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Welcome to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians' (CTCLUSI) Job Opportunities page.

Jobs available in our Tribal Government and other Tribal Entities

Thank you for your interest in employment with CTCLUSI. We employ a broad range of qualified applicants with experience for positions at our different locations.

Jobs available in our Tribal Government and other Tribal Entities are as follows:

  • Blue Earth - Full Service Voice & Data Network Interconnect Company and Other Enterprises
  • CTCLUSI - Tribal Government Offices
  • TRCR - Three Rivers Casino Resort (Florence and Coos Bay)

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Forester

    • Job Tracking ID: 512409-829544
    • Job Location: Coos Bay, OR
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Date Updated: August 29, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Close Date: Until Filled
    • Job Type: Full Time
    • Starting Salary: $72,262.37/yr. DOE
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Job Description:

SUMMARY

The Forester is responsible for planning and implementing forest management activities on the 14,742-acre Tribal Forest. The position is based at the Tribal Government Offices in Coos Bay with field work taking place at remote locations near Triangle Lake, Smith River, and Tenmile, Oregon.

Note: This position includes a vehicle stipend per month for 4-wheel drive to be used in position.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops, implements, and administers the Forest Management Plan and Operations Plans, including the following tasks:
    • Oversees forest inventories and assessments.
    • Performs field assessments to determine management needs.
    • Develops short and long-term management plans, including harvest schedules.
    • Performs field layout of timber sales and other silvicultural projects.
    • Develops and administers contracts relating to log sales (delivered and stumpage), logging, log haul, road work, reforestation, stand improvement, etc.
    • Develops and administers reforestation, vegetation management, road maintenance, and other forestry contracts.
    • Appraises timber sales and markets logs to area sawmills.
    • Assures management activities are consistent with federal and tribal law.
    • Manages fire suppression strategy in cooperation with state and federal partners.
    • Implements invasive species, pest, and disease control strategies.
    • Coordinates with interdisciplinary staff to ensure protection of non-timber resources.
    • Develops site-specific mitigation measures to protect of non-timber resources.
    • Oversee management, maintenance, renovation, and construction of forest roads.
  • Performs day-to-day administration and record-keeping related to the Tribes’ O&C Logging Road Rights-of-Way program.
  • Administers forestry budgets, monitors expenses, and pursues grant funding opportunities.
  • Complies with all grant requirements for grant funding received by the Forestry Program.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of tribal forestry code and regulation.
  • Administers the minor forest products permit program.
  • Work with partners (tribal, state, federal, non-profit, private, and industry) to promote the Tribes’ forest management objectives both on and off the Tribal Forest.
  • Attends courses, seminars, conferences, lectures, and meetings (state, federal, tribal, etc.).
  • Maintains accurate and orderly records and files.
  • Completes daily, quarterly, and annual reports in specified formats.
  • Oversees various special projects as assigned.

LEVEL OF AUTHORITY & RESTRICTIONS

  • May supervise Forestry Program staff, on-call employees associated with forestry, internships, seasonal staff and other who may be involved with forestry activities. Perform overall work planning, establish work schedules and priorities, and assign and review work.
  • Oversees forestry contractors.
  • Work is performed under the general direction of Director, Cultural, and Natural Resources.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to work effectively with Tribal Council, Tribal Government staff, Tribal Members, outside agencies, partner organizations, private landowners, and the general public
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment with a diverse variety of technical, professional, and administrative staff.
  • Requires the ability to manage moderate levels of stress arising from schedules, workload, diverse or adversarial stakeholders, etc.
  • Must be able to walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds
  • Requires the physical ability to stand, sit, crouch, stoop, bend knees, and rest on knees.
  • Requires the ability to traverse steep slopes and difficult ground conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Requires the ability to drive vehicles with either standard or automatic transmissions for up to 6 hours or more per day.
  • Requires the physical ability to work outdoors in all temperatures and weather conditions.
  • Requires the physical ability to work around loud and constant noise continuously.
  • Requires the ability to tolerate required personal protective equipment such as safety/fire boots, work gloves, safety glasses, ear protection, safety vests, face shields and hard hats.

