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Resource Forester

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Resource Forester
Resource Management Service

TITLE: Resource Forester FLSA STATUS: Salaried, Exempt
LOCATION: Sheridan, AR SUPERVISOR: Area Manager


Resource Management Service, LLC. (RMS) is a global forestry-centered investment manager with significant expertise
in all phases of institutional timberland investing. Founded and managed by forestry professionals and owned by its
employees, RMS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South and Brazil.


The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with planning, coordinating, and executing timberland
management activities across approximately 268,000 acres of combined pine plantation and natural forest acres located
in south Arkansas and southeast Oklahoma. The position works closely with other team members in Arkansas and
Birmingham, AL to drive investor returns while maintaining safe, productive, and sustainable forestry practices.


Activities include, but are not limited to:
− Timber sales and harvesting -- Develop and execute annual timber sales plan; including budgeting and
planning, harvest delineation, contract administration, fiber sourcing, utilization and merchandizing, contractor
supervision, implementation and monitoring of Best Management Practices (BMP), and timber security.
− Silviculture operations -- Develop and execute silviculture prescriptions related to site preparation, planting,
pre-commercial thinning, commercial thinning, mid-rotation investments, and insect, disease, and pest control.
− Non-timber revenue -- Manage recreational lease program for the assigned district, evaluate retail land sale
candidates, solar leases, conservation easements/opportunities, and other potential non-timber revenue
opportunities, as needed.
− Data management activities -- Maintain spatial, stand attribute, and forest inventory data for the assigned
− Other timberland management activities -- Assist with annual property tax preparation and manage the
infrastructure and property line maintenance programs for the assigned district.
− Networking -- Develop and maintain professional, productive, and respectful relationships with colleagues,
service providers, and industry personnel; leverage relationships to improve performance and generate positive
− Additional activities -- Participate in timberland acquisition evaluations, investor meetings and field tours, RMS
and region based tactical and strategic initiatives, and other duties, as needed.
− Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) -- Actively engage and comply with the RMS safety program;
drive compliance with stewardship, sustainability, and BMP programs; foster productive relationships with
adjacent landowners, communities, trade associations, state and federal agencies, and other industry

− Bachelor of Science in Forestry or closely related field required
− 0-10 years of relevant industry experience
− Understanding of current silviculture science and practices, harvesting practices, soil science and application to
forest operations, and infrastructure management practices
− Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
− Ability to network and maintain professional, productive and respectful relationships
− Problem resolution, critical thinking, analytical, business acumen, and entrepreneurial skills
− Planning, time management, and organizational skills
− Strong technical aptitude and specific proficiency with Microsoft Office, ESRI, and IPad applications
− Strong commitment to stewardship and ESGprinciples; knowledge of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI),
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Best Management Practice programs
− Willingness to travel 25%-40% of time
− Ability to begin work no later than June 2022

Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Sheridan, Arkansas United States
Posted on
Expires on
Desired Start Date
Not provided
How to Apply
Students/Alumni who are interested should request complete the employment application and submit their resume to Resumes and applications will be accepted through November 20, 2021.