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Junior Forester

Forest Solutions Inc
Kahului, Hawaii 96732
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    Full Time

Junior Forester

Forest Solutions Inc

About Forest Solutions

Forest Solutions is the leading forest management and consulting group in Hawaii, specializing in plantation management and native forest restoration. We manage and implement projects on thousands of acres on private lands in Hawaii, and have established 22,000 acres of eucalyptus forest.

We are a small, team-oriented group where each person brings different experience and insight to company challenges. Some members of our team are located in remote offices, serving clients in their location.

Forest Solutions has a contract with Green Energy Team, on the Island of Kauai to establish and maintain 1,500 to 2,500 acres of fast-growing eucalyptus forest plantation for use in their biomass to electricity facility. We seek to find a field manager for this project.


About the position

We are seeking a motivated, field-oriented individual to manage field and nursery operations, including routine administrative functions and supervise eight employees on Kauai Island. The successful candidate will report to the senior forest manager for the project.


Principal Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for receiving harvested stands from the Green Energy harvest group; plan and establish and maintain a eucalyptus plantation up to 12 months of age. This will include:

  • Nursery operations (sowing, seedling counts, pest management)
  • Site preparation (land clearing, ripping, fertilization)
  • Establishment (planting)
  • Maintenance (chemical weed control, fertilization)
  • Prepares herbicide prescriptions to treat specific weed species, ensures compliance with labeled restrictions
    • Coordinate machine operations and maintenance (using both Green Energy and outside service providers)
    • Communicates with landowners, community organizations, clients and field laborers as needed
      • Operate equipment when needed


The position is based on Kauai Island, and requires 80% or more time in the field, with limited communications.


Additional duties

  • Plans for operations and budgets with assistance from senior foresters
  • Coordinates contractor activities, assigns weekly work orders, verifies completion / compliance with contractual obligations


Candidate selection criteria

The successful candidate will have an associates degree or equivalent experience in agriculture, forestry or a related area.

Essential qualifications

  • Ability to drive 4WD, standard transmission vehicles on rough roads, valid driver’s license
  • Able to legally work in the United States
  • Working knowledge of GPS
  • Experience in work scheduling and supervising employees
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Experience in herbicide use/prescriptions
    • Understanding of heavy equipment operations


Desirable qualifications

  • Some working knowledge of GIS
  • Ability to start work immediately


Compensation / Benefits

Compensation based on experience, with competitive wages and medical insurance


To apply

If interested, please submit the following, addressed to Willie Rice, Senior Forester

  • Résumé or CV
  • List of 2 references we can contact, email and phone number


Electronically (preferred): brittany_hale@forestsolutionsinc.com


By mail:

Forest Solutions Inc

PO Box 250

Paauilo, Hawaii 96776-0250



Applications must be received by Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Expected start date: mid-January 2017

Posted: 06 December 2017


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