Collins Pine


Chester, CA



Thursday May 12, 2022


Professional staff position overseeing botanical, fish and wildlife habitat surveys and species management on a commercial forest operated by a long-term forest products company with lands in Plumas and Tehama counties, California. The position requires significant professional experience, comprehensive technical wildlife skills and knowledge of data collection and management, habitat management, wildlife cooperatives across ownerships and grant funding. The person must have excellent analytical skills and demonstrated personnel management skills.  The person must have competent skills in Geographic Information Systems (ARC-GIS) and Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and others. The person must be capable of safely conducting field-based work in all conditions of the northern Sierra & southern Cascade mountains and must be curious to become familiar with and capable of implementing emerging technologies. This position reports to the Forest Manager in Chester, CA.


  • Responsible for the safe conduct of field surveys and data collection
  • Manages data collected from field
  • Recommends management actions to improve wildlife habitats
  • Conducts collaborative research with agencies and research entities
  • Publishes results of data collection and collaborative research
  • Administers contracts and oversees contract wildlife-related management
  • Assists with FSC certification
  • Manages and interacts with forestry staff
  • Supervises up to two wildlife technicians
  • Takes a property-wide lead role in grant management
  • Seeks out new technologies and implements them to become more efficient
  • Collaboratively solves problems
  • Supports forestry research projects in cooperation with University of California, California Polytechnic University, the United States Forest Service and others
  • In coordination with the Grant Writer, solicits and manages grant funding (planning and implementation) for habitat improvement
  • Others as assigned


  • At least 3 years of field-based wildlife biology experience.
  • Bachelors’ degree or the equivalent experience in forestry, biology, natural resource management, plant biology, or agriculture sciences.
  • Substantial computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and ARC-GIS applications
  • Exceptional curiosity and willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated collaborative problem-solving skills; must be highly self-motivated and comfortable working alone.
  • Must be able to perform rigorous, field-based work in all weather conditions, on steep, brush-filled terrain.

Desired Skills

  • Chainsaw and general mechanical know-how, and/or experience operating light and heavy equipment.

Salary: DOE

Start Date: 05/31/2022

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