Forester

Manulife Independence , OR 97351

Posted 7 days ago

Job Title :

Forester

Job ID :
0376988

Category :

Property & Resources Management Group

Location :

Independence, OR US

Job Type :

Full Time

Posted On :
3-11-2019

Job Description :

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) founded in 1985, is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock/Manulife Financial Corporation. HNRG is based in Boston, Massachusetts and is comprised of two core businesses; Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) which develops and manages timberland investments and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) which develops and manages farmland investments. As of June 30, 2018, HNRG managed USD 14.4 billion of timberland and farmland, compromising over 6.3 million acres located in the United States, Canada, and Australia. HNRG is committed to responsible investing and sustainable management of its client's assets, including the ongoing reduction of environmental impact, and improvement of sustainability and stewardship performance.

Hancock Forest Management, Inc. ("HFM") and Hancock Farmland Services, Inc. ("HFS") are wholly owned subsidiaries of Hancock Natural Resource Group ("HNRG"). HFM and HFS are property management companies that serve global institutional investors through related-party investment management groups (Hancock Timber Resource Group and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group) and third-party private investors. HFM oversees the timber development and harvesting operations for approximately 3.8 million acres of timberland across the USA and Canada. HFS oversees the agricultural assets and operations for approximately 0.3 million acres of farmland throughout the USA. Collectively, HFM and HFS represent the North American property management platform of HNRG.

General Directive: Planning, coordinating, supervising, and implementing forest management projects and programs in a team environment.

Scope:

  • The region encompasses 216,000 acres.

  • Silviculture, harvest, transportation, and land management operations.

  • Stewardship of people and the environment.

  • Stakeholder relations.

Job Dimensions:

  • Silviculture, harvest, transportation system, and land management planning, layout, permitting, and contract supervision.

  • Development of property management plans, property budgets, and budget forecasts.

  • Environmental stewardship program implementation and compliance.

  • Safety culture development, program implementation, and compliance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific Duties:

  • Harvest unit design, boundary delineation, environmental compliance, harvest system selection, bidding/negotiating price, contracting, contract administration, etc.

  • Reforestation, precommercial thinning, competing vegetation control, fertilization, insect, animal and disease damage control, etc.

  • Land management activities development and implementation.

  • Active and involved participant in the NW safety program.

  • Assist with the development of budgets and forecasts.

  • Implement stewardship program, including SFI.

  • Support HNRG groups such as Acquisitions, Client Account Group, etc. as needed.

  • Special projects as requested or needed.

Requirements:

  • BS in Forest Management or related field such as Forest Engineering/Forest Science.

  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft software.

  • Knowledge of using Outlook or similar e-mail program.

  • Knowledgeable in GIS, ArcMap.

  • Team player, be able to understand and work with other's needs and with different personalities.

  • Highly motivated and entrepreneurial.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol. As a result, all current and perspective Hancock employees are subject to be drug and alcohol tested in accordance with the Policy and applicable law.

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. The Company is committed to employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran or marital status.

If you are ready to unleash your potential it's time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers.

Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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