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Title:

Forester

Advertiser:

VicForests

Location:

Creswick, Victoria

Salary etc:

$53,117 - $97,909 p.a. (based on experience). Ongoing, Full-time.

  • Be part of a dynamic native forestry business
  • Enjoy a career in a sustainable industry protecting our special environment
  • Ongoing, full time positions available, located in Creswick

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:

Our Community Forestry Operations Division is currently seeking individuals to join their team based at the Creswick office. We have two full time or part time roles available on an ongoing basis. 

Reporting to a Senior Forester, this role contributes to the management of planning, scheduling, risk management, roading, harvesting and coupe regeneration operations in line with legislative requirements and business objectives.

In this role you will prepare, implement and monitor a range of plans and programs associated with forest regeneration, including: seed collection, mechanical disturbance, regeneration burning, survey work and coupe handover

You will be part of an industry recognised credible, successful and dynamic native forestry business that provides a sustainable contribution to Victorian industries.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Appropriate degree or equivalent post graduate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field, preferably with a commercial forestry focus
  • Relevant forest management experience
  • Physical fitness to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Initiative and a proactive “can do” attitude
  • A team player with strong organisation and time management skills
  • Capable of working independently without supervision
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel

In addition to the above, Career Level 4 candidates will possess:

  • Good understanding of forestry planning processes and forest legislation requirements
  • Good understanding of forest values including biodiversity and habitat management
  • Experience liaising and supervising contractors
  • Ability to adopt and utilise technology and systems, particularly GIS and MS Office

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

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 26 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

How to apply:

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Date published:

22-Nov-2021

Closing date:

05-Dec-2021