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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Silviculture Supervisor

Company/Location: Bathurst

Job Description:

  • Permanent Opportunity
  • Shape the future of our plantation program
  • Located in major vibrant hub town – Bathurst
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental, and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia.

Why work for FCNSW

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. A career at FCNSW is built on the foundations of our values.
  • Wellbeing: The safety and wellbeing of our people is priority.
  • Respect: We care of country community and ourselves in all their diversity and our partnerships in the highest regard.
  • Integrity: We are honest and accountable for all our actions.
  • Innovation: We challenge ourselves to think differently and improve
About the Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to take on the role of Silviculture Supervisor and join our team in Bathurst and be part of our extensive plantation establishment program, as we continue to grow sustainable forests.

The successful candidate will contribute to the establishment of 3,000 hectares of plantation annually with responsibilities to include management of aerial herbicide spraying, supervision of planting contractors, assist with the management of site preparation and supervision of windrow and hazard reduction burning.

The Silviculture Supervisor will also play an integral and important role in the region’s fire management activities. The successful candidate will be required to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis. Full training and qualifications will be provided as part of the role (for firefighting).

About you

You will be self-driven, motivated with a passion and keen interest in all facets of forestry operations. You will also demonstrate the following skills and experience:
  • Keen interest and/or knowledge and understanding of plantation forest management such as herbicide applications, site preparation, planting and hazard reduction burning activities
  • Experience implementing Safety Management and Environmental Management Systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal with various stakeholders including staff, contractors, and the community
  • Well-developed planning, organisational and administrative skills to prioritise conflicting demands and meet deadlines
  • Good technical skills in map reading, navigation, and GPS usage
  • Experience or ability to become skilled in the use of Geographic Information Systems
  • The capacity and willingness to undertake field operations, manual work and walking through difficult terrain as required
  • Willingness to undertake AQF3 chemical use accreditation and conduct on-site aerial herbicide spraying supervision
  • A current Driver’s Licence
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake fire and fuel management duties, firefighting, and extensive travel (mainly driving)
How to apply

Please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role and what you can bring to the team by clicking here

Applications Close: 19 October 2021

For more information about the role please contact Mike Freeman on (m)+61 0429 188 820. Alternatively, you can visit our website: www.forestrycorporation.com.au

Note: The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire- fighting responsibilities a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and encourage females to apply for this role.

PDF description: Silviculture Supervisor - Bathurst - Applications Close 19 October 2021.pdf

For more info
Contact: Daniel Mureddu
E-mail: daniel.mureddu@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 0448654565
mobile: +61 0448654565
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Area Supervisor

Company/Location: OneFortyOne - Penola

Job Description:
At OneFortyOne, we believe in an inclusive culture that is rich in diverse thinking, ideas and experience. We are always interested in talented people with industry specific knowledge and / or transferrable skills and experience from other industries.

Our company derives its advantage from its talented people, nurturing and delivering high quality sustainable products and services, and being an employer of choice. We are seeking an experienced Area Supervisor to join our Estate Team, based at our Nangwarry depot.

As a key member of a high-performing team the successful person will work closely and collaboratively with internal stakeholders and external contractors to implement a broad range of plantation management services (silviculture, environment, land and fire management activities) across our 80,000 hectare estate.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Relevant industry qualifications and/or demonstrated industry experience.
  • Knowledge of plantation silvicultural, environmental practices, technical and operational aspects of plantation forestry management.
  • Expertise to communicate effectively, interpret instructions and procedures and a capacity to program detailed work functions, including organise workload and meet agreed timeframes.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply quality control techniques, either as an individual or team member.
  • The ability to provide specialist guidance and assistance to other employees, including provide on job training.
  • The ability to establish productive and effective working relationships to facilitate cooperation and support to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Prior experience in fire leadership positions and/or fire management activities
  • Knowledge of budget management, cost control and reporting
  • Experience using Microsoft Suite applications and Geographic Information Systems.
Applicants should be physically fit, enjoy working outdoors in all conditions and must have a current driver’s licence and be eligible to work in Australia.

For a copy of the position description and completed applications contact :
Mae Steele, HR Advisor - mae.steele@onefortyone.com

For more info
Contact: Gary Pearson
Phone: +61 8724 2736

Applications close: Friday, 29-Oct-2021

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Forest Management

Roading Coordinator

Company/Location: HVP PLANTATIONS

Job Description:

  • Based in beautiful North Eastern Victoria
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits
  • Work for a longstanding, successful company
HVP Plantations is a successful privately owned manager of extensive timber plantations across Victoria.

Our people are self-motivated, innovative and thrive working in a small team and a fast-paced environment. We value safety, regional communities, environmental care and sustainability. We pride ourselves in fostering an inclusive culture, one free of bias and rich in diversity.

