Timber Sales Forester

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians   Siletz, OR   Full-time     Sales
Posted on June 8, 2022

Job Title:   Timber Sales Forester

Salary/Wage:   $27.69/Hour

Sign-On Bonus:  $1,000

This position serves as the primary field forester for setting up and administering Tribal timber sales, including, but not limited to, harvest unit and road layout, timber cruising, timber sale and permit administration, and project layout and quality control for Forest Development and Silviculture projects.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering or Forestry and a minimum of two years’ experience laying out Western Oregon/Washington timber sales, including experience in timber cruising and road design – OR – an equivalent combination of education and non-school field experience. Knowledge of: Oregon Coastal timber species, cruising, scaling and grading rules and procedures, forest terminology, mapping and the use of aerial photographs. The use of hand-held data recorders and GPS units.  Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, ArcGIS and timber cruising, skyline analysis and road design programs. Experience in: Cable, ground based, and aerial logging systems design for timber sales. Logging road design and layout. West-side Oregon/Washington timber cruising, including identification and assessment of tree defects & diseases. Timber sale contract administration. The use of forest inventory and surveying tools. Ability to: Ascend and descend steep slopes. Work in heavy brush, inclement weather and smoky conditions. Supervise and work well with others. Other: Be in good physical condition. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver's license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle.

Duties: Assist Assistant Tribal Forester/Forest Engineer in the preparation of timber pre-sales packages. Flag, tag and GPS harvest unit boundaries and stream buffers. Develop logging plan for harvest units, including determining setting boundaries, conducting skyline profiles and running skyline payload analyses. Survey, design and locate access roads and landing locations. Cruise timber for inventories, timber sales, right-of-way and paid permits. Assist timber sale officer in timber sale and permit administration, including performing utilization scale and falling and bucking evaluations. Provide layout and quality control for Forest Development and Silviculture projects. Inspect reforestation and plantation maintenance projects to ensure compliance with silvicultural prescriptions. Perform stand examinations and stocking surveys. Monitor free use and paid permits for minor forest products and provide trespass inspection. Prepare maps, charts and other documents which provide a permanent record of activities of the forest. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Conditions of Employment:

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

The Tribe's Indian Preference Policy will apply.  Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.


CTSI is pleased to offer a sign-on bonus for this position of $1000. The selected applicant shall receive one-half the incentive in the first paycheck and the second half after successful completion of 6 (six) consecutive months of employment provided the employee remains employed.  The Sign-on Incentive is not part of the base salary calculation and is considered taxable income.  The Sign-on Incentive is not included in retirement salary calculations.  A full copy of the incentive policy is available upon request.