District Forester - Lowville, NY
Lowville, NY Forestry
Job Type

LandVest is looking for an energetic and dedicated individual for a District Forester position for its growing business in its Lowville, New York Office. The position will be a mix of field (75%) and office (25%) work for various clients focusing on meeting their forest management objectives. The position will report to the Forest Resources Manager- Mid Atlantic. Location: Negotiable, Central NY to Harrisville, NY Area.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Planning: Create harvest, road, and other field project implementation plans within the scope of existing or created management plans, to meet client silvicultural, environmental and income objectives 
  • Timber Sale Administration: Development & implement silvicultural prescriptions, complete sale preparation documents, complete sales layout, easement compliance, create contracts, inspect active timber sales, etc. 
  • Green Certification: Compliance with LandVest green certification policies and procedures.  
  • Contract Administration: Create and Administer contracts for harvesting, road work, surveying and other contracted activities.
  • Inventory: Participate in and help manage inventory projects, including carbon project inventory as assigned. The ability to check cruise others as assigned. 
  • Other Field Duties: Reconnaissance of potential harvest units, field easement compliance, hunting license compliance, road layout, boundary line maintenance, snowmobile club and trail issues, and GPS data collection, invasives control, etc. 
  • New Clients: Follow-up with prospective client requests for proposals and work to create new clients within the assigned work area. 
  • 480-a: Enrollment of new projects and program compliance on existing projects. 
  • Office: Maintenance of LandVest and client records, client relations, updating maps, creation of client proposals, 480-a administration, input into client monthly reports, other client reporting, respond to client and internal emails, timber sale paperwork, DEC permitting, writing management plans, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field from an SAF accredited program
  • Associate’s degree with additional experience will be considered
  • Strong computer (Excel and Word) and other technical skills.
  • Three to five years of work experience with similar duties.
  • Passion for the forestry profession
  • Strong work ethic and dedication
  • Attention to detail and excellence.
  • Open mind and readiness to learn from experienced foresters.
  • Willingness to travel as needed across the northeast region for inventory and other assignments.
  • Desire to work in all weather conditions in remote areas often alone.
  • The initiative and ability to plan your own day to day schedule and work with minimal daily oversight. 

LandVest will provide:

  • A company truck with personal use options.
  • A stable organization celebrating over 50 years in business.
  • A positive work environment.
  • Training, the opportunity to build upon your education, and hone your forestry skills.
  • Mentoring to advance your forestry skills and career within LandVest.
  • Competitive salary, paid time off, benefits & incentives.
  • Salary negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Expense reimbursement.
  • Advancement opportunities.

Application Procedure:

If interested and qualified, please submit a cover letter and resume through the application link.

For information on careers with LandVest Forest Resource Division, please visit our website at:


LandVest, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Salary Description
$55k - $65k/year