VicForests employs over 100 staff across nine regional sites throughout the Central Highlands and East Gippsland regions of Victoria, with a corporate support office in Melbourne.
We have a variety of exciting career opportunities available - Our foresters specialise in tactical and operational planning, roading, harvesting and contract management, silviculture and native forest regeneration.
Other career paths include customer management, resource and business analysis, safety and risk, operational audit, forest science and product delivery.
We also employ staff in non-forestry roles, including policy and compliance, legal, information technology, human resources, communications, finance, administration and customer service. A significant proportion of our staff and contractors are also involved with fire-fighting efforts each year.
We care about our employees and are focused on investing in our staff through training, development and the provision of career opportunities.
Applying for Employment
We encourage applicants to send a resume outlining contact details, qualifications, training and work experience; and one to two pages that describe how the applicant's experience addresses the selection criteria outlined in the advertised position description.
General Forester West Gippsland
2 x 12 months Fixed-term positions
Negotiable location (Noojee or Erica)
Varied and interesting role in an inclusive and experienced team
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.
Our operations Division is currently seeking for a proactive and experienced Forester to join its team based at our Erica or Noojee office.
About the role:
Reporting to the 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.
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
Experience liaising with different contractors
Physical fitness to enable effective completion of field-based work
High level of attention to detail
Initiative and a proactive “can do” attitude
Strong organisation and time management skills
Ability to adopt and progress new technology and systems particularly GIS and MS Office
Capable of working independently without supervision
Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture
A highly supportive environment with accessible management
Regular training and professional development opportunities
Myki and health insurance discount;
EAP available for staff and their family.
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.
Please find a copy of the position description here: