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Sales and Haulage Coordinator
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Bombala

Job Description:
Are you looking to take your career to the next level? A fantastic opportunity is now available to work in a critical role in the dynamic Haulage & Sales team.

The role:

The Haulage & Sales Co-ordinator role will require you to use your outstanding planning, relationship building & communication skills to ensure the operational efficiency of our haulage fleet whilst also maximising our customers’ satisfaction through timely, in-spec deliveries.

Your work program will vary from liaising with customers on their log supply requirements, contract management, sales analysis, developing monthly haulage schedules, initiating and implementing haulage safety initiatives, to hosting in field visits with customers.

About You:

The Haulage & Sales Co-ordinator will have demonstrated experience in relationship management, conflict resolution & negotiation. As a key representative of Forestry Corporation, your excellent communication & interpersonal skills are essential. This position comes with a high degree of autonomy, operating strategically whilst leading this sector of the business unit. Previous experience in managing a team will be a great advantage as you lead an existing team.
A valid Driver’s Licence is also required.

What’s on offer:

An attractive salary package. In addition, we support flexible work practices & have generous leave conditions.

The application process:

Please apply with an updated copy of your resume [maximum five pages]. In your cover letter, tell us about what you can bring to Forestry Corporation & the role and why you would like to join our team!

Applicants should email their applications to

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

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment & drug & alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process.

For more info
Contact: Brice Chadderton
mobile: +61 0429 816 867

Applications close: Saturday, 5-Oct-2019

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Senior Silviculturalist

Company/Location: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Bunbury, Western Australia

Job Description:
Provides policy advice and operational guidance on the development and implementation of silvicultural practices for native forests. Monitors silvicultural standards and the attainment of silvicultural programs across the native forest estate.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages in total.

1. Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field (e.g. Forestry or Forest Science) or an approved equivalent qualification.
2. Considerable (SC3) or extensive (SC4) demonstrated experience of silvicultural practice in native forests.
3. Demonstrated ability (SC3) or expertise (SC4) to design, plan and conduct independent investigations into sustainable forest management issues to provide policy advice and develop operational solutions.
4. Well-developed (SC3) or high-level (SC4) interpersonal communication skills, including experience in liaison and negotiation with staff at a range of levels, industry and external stakeholders.

In accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policy, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.

How to Apply

For more info
Contact: Dr Martin Rayner
Phone: +61 (8) 9725 5927

Applications close: Tuesday, 8-Oct-2019

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Forest Investment

Manager, Operations (ANZ)

Company/Location: Sydney, Australia

Job Description:
New Forests is offering a great opportunity for a qualified candidate to undertake the role of Manager, Operations (Australia and New Zealand) supporting the ANZ Operations team. This Australian based role is focussed on overseeing property management of existing assets to maximise fund financial returns across Australia and New Zealand. The position will report to the Director Operations, ANZFF2 and ANZFF3 and will be based in our Sydney office.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and/or supporting operational management of nominated forest and infrastructure assets and/or projects within New Forests’ ANZ portfolio, with a focus on Australia
  • Contribute to: New Forests ANZ & corporate teams by sharing operational information; corporate strategy, governance, sustainability and responsible investment projects and activities
We are looking for the following:
  • Relevant degree/qualifications (BSc Forestry, Forest Engineering or Environmental Science)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience and understanding of: plantation forestry commercial operations; science and estate modelling (Tigermoth and/or Woodstock)
  • Strong commercial skills including negotiation, financial analysis and formation and interpretation of legal agreements
  • Good Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work independently and take ownership of role, whilst supporting the wider team
  • Comfortable working, and maintaining effective communications, in a variety of environments and with different levels of people
  • Multi-task focus, with a capability to ensure the completion of a number of competing tasks and objectives
  • Ability to build strong relationships and support a cohesive team environment
  • A strong interest in sustainability and environmental issues.

PDF description: Manager, Operations (ANZ).pdf

For more info
Contact: Christine Jones

Applications close: Friday, 27-Sep-2019

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Forest Management

Fire Management Coordinators North and South

Company/Location: Sustainable Timber Tasmania

Job Description:
Sustainable Timber Tasmania is seeking experienced Fire Management Coordinators in our North and South Regions to coordinate and deliver all aspects of our fire activities. The roles are permanent full-time and based in Camdale or Perth (North) and Derwent Park or Geeveston (South).

Further your career with this opportunity to use your fire management experience to deliver Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s strategic and operational programs.

The selection criteria and details on our application process can be found at

Applications close 20 September 2019.

