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Washington State Positions

Logging Supervisor (Shelton, WA)View Job Details >>

Our Company

We are a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company with headquarters in Seattle.  We own and manage forests in California and Washington and produce redwood and Douglas-fir lumber. We manage our lands in an environmentally responsible manner (FSC and SFI certified), as sustainable and productive working forests. Many of the logs we sell go to The California Redwood Company, a subsidiary company whose mission is to create the best redwood products in the marketplace.

Position Purpose

We have an exciting opportunity for a Logging Supervisor to join our team!  The Logging Supervisor is responsible for scheduling and directly supervising the yarding, loading and hauling of felled timber from assigned units on Green Diamond, publicly, and other privately owned land to assure that planned production is achieved safely and at minimal cost.  The Logging Supervisor is responsible for supervising 15 – 17 union hourly employees, in addition to 25+ log hauling contractors.  This position reports directly to the Logging Superintendent and works out of the NW Timberlands Division Camp 1 office located in Dayton, WA.  The incumbent may work anywhere on the ownership which encompasses forested, riverine, and wetland habitats of considerable variety.  Inclement weather conditions are common in the workplace for this position.

Essential Functions (other duties may be assigned)

  • Ensure that a safe working environment is provided.
    • Ensure that employees have a good understanding of the NWT’s safety program.
    • Conduct training for employees on company safety policies and safe work practices.
    • Ensure that employees are in compliance with company and state safety policies and regulations.
    • Must be able to respond effectively to emergencies and coordinate rescue efforts.
    • Must have a good geographical knowledge of the property and surrounding areas.
  • Responsible for managing the removal of timber in such a way that maximizes value while remaining on plan and within budget.
    • Follow all laws and regulations.
    • Interface with Timberland Services and Harvest Planning & Engineering Departments to ensure that Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) objectives are met.
    • Responsible for evaluating 130-140 MMBF of potential harvest units to design a 90-115 MMBF logging plan for the following year (plan must be balanced by side for market, HCP and SFI considerations.) 
    • Responsible for the efficient and cost-effective harvest of 70-90 logging units annually.
    • Must be able to continually monitor and update logging plan throughout the year, taking corrective action as needed to ensure that cost and production goals are met.
    • Work with Logging Superintendent to ensure that timber is felled in such a way that production efficiency and value extraction are maximized without jeopardizing employee safety.
    • Must be able to evaluate road locations and cutting boundaries prior to logging or unit layout to ensure that the crew will be able to log the unit in a safe and efficient manner. 
    • Manage (4-9) logging operations simultaneously; these operations are often spread out over a large geographical area.
    • Responsible for supervising the sort yard operation with input from Logging Superintendent and Log Marketing & Sales Department.
    • Must be able to assess current weather conditions and make appropriate operational decisions to remain in compliance with rules and regulations.
    • Must be able to devise creative solutions to problems in unusual situations.
    • Work with Road Construction Department on a variety of tasks to facilitate support of logging operations (e.g. road maintenance, equipment moves, additional road construction.)
    • Work with General Maintenance Supervisor to coordinate the scheduling of maintenance for logging equipment in order to minimize downtime.  
    • Provide basic diagnoses of mechanical problems.
    • Must possess basic knowledge of equipment operation as position requires occasional loading and unloading of machines from low-boy.
    • Responsible for coordinating 250-350 equipment moves annually.
    • Must hold Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator (P/EVO) certification and be able to serve as a pilot on equipment moves.
    • Attend allocation meetings regularly.
    • Must possess a good understanding of log sorts and customer specifications.
    • Relay sort changes to operators; provide enough operational flexibility to be able to effectively respond to changing market conditions.
    • Visit customers to discuss log quality issues as needed.
    • Regularly monitor Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPL) during fire season to ensure that operations are in compliance with state regulations.
    • Ensure that water trailers and required fire tools are properly positioned during fire season in accordance with state regulations.
    • Summer hours may vary depending on fire precaution levels and type of logging being performed.
    • Visit other companies’ operations to learn about different methods of extracting logs.
  • Responsible for supervising 15-17 Yard & Load union hourly employees.
    • Respond to crews’ needs in a timely manner.
    • Possess extensive knowledge of Working Agreement.
    • Provide signature approval for Yard & Load employees’ daily timesheets.
    • Responsible for pricing harvest units for Yard & Load Incentive Program with oversight from Logging Superintendent.
    • Participate in negotiations with union as necessary.
    • Respond to union concerns with regard to employees.
    • Be able to direct and oversee the functions of employees on a daily basis.
    • Ensure that Yard & Load personnel meet all annual training requirements. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

