Silviculture Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  Roseburg Forest Products

  Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States

Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit

Key Responsibilities

  • Budgeting including annual budget preparation, forecasting and tracking of expenditures by entity as well as overall adherence to approved budgets
  • Support RTM in developing annual silviculture program consistent with needs, budget, and desired outcomes
  • Supervise projects and associated Company staff, interns, and contractors
  • Maintain safe working conditions and facilities for staff and promote safe work behaviors
  • Ensure that herbicide applications are done in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Manage workload and assigned service contractors with minimal supervision
  • Collaborate with the RTS department on the annual District inventory plan
  • Maintain close working relationship with operations staff on harvest planning and road related issues
  • Negotiate easements and other land use needs as requested
  • Manage the Roanoke Timberlands reforestation program including project planning, execution and seedling deployment
  • Represent the Company positively in all interactions with agencies and industry cooperators
  • Maintain good relationships with the public and neighbors at all times
  • Protect the Roanoke Timberlands from risk of loss due to fire or public abuse
  • Model company core values


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Forestry, with 5+ years of proven forestry field and administrative experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Highly organized with ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the BMPs for Water Quality (VA & NC) and the appropriate use of herbicides
  • Physically capable of working in forested environments and adverse terrain in all weather conditions
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple priorities and seasonally demanding workloads
  • Excellent proficiency in all aspects of MS Office and other company software
  • Thorough understanding of financial analysis tools and principles sufficient to develop custom spreadsheets for internal forestry financial investment analysis
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience