Sierra Pacific Industries Seek Biologist


Forestry Division – Sonora District
Sonora, CA
Close:  02/29/2016
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

The Wildlife and Botany Program of our Forestry Division has an opening for a qualified Biologist to help manage Sierra Pacific Industries’ forestlands in the central Sierra Nevada.  The position will deal primarily with wildlife issues, but familiarity with botany issues is desirable. The successful applicant will be based at our Sonora-area office, and the primary geographic focus area will be Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.  Occasionally, there will be a need to travel to remote forest sites throughout the Company’s California ownership in the Coast, Klamath, Cascade, and northern Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.


• Perform and document field surveys for both animals and plants.
• Recommend short- and long-term management strategies for these species.
• Query/analyze data and write reports dealing with biological issues in environmental documents.  Contribute to scientific studies.
• Attend harvest review meetings with regulators.
• Train other members of the forestry division on biological issues.
• Speak to groups and organizations about our wildlife and botany programs.
• Miscellaneous field work performing potentially arduous physical activities in a safe manner such as hiking in rough terrain, conducting surveys at all hours of the day or night, or working in remote locations in all types of weather.


• A Bachelor degree in wildlife biology, forestry, botany, or related natural resource field.
• One year of experience associated with the primary duties listed above.
• Familiarity with California spotted owls, goshawks, and other wildlife species in the focus counties.
• Ability to identify fish and wildlife species in the focus geographic area.
• An understanding of federal and state rules and laws dealing with timber and wildlife.
• Map and photo interpretation ability.
• Computer skills – Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint).
• Personable with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work with state and federal regulators.
• Have a valid Driver License.
• Quad-runner experience is desirable.

Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted by Sierra Pacific Industries.

Send cover letter and resume to:
Paul Niemer, HR
Sierra Pacific Industries
P. O. Box 496011
Redding, CA 96049


Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation, family-owned company based in Northern California. We own and manage nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are one of the largest solid wood products manufacturers in the United States, manufacturing facilities are located in California, Washington and Wisconsin, as well as offices located throughout the United States.
Sierra Pacific provides a competitive compensation package for qualified crew members and their families that includes paid holidays and vacation, health benefits, life insurance and a generous retirement program. As part of our commitment to safety, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. We verify the social security number of all newly hired crew members. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.
We frequently update new job postings as they become available. Applications will only be accepted for advertised positions from applicants who meet the stated minimum qualifications and submission deadlines.