Job Description

General Information

Job TitleDivision Forester
Location1202 South Main Street
Hope, AR 71801
Employee TypeExempt
Job CategoryManagement
Minimum ExperienceFive Years

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of a MWG Property Manager or Director, a Division Forester manages any and all functions relative to land management activities and marketing and harvesting forest products on lands owned by clients of Molpus Woodlands Group that are within a specific geographic division. These land management functions may include planning, performing and/or contracting all silvicultural activities, all public relations issues (rights-of-way, easements, boundary line, etc.) and all other land use issues (hunting clubs, seismic activity, leases, etc.). Manage all properties to comply with each state’s Best Management Practices and follow SFI® guidelines. Marketing and harvesting functions may include evaluating, negotiating, scheduling, monitoring, and the auditing of activities associated with short and/or long term timber sales contracts.

Essential Functions

  • Provides leadership for the Molpus Woodlands Group (MWG) staff within a specific geographic division.
  • Assists in preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual, and 5-year plans and budgets for the land management, marketing, and harvesting function within the specific division.
  • Coordinates silvicultural, marketing, and harvesting activities performed either in-house or through contractual arrangements on lands of clients of MWG within the specific geographic division.
  • Serves as a local contact for public relations and land use issues within the specific geographic division.
  • Participates in negotiations with customers for the sale of forest products from the lands of MWG clients with the specific geographic division. Coordinates with MWG legal and accounting on the contract and sale of these products thru the MWG settlement system.
  • Implements strategies to ensure loggers properly merchandize timber cut from lands of MWG clients. Ensure loggers maintain SIC sponsored professional logger training to maintain compliance under SFI® certified properties.
  • Implements strategies to ensure overall timber security for timber growing and being removed from lands of MWG clients.
  • Manages hunting leases on client’s property and ensures income from this source is maximized.
  • Provides on-ground support and recommends appropriate action on land use issues such as easements, rights-of-way, boundary lines, seismic requests, and other miscellaneous leases within the specific geographic division.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management or a closely related field and/or ten years professional experience in forestry management and/or timber procurement.
  • Strong written, verbal, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with common business computer software, that may include spreadsheet, word-processing and presentation software.
  • Must be a dependable team player with strong ethics.

The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Info

Brad Dreyer
(870) 722-8986

Location

Hope, Arkansas
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