Job Title:
Forester 1:
Location: Dayton, Tennessee
Beginning Date: Immediately
Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited school with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry; prefer 2-5 year experience; Registered Forester in at least one state or must obtain registration within three years; Clean driving history

Full-time position “ Entry level field forester working a minimum 45 hours per week required, paid vacation schedule, health care and disability plan, 9 paid holidays, vehicle provided (or mileage paid), some out of town and overnight work required (expenses paid), participation in 401 (k) plan (after reaching 21 years of age and 6 months of employment).

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

  • Timber Sales and Appraisals “ All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.
  • Timber cruising using systematic sampling of merchantable and premerchantable timber using both fixed radius plots and prism sampling methods.
  • GPS navigation and plot location. o Identify, locate and mark property and timber sale boundary lines.
  • Identify and mark streamside management zones (SMZs) in compliance with state Best Management Practices.
  • Identification of commercial tree species (winter and summer).
  • Design and implementation of timber harvesting plan for clearcut, select cut and thinning sales.
  • Prepare GIS computer-generated timber type digitized maps.
  • Prepare timber sale bid notice and review timber sale contracts.
  • Complete timber harvesting inspections and reports to enforce compliance with contract.
  • Collect timber and land sale data for appraisal purposes.
  • Organize and audit timber sale settlements. Timberland Management “ All aspects of field work, office work and reporting to landowner/client.
  • Inspections and reporting activities on clients' tracts.
  • Planning and implementation of timberland management activities specific to individual sites and client goals including site preparation techniques (mechanical & chemical), prescribed burning, chemical release spray, herbaceous weed control, reforestation activities, seedling survival check, timber stand improvement activities (commercial & precommercial thinning, fertilization, chemical release, etc.).
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients' management services.
  • Supervision of contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.
  • Meeting with landowner/client to review management activities, answer questions and make proposals regarding their timberland.
  • Patrol property boundaries and points of access.
  • Assist with management plan preparation, and annual operating budgets.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively perform assigned job duties.
  • Complete reports using computer spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Preparation of weekly timesheet reporting all time worked by project, bill method and task.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.
  • Research property deeds and plats through public county records.
  • Check client property for hunt leases violations.
  • Ability to communicate with the public in area of primary business. Compensation
  • This is a salaried position with paychecks issued semi-monthly. Salary level will be based on previous experience and ability to fulfill job requirements.
  • After successfully completing 6-month probationary period, employee will be eligible for annual bonus based on net company profit generated with the amount of bonus determined by AFM Finance Committee.
  • Additional compensation is possible from the generation of revenue from new client business and real estate sales.

Send resume to:
Jake Almond
American Forest Management, Inc.
103 Barrie Lane
Kingston, TN 37763
Fax: 865.248.8316