LandVest is looking for an energetic and dedicated individual for an Operations Forester position for its growing business in its Ridgway, Pennsylvania Office. The position will be a mix of field (85%) and office (15%) work for various clients focusing on meeting their objectives. The position will report to Michael Hovatter, PA Regional Forester.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Timber Sale Administration: Development & implement silvicultural prescriptions, complete sale preparation documents, complete sales layout, easement compliance, create contracts, inspect active timber sales, etc.
  • Green Certification: Compliance with LandVest green certification policies and procedures.
  • Inventory: Participate in and help manage inventory projects, including carbon project inventory as assigned.
  • Other Field Duties: Reconnaissance of potential harvest units, field easement compliance, hunting license compliance, road layout, boundary line maintenance GPS data collection, invasives control, etc.
  • Office: Maintenance of LandVest and client records, updating maps, input into client monthly reports, other client reporting, timber sale paperwork, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field from an SAF accredited program
  • Associate’s degree with additional experience will be considered
  • Strong computer (Excel and Word) and other technical skills.
  • Three to five years of work experience with similar duties.
  • Passion for the forestry profession
  • Strong work ethic and dedication
  • Attention to detail and excellence.
  • Open mind and readiness to learn from experienced foresters.
  • Desire to work in all weather conditions in remote areas often alone.
  • The initiative and ability to plan your own day to day schedule and work with minimal daily oversight.

LandVest will provide:

  • A company truck with a plan that allows personal use.
  • A stable organization celebrating over 55 years in business.
  • A positive and collaborative work environment
  • Training, the opportunity to build upon your education, and hone your forestry skills.
  • Mentoring to advance your forestry skills and career within LandVest.
  • Competitive salary, paid time off, benefits & incentives
  • Salary negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities

Application Procedure:

If interested and qualified, please submit a cover letter and resume using the application link.

For information on LandVest Forest Resources Division, please visit our website at:


LandVest, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.