Position Announcement: FOREST INVENTORY MANAGER

As a provider of inventory services across the northeastern US LandVest, Inc.’s Timberland Division has an opportunity for an energetic and organized forester looking for a management position in a leading-edge organization.  The position of Forest Inventory Manager requires an experienced forester who understands the importance of planning and executing inventory projects with a high level of quality and consistency. The Inventory Manager will work with our Technical Services Group and other Division Managers to acquire, plan and implement a broad range of forest inventory projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

LandVest’s Inventory Manager will be responsible for leading multiple concurrent forest inventory projects. The Inventory Manager will collaborate with our Biometrics, GIS and Project Management staff to plan and implement a variety of types and scale of inventory projects. This will involve assembling the required LandVest and contract cruiser labor, training, cruising, check cruising, project management and data management. On the ground oversight of inventories while in motion is a key component of this position. Once inventories are completed the Forest Inventory Manager will work with other management staff to develop inventory summaries and coordinate reporting with the Division Managers and the Technical Services Group. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm understanding of forest mensuration and the ability to communicate those concepts to other forestry professionals. The geographic area of this position is relatively broad covering most of the northeastern US with a focus on internal management inventories from Maine to Pennsylvania. The scope of inventory projects is similarly broad, encompassing, due diligence work with tight deadlines, periodic rolling inventories, surveys of non-timber resources and establishment and remeasurement of long-term sample plots. There will be a mix of field and office duties. Fieldwork does occur in all types of weather. Frequent travel across the region noted above will be required.

Required Education Experience, and Skills:

Education:

  • At a minimum a BS in Forestry from an SAF accredited program
  • Demonstrating any advanced degrees or continuing education that would be considered pertinent to this position is of course valuable.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years in a position focused on the planning and implementation of forest inventories. In addition, successful candidate would ideally demonstrate field forestry experience related to other aspect for forest management. LandVest consistently looks for well-rounded professionals to build more collaborative teams of experienced personnel.

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of forest mensuration
  • Comfort with the tools of forest inventory and the underlying concepts, including angle gauges, clinometer, digital hypsometer and other current technologies.
  • Confidence in basic skills needed for forest inventory, such as tree and plant identification and navigation both with compass and GPS.
  • Proficiency in teaching and guiding other natural resource professionals in learning and improving forest inventory techniques
  • Ability to independently manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, database and forest inventory software applications
  • Experience with data management, quality control & assurance
  • Understanding of descriptive statistics in an applied forestry setting. Ability to communicate applied statistical concepts and results to a broad audience
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Personal:

  • Patience and attention to detail are essential to this position
  • Experience and thoughtfulness in a leadership and supervisory role
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Demonstrating a collaborative and cooperative demeanor and attitude
  • Ability to work with a broad variety of internal staff and external clients and colleagues

Desired:

  • Basic comfort level with geographic information software (Arc)
  • Understanding and familiarity with growth modeling software (USDA FVS)
  • Knowledge of the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis program, with an understanding of the field methods
  • Basic SQL skills

Other Requirements and Company Benefits:

  • Woods ready 4WD vehicle. LandVest pays mileage for personal vehicles and additional Heavy Truck payment for full sized 4WD truck.
  • Position office and home base location is subject to negotiation. 
  • LandVest provides a full range of benefits including 401K with match, health insurance, paid vacation and holidays, reimbursement for professional dues, licenses, continuing education, and reimbursement of appropriate work-related expenses.

Application Procedure:

  • Respond with a letter of introduction, a current resume and a list of references to:

Richard G. Carbonetti
Senior VP Timberland
Director Management and Consulting
5086 US Route 5 Ste 2
Newport, VT 05855
rcarbonetti@landvest.com
 


LANDVEST MARKETING COORDINATOR

Job Classification
The Marketing Coordinator is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position.

Reports To
The Marketing Coordinator reports to the VP Residential Brokerage Division

Job Overview
The Marketing Coordinator’s primary role is to assist several real estate brokers with a variety of tasks related to the administration and coordination of the marketing of luxury real estate properties in Portland, Maine and surrounding areas.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to several Real Estate brokers.
  • Prepare correspondence, listing agreements, marketing data sheets, client reports for the brokers.
  • Track the progression of a project from listing to close, keeping the team abreast of necessary next steps and changes.
  • Manage brokers' biographies, sold lists and current listings on LandVest, MLS, and various other sites such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com.
  • Coordinate with in-house Marketing Operations Department (MOD), Broker, and Client to facilitate the creation of Advertising and Marketing materials including: design and placement of print and online advertisements, design and printing of branded materials including direct mail and property collateral (property profiles, announcements, invitations, banners…) and photo color correction.
  • Create content for LandVest’s blog and social media sites, focusing on your region and brokers, also including listings from other LandVest offices.
  • Create newsletters, email announcements and targeted mailings with brokers and MOD.
  • Assist brokers in coordination of showings for properties.
  • Other sundry Office Management responsibilities, as needed.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required sit, stand, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee is occasionally required to drive.

Qualification & Skills

  • Education level: Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in or ability to learn quickly how to use Real Estate Databases
  • High-level proofreading skills
  • Experience with blogs and social media
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Reliable transportation
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have or will pass the Real Estate Exam and keep their license current through continuing education.