The Logging Supervisor must:

  • Relationships:  Build effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department and with key contacts outside GDRCo.
  • Communication:  Have effective and productive communication skills, the ability to speak well, and communicate ideas clearly.  In addition, the Contract Logging Supervisor must write clearly and concisely.  The incumbent must be approachable and open to discussion.
  • Conduct:  Conduct themselves in a professional manner and treat others with respect at all times.  The Contract Logging Supervisor does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background or national origin.  In addition, the Contract Logging Supervisor shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
  • Priorities:  Manage multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others.  The incumbent must successfully respond to unexpected challenges without losing track of daily responsibilities.  In addition, the Contract Logging Supervisor must prioritize their workload in order of importance, reliably following through with job assignments and proactively managing and maintaining an organized environment.
  • Learning:  Learn, apply and retain new methods and information and view obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.  The Contract Logging Supervisor must be creative in problem solving and exhibit a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges.

Interpersonal Contacts

  • Primary internal contacts:  Yard & Load crews (daily logging activities); Logging Superintendent (coordination of cutting, logging, & processing); Road Construction Superintendent (coordination of equipment moves and road maintenance needs); Logging Manager (safety, production, incentive, etc.); Log Marketing & Sales Manager, Log Forecast & Allocation Manager (log flow and quality); VP/GM NWT (weekly log allocation meetings); General Maintenance Supervisor (maintenance of logging equipment); NWT department managers and subordinates (coordination of unit planning and cleanup); Senior Human Resources Business Partner (issues with union employees).
  • Primary external contacts: Cutting and processing contractors (coordination of these activities); log hauling contractors (coordination of these activities); equipment and supply vendors; state and federal agency representatives (e.g. L & I Safety Consultation Specialist).

Decisions, Analysis or Key Problems Solved

In a timely and accurate manner, the Logging Supervisor must:

  • Be aware of safety concerns that may have an impact on employees. 
  • Have knowledge of company, HCP, SFI, and state forest practices regulations and policies.
  • In most instances, must be able to make logical and timely decisions without the input of others.
  • Display creativity, initiative, and attention to detail, which are critical to contributing to the achievement of operational goals and cost objectives.
  • Possess a good understanding of the Working Agreement in order to make personnel decisions.

Special Assignments or Working Conditions

This position is frequently exposed to heavy equipment and must be able to operate most logging equipment.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience supervising both ground and cable logging operations.
  • Knowledge of logging, engineering, and road construction.
  • Understanding of log grades, mill requirements, and domestic and export log markets.
  • Knowledge of Washington State Forest Practices Rules
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management, Forest Engineering, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Desired:

  • Strong computer skills.
  • Background in various types of logging operations, including grapple yarding.
  • Business administration experience.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or forestry.

Please send resumes to Laura Baltadonis at WAJobs@greendiamond.com.

Position open until filled.

Summer Shop General Helper (Shelton, WA)View Job Details >>

Our Company

We are a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company with headquarters in Seattle.  We own and manage forests in California and Washington and produce redwood and Douglas-fir lumber. We manage our lands in an environmentally responsible manner (FSC and SFI certified), as sustainable and productive working forests. Many of the logs we sell go to The California Redwood Company, a subsidiary company whose mission is to create the best redwood products in the marketplace.

We an opportunity available in Shelton, WA for a Summer Shop General Helper to join our team! This position assists Lubricators and Mechanics with basic tasks at the shop and in the field across the ownership, conducts housekeeping actives, washes equipment, and picks up/delivers parts.  This is a temporary (typically May – September) full-time swing shift position, based out of our Camp 1 facility located about 10 miles west of Shelton, WA.

Essential Functions

Summer General Helper must be able to perform all functions to accomplish the primary purpose of the job.

  • General laborer activities such as, equipment cleaning, shop housekeeping, assisting with basic maintenance tasks, and delivering parts.
  • Basic understanding of a maintenance operation.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Work outdoors in inclement weather and sometimes harsh outdoor environment.
  • Perform physical labor while wearing all required safety equipment and comply with all safety rules and regulations.

Qualifications

Experience or training required:

  • Working knowledge of equipment maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of fire equipment and their use in the case of forest fire.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience or training desired:

  • Some knowledge or experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Prior mechanical working experience.
  • Knowledge of Forest Practice Regulations.