WORKING CONDITIONS & ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is conducted in a team environment with a diverse variety of technical, professional, and administrative staff.
  • The noise level in the office environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • Field work may be in close proximity to large machinery (chainsaws, excavators, yarders, bulldozers, helicopters, log trucks, etc.).
  • Work occasionally requires irregular working schedules and extended work hours due to forest operations, special projects, events, meetings, trainings, etc.
  • Work may be subject to extreme weather conditions, noisy conditions (shouting necessary to communicate), reduced air quality (fumes, odors, dust, smoke, chemicals, herbicides, etc.).
  • Work may involve encounters with wild animals and insects.
  • Field work will be performed in remote location.

JOB LOCATION

Tribal Administrative Office
1245 Fulton Avenue
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Experience and Skills:

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25 years old.
  • Bachelor of Science in forestry or closely related discipline.
  • Five (5) years or more experience as a professional forester with oversight of timber sale planning, marketing, and implementation; reforestation; and stand improvement activities.
  • Experience planning and implementing cable-logging units.
  • Experience with Southwest Oregon silvicultural issues and practices.
  • Proficiency in map reading, compass orientation and aerial photo interpretation.
  • High computer proficiency (MS office) and basic statistical analysis skills.
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain a NWCG Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) or higher qualification.
  • Valid driver's license and ability to drive 4-wheel drive vehicle (manual and automatic transmission).
  • This is a Non-Covered position and is subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check.
  • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of federal and state statutes, regulations, and policies applicable to management of tribal forest lands and natural resources (e.g., NIFRMA, NEPA, ESA, NHPA Section 106, NAGPRA, OFPA, etc.).
  • General knowledge of Tribal governments, and the concepts of Tribal sovereignty and federal trust responsibility.
  • Proficiency with forest inventory, growth modeling, and GIS software.


Employee Benefits

To view and apply for Three Rives Casino Resort (Florence and Coos Bay), click on the following link: Three Rivers Casino Careers
Available to ALL Team Members, such as

  • Competitive wages & advancement opportunities
  • 401(k) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program
  • Professional uniforms (if required) - FREE
  • Monthly Team Member appreciation events
  • Orientation, including Guest Service Training
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) - FREE to TMs and eligible dependents
  • Team Member break areas with free beverages and computer access. Coos Bay has a dining area with access to discounted shift meals; Florence has a dining area with free salad and soup and access to discounted shift meals.
  • Special prices and/or discounts on work shoes through Shoes for Crews
  • Wellness Fair activities
  • Payroll Direct Deposit
  • 24/7 internet access to your payroll records and Team Member informational documents and resources through Paylocity
  • Discounts at TRC Hotel, Gift Shop, Restaurants & Ocean Dunes Golf Course. Please ask each venue for discount availability prior to your visit.
  • Discounts and/or specials at Coastal Fitness, Oil Can Henry’s, On Your Feet with a Splash (Florence), CDW, Ferrallgas, Oregon Pacific Bank, AT&T and other community-wide merchants as they become available.

Additional Benefits for Team Members who meet Eligibility Requirements, such as

  • Health Insurance via the FEHB & access to Dental, Vision & FSA
  • Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Income Protection
  • Personal Time Off accruals (aka PTO) for use as needed for vacation, sick time, and/or personal time off
  • FMLA, Medical, Personal, Bereavement & Jury Duty Leave
  • Team Member Recognition Programs
  • Training & Development

Team Members are invited to participate in TRC established committees that meet regularly. Check the bulletin boards for more information. For more information on the benefits listed above, check Paylocity or stop by Human Resources ~ M-F 8am to 5pm

Available to ALL Employees, such as

  • Competitive wages & advancement opportunities
  • 401(k) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - FREE to staff and eligible dependents
  • Special prices and/or discounts on work shoes through Shoes for Crews
  • Wellness Fair activities
  • Payroll Direct Deposit
  • 24/7 internet access to your payroll records and Team Member informational documents and resources through Paylocity
  • Discounts at Three Rivers Casino Resort hotel, gift shop, restaurants & Ocean Dunes Golf Course. Please ask each venue for discount availability prior to your visit.
  • Discounts and/or specials at Coastal Fitness, Oil Can Henry’s, On Your Feet with a Splash (Florence), CDW, Ferrallgas, Oregon Pacific Bank, AT&T and other community-wide merchants as they become available.

Additional Benefits for Employees who meet Eligibility Requirements, such as

  • Health Insurance via the FEHB & access to Dental, Vision & FSA
  • Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Income Protection
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO ~ Paid time off accruals for personal time off and sick leave
  • FMLA, Personal, Bereavement & Jury Duty Leave

For more information on the benefits listed above, check Paylocity or contact Human Resources ~ M-F 8am to 5pm.

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