Key responsibilities for this role:

The Roading District Forester role is based in Myrtleford in North East Victoria and reports to the Harvesting Manager.

HVP has an extensive network of plantation roads in its Northern Region. The role is responsible for the planning, implementation and supervision of the Regions road construction and maintenance program.

The skills we are looking for:
  • Sound knowledge and contemporary experience in road construction and maintenance in a forestry setting.
  • Possess excellent communication and contractor management skills.
  • Expertise in scheduling works and contractor negotiations are required as are budget management skills.
  • Experience in managing quarries would be well regarded but not mandatory.
  • A tertiary qualification in a related discipline is preferred.
On Offer is a supportive, flexible and collaborative environment that will provide you with ample opportunities to develop and demonstrate value along with;
  • Work in a picturesque area with plentiful lifestyle opportunities
  • Competitive remuneration and access to an incentive based payment system.
  • Access to company vehicle
  • Relocation assistance is available if required.
  • As we are interested in your health and wellbeing, a fitness subsidy is available.
HOW TO APPLY
Phone enquiries should be directed to Chris Phillips on+61 0429 400 006.

Applications should be sent to jobs@hvp.com.au All applications will be treated in confidence.

Applications close Friday 22 October 2021.

HVP Plantations is an organisation where diversity of thought, experience and background is acknowledged and celebrated. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community, and encourage females and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders to apply.

For more info
Contact: Chris Phillips
E-mail: jobs@hvp.com.au
Phone: +61 0429 400 006

Applications close: Friday, 22-Oct-2021

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General Manager

Company/Location: Northern Territory

Job Description:
AMA is Northern Territory’s largest private plantation forestland management company headquartered in Darwin. The company manages over 45,000 hectares of land including 13,000 hectares of hardwood plantations managed primarily for timber, hay and cattle for a blue chip long term institutional investor.

AMA is seeking a General Manager who is a dynamic hands on self starter. The role requires sound technical skills and commercial knowledge, with the ability to understand and actively manage private investment mandates, market strategies, asset valuation approaches and outcomes, working with investors and AMA Board to deliver appropriate investment outcomes. Excellent business planning, financial and report writing abilities, and commitment to best practice governance and regulatory requirements [includes contemporary safety practices to lead AMA’s Work Safe, along with a strong commitment to cultural, environmental and quality principles. Key responsibilities are to maximise the timberland opportunities, including forestry estate management and wood product marketing opportunities, hay production and sales, and cattle program.Please note that this role is required to be based in Darwin with extensive local travel.

Recent senior managerial/executive experience at executive level is preferable, along with an ability to strategically develop and implement whole of agro/forestry business plans and innovative best practice and leading industry initiatives and coordinating contractors to achieve high performance and accountability.

For more info
Contact: Simon Penfold
E-mail: simon.penfold@africanmahoganyaustralia.com.au
mobile: +61 0488009843

Applications close: Friday, 29-Oct-2021

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Sustainablity Manager

Company/Location: Responsible Wood

Job Description:
Responsible Wood is an accredited Standards Development Organisation (SDO) accredited by Standards Australia to develop Australian Standards for sustainable forest management and oversees the operation of the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme (RWCS). The Scheme is made up of two Australian Standards, the Australian Standard® for Sustainable Forest Management (AS4708) and the Australian Standard® for Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS4707). The vast majority of Australia's major wood production forest managers have chosen to have their management independently certified against the Australian Standard® (AS4708) with over 90% of the production forest area in Australia are certified.

THE ROLE
We are looking for a Sustainability Manager who will support the organisation’s strategy and vision through leading key initiatives and projects. This is a fulltime permanent position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer deliver the sustainability goals of the organisation’s Strategic Plan.
  • Represent Responsible Wood at National and International meetings and dialogues focused on sustainable forest management.
  • Effectively communicate the benefits that sustainable forest management delivers to broader society.
  • Build strategic relationships with key stakeholders and organisations across the Australian and International supply chains for certified forest products.
  • Take a lead advocacy role to promote the credibility and benefits of sustainably sourced timber and forest products.
  • Support the continual improvement, roll-out and on-going development of the Australian/New Zealand Standard for sustainable forest management AS/NZS 4708.
  • Take an active role in the development of National and International (PEFC) Standards for sustainable forest management.
KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Experience in sustainable forest management/ environmental management, preferably at a managerial level.
  • Operational knowledge of forest management and/or environmental management standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience developing social and environmental sustainability strategy and related programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage effectively with stakeholders and build productive working relationships at all levels.
IDEAL
  • Tertiary qualifications in forestry, biology, environmental management, or equivalent
  • Operational experience in sustainable forest management against recognised National or International Standards
  • Demonstrated project management skills
WHAT WE OFFER
This is an excellent opportunity to join a small high-performing not for profit organisation with a strong sense of purpose. For the right candidate flexibility on working hours and location is available. An attractive salary package is on offer for the successful candidate.

