Job Title: Forester
Position Type: Full time salaried
Work area: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Location: Bethel, PA
Salary: Dependent upon education and experience.
Benefits: Vacation/sick leave, paid holidays, work clothing and footwear allowance, and health, vision, and dental insurance
Shultz Forest Management and Consulting is devoted to serving the interests of our clients while managing our precious natural resources. We believe that active management is the only way to maintain healthy and resilient forest ecosystems on both public and private lands. Forest management in southeastern Pennsylvania faces many challenges such as invasive pests, deer overpopulation, shrinking property ownership size, and a general lack of understand of the importance of actively managing out resources. We strive to take these issues head on with boots on the ground and a full-service approach to meet our clients’ every need. We are looking for passionate professionals that are eager to solve problems, get their hands dirty, and face the modern challenges of forest management.
Shultz Forest Management and Consulting LLC is seeking applicants to fill a full time Forester position. The primary focus of this position is to aid in forest management of private and public lands by developing and implementing forest management plans, mark and sell standing timber, forest restoration through timber stand improvement and invasive plant control, and various other tasks related to forest management. Typical duties include herbicide application, timber inventories, tree regeneration and invasive plant surveys, selecting and marking timber for sale, GPS mapping, GIS, tree planting, forest management plan formulation, permit preparation, erosion and sediment control plan preparation, and other duties as assigned. The position includes some overnight travel.
This is a labor-intensive field position, and the successful applicant should expect to initially spend >90% of their time working outdoors, must be able to carry a 30 pound pack over various terrain, and work in all weather conditions. Encounters with poison ivy, stinging and biting insects, ticks, venomous snakes, and other hazardous conditions common to the forests of the area occur regularly. Applicant must be able to identify eastern U.S. tree species and preferably invasive plant species common to the area as well. A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Forestry or a Bachelor’s Degree in a Society of American Forester’s accredited Forestry program is required. Previous work experience in the forestry profession is required depending on course work and level of degree. The position will require the successful applicant to acquire their PA commercial herbicide applicator’s license if they do not already possess one. The successful applicant must demonstrate an ability to work independently and in a team environment. Applicant must present themselves in a professional business-like manner when interacting with contractors, clients, and the public. Applicant must be a self-starter that can handle multiple projects running concurrently with a rapidly changing schedule due to weather and client needs. Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident. The successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and be able to provide their own transportation to job sites.
To apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter including three references (preferably work-related) to Jacob Shultz at Résumés will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants will only be contacted if an interview or additional information is requested.