Licenses required:

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License

Licenses desired:

  • First Aid Card

Please send resumes to Laura Baltadonis at WAJobs@greendiamond.com.

Position open until filled.

Summer Road Construction General Helpers (Shelton, WA)View Job Details >>

Our Company

We are a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company with headquarters in Seattle.  We own and manage forests in California and Washington and produce redwood and Douglas-fir lumber. We manage our lands in an environmentally responsible manner (FSC and SFI certified), as sustainable and productive working forests. Many of the logs we sell go to The California Redwood Company, a subsidiary company whose mission is to create the best redwood products in the marketplace.

We have two opportunities available in Shelton, WA for Summer General Helpers to join our Road Construction team!  These positions assist company machine operators in maintaining logging roads and bridges that provide access to lands for removal of forest products.  Duties include, but are not limited to; culvert installation, bridge plank repair, cleaning ditches, and removing debris from roadways.  These are temporary (typically May – September) full-time day shift positions, based out of our Camp 1 facility located about 10 miles west of Shelton, WA.

Essential Functions

Summer General Helpers must be able to perform all functions to accomplish the primary purpose of the job.

  • General laborer activities, such as ditch cleaning, hauling construction materials, removing debris that falls into road way.
  • Proficient in hauling materials on small trailers
  • Work outdoors in inclement weather and sometimes harsh outdoor environment.
  • Assist Equipment operators in culvert and other structure installations.
  • Perform physical labor while wearing all required safety equipment and comply with all safety rules and regulations.

Qualifications

Experience or training required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience or training desired:

  • Proficiency operating a chainsaw.
  • Experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Working knowledge of equipment maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of fire equipment and their use in the case of forest fire.
  • Some knowledge or experience working in the logging/construction industry.
  • Knowledge of Forest Practice Regulations.

Licenses required:

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License

Licenses desired:

  • First Aid Card
  • Pilot Escort Certificate

Please send resumes to Laura Baltadonis at WAJobs@greendiamond.com.

Position open until filled.

Chief Financial Officer (Seattle, WA)View Job Details >>

We are a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company with headquarters in the Rainier Tower in downtown Seattle.  We own and manage timberland in California and Washington and produce redwood and Douglas-fir lumber. We manage our lands in an environmentally responsible manner (FSC and SFI certified), as sustainable and productive working forests.

The CFO is a member of the senior management team and will be responsible for leading the accounting, financial planning and analysis and IT departments of the Company (approximately 40 employees).  The CFO reports to the President (along with the Sr. VP of California Operations, VP Northwest Timberlands, VP and General Counsel, HRVP and VP of Land Management and Business Development) and interacts throughout the year with the Chairman of the Board and the Board of Directors.   The emphasis of the position is to continue the long term financial success of the business utilizing the existing strong asset base while exploring new investment opportunities that will generate increased, long term profits.  The incumbent will either directly perform or directly oversee the following functional responsibilities and ultimately be accountable for their success.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

Strategy, Business Planning and Senior Leadership:

  • Report the Company’s financial results and financial plans to the President and Board of Directors.
  • Work with the President and senior leadership team to monitor business performance in all areas including, but not limited to, capital allocation, sales and marketing, production and business process efficiencies.
  • Work with leaders of the company to provide financial and business analysis to evaluate the performance of their operations as well as assist in evaluating the risks and benefits of pursuing new business opportunities.
  • Primary responsibility for the annual budget and longer-term strategic planning processes incorporating financial forecasts for review and approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of annual timber appraisal and annual harvest forecast.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for creation of the annual budget to be presented to the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee the creation of Board meeting materials and participate in Board meetings as a key member of the leadership team.
  • Work with the President and other leaders of the company in due diligence and negotiations related to acquiring or disposing of assets.
  • Identify opportunities to minimize the Company’s cost of capital, increase risk-adjusted rates of return on investments, and mitigate the negative impact of volatile financial and commodity markets.

Team Development and Focus:

  • Provide overall leadership and management of team members within Accounting, Business Planning & Analysis and Information Technology Departments, inclusive of hiring, performance management and development.
  • Evaluate team structure on an ongoing basis, making continual improvements to drive efficiency, effectiveness and engagement.
  • Maintain team focus on overall business needs and high levels of customer service and partnership.  Evaluate effectiveness on an ongoing basis through benchmarking against best practices and solicited customer feedback.

