Wanted: Forester

Application period: Until filled

Office Location: Charleston, WV

Starting salary: $50,000+; dependent upon experience. Including flex scheduling and vehicle payment reimbursement ($500 monthly to employee for employee to provide own 4×4 work vehicle with ability to haul ATV trailer [ATV and trailer provided by company, fuel costs covered by company credit card]).

Requirements (absolutely no exceptions):

· 2 or 4-year degree from SAF-accredited college in Forestry or related field

· Ability to obtain WV Registered Forester license immediately upon hire:

o a bachelor’s degree in forestry from a four (4) year school, college or university or a master’s degree program from a college or university, accredited by the Society of American Foresters and at least two (2) years of full-time equivalent work experience as a professional forester within ten (10) years preceding the date of filing an application for registration;

o or an associate’s degree from a two (2) year technical forestry program recognized by the Society of American Foresters plus a bachelor’s degree in another natural science or business and at least four (4) years of full-time equivalent work experience in the field of forestry acceptable to the board within the ten (10) years preceding the date of filing an application for registration.

· Ability to obtain SAF Certified Forester within 12 months of start date:

o Option #1

§ An earned degree at the baccalaureate or master’s level from a SAF-accredited degree program.

o Option #2

§ An earned degree at the baccalaureate, masters or doctorate level in forestry or related natural resources. Examples of “related natural resources” include, but are not limited to, environmental studies, wildlife management, range management, or ecology. The earned degree(s) must have a total of 56 semester credit hours with 51 semester credits as specified in the forestry-related coursework areas a-d and an additional 5 credit hours in any of the forestry-related coursework areas.

o Applicants must have five or more years of qualifying professional forestry experience within the past 10 years in two of the four experience areas.

§ https://www.eforester.org/Main/Certification/Experience_Requirement.aspx

· Ability to hike several miles per day in rough terrain with unpredictable weather conditions

· GIS college courses and/or experience

· Excellent writing skills

· Valid U.S. driver’s license

· Ability to pass drug test

· Clean background check

Job duties:

Forester will be exposed to all aspects of Heritage Habitat & Forestry services, including:

· Management plan formulation and writing (40% of work)

· Timber cruising (40%)

· Timber sale administration (10%)

· Other associated tasks (10%)


· Vehicle reimbursement payment ($500 monthly)

· Company-provided ATV and trailer

· Company-provided office materials & forestry tools/supplies, cell phone, laptop, etc.

· Simple IRA with 2% salary match

· Health insurance

· Potential for annual bonus dependent upon performance

· $500 annual uniform/boots stipend

· Flex scheduling (hours are highly flexible and irregular):

o 80 hours of work necessary per 2-week pay period, additional hours past 90 hours in pay period can be “flexed” off without any use of annual leave

§ Work will exceed 60 hours per week on out of state overnight timber cruising assignments. In those instances, flex scheduling will be available.

· For example, employee works 70 hours from Sunday to Sunday in Week 1, employee is only then required to work 10 more hours Week 2, remaining work days that week are given off without any use of personal time off.

Position involves frequent out of state overnight travel for timber cruising contracts including rare weekend travel and work. Typically, timber cruising assignment includes Sunday travel to lodging, Monday – Saturday cruising, Sunday travel home.

About Heritage Habitat & Forestry:

We are an Ohio & West Virginia-based forest consulting company specializing in sustainable and comprehensive forest management. Our focus is simultaneous management of commercial timber production as well as wildlife habitat in line with our clients’ goals and objectives.

Send resume with narrative describing your ability to meet all required licenses to owner Anthony Pappas at Anthony.pappas@heritagehabitatco.com

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $50,000.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan


  • Choose your own hours
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Application Question(s):

  • Do you meet the requirements listed in the job posting for a WV RF and SAF CF licenses? No exceptions.

Work Location: In person