Operations Forester

Appalachian Mountain Club

Opening posted: 06/10/2024 | Expires: 06/28/2024

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The AMC seeks an Operations Forester to join our team and help oversee daily operations on AMC’s ownership in Piscataquis County. This position will report to the Forest Manager while closely collaborating with the entire Land Department and other departments managing the Maine Woods Initiative (MWI). The ideal candidate would be based in Greenville, Maine and focus on day-to-day operations on the MWI land base with occasional travel to other AMC managed properties.

What you’ll be doing at AMC

  • Coordinate road projects and maintenance on AMC’s 400+ mile road network while adhering to Maine’s best management practices (BMP) and AMC’s land management objectives.
  • Work closely with contractors on timber harvests to oversee that silvicultural objectives are being met and BMPs are being adhered to.
  • Assist AMC’s resource management team (Huber Resources Corporation) and Land Department team with multi-year timber harvest planning and operational project planning (road construction and maintenance and bridge crossings).
  • Work with local contractors and external partners to implement a variety of infrastructure related projects including road maintenance, road construction, crossing construction, and timber harvesting.
  • Assist with layout for both commercial and pre-commercial forestry projects.
  • Developing, managing, and overseeing road and bridge/structure inventory.
  • File and data management for all MWI infrastructure projects.
  • Road construction contract administration and inspections with contractors.
  • Road winterization oversight on MWI property.
  • Road layout and design on MWI property.
  • Property line layout and marking of AMC owned properties.

What AMC is looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or other natural-resource related field with a focus on forest management.
  • Licensed forester in the State of Maine or the ability to become a licensed forester.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in the forest sector in an operational capacity.
  • Professional experience with overseeing forest road maintenance, construction, and project design.
  • Familiarity and professional experience with GIS software to create maps and utilize the software for planning and management.
  • Experience managing harvest crews to meet the silvicultural objectives of the landowner.
  • Knowledge of silvicultural harvest operations and harvest systems.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve department goals and objectives as part of a high functioning team.
  • Must be comfortable and able to work alone in a backcountry setting traveling by truck, snowmobile, ATV, snowshoe, and hiking.

What AMC Can Offer You:

Salary range: $53,144 – $71,760

We are committed to equitable compensation practices. The initial salary represents our starting point, and our compensation philosophy is designed to reward and recognize the contributions of our employees as they grow within the organization. External candidates typically begin their journey with us at the starting point of the salary range. The final compensation offer will be based on factors such as experience, education, competencies, and geographic differential relevant to the position, and will be discussed during the interview process.  


  • Health Plan: Generous employer contributions through Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts with optional vision and dental.   
  • Other Insurance: 100% employer paid life insurance, AD&D insurance, long-term disability.  
  • Career Progression: The potential to have annual compensation reviews commensurate with performance and effort.   
  • Retirement: 403(b) with 4% matching employer contributions and a vesting schedule. This benefit increases with tenure.  
  • Paid Time Off: up to 4 weeks of Paid Time Off and up to 11 paid company holidays at hire. This benefit increases with tenure.  
  • Other Team Member Perks:   
  • 30% discount on AMC Merchandise Free Annual AMC Membership  
  • 10 Free nights at AMC locations  
  • Educational Assistance  
  • Pro deal discounts on equipment & gear and more!  

To Apply:  

Please include a resume and letter of interest. No phone calls or agencies please.  

 AMC welcomes all qualified candidates to apply, and we invite the full participation of all individuals currently underrepresented in the outdoor community. This includes but is not limited to, individuals from racially and/or ethnically diverse communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from LGBTQ+ communities, and individuals who experience intersectionality with one or more of these identities.  

The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility that serves children, disabled persons, or the elderly to have a criminal background record check performed on their name annually with employment contingent upon satisfactory results.