Accounting, Treasury and Risk Management:

  • Oversee corporate liquidity management, day-to-day cash management, and borrowing/investing activities.
  • Oversee preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
  • Develop and monitor investment policies and procedures.
  • Monitor loan covenant compliance and rating status.  As appropriate, communicate rationale for and negotiate amendments to loan agreements.
  • Provide appropriate information to ensure timely preparation of tax returns and related forms for, and payment of tax due by, the Company and support the completion of similar undertakings for Green Diamond Shareholders.
  • Responsible for the risk management function which includes the evaluation and reduction of risk related to property, financial and personnel loss.
  • Manage relationship with outside auditors (currently Moss Adams).  Coordinate efforts of internal and external audit functions. Support Audit Committee of Board of Directors as required.
  • Establish/maintain relationships with lenders and negotiate loan terms to maximize flexibility and minimize borrowing costs.

Information Technology Management:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing a long-term information technology philosophy and strategy that supports business requirements and utilizes best practices.
  • Work closely with the Director of Information Technology to ensure systems are compliant and appropriately safeguarded, and a model is in place to effectively assess and prioritize business needs and requirements.
  • Responsible for a high level of customer service and realistic parameters for ongoing approach to user support.
  • Ultimately responsible for delivering IT projects on time and on budget.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • A minimum of 15 years of applicable, business experience, with significant exposure to finance/accounting positions.
  • Bachelor degree required, MBA preferred.
  • Knowledge of related best practices obtained from education and direct work experience.
  • Experience working closely with a President/CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Ability to manage and develop a strong, professional and capable team of accounting, finance and IT professionals.
  • Experience structuring and implementing various forms of financing, including bank loans, private placements, etc.
  • Experience working with senior level tax professionals on routine and complex tax matters.
  • Significant exposure to complex accounting issues (pensions, self-insurance, investments, depletion).
  • Advanced financial analysis and planning skills including a thorough understanding of financial theory, economics, microeconomics, discounted cash flow analysis, etc.
  • Experience with GAAP financial statements that are audited by a large regional, national or international CPA firm.
  • Budgeting and business planning experience in a sophisticated corporate environment.
  • Experience managing information systems teams, leading system projects and implementations.
  • Proven ability as an effective project manager.
  • Proven business management skills with a wide array of business experience (either experience in multiple industries or breadth of experience in many departments).
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to effectively communicate the organization’s strategy to internal and external constituencies.
  • Strategic thinker, communicator and decision-maker.
  • A history of successfully recruiting, developing and motivating a professional team.
  • Creative manager skilled at anticipating situations, developing proposals and solutions and marshalling appropriate resources to make desired changes happen.
  • Ability to negotiate in an effective, well-reasoned and civil manner.
  • Ability to initiate and incorporate change and innovation while respecting the rich history of the Company.
  • Ability to comprehend and assist in the drafting of complex written materials, such as loan documents, purchase agreements, etc.
  • Forest products experience is a plus, but is not required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The position resides in our corporate headquarters in downtown Seattle, Washington. Normal office environment with moderate noise levels, occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs., regular walking, sitting, bending, twisting, standing and reaching.  Ability to perform consistent work on PC.
  • Travel is required to visit operations in Northern California and Shelton, Washington for up to a week at a time, on an as-needed basis.  Travel will also occur when working with lenders and key professional service providers on significant activities and transactions, and to attend Board and other business related meetings.  Anticipated travel: 25%.

Green Diamond Resource Company has retained CFO Selections to manage the recruiting process to fill its Chief Financial Officer position.  Please contact Alex de Soto at alexd@cfoselections.com for more information.

California Positions

Service Person (Korbel,CA)View Job Details >>

POSITION PURPOSE:

Facilitate effective service, maintenance and mechanical support of the Timberlands production operations logging and road equipment in a safe and timely manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Must be able to demonstrate the safe and effective operation of the fuel truck.
  • Be able to move equipment and machinery to facilitate fueling.
  • Have the ability to replace lubricants and filters as needed for lube and service work.
  • Receive instructions and communicate ideas.
  • Utilize appropriate safety equipment and procedures.
  • Perform work tasks in a variety of conditions and tight quarters.
  • Recognize and respond to unsafe acts and conditions.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must have a current Class B license. (Class A desirable)
  • Must have a hazardous materials endorsement.
  • Comply with all established safety requirements.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work steadily for an eight or ten hour shift.
  • Ability to work around equipment.
  • Must work well and in close coordination with other Truck Shop employees as well as with equipment operators.
  • Punctual and regular attendance is required.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is located in Korbel, CA
  • This position requires frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, bending and stooping in order to service heavy duty logging equipment.
  • Ability to travel and work at remote logging operations and attend training.
  • Must be able to work in conditions with exposure to adverse weather, difficult terrain, wildlife encounters and poison oak and/or insect bites.