If you are the person we seek, please send your application to sdorries@responsiblewood.org.au

PDF description: Position Description Sustainability Manager2.pdf

For more info
Contact: Simon Dorries
E-mail: sdorries@responsiblewood.org.au
mobile: +61 0438265975

Applications close: Friday, 29-Oct-2021

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Opportunity for experienced Manager within Queensland Forestry

Job Description:
Be part of a team that works in regional areas throughout Queensland liaising with key customers and stakeholders to plan, authorise, undertake, and monitor field operations associated with the Queensland Government’s management of its native timber and quarry material resources.

Working within the Forestry business group within the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, you will lead and manage staff across Queensland within the Cypress product function to:

  • Achieve performance targets for the sale of Cypress products
  • Provide leadership in in the development, implementation and review of strategies and governance arrangements which address risk and satisfy natural resource management, environmental, cultural heritage and other requirements specified in relevant legislation, standards, codes of practice, policies and procedures.
This is key managerial position that has an important role within Forestry to support timber industry in regional Queensland in manner that protects economic, environmental, community and cultural values.

Existing knowledge of relevant forestry standards, legislation, requirements and/or training or relevant studies while not essential will be well regarded for this role.

Demonstrated experience in leading a team to deliver operational programs will also be highly regarded for the position.

The role requirements are outlined in the Role Description. Please refer to this and our associated applicant information in preparing your application

To find out more, visit smartjobs.qld.gov.au and search ‘Manager, Cypress’

For more info
Contact: smartjobs.qld.gov.au
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Environmental Compliance Officer

Job Description:
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental, and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia.

Why work for FCNSW

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. A career at FCNSW is built on the foundations of our values.

  • Wellbeing: The safety and wellbeing of our people is priority.
  • Respect: We care of country community and ourselves in all their diversity and our partnerships in the highest regard.
  • Integrity: We are honest and accountable for all our actions.
  • Innovation: We challenge ourselves to think differently and improve
Benefits
  • Great culture and working environment
  • Located on the stunning South Coast of NSW – location flexible
  • Be a part of a team that makes a difference
  • Join an organisation that embraces diversity
About the role
We have an exceptional opportunity for a highly capable Environmental Compliance Officer, internally known as a Compliance Assurance Specialist to join our team here at Forestry Corporation. You will report directly to the Senior Compliance Manager and be responsible for developing and implementing compliance assurance monitoring and advisory programs.

Key responsibilities
  • Develop compliance monitoring plans and tools
  • Work with staff and contractors in the field/regional offices to ensure they understand and implement environmental compliance requirements
  • Develop training and other advisory materials and deliver training
  • Undertake investigations to determine root cause of breaches, and and develop innovative solutions to ensure future compliance
About you
  • Have a sound understanding of the compliance function gained from tertiary qualifications or relevant experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills to assess and improve our compliance performance
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate complex matters effectively
  • Value the NSW timber industry and understand the role of environmental compliance in ensuring continuing social licence
  • Be self-motivated, have strong organisational skills, be able to work autonomously and willing to travel
  • Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude to promote a positive compliance culture
  • Experience delivering operational training and hold qualifications in training and assessment desirable but not essential
How to apply
Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter that tells us how you meet the requirements of the role and why you would like to join our team by clicking here.

For more information about the role please visit our website: www.forestrycorporation.com.au or contact Linda Broekman, on (m) +61 0427 890 030.

Note: The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire- fighting responsibilities a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.

For more info
Contact: Linda Broekman
mobile: +61 0427 890 030
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Production Nursery Manager

Job Description:
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental, and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia.

Why work for FCNSW

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. A career at FCNSW is built on the foundations of our values.

  • Wellbeing:The safety and wellbeing of our people is our priority.
  • Respect: We care for country, community and ourselves in all its diversity and in highest regard our partnerships.
  • Integrity: We are honest and accountable for all our actions.
  • Innovation: We challenge ourselves to think differently and improve
Benefits
  • Great leadership opportunity
  • Promote and drive innovation in our Blowering Nursery
  • Fulltime position located in Tumut in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains in NSW
  • On-site cottage available
About the role
We have an exceptional opportunity for a passionate and energetic Production Nursery Manager to join the team. You will oversee and drive the production of high-quality seedlings to re-establish the Softwood Plantations in NSW. With a strong focus on innovation, there will be opportunities to explore new ways of working while managing a large nursery team.