For more info
Contact: Dean Sheehan
mobile: +61 (0)408 059 684
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Fire and Stewardship Manager
Company/Location: Forest Corporation of NSW / Bathurst

Job Description:

  • Bathurst location
  • Full time permanent position
  • Work with progressive team in a challenging and dynamic work situation
The role
We are currently seeking a motivated self-starter to join our team as the Fire & Stewardship Manager to manage the activities of Fire and Stewardship within the Bathurst Management Area in part of our Northern Softwoods team.
Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will be responsible for managing all activities relating to land management including fire preparedness, recreation, weed management, feral animal management, and stakeholder management.

The person
With fire season just around the corner the right applicant will need to hit the ground running. Our ideal candidate will possess the following skills, qualifications and experience:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in fire management at both grass roots as well as management level.
  • Previous Leadership experience
  • Management skills including the ability to: communicate, delegate, negotiate, coordinate and report on activities and achieve outcomes
  • Experience in analysing complex commercial operational and financial problems.
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in managing staff and or contractors and commercial contractual arrangements
  • A commitment and capacity to promote FCNSW brand and build partnerships with external stakeholders
The application process
Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the ideal candidate criteria to by 27 September 2019.

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

For more info
Contact: Jason Molkentin
mobile: +61 (0)418 660 465

Applications close: Friday, 27-Sep-2019

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Haulage Safety & Compliance Officer
Company/Location: VicForests

Job Description:

  • Ongoing position
  • Woori Yallock or Noojee location
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 by keeping our staff, the community and the environment in mind in all we do.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Haulage Safety & Compliance Officer to join our team.
Reporting to the Sales & Distribution Manager; you will be responsible for the safety and compliance of the VicForests haulage fleet.

About the Role
  • Ensure the VicForests haulage fleet including all contracted and subcontracted trucks are compliant against VicForests standards and relevant laws and regulations
  • Establish systems to monitor mass, fatigue, maintenance, roadworthy, Electronic Braking Systems (EBS) & Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS) compliance of the VicForests haulage fleet and report findings to Senior Management on a regular basis
  • Monitor haulage system and field audit results and ensure non-conformances are tracked and rectified with agreed timeframes
  • Provide key advise to the Sales & Distribution Manager regarding haulage safety & compliance
  • Regular engagement with haulage industry stakeholders
About you:
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification in Forestry, Safety or a related field
  • At least 2 years of experience in a haulage or safety related business
  • Knowledge of Heavy Vehicle National Law
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Strong communication skills
  • Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
To apply, please submit your CV to
VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a flexible workplace.

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

For more info
Contact: Vanessa Velasquez

Applications close: Monday, 30-Sep-2019

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Forester/Plantation Technician

Company/Location: Kununurra

Job Description:
Indian Sandalwood plantation company seeking a reliable and enthusiastic candidate to join the Operations team.

The Forester/Plantation Technician will be directly involved in the silvicultural practices, inventory and plantation health monitoring within Santanol’s Indian Sandalwood plantations in the Ord River Irrigation Area, in Kununurra, Western Australia.

The role will have a strong focus on communication between operations and research and is a key part of the operations team.

Responsibilities include

  • Ensure all chemicals used complies with legislation
  • Pruning Operations
  • Pest and Disease & Plantation Health Monitoring
  • Assist the Inventory
  • Assist Research & Development in Operation Trials
  • Assist with soil assessments
  • Assist with Fire Management
  • Be involved in contract and contractor management
  • Compliance with OH&S systems, policies and procedures
  • Reporting and associated administration in line with this role
The candidate will have previous work history in either the forestry/agriculture/horticulture industry and have relevant tertiary qualifications.

Minimum C class drivers license.

This is a permanent salaried position with an attractive remuneration package on offer.

For more info
Contact: Riley Shaw
mobile: +61 0488 388 232
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Health and Safety

WH&S Advisor

Company/Location: North West Camdale or Smithton

Job Description:
Our WHS team is seeking a permanent full-time WHS Advisor to join us in the North West at either Camdale or Smithton.

The WHS Advisor will assist with the implementation and management of health and safety strategies for the North West region which support STT’s obligations under health and safety legislation, regulations and codes of practice. The role involves proactively implementing agreed work health systems and coordinating the organisation’s return to work program. The WHS Advisor will play a key role in implementing changes to current systems and culture to support business objectives.

See our website for more details:

Call Theresa Weller, WHS Manager to discuss - +61 0438 310196.

Applications close on Monday 23rd September 2019.

For more info
Contact: Theresa Weller (WH&S Mgr)
Phone: +61 0438 310196
mobile: +61 0438 310196
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Marketing and Sales

Marketing Manager
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Coffs Harbour OR Sydney

Job Description:

  • New Permanent job opportunity
  • Shaping the future of Hardwood and cypress forest product sales
  • Business development focus
These are exciting times for the Hardwood Forests Division, which has commenced major re-allocation processes for its sustainably produced forest products.