Please send resumes to Debbie Miller at CAjobs@greendiamond.com.

Position open until April 25, 2014.

Equipment Operator (Korbel,CA)View Job Details >>

We have an exciting career opportunity for three individuals to join our team as an Equipment Operator in our Korbel operations. This position operates equipment necessary to the building, rocking, upgrading, and maintaining of harvest access roads. This is a union position offering a competitive benefits package.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•Must have a current commercial driver's license with valid medical card.

•Must be a qualified truck driver plus be able to operate one or more additional pieces of   equipment -- Grader, Front End Loader, Gradall, Back Hoe, Excavator or Tractor.

•Must have a good attitude and safety record.

•Must be able to safely operate a power saw.

•Must comply with all established safety requirements.

•Must be alert to potential hazards and respond appropriately.

•Must be comfortable hauling heavy loads on steep forest roads.

•Must be experienced in road building, culvert installation, and or road maintenance.

•Maintains punctual and regular attendance

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•Minimum 5 years of combined experience as a truck driver and operating one or more additional pieces of equipment -- Grader, Front End Loader, Gradall, Back Hoe, Excavator or Tractor.

•Experience operating equipment on logging roads or on rough terrain

Please send resumes to Debbie Miller at CAjobs@greendiamond.com.

Position open until filled.