Key responsibilities
  • Manage nursery operations promoting FCNSW core values of wellbeing, respect, integrity and innovation.
  • Implement each Age Class sow plan, ensuring that there are adequate materials and staff available for timely completion of the plan.
  • Plan and schedule medium to longer-term production activities, to ensure cost-effective, timely and quality production.
  • Monitor all aspects of production to ensure sufficient quality stock is available at specification to meet orders and dispatch deadlines.
  • Work with nursery staff to effectively address day-to-day challenges in a manner which facilitates positive outcomes and ensure more significant issues are escalated.
  • Work with regional functional managers and staff as required to appropriately resolve issues in an appropriate manner.
  • Identify and as required investigate, make recommendations and pursue opportunities to improve performance.
About you
  • Hold the relevant tertiary education
  • Strong leadership credentials with demonstrated experience in leading and developing teams
  • Able to foster a culture of safety and compliance
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of working in a large-scale commercial nursery
  • You are innovative and keen to explore how to maximise value and output without compromising quality and safety
  • Exceptional stakeholder manager
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
How to apply

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role and what you can bring to the team by clicking here

Applications Close: 29 October 2021

For more information about the role please contact Phil Green, Plantation Improvement Manager, on (m)+61 0400 265 814. Alternatively, you can visit our website: www.forestrycorporation.com.au

Note:
  • A valid driver’s licence is essential.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as
    part of the recruitment process.
  • This role has firefighting responsibilities which may include frontline and non-frontline firefighting; a Task Based Assessment (TBA) pass at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.”
Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.

For more info
Contact: Phil Green, Plantation Improvement Manager,
mobile: +61 0400 265 814
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Operation Superviser

Company/Location: Douglas Daly, Northern Territory

Job Description:

  • Permanent Opportunity
  • Shape the future of our plantation and agricultural program
  • Located in regional Northern Territory
African Mahogany Australia (AMA) is the largest manager of commercial Mahogany plantations globally. We manage more than 13,000 ha of African Mahogany plantations.

AMA have a unique opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to take on the role of Operational Supervisor and join our team in the Northern Territory and be part of our extensive plantation program, as we continue to grow our sustainable agri-business.

The successful candidate will contribute to the management of the plantation and farm estate with responsibilities including: management of silvicultural operations, supervision of forestry contractors, assisting with the management of property agribusiness activities, interaction with stakeholders and fire prevention and suppression.

The Operations Supervisor will also play an integral role in the region’s fire management activities, through the local Bushfires NT Volunteer Brigade. The successful candidate will be required to be a key stakeholder in the regional farming community and be available for afterhours fire duties and standby.

You will be self-driven, motivated with a passion and keen interest in all facets of tropical forestry operations. You will also demonstrate the following skills and experience:
  • Keen interest and/or knowledge and understanding of plantation forest management; some marketing and logistics experience
  • Experience implementing Certification, OHSE Systems
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal with various stakeholders including staff, contractors, and the community
  • Well-developed planning, organisational and administrative skills to prioritise conflicting demands and meet deadlines
  • Have basic computing skills and the enthusiasm to develop these further if required
  • Good technical skills in map reading, navigation, and GPS usage
  • A current Full Driver’s Licence
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake cattle and hay operations management

PDF description: Operations Supervisor PD.pdf

For more info
Contact: Simon Penfold
E-mail: simon.penfold@africanmahoganyaustralia.com.au
Phone: +61488009443

Applications close: Friday, 5-Nov-2021

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Forest Practices Officer

Company/Location: VicForests

Job Description:
About VicForests

VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration, and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.

We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient, and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community, and the environment in mind in all we do. We are an active member of the communities in which we operate, and we are committed to giving stakeholders the opportunity to have input into our forestry practices.

The Role:

This full time, ongoing role is part of VicForests Governance and Legal Services Division. This role will see you manage the development and maintenance of VicForests Business Management System through on going audit and investigation programs to ensure continual improvement in line with all regulatory requirements.

The location of this role is open to candidates in Melbourne and Eastern Victoria.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Appropriate qualification in Forest Science, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or Ecology and/or equivalent industry experience (desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience in regulatory requirements and implementation
  • Experience developing, implementing and managing key business systems
  • Knowledge and experience in undertaking work in forest environments
  • Experience in assessing risks with the ability to use and interpret a risk rating matrix to assess environmental and social risk
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills and attention to detail with the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders
  • Highly developed organisational and planning skills with ability to prioritise workload and competing demands
  • Detail orientated with ability to problem solve
  • Commitment to integrity and confidentiality principles
  • Lead the ongoing development, review and maintenance of processes and improved communication mechanisms
  • Actively participate and contribute to continuous improvement and continuing education opportunities
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Great culture with collaborative teams
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program available for staff and their family
  • Flexible work arrangements available
  • Convenient Melbourne CBD location, close to public transport You will be part of an innovative and creative Organisation that strives to achieve success through implementing native forest sustainable management and timber initiatives for our valuable customers and stakeholders.
VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all VicForest employees must have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October 2021 or be able to provide evidence that they have a vaccination appointment booked in by 15 October. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate, it is a requirement of the VicForests to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply

Safe • Customer Focussed • Professional • Sustainable • Respect

Apply now via the link and you will be directed to our VicForests career page

PDF description: Forest Practices Officer CL3.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 29-Oct-2021

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Forester Tactical Planning

Company/Location: VicForests

Job Description:
About VicForests

VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration, and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.

