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VACANCY ANN #:       STOI-23-008

TITLE:                             FORESTER I (PRESALES)



LOCATION:                   WELLPINIT, WA

STATUS:                         REGULAR/FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT

RATE OF PAY:             $27.61 / PER HOUR

OPENING DATE:        JANUARY 24, 2023

CLOSING DATE:         FEBRUARY 7, 2023



The incumbent is responsible for directing and implementing preparation of timber sales on the Spokane Reservation.  Responsibilities include designing, implementing and data processing for timber cruises; development of timber appraisals; preparation of timber sales prospectus and contract; implementation of NEPA for silvicultural prescriptions and timber harvest operations; and designing and directing various data collection projects. Incumbent performs duties under the supervision of the Supervisory Forester (Silviculturist). Guidance is available as needed on unusual and/or difficult assignments; otherwise incumbent formulates his/her own work schedule on his/her own initiative and carries work to completion independently.


  • Prepares timber sales documents for harvest treatments and ensures Forest Officer’s Reports are complete;
  • Trainee level, works under supervision of senior foresters;
  • Basic presales field duties: timber marking, cruising, mapping and line running;
  • Assists silviculturist with reconnaissance, vegetation mapping, prescription preparation, harvest unit layout and development of marking guides as needed;
  • Assembles Forest Officers Reports for timber sales and maintains sales preparation files;
  • Creates maps with GIS for timber sale contracts;
  • Compiles cruise data to report realty or timber sale volumes;
  • Collects and processes GPS data;
  • Develops prospectus, appraisal, contract and any other documents necessary for the preparation of sales for advertisement;
  • Prescribed fire, assists as crew member or support staff;
  • Perform realty cruises and assists with appraisals;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Must have a Valid State Driver’s License and a good driving record for insurance purposes.
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Forest Management, Forest Ecology or similar
  • Must be familiar with local tree species and forestry practices
  • Must have training and experience in PC use: operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, database software and forestry applications
  • Must have training and experience in GPS applications in forestry
  • Must be physically ablet to perform the job functions, including; ability to lift and carry 45 lbs, ability to walk all day in steep, rugged terrain, ability to work in inclement weather.


  • One (1) year experience in the natural resources field preferred.
  • Firefighter 2 qualified for prescription burning is recommended.


MUST APPLY ON-LINE: https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/166?source=aWQ9MjA%3D.



Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527, Fax (509) 458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

All Applications Must Be Received in the HR Department No

Later Than 4:30pm on the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A-90 Day Orientation