Roads Maintenance Supervisor (Korbel, CA)View Job Details >>

POSITION PURPOSE

Supervise road maintenance, construction, rocking, improvements, and decommissioning activities for the Korbel Operations to assure annual and long term goals are achieved in a safe, cost effective manner consistent with Company Road Standards, the California Forest Practice Rules, Timber Harvest Plans, California Fish and Game Stream Alteration Permits, Green Diamond Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan and other applicable state and federal regulations.  Construct new roads or improve all appurtenant roads to harvesting operations which must be opened, maintained, and closed as prescribed by the Forest Practice Rules and state and federal permits. The incumbent supervises approximately 15 Green Diamond Resource Company employees operating heavy equipment, water trucks, and dump trucks. This position also directs the activities of contract water trucks, dump truck, graders, tractors and excavators in support of road operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Safety – Responsible for assuring a safe workplace by actively participating in the company safety program. Take action to implement safety elements in support of the operations Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP) to include peer safety observations, supervisor spot checks, safety meetings, JSA reviews, daily safety interactions, early intervention, near-miss reports, safe conduct, and accident investigations. Company roads are maintained to facilitate safe transportation of people and products.
  • Supervision-  Responsible for directing the work of 15 hourly Green Diamond employees during the summer season engaged in all aspects of road maintenance activities on Company roads. Incumbent must understand and implement the “Working Agreement” between Green Diamond Resource Company and IAM Woodworkers (Union) and solve moderately complex issues using judgment within broadly defined policies and practices.  In cooperation with the HR Department, assure competent and adequate staffing through the hiring process.  Provide training as needed.
  • Contract Administration-  Responsible for the administration and coordination of   3-5 contractors that provide dump trucks, water trucks, graders, excavators, and dozers to support road rocking, construction, improvements and maintenance operations. The incumbent reaches agreement and potential solutions to routine job challenges through flexibility and compromise with peers, customers/vendors, contractors and managers or regulators.
  • Road Maintenance, Construction, Improvements- Responsible for logging right-of -way, constructing and improving roads to support logging operations. Incumbent is responsible for installing erosion control structures on all seasonal roads prior to the winter period or as required by approved permits.  Responsible for the installation and removal of temporary watercourse crossings on existing road systems. Incumbent must have strong communication skills to coordinate with company logging supervisors and logging contractors to ensure that roads are available for log hauling as scheduled. During the winter supervises employees in maintenance activities to support winter log hauling, prevent storm damage to company roads and minimize the introduction of sediment into watercourses from company roads.  
  • Road Stabilization- Responsible for coordinating road stabilization for active haul roads during the summer months. Road watering is accomplished with 3 company and 7 contract water trucks. Responsible for scheduling road grading operations conducted with company and contract graders.
  • Road Rocking- Responsible for supervising company and contract road rocking capacity. During the summer months, approximately 10 dump trucks are utilized to rock 5 to 10 miles of road per year.  May administer a rock crushing contractor that crushes between 100,000 and 140,000 cubic yards of rock per year.
  • Quality- Assures all road work meets Company standards, THP requirements, AHCP standards, Forest Practice Act standards and standards established in other agreements. These standards change and require the incumbent to adapt road construction techniques to comply with increasingly higher standards.
  • People Practices- Must exhibit strong leadership skills and the ability to work closely with a diverse group of individuals. Supervises company employees and direct the activities of numerous contractors. In order to accomplish road department goals the individual needs to work closely with company supervisors, foresters, biologists, technical contractors, vendors, neighbors, and agency personnel.
  • Cost Control-Assures projects are accomplished cost effectively, while achieving timing and quality requirements. Planning and scheduling must be re-evaluated frequently during the summer operating season to ensure that priority projects are accomplished to support log production requirements while meeting the budget targets identified in the annual plan.
  • Equipment- During the height of the operating season responsible for coordinating the activities of up to 30 pieces of equipment. Incumbent should understand the capabilities and limitations of heavy equipment to assure maximum productivity.
  • Documentation- Responsible for keeping clear and accurate records of safety elements, culvert inventories, road maintenance inspections, and bridge inspections. The incumbent is responsible for keeping copies of permits on all active project sites.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • BS degree in Forest Management, Engineering, or equivalent work experience.
  • Valid CA driver’s license.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in road layout, design, maintenance or construction.
  • Extensive knowledge of the California Forest Practice Rules.
  • Ability to organize, motivate and apply leadership skills in order to supervise a staff or crew.
  • Effective and professional internal relationships and the ability to work with the Harvesting and Resource department(s) in both Korbel and Klamath to include Forestry operations, Forestry Investment group (IFM), Wildlife, Botany, Aquatic and Geology departments.
  • Proven communication skills, (speaks well, communicates ideas clearly, writes clearly and concisely, is approachable and open to discussion).  Positive working relationships with California State Agency Representatives, Federal Agencies, County and local governments, and adjacent landowners.
  • Demonstrated strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times.  Treats others with respect at all times.  Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin.  Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
  • Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others.  Organized and proactively manages environment.  Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities.  Prioritizes workload in order of importance.  Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information.  Creative in solving problems.  Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges.  Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Outstanding communication skills and a personality that is effective in a team environment with all levels of management preferred.
  • Commitment to accomplish important and/or timely goals.

 DESIRED

  • RPF license.
  • Equipment operating experience.
  • Skills in Microsoft Excel and Word.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works primarily (90%+) of the time in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.
  • Must be able to successfully work on a consistent basis in rough rugged terrain in sometimes harsh weather conditions.
  • Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
  • Physical expectations: able to lift 25 lbs. or more, regular standing, walking, sitting and climbing.
  • Must have the ability to see distance and detail with accuracy.
  • Must have good hearing ability.
  • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with GDRCo.

Please send resumes to Carolyn Luster at CAJobs@greendiamond.com.

Position open until filled.

Human Resources Manager-CA Operations (Eureka, CA)View Job Details >>

OUR COMPANY

We are a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company with headquarters in Seattle.  We own and manage forests in California and Washington and produce redwood and Douglas-fir lumber. We manage our lands in an environmentally responsible manner (FSC and SFI certified), as sustainable and productive working forests. Many of the logs we sell go to The California Redwood Company, a subsidiary company whose mission is to create the best redwood products in the marketplace.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The incumbent oversees the HR team responsible for serving day-to-day needs of the Timberlands and Manufacturing operations in Northern California (CA) and reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources in Seattle, WA (Corporate).  They will also interact on a daily basis with CA operational leadership and functional corporate leaders and peers in our NW Timberlands division in order to ensure that business-wide systems, policy and process are effective and relevant for our CA operations and are administered in a manner compliant with internal and external requirements.  The incumbent will either directly perform or directly oversee the following functional responsibilities and ultimately be accountable for their success.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

Quality:

  • Provides quality support and initiative to further overall business goals and objectives.  Actively pursues continuous improvement and ease of doing business to meet or exceed customer needs.
  • Committed to maintaining current knowledge of the Human Resources field, and to incorporating the knowledge into day-to-day business practices.