We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient, and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community, and the environment in mind in all we do. We are an active member of the communities in which we operate, and we are committed to giving stakeholders the opportunity to have input into our forestry practices.

The Role:

Be part of a team that is passionate about forests, the environment and are skilled professionals.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Tactical Planner to join our Operations division in VicForests’ Tactical Planning team.

This role is located in Woori Yallock or Alexandra, Orbost locations

Reporting to the Tactical Planning Manager, you will contribute to the development of Tactical Plans through remote and field resource assessment and facilitation of regulatory approval of harvesting plans.

This is a permanent position at Career Level 2 or 3 depending on experience

Career Level 2 band is $53,117- $68, 212

Career Level 3 band is $69,705- $84,635

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Enthusiasm for native forestry and the broader forest industry
  • Willingness to contribute ideas and challenge the status-quo
  • Positive attitude and ability to flex with changes to team and business requirements
  • A qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field working within a forestry or natural resource management business (highly desirable)
  • Experience and competence in GIS use and in project management and delivery
  • Excellent relationship building and negotiation skills
  • Physical fitness to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Great culture with collaborative teams
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program available for staff and their family
You will be part of an innovative and creative Organisation that strives to achieve success through implementing native forest sustainable management and timber initiatives for our valuable customers and stakeholders.

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all VicForest employees must have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October 2021 or be able to provide evidence that they have a vaccination appointment booked in by 15 October.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate, it is a requirement of the VicForests to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply

Safe • Customer Focussed • Professional • Sustainable • Respect

Apply now via link and you will be directed to our VicForests career page:

PDF description: Position Description 2020 - Forester Tactical Planning CL21.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team
E-mail: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 29-Oct-2021

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Chief Executive Officer

Company/Location: FWPA

Job Description:

  • Agricultural RD&E leadership role
  • Diverse key stakeholders
The Company

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is a not-for-profit industry services company, also referred to as an RDC (Rural Research & Development Company), funded by the Federal Government, member levies and research grants.

FWPA collaborates with government and industry stakeholders to determine strategy, investing in effective and relevant R&D and delivering programs designed to grow the market for forest and wood products, increase productivity and profitability across the value chain, and deliver positive environmental and social outcomes.

The Position

Reporting to the FWPA Board, the CEO is accountable for the “health” of the organisation in terms of strategy development & direction, financial viability, corporate culture and stakeholder relationships. The CEO will ensure that FWPA invests strategically in R&D, knowledge transfer, education, generic promotion and market development as well as other programs as approved by the Board.

The CEO will manage and grow a sustainable organisation that adds stakeholder value by proactively developing, implementing and continuously improving business initiatives as identified in FWPA’s strategic plan.

The Person

To be successful in this high profile, challenging but highly rewarding position, you will possess the following key skills, attributes and experience:
  • Proven track record of success at CEO or Executive level ideally with exposure to the forestry or forest products sector or related sectors such as design and construction, primary industries and/or Natural Resource Management
  • Exposure to board reporting including the development and implementation of high -quality business plans, budgets and strategies, matched with strong financial acumen
  • Strong leadership and people management skills to create an environment promoting high level performance and a positive morale resulting in a culture of innovation and delivery
  • High level engagement skills with the ability to manage and influence a broad and diverse range of key stakeholder including Government
  • High level presentation and communications skills, both written and verbal
  • An ideas generator and broker with the ability to negotiate and collaborate with industry and R&D providers in Australia and internationally
  • Tenacious, innovative, self-confident, resilient, client focused, and committed to the values of the company.
This is a rare opportunity for a service orientated and customer focussed professional to lead this high-profile services company with a diverse and broad group of stakeholders. FWPA has a non-discriminatory and diversity policy that will ensure that the successful applicant will be selected on key skills, attributes, and ability. An attractive remuneration package is on offer to attract candidates of the highest calibre. To enquire please phone Mick Hay or Nigel Crawley on 1300 380701 or apply via www.rimfireresources.com.au

PDF description: FWPA CEO - DRAFT Final 5.10.21.pdf

For more info
Contact: Mick Hay or Nigel Crawley
E-mail: info@rimfireresources.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 5-Nov-2021

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Certification & Technical Manager
Company/Location: Heyfield Victoria

Job Description:
Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) is a privately owned Australian timber mill and advanced manufacturer, employing over 170 people in Regional Victoria. They are currently seeking an experienced Certification/Technical Manager to join this successful business during an exciting phase of growth with capital upgrades underway. This leading timber manufacturer operates from multiple sites and is located in idyllic country surroundings at the base of the Victorian High Country.

