Employment & Job Opportunities: Forester,Technician, Business Management, Wood Product Manufacturing
Greenleaf offers beginning and experienced foresters, arborists, business managers, carpenters, and loggers a chance to diversify their skills, practice, and expand their knowledge and understanding of the new and growing sustainable forestry and wood products industry.
Qualified persons and those new to the field are invited to participate in our job, internship, and apprenticeship programs.
The different kinds of work you could be doing
MANAGEMENT and OPERATIONS FORESTER/ Technician
WOOD PRODUCTS & BUSINESS--JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 2014
Forestry and Wood Products, Inc., is seeking entry or experienced foresters, arborists, business managers, wood manufacturers, and related professions for positions with leadership and career growth opportunities who are motivated to live and work in the awesome Colorado Mountains and Forests.
See our other website pages for information on our forestry services and products. The job territory will include portions of
the Front Range of Colorado. Greenleaf is a company of innovation with continuing expansion in services and products.
work is mostly on private lands, and continues the adaptive private forestry work
practiced by lead forester and company owner, Len Lankford, over the past 38
years in his consulting firm, Lankford Foresters, Inc., and in Greenleaf
Forestry and Wood Products, Inc. since 1994. Greenleaf offers a unique capacity and opportunity for practicing restoration and landscape quality forestry and value-added utilization of
salvaged and harvested materials. The non-commercial
private forestlands of Colorado offer especially valuable and aesthetic forests
to shape and maintain for long-term environmental and landowner benefits, including wildfire protection.
a. AREAS OF WORK: Duties
will include gradually learning, becoming proficient, and assuming responsibility for
forestry operations, business management, wood product, & implementation work with demonstrated interest, progress, and as assigned in the following areas of work. The work will be tailored to the individual, with step-by-step training as needed, beginning as an intern or apprentice with Greenleaf. See desired qualifications below.
Note: Applicants may be selected to specialize in one or more areas of work, or may advance through the following 5 Levels over several years of training and experience with Greenleaf. We provide extensive on-the-job training for all these Levels and skill sets.
Level 1. FOREST OPERATIONS
Physical work with forestry
equipment and operations, participating full or part time in executing forestry
projects and tree planting as necessary, first as an intern, apprentice, or seasonal crew member under
an existing experienced crew manager, and then advancing to crew leader/supervisor. Seasonal cross-training in forest products and wood manufacturing. Required experience with Greenleaf for management forester position.
As necessary, helping recruit,
train, and manage seasonal forestry and wood product crews and Foresters / Technicians with
Level 2. FOREST MANAGEMENT
Forest Management Plan inventory,
analysis, and writing, and subsequent implementation, for forest agriculture tax and ongoing management.
Small firewood timber sales,
including layout, advertising, sales, and administration.
Timber marking and sale
administration in selectively-managed sawtimber and other wood product or live
transplant tree sales.
Level 3. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
Individual landowner and association
contacts, with service development, service sales, and forest management contracts.
Project initiation, procurement, layout, and
administration for company and contract crews.
Cost share and other incentive/ education program
applications, coordination, and collaboration with the Colorado State Forest Service and other organizations and agencies.
Forestry service and operations job
procurement, management, and performance for forest stewardship projects on
National Forest and other public lands.
Level 4. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Forestry services and integrated wood product business
management, including learning and implementing comprehensive cost controls,
budgeting, business planning, administration, financial planning, bookkeeping,
tax accounting, legal compliance, safety, and personnel management.
Integration and coordination of
company forestry with wood product operations.
Level 5. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
Grant writing and other assistance on
behalf of the company for sustainable, community-based forestry business
development, model building, and capacity increase.
Participation in state and national
meetings if possible on topics of interest to the company.
Hosting or assisting with periodic forestry /wood product educational seminars & workshops.
summary, the Forester/ Technician/ or other Professional, with demonstrated education, competitive ability, and
success on the job, will gradually be trained to take over existing and developing business and forest
management work. New duties will be assigned depending on proven work at each level. The goal is to expand forest
operations and services within our territory with professional forestry/ forest landscape managers and seasonal, trained, and professional crews, and a complimentary wood product business. Therefore, initial duties will include physical work with crews to thoroughly learn the process, and progress
to management while maintaining operational crew capabilities. With experience and proven initiative and ability, each Professional will assume increasing forestry and/or business management responsibility for the
on previous experience and education, the initial work year will be in a progressive internship/apprenticeship of entrepreneural forestry and integrated business management, with a combination of base hourly pay and/or commissions /profit sharing. See our Forestry, and Product Internship/ Apprenticeship Announcement. Compensation and benefits are expected to grow for several years, depending on the Forester/ Technicians/ Otherís ability with our training to generate
business success and earnings. A continuing eduation, training and on-the-job experience plan will
be developed with Len Lankford to help reach success more quickly.
b. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS.
Applicants should indicate in writing their level of capacity, interest,
training and/or experience specifically in each of the following categories (Note: This will give us where to start. Not all qualifications are
required, and a work/ learning plan will be tailored to the successful applicant):
a. Bachelor of Forestry, Forest Management, or
equivalent, preferably with Business, or Associate of Forestry (Forest Technician), or other related Technical Degree/ Certificate. Degree candidates may be accepted as apprentices.
Course work and experience are desired in Forest Management including Silviculture, Forest Ecology, Forest Health, Wildfire Planning, Dendrology, Mensuration, Mapping, Surveying, Real Estate, Landscaping, Logging, Sawmilling, Wood Utilization and Manufacturing, Construction, Business, and Mechanics (be sure to indicate which of these and any other training you have had.) b. Forestry, land, and road
management and operations. c. Entrepreneurial forestry and
commitment to sustainable community-based forestry. d. Desire to practice professional
forestry from the ground up, i.e. -- to be a "Forester." e. Ability now or with training to be a self-starter and creative thinker.
f. Business and business management,
sales, and marketing training and/or work. g. Proficiency or aptitude in Writing, English, Spelling, and Math. h. Mechanical aptitude and
experience. i. Reliable and gas-efficient 4x4
woods transportation, current or planned. j. Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
Internet, and basic business computerized bookkeeping. k. Financial status allowing
base pay with variable additional performance-based pay. l. Basic physical fitness, good health, and
demonstrated ability to work with people. m. Adaptability to challenging and seasonal working
conditions, including outdoor work in winter snow and cold
typical of Colorado Mountains, and to a non-smoking/ non-drug /ethical working and lodging
environment. n. Willingness to travel overnight within the working territory. o. Willingness to stay in this
position for several years on a company career path if things work out. p. Desire to learn on the job and on one's own time, and to
develop personal skills and business professionalism. q. Commitment to living and working in the
Colorado Mountains and Forests. r. Favorable references, valid driverís
license, current or future First Aid and CPR, and other background.
more information, see our website,
or call Len Lankford at (719) 783-4250.
You are invited to call and to arrange an introductory meeting to
discuss these positions in detail. Note that the best introduction to Greenleaf will be performing a seasonal internship/ apprenticeship with us.
start the application process, submit resume with references by postal mail or by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include details of your education (including
transcripts) and work experience, and a written response briefly addressing the above outlined lists of (a.) areas of work, and (b.) desired qualifications.
for your interest,
and Forester (Master of Forestry, Yale í74; and Bachelor of Forestry, Stephen F. Austin, í69) 1500 Rosita Road, Westcliffe, CO 81252