Job Description

General Information

Job TitleResource Analyst
Location178 Bonhomie Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Employee TypeFull-Time
Job CategoryBiometrics Team
Minimum Experience0-2 Years

Position Summary

The Resource Analyst’s primary responsibility is to conduct quantitative analyses of timber resources on properties managed by the company. This includes growth and yield modeling, harvest scheduling, forest inventory processing, volumetric analysis, statistical analysis, silvicultural research and response modeling, and maintaining/developing software systems to perform the above tasks at an industry-leading level.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain and develop growth and yield systems for annual inventory updates across the various geographic regions of the U.S. where Molpus operates: South, Appalachia, Northeast, Lake States, and Northwest.  Ensure growth outputs are reasonable and in-line with current research findings.
  • Maintain current in-house inventory processing systems and contribute to updating these systems as new techniques and / or technologies emerge. Conduct volumetric analysis for inventory calculations. As needed, participate in inventory projects, including development of cruising plans, training contractors, and processing of inventory data.  Provide insight into the strategic use of volumetric and inventory information during acquisition and disposition processes.
  • Develop harvest schedules to support management of Molpus land holdings, long-range operational planning, and acquisition analyses. Interact with forestry and business staff to ensure that model inputs and assumptions are correct and results are understood and practical for management purposes. In-field visits are required to build support for the modeling framework among the forestry staff.
  • Collaborate in cooperative research efforts and evaluate new inventory, G&Y, and forecasting techniques, taking advantage of evolving technologies in order to efficiently manage Molpus and client resources. Lead knowledge transfer of research findings to operational forestry staff in order to maintain client investments at an optimal level.
  • Be available to interact and consult with Molpus regional forestry staff and external vendors in-person and remotely to assist with project tasks requiring silvicultural, technical, financial, statistical, or biometric expertise. Occasional travel required to conduct research and attend meetings.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Forestry or a related field, and an advanced degree in Forest Biometrics or other quantitative discipline associated with forestry. The candidate should have a thorough knowledge of growth and yield modeling, analysis, and research. Additionally, candidates should have in-depth understanding of mensuration, inventory design, volumetrics, statistics, and harvest scheduling. Practical experience in these areas is preferred but an intelligent, self-motivated individual without prior on-the-job proficiencies will be considered. The candidate should also possess:

  • Strong computer and forest management systems or database skills:
  • Experiences with information systems or databases is considered a plus, including forest inventory, GIS, or other forest management systems or databases.
  • Familiarity with linear programming and optimization software. Competency with Woodstock software and syntax would be a highly desirable skill set.
  • Capabilities with computer programming, contemporary languages, and software like, R, SAS, .NET, Visual Basic, Python, and Java; Expertise in database development and management (Microsoft SQL Server and Access).
  • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with individuals or groups at any level within the organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial evaluation techniques and discounted cash flow calculations.
  • Desire to learn and excel in development of long-term management plans, annual and monthly operating plans and budgets, and report writing.
  • The individual must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, accomplished analytical and problem-solving skills, and a desire to develop presentation skills.  .
  • A self-starter that enjoys a team-oriented approach.

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

Contact Info

Randy Taylor
Senior Director of Resource Planning and Technology
(601) 545-3063 x 150
rtaylor@molpus.com

 

Location

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Preferred
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