The Marketing Manager will play a key role in re-allocating and pricing our hardwood and cypress timber resources from across the state and will be integral in working with our north coast industry partners to reshape timber supply.

The ideal candidate will have an affinity with the hardwood forestry industry, be motivated to bring about change and willing to undertake significant domestic travel.

They will also ideally possess the following skills and experience:
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or experience in business development and the negotiation of commercial sales agreements, preferably in the timber industry or natural resources sector
  • A sound understanding of the hardwood timber supply chain and the relative value that each component represents to respective parties
  • Ability to think strategically and identify commercial opportunities
  • Strong analytical and market research skills
  • Attention to detail and experience in the review of contracts and other legal documentation
  • Effective interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills
  • Excellent reporting and presentation capabilities, written and oral
  • Demonstrated customer service focus
  • Current Driver’s Licence
How to apply

Send a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the ideal candidate criteria to

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and/or drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

For more info
Contact: Martin Grealy
Phone: +61 0408 263 682

Applications close: Sunday, 29-Sep-2019

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Manager Compliance

Company/Location: Forest Practices Authority Tasmania, North or South

Job Description:
The organisation

The Forest Practices Authority (FPA) is the independent regulator of forest practices, across public and private land, in Tasmania. The FPA has statutory responsibilities to administer the Forest Practices Act 1985 and to report annually to Parliament. The FPA has 21 employees including compliance officers and specialists in the management of natural and cultural values. FPA staff undertake research, monitoring, and compliance investigations, and provide training and advice to forest practices officers and planners.

The FPA is widely respected for the independent role it plays as the regulator of forest practices in Tasmania. The FPA has an independent board with expertise in governance, forestry, natural resource management, conservation and local government.

The role

The Manager Compliance’s responsibilities include co-ordinating the FPA’s annual monitoring and assessment program which samples a selection of forest practices plans on public and private land across the forest estate. The assessments record the standards being achieved and whether the operations comply with the requirements of the Forest Practices Code. The Manager Compliance is also responsible for ensuring alleged breaches of the Forest Practices Act are investigated and appropriate enforcement action is considered by the Board. The role also includes training and oversight of Forest Practices Officers, and providing advice and training on forest practices to a range of people including foresters, landowners, contractors, Government agencies and the community. The role is assisted by two Forest Practices Advisers and reports to the Chief Forest Practices Officer.

The person

The ideal candidate’s qualifications, experience and skills would include the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in forestry, or natural resource management or environmental science (essential).
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the planning, supervision or monitoring of sustainable forest management practices.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operation of relevant legislation.
  • Experience in investigative and enforcement processes.
  • Experience in compliance monitoring and exercise of administrative power
  • A drivers licence.
Please see vacancy notice in Department of State Growth section in

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Chief Forest Practices Officer Dr Peter Volker on +61 (03) 6165 4090 to discuss the role.

The FPA’s website is

For more info
Contact: Dr Peter Volker
Phone: +61 03 6165 4090

Applications close: Sunday, 29-Sep-2019

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Forest Management

Forester / Estate Manager

Company/Location: Merrill & Ring Gisborne / Napier

Job Description:
Merrill & Ring is a forest management company managing 25,000 hectares of commercial forests and producing 300,000 to 350,000 tonnes per year from harvesting operations.

We are looking to employ a forester to oversee the management of a group of forest's located between Gisborne and Napier. Applicants are welcome to be based in the location of their choice that can service this area.

This is a senior management position looking after our growing North Island operations.

This is an independent role where you will be expected to self-manage your time and operations.

Responsibilities will cover the following:

  • Planning and supervision of safe commercial forestry operations from land preparation to harvesting.
  • Preparing operational budgets
  • Presenting reports to forest owners
    Dealing with the various issues that arise from land ownership in rural areas such as environmental issues, fire control, security, boundary fencing, stock trespass, hunting etc,
  • Engaging and supervision of contractors
Preferred Applicants will have the following:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forest management
  • Excellent Communication and people skills
  • Over five years experience in managing forest operations

For more info
Contact: Kyle Heagney
Phone: +64 (0)3 5792298

Applications close: Friday, 27-Sep-2019

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Woodflow Scheduler

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

Job Description:

  • Whangarei location
  • 18 month fixed term role
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 235,000 hectares of plantation forests in New Zealand, producing an annual harvest volume of almost 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. 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 New Zealand’s largest forest management company and will offer a competitive package to our chosen candidate. We provide a suite of benefits including health insurance, trauma, income protection and life insurance and additional KiwiSaver contributions. 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
We’re looking for someone with a keen eye for detail and accuracy. Strong relationship management and communication skills, an ability to work unsupervised and sound computing skills are required. Applicants may hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or a related field, and/or have production scheduling experience. The role would be a great entry level position for a new graduate. Above all else, an unwavering commitment to delivering the highest health, safety and environmental standards is a must.