Staffing and Recruiting:

  • Oversees all of the staffing and recruiting processes for CA operations (union hourly and non-union hourly and salaried positions).  Reviews and administers process, policy and documentation necessary for an effective, efficient and compliant recruiting process. 
  • Anticipates and meets the needs of both hiring managers and individuals participating in the recruiting process, including candidates. 
  • Collaborates with managers in the analysis of job descriptions that accurately reflect essential job functions and the necessary capabilities of incumbents.  Interacts with other members of the Corporate HR team to effectively report and benchmark various jobs and incumbents with peers in the competitive marketplace.
  • Exercises creativity and competitive nature in order to represent the company to outside parties and candidates in a manner that best reflects our vision and values.  Positions Green Diamond/California Redwood Company as “an employer of choice”.
  • Develops and maintains a strong network of HR, general business colleagues and external recruiting contacts to better understand the marketplace and optimize applicant outreach.

Technology, Recordkeeping, Data Reporting and Metrics:

  • Utilizes Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS, Kronos, SharePoint, Applicant Tracking Systems and other technology to perform tasks and promote efficiencies.
  • Supports the research behind needs identification and implementation of system capabilities.  Participates in assessment of system enhancements and prioritization of changes.  Supports the implementation of database conversions, upgrades, or new functionality.Contributes to the process of keeping HRIS procedure documentation current, useful and available to users, ensuring training and support is provided to accurately process and maintain HR data.
  • Performs HR data extraction through available reporting tools and systems. Creates standard and custom reports as needed to perform research and provide needed information.
  • Oversees employee life-cycle transactions (pre-employment, new hire, salary changes, retirements, terminations) are processed in HRIS in a timely and accurate manner, including inputting transactions as necessary.
  • Conducts the audit of HRIS system transactions and usage on an ongoing basis to ensure data is accurate and up-to-date (i.e. new hires, terminations, salary changes, reclassifications, etc.) and ensures staff adherence to standard procedures and within control standards.
  • Oversees responses to various external inquiries such as unemployment filings, employment verifications, etc.
  • Ensures all personnel records, including various employee files are safeguarded, maintained and disposed of in an orderly and compliant manner and are kept up-to-date at all times.

Employee and Labor Relations:

  • Actively leads and engages others in support of a positive and productive overall work environment.
  • Interprets and advises management and employees relative to employment law, along with various work rules and policies of the company and those contained in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • Maintains and enhances the union-management relationship ensuring honesty, fair dealings and effective communication with the labor union.
  • Counsels and supports management in the handling of employee grievances, union meetings, and the development of labor bargaining proposals.
  • Advises and counsels management to prevent or resolve work place issues; conducting investigations as required, engaging support when needed, and recommending appropriate solutions.

Training:

  • Along with operational HR team members, develops business-wide compliance training.  Ensures that training is conducted and tracked for employees in CA, confirming adherence to standards.  Assesses the need for training programs relating to HR initiatives including recruiting, employee coaching, annual reviews and diversity/respectful workplace.
  • Tracks training effectiveness and modifies programs to maximize their benefit to the organization.
  • Administers leadership and staff development programs for CA operations by supporting communications, acting as a focal point to participants and responding to questions.  May distribute materials and pre-work, coordinate facilitators, meeting facilities and course evaluations for HR-driven training.
  • Supports the design of training content to either personally present or utilize outside professionals and in-house experts.

Performance Management:

  • Oversees the ongoing development and administration of the Company-wide performance review process.
  • Develops communications and training that enhance the effectiveness of the process and daily management-employee interaction.
  • Provides advice and training to managers and employees in order to leverage the value of the process and further enhance the ongoing working relationship and partnership.

Compensation:

  • Documents, communicates and ensures adherence to Company compensation philosophy and programs.  Provides advice on pay decisions, policy and guideline interpretations of the compensation program and processes.
  • Collaborates with other HR staff, managers and executives in preparation and analysis of market data in support of the compensation program.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, guidelines and procedures, offering input to corporate peers in a timely and well informed manner.
  • Keeps apprised of Federal and CA compensation / wage and hour laws and regulations to ensure Company compliance.

