Inventory Forester

Hiring Organization: Weyerhaeuser
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Springfield, Oregon
Application Deadline: October 30, 2021


Our Western Timberlands Inventory and Planning teams, in Oregon has an opening for an Inventory Forester, as part of the Development Professional program. The Oregon role will be located in either Springfield, Oregon or Lebanon, Oregon. These are developmental, full time, exempt positions that will initially report to Oregon’s Inventory and Planning Team Leader. 

The position will focus on learning and becoming proficient in the Inventory Forester role. This will involve both field work and office application of existing inventory applications. In addition to the inventory duties, there will also be GIS responsibilities.

Key Functions:

  • The position is accountable for learning and becoming competent in the basic functional roles:
  • Tree measurement data collection processes, including cruise prioritization
  • Assessing work quality through check cruising, and contract compliance.
  • Maintain the database of record, by cruise processing, harvest depletion, and stand typing.
  • GIS Layer editing.
  • GIS system administration.
  • GIS user support.
  • Production tracking and reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal rules/statutes as well as meet company safety, environmental and stewardship, policies and goals.
  • Participate in negotiating, preparing, and administering contracts.
  • Act as a company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives while being a strong advocate for safety within the team and throughout company and contractor activities.

As an employee in our Development Professional program, future assignments will be managed through career path opportunities. As your career progresses, every effort will be made to match career and personal objectives. Our program provides talented candidates that can be accessed from all operating areas to meet staffing needs as appropriate. We will select and place the most qualified employees in full time entry-level assignments and, as additional openings become available (generally a 12-month timeframe) and based on readiness, promote these individuals into those future vacancies, commensurate with performance and experience. Each candidate must be willing to work across different teams to ensure a variety of exposure/experience is available and business needs are met. Once a higher level, fixed position becomes available as a regular full-time assignment, development professional individuals would be expected to accept and potentially relocate to wherever the vacancy is located within the Oregon or Washington operations.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Integrated Skills Development Process (ISDP), which is a process to enhance skills, contributions, and compensation over time. The objective of the ISDP is to provide for a structured process for individual development matching business skill set needs in the areas of stand inventory data collection, maintaining GIS layers of the inventory database and stand management exams.


  • Bachelor of Science in forestry, forest engineering or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated work experience (summer position, internship, or entry level position) in forestry, forest resources, forest engineering, natural resource GIS or closely related field (experience in private industry highly desired).
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Geographical Information Systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) needed to effectively function as part of a team.
  • Able to develop, prioritize, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines.
  • Candidate must be willing and able to perform field work in steep terrain and inclement weather, as well as perform technical office work and analyses over extended periods of time. Work could include occasional weekend work.
  • Possess current driver’s license as work involves driving company vehicles.
  • Ability to ensure state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes are being applied appropriately.
  • Familiarity with Northwest (Oregon & Washington) Forest Practice Rules preferred.

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.