Operations Forester, West Gippsland




Erica, Victoria

  • Ongoing role
  • Exciting role in an Inclusive and experienced team
  • Focus on operational delivery and creating safe working environments

Are you interested in playing a key role in the sustainable management of Victoria’s native forests?

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.

Our Operations Division is currently seeking for a proactive individual to join its team based at our Erica office.

About the role:

Reporting to the Senior Forester this position is responsible for planning and managing all operations requirements in line with legislation and business objectives.

This position would be considered a Career Level 2 or 3 depending on experience. 

About you:

  • Appropriate degree, or equivalent qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field.
  • Experience liaising with contractors.
  • Ability preparing coupes for harvest, including preparation of the coupe plan, field marking boundaries and undertaking biodiversity field inspections and manage special values at the coupe level.
  • Be physically fit to enable effective completion of field-based work.
  • Capable of working independently without supervision.
  • Proactive “can do” attitude.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel.

Benefits & Culture:

  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management.
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities.
  • EAP 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

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

Safe • Customer Focussed • Professional • Sustainable • Respect

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