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Working Arrangement


Job Description

Location: Hybrid work environment with an office in Colville, Washington and home office equipment provided. You must live near the managed properties in the Colville, WA area.

About Manulife Investment Management:

Manulife Investment Management Forest Management Inc. (“MFM”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Investment Management Timberland and Agriculture Inc. (“MIMTA”). MFM is a property management company that serves global institutional investors through related-party investment management groups (MIMTA) and third-party private investors. MFM oversees the timber development and harvesting operations for approximately 3.8 million acres of timberland across the USA and Canada.

The Opportunity

This position works as part of a 16-person team managing the Inland North region, 364,000 acres in Northeast Washington and Northern Idaho. You will be the primary forester responsible for overseeing harvest planning, layout, and logging administration on 60,000 acres in the Colville, WA area.

You must be self-motivated, be able to work independently and within a larger team to plan, coordinate, supervise, and implement forest management projects and programs. Our Foresters are leaders in the industry; they have strong problem-solving skills, are analytical, and focused on solutions. They enjoy working outdoors and seeing projects completed from start to finish. This position is focused on harvest planning but there are opportunities to be involved with all aspects of land management and forestry including supporting carbon offset projects, wetland/ stream enhancements, forest restoration, technology initiatives with drones and remote sensing


  • Harvest unit design, boundary delineation, environmental compliance, harvest system selection, bidding/negotiating price, contracting, contract administration, etc.
  • Use of ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and other ESRI GIS software for mapping and planning. operations; including strong Excel skills for data management.
  • Contractor, neighbor, and other stakeholder relations.
  • Coordinate with and assist the silviculture team on various projects.
  • Support all land management activities as needed.
  • Active and involved participation in MFM safety program.
  • Develop budgets and forecasts for annual and weekly budgeting.
  • I mplementation of the stewardship program, including SFI.
  • Development of property management plans, property budgets, and budget forecasts.
  • Participate in all Team projects and help foster the Team atmosphere.

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.
  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.
  • A focus on growing your career path with us.
  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.
  • Retirement benefits; including matching 401k and pension.
  • Company provided vehicle that is available for personal use.

What we’re looking for:

  • BS in Forest Management or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of western tree species, silviculture, and forest management.
  • Familiarity with Washington DNR forest practices rules.
  • Excellent communication, entrepreneurial, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Proficiency computer and technology skills including Microsoft Office 365
  • Knowledgeable in GIS, specifically ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS online.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • completion of drug testing prior to start and complying with company’s drug and alcohol policy.

Our commitment to you:

  • Values-first culture
    We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.
  • Boundless opportunity!
    We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.
  • Continuous innovation
    We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.
  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.
  • Championing Corporate Citizenship
    We build a business that benefits all stakeholders and has a positive social and environmental impact.



About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife /John Hancock , we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour , ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies . To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact recruitment@manulife.com .

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Colville, Washington

Salary range is expected to be between

$50,475.00 USD – $84,125.00 USD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact recruitment@manulife.com for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife/John Hancock offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension/401(k) savings plans and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in the U.S. includes up to 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 150 hours of vacation, and 40 hours of sick time (or more where required by law) each year, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence.

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Company: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.)