Application Process
Send a letter of interest and resume to careers@landvest.com.


Position Available: WESTERN REGION - MANAGER, FINANCE AND FOREST ANALYTICS

Purpose: This position will be responsible for the management of financial and KPI reporting functions for 200,000 acres of commercial forestland in California along with other western consulting and transaction business.

Location: Mount Shasta, California. Will consider Redding and Eureka, CA; Eugene, OR; or possibly other western location for the right candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead monthly, quarterly and annual reporting functions for a variety of metrics including financial performance, workplace health & safety, forest certification, production, asset valuation and forest carbon.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets for multiple operating units.
  • Interact with field personnel and clients to facilitate and improve the efficient and dynamic reporting of all operational functions
  • Work directly with LandVest CFO and other accounting staff in support of the finance and accounting aspects of property management
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement in reporting and processes
  • Participates in other job duties as requested
  • Apply a high degree of self-motivation, excellent organizational skills, good decision-making skills, and a positive attitude to all areas of work

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum BS in Forestry (with experience in finance), Finance, or Accounting
  • MBA or MS in Forestry, Finance or Accounting strongly preferred
  • A background in forestry/paper/forest products is a plus
  • Experience in workplace health & safety
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Experience with geographic information systems and forest planning software such as ESRI, Woodstock, FPS and FVS is a plus
  • A valid Calif. Driver’s License is required; travel and overnight stays are to be expected.

Physical Requirements: The position includes visits to the field. Applicants should be able to navigate moderate terrain for a distance of up to one mile.

Timing, Salary and Benefits:

  • The position is available now but will wait for the right candidate
  • Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Attractive benefits package to include medical, dental, 401(k), PTO and flexible work hours

Interested Candidates should email cover letter and resume to: careers@landvest.com.


Position Announcement: FOREST OPERATIONS MANAGER

Are you ready to advance your forestry career with a nationwide leader in forest management and timberland marketing? Then, we want to talk to you.

LandVest is looking for an energetic and dedicated individual for a Forest Operations Manager position for its growing business in our Kane, PA Regional Office. The position will primarily involve field work focusing on oversight of harvest operations and other silvicultural treatments, timber marking and forest inventory. LandVest offers the opportunity to work with an experienced and well-respected staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Harvest & Silvicultural Operations: Oversight and inspection of active harvest operations, road construction & maintenance projects and herbicide application; communication with contractors, maintenance of records pertaining to operations and preparation of permit applications as necessary.
  • Timber Marking: Implementation of silvicultural prescriptions through marking & tallying and sale layout.
  • Inventory: Overstory and understory data collection using a variety of inventory methods including point sample and fixed radius.
  • Office: Maintenance of LandVest and client records, transfer of inventory data, workup of timber sale volumes, budgeting of projects and harvests.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from an SAF accredited college or university
  • Minimum of two years of work experience with similar duties
  • Passion for the forestry profession
  • Strong work ethic and dedication
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Open mind and readiness to learn from experienced foresters
  • Willingness to travel occasionally across the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions
  • Reliable 4WD, off-road capable vehicle

LandVest will provide:

  • A stable organization celebrating 50 years in business
  • A positive work environment
  • Training, the opportunity to build upon your education and hone your forestry skills
  • Competitive salary, paid time off, benefits & incentives
  • Expense & mileage reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities

Application Procedure:

  • Respond with a letter of interest and resume to:

Michael Hovatter
Regional Forester
mhovatter@landvest.com
PO Box 776
Kane, PA 16735
Phone: 814-561-1018
Fax: 814-561-1056


Position Available: WESTERN REGION - OPERATIONS FORESTER

Purpose:  This position will be responsible for overseeing the forestry operations on 17,000 acres of coastal timber property and helping to support forestry operations on 170,000 acres of inland timberlands in Northern California.  This position is designed to grow into a management level opportunity.

Location:   Eureka, California preferred.  Will consider Mount Shasta or Redding, California.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Timber Harvest Plan contractors
  • Supervise land surveying contractors
  • Contract logging supervision
  • Contract forestry supervision (spraying, planting, etc.)
  • Interact with California Regulatory Agencies, neighboring landowners, and the public
  • Assist Operations Manager with log marketing
  • Stocking/completion/water quality reporting
  • Tract inspections
  • Security and Fire patrol
  • Identify business improvement and growth opportunities and practices
  • Participates in other job duties as requested
  • Apply a high degree of self-motivation, excellent organizational skills, good decision-making skills, and a positive attitude to all areas of work

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid California Registered Professional Foresters license.
  • Solid understanding of Northern California harvesting operations and silviculture.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • A valid Calif. Driver’s License is required; travel by truck and overnight stays are to be expected

Physical Requirements:                Excellent physical condition; ability to work in steep and brushy terrain, and in adverse and extreme weather conditions.  Must be able to walk, stand, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.  Must have the ability to frequently move and carry heavy items (like backpacks, equipment, supplies) of up to 50 lbs.  Specific hearing abilities required by this position are auditory perception.

Timing, Salary and Benefits:

  • The position is available now but will wait for the right candidate
  • Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Attractive benefits package to include medical, dental, 401(k), PTO and flexible work hours

Interested Candidates should email cover letter and resume to: careers@landvest.com