Working "hands on" with an experienced management and production team, this challenging opportunity has responsibility for managing all aspects of the Safety, Environmental, Sustainable and Product Performance Certifications and implementing cost effective systems and processes associated with achieving, maintaining and improving these certifications.

Ambitious and seeking a role where you can make a difference, your personal qualities should encompass strong leadership, relationship building and influencing skills. You will be expected to interact with key internal/external decision makers, requiring well developed technical competence and business acumen. Proven experience in a similar role and a background in heavy industry manufacturing such as timber processing, forestry, paper, steel or similar relevant industries will be considered an advantage. Additional qualifications and training in a technical discipline preferred.

This appointment is pivotal to the on-going success of the business and opportunities for advancement may be offered in future. An appropriate remuneration package is on offer to attract high calibre candidates.

Enquiries are welcome, please call Sharyn Cocks at Options Consulting Group on M:+61 0417 378 929 for a confidential discussion.

For more info
Contact: Sharyn Cocks
E-mail: scocks@optionsgroup.com.au
Phone: +61 03 9693 9300
mobile: +61 0417378929

Applications close: Friday, 29-Oct-2021

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Forest Management

Harvest Operations Coordinator

Company/Location: Rayonier Matariki Forests - Canterbury

Job Description:
Rayonier Matariki Forests is one of the largest forestry companies in New Zealand with more than 120,000 hectares of plantations across the country. With 100 employees and approx. 650 of the best contractors in NZ, we deliver quality logs into both the domestic and export markets.
We make safety everyone’s top priority at Rayonier and because it is important to us, we do everything we can to look after the land and the people working on it. We provide a great working environment - challenging our people with continuous learning and interesting projects.

We are currently seeking a new team member for our Canterbury region, based in Rangiora. This is an operational role that requires strong relationship management skills and the ability to drive improvements throughout our supply chain through new technology.

Reporting to the Production Manager, this role has key responsibilities in:

  • managing harvesting crews in a mechanised environment
  • coordinating woodflow logistics
  • participating in innovation projects and deploying technology in the forest
  • meeting customer expectations with quality and value recovery
  • assisting with road engineering and harvest planning
  • leading and supporting health and safety within the business
  • focusing on sustainability and looking after the land
Your sound practical knowledge of forestry operations, good commercial acumen and great communication skills, will be key to your success in this role. You will need to be proactive and have the courage to challenge the status quo.

A qualification in forestry, and suitable relevant experience within the industry is preferred, but not essential.

We are an inclusive and equal opportunity employer who values the diversity of our people. We are proud to provide an engaging and rewarding employee experience for all, with particular focus on employee wellbeing, flexible work practices and a culture of learning and development.

We are also very proud to have been named the 2021 supreme winner in the Ministry for Primary Industries Good Employer Awards earlier this year.

Applications can be forwarded to Jo Harbin, nzrecruitment@rayonier.com with a CV and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications. Applications close 17 October 2021.

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin
E-mail: nzrecruitment@rayonier.com
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Forest Manager / Supervisor – Hawkes Bay

Job Description:
PF Olsen Ltd has 50 years’ forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. With our vision to be ‘The professional forest management company of choice,’ we strive to be industry leaders in value maximization and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

PF Olsen wants you to help us in shaping the future of the forestry industry by joining a company that values and grows its employees while putting health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in Hawkes Bay, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

Due to rapid growth over the past 3 years and an internal promotion we have a new position available to join our current team of 5 staff based in the Napier office. Our close knit team values our clients and our desire is to do the best job possible in all that we undertake.

This Forest Manager/Supervisor role is fast-paced, varied, and hugely rewarding with a great mix of field and office-based work. In this role, you will be managing all aspects of forest and land management for a variety of NZ and overseas based clients across the wider Hawkes Bay region. Being able to think on your feet and problem solve is a must as well as being self-motivated with the ability to complete work to a high standard.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety, and the environment
  • Managing establishment/silviculture crews to a high level of performance
  • Client management, budgeting, and reporting
  • Assisting with property landuse planning, species choice and general forestry/property management activities
Preference will be given to those with:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record, with 2 or more years experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • An exciting and diverse role in a skilled and supportive team
  • Career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • External and Internal Training opportunities
  • Competitive employee benefits package
PF Olsen is proud to be a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to mike.schionning@pfolsen.com or trudi.batson@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Mike Schionning
E-mail: mike.schionning@pfolsen.com
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Woodflow Scheduler

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd, Rotorua

Job Description:

Our Business
Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) protects and manages the forest assets owned by the Hancock Natural Resource Group’s investment clients. These institutional investors own 220,000 hectares of plantation forests in New Zealand, producing an annual harvest volume of approximately 4.6 million m3. Providing a safe and inclusive workplace for its employees and contractors and managing all operations to ensure excellence in environmental outcomes are HFM NZ’s highest priorities.