Benefits:

  • Responds to employee questions regarding their health, welfare and retirement benefits by being well versed and knowledgeable about the plans and how they are administered.  Facilitates the employee’s ability to access and utilize services in an effective and cost efficient manner.
  • Oversees all employment-related leaves of absence in a thorough and timely manner, according to policy, procedure, guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Keeps apprised of Federal, CA, and local benefit and leave-related laws and regulations to ensure Company compliance.
  • Works in close partnership with Corporate Benefits Manager to support the development and administration of competitive, compliant and cost effective employee benefit offerings.

Leadership:

  • In collaboration with the HRVP, will be responsible for a wide variety of activities and tasks related to completing strategic projects and assignments.  This may include “kick starting” projects or monitoring the progress of others in order to share best practices, encourage creativity and collaboration and ensure consistent HR practices across the operations.
  • Forms a strong understanding and collaborative partnership with leaders in the CA operations, seeking effective solutions and opportunities relating to our employees and overall business success.
  • Leads the CA HR team by establishing high standards and providing guidance and support to help them to succeed and grow professionally.  Takes a special interest and appreciation in their goals and aspirations in order to fulfill business objectives while supporting their professional development.
  • Acts as a leader and change agent by partnering with corporate and operational leadership to facilitate organization and culture change.  Demonstrates active engagement with all CA employees by being out and about.  Knows employees and forms a strong rapport with them.  Is approachable and accessible and is known for providing high quality HR service in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Maintains active working knowledge of Federal and CA employment law, demonstrating a practical ability to identify, educate, determine and implement compliant solutions.
  • Works collaboratively with the HRVP and in a manner that supports high levels of trust and confidence.  Ensures that business-wide HR policy and process is implemented effectively and followed by CA HR staff, CA operational managers and employees.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, preferably in Management/Human Resources; a degree in another major will be evaluated for relativity to the position.
  • Minimum of 10 years Human Resources experience directly related to the comprehensive duties of the position.
  • Experience working in a union environment and administering Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • Prior experience in the timber products or manufacturing industries highly desirable.
  • Active PHR or SPHR certification with CA designation.
  • Demonstrated capabilities using HR systems, familiarity with ADP payroll and intermediate level HRIS and report-writing capabilities.
  • Previous experience working with HR team members and employees working in geographically dispersed locations and ability to make HR policies and practices effective in spite of distance.
  • Intermediate to advanced level proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to interact positively and productively (through written and verbal communications) across functions within the organization, within the Human Resources department and with key external contacts.
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, quantify, and resolve problems in a timely and positive manner, viewing obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and oversee day-to-day responsibilities of the function(s) assigned.  Must also play an active role in helping to define long-term objectives.
  • Ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to take ownership of responsibilities, and effectively handle interpersonal relationships with others.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines, completing projects as previously defined while delivering accurate and high quality work products.
  • Ability to work with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others.
  • Ability to foster and support a diverse, ethical and respectful workplace.
  • Ability to share knowledge and participate in coaching and mentoring others.
  • Ability to be adaptable, tolerant of ambiguities and open to change.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The position resides in our Brainard Administrative Office, just north of Eureka, CA.  Normal office environment with moderate noise levels, occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs., regular walking, sitting, bending, twisting, standing and reaching.  Ability to perform consistent work on PC.
  • Weekly trips out into operations to meet with employees and maintain visibility, requiring ability to drive and walk in/on forested areas, across uneven terrain, unpaved roads, and in manufacturing and warehousing environments.  Operations in Woodland and Ukiah require occasional car travel.
  • Travel required to participate in training and seminars, along with visits to operations in WA/Seattle Corporate office for up to a week at a time (approximately one or two times per year).

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

We appreciate your interest!  Qualified candidates should email a cover letter outlining their interest and their resume to: GDRCoJobs@greendiamond.com and type “HR Manager - CA Operations (Eureka)” into the subject line.  Please do not mail resumes to any company business address or contact us by phone.  We will review submissions and respond in a reasonable period of time after reviewing the candidate pool.  To learn more about us, please go to: 1) www.greendiamond.com, and 2) www.LinkedIn.com and view our company page.

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Green Diamond is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with city, state, and federal employment laws. Green Diamond does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital or veteran status, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status, in the actions of recruiting, hiring, training and promoting people in all job classifications. If you are to be hired by Green Diamond, you will be required to attest to your identity and employment eligibility, and to present documents confirming your identity and verification of your legal right to work in the United States. You cannot be hired if you cannot comply with these requirements. Green Diamond Resource Company will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization through E-Verify.

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