Position Profile:
This position is located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge in Bingen, WA.
SDS Lumber Company is a fully-integrated forest products company with manufacturing facilities at its Bingen location and managing a 128,000-acre tree farm in Washington and Oregon.
SDS operations include saw and plywood mills, a chipping facility, an energy plant, and its own logging and marine divisions.
The successful candidate for this position will be part of a 5-person forestry staff managing the timberland holdings and working to support SDS’s manufacturing operations.
The candidate will work in a team environment to accomplish a broad array of forest operations functions, but in particular, will have primary oversight of SDS’s road construction and maintenance activities.
The position reports to the Chief Forester but requires close coordination with other key players including Logging Superintendent, Log Yard Supervisor, Facilities Supervisor, and accounting staff, among others.    
Key Roles and Functions:
• Apply professional experience and judgment to the development of road and harvest plans, field layout, road construction activities, and Washington State’s RMAP obligations.
• Initiate and complete forest practice applications with state agencies.
• Coordinate with geotechnical and other specialized expert consultants as appropriate.
• Ensure compliance with state and federal rules and regulations relevant to forest practices, wildlife, and environmental resources.
• Negotiate and arrange for right-of-way/easement access for harvesting operations.
• Ensure property lines are accurately located and oversee boundary surveys.
• Negotiate and administer contracts.
• Lead by example and ensure compliance with safety policy and regulations.
• Interface with a multitude of neighbors and agency representatives.
Required Qualifications:
• B.S. Forest Management or closely related field
• A minimum of 2-years of experience with forest operations including logging road and harvest layout and road construction compliance.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Ability to spend much of the time in the field on steep, rugged terrain in all types of weather.
• Knowledgeable about Washington State forest practice rules and permitting process.
• Valid driver’s license.
Desirable Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of software applications including ARCGIS and RoadEng.
• First-hand experience with operating heavy equipment and/or working in logging operations.