The Role
The Woodflow Scheduler is a conduit role responsible for coordinating the sales and operational plan (SOP) and liaising with the sales, harvesting and distribution teams to ensure that customer commitments are met and forest value is maximized. Based in our Rotorua office, key accountabilities include

  • Co-ordination of the SOP process, providing details on capacity and capabilities, both in terms of required inputs and ensuring future requirements are appropriately anticipated and fully met
  • Development of a production schedule that ensures SOP is met
  • Forecasting and planning according to supply chain constraints
  • Co-ordination of timely customer deliveries at least supply chain cost
What We Can Offer You
HFM NZ is one of New Zealand’s largest forest management companies and will offer a highly competitive package to our chosen candidate. Along with base salary and annual bonus, we also provide a suite of benefits including health insurance, trauma, income protection and life insurance, additional KiwiSaver contributions, gym subsidy, long service leave and now also paid parental leave. Generous financial support for formal external tuition can be accessed to ensure our employees can learn and grow while working with us. HFM NZ also supports employee health and wellbeing and the importance of work/life balance and provides flexible work arrangements wherever possible.

What We’re Looking For
This role works largely with data and Excel and so to be successful you need to be detailed focused and accurate. Putting the various puzzle pieces together to create weekly production plans will require a good analytical mind and problem solving skills. As the role regularly works alongside key stakeholders, both internal and external to our business, the flip side of this role is that you also need to have well honed relationship management and communication skills. Forestry experience or a forestry qualification would be helpful to do this role but we’re also keen to hear from people with general supply chain planning knowledge regardless of the industry they have worked in. We’re after someone who is inquisitive and keen to understand the bigger picture in order to make best decisions at the detail level. Sound computing skills, drive, initiative and a passion for new challenges will also be highly valued in candidates who may have less experience and alternative qualifications.

To Apply
If you’d like to join our small but committed team and work with some of the best in the business, more information can be found on our website www.hfm.nz Please send applications in the form of a cover letter and CV to our Human Resources Team at hfmnzcareers@hnrg.com by 24 October 2021.

HFM NZ is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age. HFM NZ values diversity and inclusion and is comfortable to provide any reasonable necessary accommodation to foster such a workforce.

PDF description: Woodflow Scheduler Overview October 2021 Updated.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager
E-mail: hfmnzcareers@hnrg.com

Applications close: Sunday, 24-Oct-2021

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Forester, Nelson

Job Description:

  • Join an experienced team
  • Based in sunny Nelson
  • Competitive package including Toyota Double Cab SR5
OneFortyOne is a world-class sustainable forest grower and forest products company with a multi-regional approach to investing in and growing its business in New Zealand and Australia. Since its inception, OneFortyOne has continued to develop its asset base, including the acquisition of Nelson Forests in 2018.

OneFortyOne New Zealand is a vertically integrated plantation and mills business located within New Zealand’s second largest domestic processing region. Its plantation is around 80,000 hectares, with over 60,000 productive hectares and a harvest of more than 1.2 million cubic metres each year. This iconic forest estate has some forests that are in their fourth rotation. OFO NZ Forests is managed sustainably and responsibly, with the business being certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C074692) since 2009.

Forester position

Due to an internal development opportunity, we have a rare vacancy for a Forester to join our team. The Forester (internally named Forest Operations Planner) is accountable for the Forest Operations in the Nelson Region.

You will:
  • Lead the development and implementation of silvicultural operational plans for the Nelson region.
  • Plan and manage establishment and silviculture activities such as planting, releasing, regen control and thinning
  • Coordinate Forest Protection and Maintenance activities
  • Receive a variety of benefits including a company vehicle (Toyota Double Cab SR5), relocation costs and employee incentive scheme.
You will bring:
  • Strong communication skills to manage stakeholder expectations and contractor performance
  • The ability to ensure all programmes and operations are undertaken safely in a cost effective and efficient manner
  • Creative thinking, with the energy to seek continuous improvement and progress innovative solutions
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in a similar role is preferable but not essential
For a confidential conversation or to apply please contact:
Jenny van Workum, Human Resources Manager, +64 021 207 6969
Jenny.vanWorkum@onefortyone.co.nz

Applications close: Monday 1 November 2021

For more info
Contact: Jenny van Workum, Human Resources Manager
mobile: +64 021 207 6969
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

General Manager

Company/Location: Ryan+Alexander Consulting

Job Description:

  • Executive Leadership Opportunity
  • Ideally Rotorua-based but with some flexibility
  • Lead Stakeholder Engagement
Radiata Breeding Company (RPBC) is New Zealand's only specialist radiata pine breeding company and occupies a central position in the forest industry breeding supply chain. RPBC breeds elite genetic material, and provides knowledge, support and tools to continuously improve profitability for Australasian radiata pine forest owners.

