operating from 45 offices located in 16 states with over 5 million acres under management, including operations in the Lake States, Pacific Northwest and Inland Empire, Southeast, Northeast, and internationally.

The successful candidate will perform growth projections, data manipulation, develop growth and merchandising applications along with inventory analysis, and data science projects within AFM’s Forest Planning and Analysis Group for AFM and its clients. A responsibility of this position will be to assist in the development, integration, and maintenance of AFM’s growth and merchandising system used for inventory processing and updating in all regions. Additional responsibilitiesinclude the maintenance and development of applicationsfor forest planning, investment analysis, forest data management, and silvicultural decision support. This position will assist with timberland acquisition analysis and resource planning for clientsthroughout the AFM operating area. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills to interpret results and interact with other AFM operating groups and clients.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and enhance growth and yield applications in AFM data management and harvestscheduling applications
  • Develop and maintain growth and yield modelsfor current and new AFM regions,specifically Latin America
  • Assist in the incorporation and utilization of remotely sensed data into AFM systems
  • Develop growth and yield applications for economic analysis and decision support for AFM and AFM clients
  • Growth and yield support and training for AFM Operating groups and AFM Clients as requested
  • Process and utilize available AFM data to develop and enhance current and future growth and yield modeling
  • Participate in variousforestry co‐operatives
  • Continue professional development by attending conferences, meetings, and training

General Experience andQualifications

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Forestry/Natural Resources or closely related field or equivalent work experience
  • Experience and knowledge in developing growth and yield systems
  • Exhibit knowledge and understanding of common growth and yield systems used in AFM operating regions
  • Experience analyzing large datasets
  • Knowledge of current and emerging inventory design methodology
  • Ability to work with internal customers and teammates in developing creative cost‐effective, value‐ added applications
  • Must be able to manage projects independently and work with teams to integrate components in overall project development and implementation

Programming/SoftwareUtilization Skills

  • Proficiency in R, R‐Studio (Shiny, R‐Markdown)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficiency in ESRI products, QGIS, or Manifold
  • Understanding of remote sensing toolssuch as LiDAR
  • Understanding of database design and structure
  • Understanding of computer programming (VB, C, Python, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Remsoft’ssuite of forest optimization software

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Paid vacation schedule
  • Healthcare and disability plan
  • 401(K) retirement plan
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans

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