To Apply
More information can be found on our website Please send applications in the form of a cover letter and CV to our Human Resources Team at by 29 September 2019.

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 Northern JD FINAL Sept 2019.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager

Applications close: Sunday, 29-Sep-2019

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Forest Supervisor

Company/Location: Venture Forest / New Zealand

Job Description:

Venture Forestry provides quality advice and a comprehensive range of services to owners and managers of forests and woodlots throughout Otago, Southland and the wider South Island of New Zealand.

We assist from initial planning and planting phases, to managing forests as they grow, right through to the harvesting and marketing of logs. Established in 2011 Venture Forestry has quickly earned a reputation for honesty, flexibility and reliability. Proud of their Southern roots, our team draws on the expertise and energy of forestry professionals to enable clients to make the most of their forestry interests.

Reporting to the Forest Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the planning, planting, growth, harvesting and protection of client's forests.

A team player with a 'can do' attitude, you will have a strong ability to build and maintain relationships with clients. Your computer literacy skills will be strong as will your ability to plan and prioritise. Substantial travel within the Otago region is required and you will need to enjoy being out in the field for the majority of the time.

Ideally a minimum of three years in a similar role and a good working knowledge of legal requirements such as the Resource Management Act and the Health and Safety at Work Act is preferred; as is knowledge of forestry operations, including the Approved Code of Practice for Forestry Operations (ACOP), the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES).

For a position description or questions please email Kate Logan at

A cover letter and curriculum will be required, and you will need to have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Closing date Wednesday, 25 September 2019.

For more info
Contact: Kate Logan

Applications close: Wednesday, 25-Sep-2019

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Forestry Co-ordinator
Company/Location: Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd - Napier

Job Description:
We currently have an opportunity within our Forest Division for a Forest Co-ordinator based at our Whirinaki mill site. This type of role doesn't come up often at Pan Pac, so if it fits within your area of expertise, now is the time to join us!

We're looking for a Forest Co-ordinator to take of the operational aspects of managing our forest estates which includes forest maintenance, fire prevention, forest security, health & safety, establishment and silviculture operations and co-ordination of contractors. Critical to this is the ability to develop and maintain relationships with local Iwi, regulatory authorities, forestry contractors, neighbours and other forest owners.

A focus for this role will be looking at innovative ways to improve our forest operations using technology. As a result, someone with a technology interest and or exposure to UAV and drone technology would be beneficial but not essential.

You will have a tertiary qualification in Forestry Management together with at least 5 years field experience. Along with this:

  • An understanding of Forestry principles
  • Local knowledge of environmental factors
  • A logical and practical approach to problem solving & decision making
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to deadlines
  • Be able to work outside normal business hours
This is a unique role with unique challenges. Therefore, we need someone who is self-motivated with high levels of energy to get the job done. If this sounds like you or someone you know, then we'd love to hear from you! Applicants for this position must also have a NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4862870.

Applications close 30 September 2019

For more info
Contact: Kara Paterson

Applications close: Monday, 30-Sep-2019

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Health and Safety

National Health & Safety Manager

Company/Location: Ernslaw One Limited/Location Negotiable

Job Description:

  • A new position at a senior level to help drive improvements in our health & safety culture, systems and processes aiming for top quartile forest industry H&S performance.
  • Help set the overall direction for NZ’s 4th largest Forest Owners as part of the Senior Management Team and reporting directly to the CEO.
  • Working with 3 regions, over 60 staff and 400 contractors across the country with a head office in Auckland.
About You:
  • Experienced Health & Safety professional with a desire to achieve top quartile industry performance through good management and implementing sound systems and processes.
  • An excellent communicator with a proven ability to develop communication plans and tactics.
  • Knowledge of H&S best practice in an outdoors environment.
  • Knowledge of the NZ H&S Safety At Work Act 2015 and Regulations or similar legislation in other jurisdictions.
  • Proven ability to influence staff and contractors to change how they do things.
  • The ability to undertake extensive travel around New Zealand.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate.

To request a position description and apply, please forward your covering letter and CV to Angeline Tiong at

Applications close: Friday 11th October 2019

For more info
Contact: Angeline Tiong
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

2019 Notice of Election to FGLT Board

Job Description:
Nominations for board members are called. Two are to represent forests larger than 1000 hectares and one member for forests less than 1000 hectares.

Nominations close 5pm Friday 4 October.

Go to for a nomination form, or email

For more info
Contact: Glen Mackie
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