RPBC is now seeking a General Manager to lead and manage this commercial tree breeding business and to oversee the stewardship of a significant tree breeding program. Reporting directly to the Chair of the Board, and leading a small team of three plus contractors, it is envisaged the GM will have experience in a similar leadership role and a proven track record of hands-on experience in a relevant field. Alternatively, the successful individual may have worked for a larger organisation in primary industry and is ready to take the next step in a tightly technically-focussed yet customer-focussed business.

To meet RPBC’s goal of being the pre-eminent radiata pine tree improvement research and development company, the GM will have oversight of the breeding program, will lead and manage Financial Control of the organisation, and in conjunction with the Board, will set Strategy and deliver on those strategic initiatives. The successful candidate will be commercially astute and will be able to operate a successful not-for profit business in a R&D environment.

Superior relationship management skills are imperative as is an ability to manage complex and vast stakeholder groups across shareholders, Contractors and government. As the role reports to the Board, excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. The successful candidate may come from a primary industry, horticulture, agricultural, forestry or R&D background. As the role leads a small team, the successful candidate will thrive in an environment where they are as happy leading strategy as they are managing qoperations.

This role is special and to find out more, please contact Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins at Ryan+Alexander Consultancy Ltd.

For more info
Contact: Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins
E-mail: bernadette@ryanandalexander.co.nz
mobile: +64278397683
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FGLT Board Election - October 2021

Job Description:

Voting closes 5pm Friday October 22

Owners of forests have until 5pm on Friday 22 October to vote for Board members of the Forest Growers Levy Trust.

There are 4 nominations for 2 Board positions representing owners of forests fewer than 1,000 hectares;
Bert Hughes
Ian Jackson
Graham West
Glenn Williams

There are 5 nominations for 2 Board positions representing owners of forests of more than 1,000 hectares;
Don Aurik
Ryan Cavanagh
Peter Clark
Robert Green
Neill Woods

GO TO vote.forestvoice.org.nz for candidate and voting information and to vote.

For more info
Contact: vote.forestvoice.org.nz
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Optimisation & Process Improvement Engineer

Company/Location: Timberlands Ltd

Job Description:
Are you seeking an operational site role where you can use your mechanical engineering skills at a fixed processing site, working for a significant forest management and log processing company? Are you passionate about improvement and innovation? This could be the role for you!

Timberlands is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to work on optimization, scheduling and process improvement at the Kaingaroa Processing Plant, a large highly automated log manufacturing plant situated off S.H 38 in the Kaingaroa Forest. This is a linear plant, processing whole stems from debarking through to cutting log grades and chipping offcuts. The plant runs 24 hours, 7 days a week throughout most of the year on a 4 on 4 off shift roster for operators, although this role is Monday - Friday.

Key Tasks and Outcomes include:

  • Implement production and value improvements
  • Manage the millwide PLC control system
  • Provide relevant feedback to manager on all areas of the plant including performance, downtime & quality
  • Drive for optimal mix of products within the process of meeting agreed customer orders
  • Develop KPP cutplans and stem schedules to maximise value returns for Kaingaroa Timberlands
  • Participate in project work
  • Regularly monitor and report key production indicators
  • Manage databases (ACCESS) to ensure data integrity within optimisation, production and stem image data
Ideal candidates will possess the following:
  • Tertiary qualifications in process engineering or equivalent experience in a processing plant
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of PLC and USNR optimising software or equivalent
  • In Depth knowledge and skill in a technical area
  • Utilises and adapts available resources effectively to solve problems
  • Ability to innovate by bringing new ideas and enabling others to be innovative and successful in implementing ideas
  • A full drivers licence
What we offer:
If you’re willing to put in the time and dedication, in return we offer you the opportunity to join a stable, progressive and growing world class business with career and training opportunities the envy of other industries. We offer the successful applicant a competitive salary, vehicle allowance, and a benefits package including health and welfare insurances.

Applicants should have current eligibility to work in New Zealand and already be residing here.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in please don’t hesitate to request a job description and apply by Wednesday 20th October 2021, providing a cover letter and copy of your CV to Enquiries.Timberlands@tll.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Laura Willis
E-mail: enquiries.timberlands@tll.co.nz

Applications close: Friday, 22-Oct-2021

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