Timberland Forester

Job Locations US-OR-Salem

Company Summary

Hampton Lumber is a family-owned wood products company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. With over 1,700 employees, we operate ten sawmills in Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. We also manage timberland and operate a wholesale and export division. With nearly 80 years in the sawmill business, we are proud to have cultivated the knowledge and experience needed to grow and prosper, even in challenging times.  We always look to the future and invest in our people, new technologies, and continuous improvement processes and techniques.


Job duties will be focused on harvest unit layout and administration, road construction operations and other management assistance on Hampton timberlands in the Salem Management Area (Northwest Oregon). This job will be based out of our Salem, Oregon office. 

Benefits Highlights

  • Substantial company-paid assistance for Medical and Dental insurance premiums; mental health coverage; cost effective co-pays and deductibles
  • 401(k) with 5% annual company contribution and generous company matching contributions vested over three years
  • Paid time off, including 8 paid holidays
  • Participation in employee bonus program
  • Employee wellness program that includes free counseling sessions, financial and legal guidance, and more
  • Opportunities for paid training to support career advancement and personal development


  • Assist with Hampton’s harvesting and forest road construction operations in the Salem management area
  • Ensure operations comply with State and Federal regulations and the standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
  • Perform all duties in accordance with Hamptons safety plan
  • Assist in the Development of short and long-term harvesting and road construction plans for the Salem Area
  • Assist in scheduling harvesting and road building, including permitting, layout and supervision.
  • Negotiates contracts with the approval of the VP Of Resources or Timberland Manager
  • Administers contracts on managed fee lands
  • Ensure log quality from the stump to the mill on managed fee lands
  • Represent the company on industry, community and advocacy committees or councils as requested
  • Assist with other Resources management needs; inventory cruising, silviculture, road maintenance, land and timber acquisition projects


  • Excellent PC skills using Microsoft products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Proven customer service skills, negotiation skills, and related verbal and written communication skills
  • Continue education for professional improvement
  • Approach responsibilities of employment with enthusiasm while working with other teams and departments focusing on the Hampton Core Values
  • Superior organizational and the ability to initiate and handle multiple projects and deadlines.  The ability to work with multiple internal customers and team members from varied levels and functional backgrounds
  • Strong work ethic, sense of commitment, team-oriented, customer focused and willingness to embrace change while striving for continuous improvement
  • Assertive and responsible, while exemplifying the highest level of ethics, honesty and integrity.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate opportunities and provide practical solutions given the business environment
  • Looks for the opportunity and has the capacity to take on additional responsibility

Education:  This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Forest related disciplines, or a related natural resources field, and preferably 1-5 years of demonstrated field, administrative or supervisory experience.


Work Conditions:  The work area will be in NW Oregon, with limited overnight travel and consist of 80% fieldwork and 20% office work. Field work to be performed in difficult field conditions, such as rough terrain and in dense vegetation, during inclement weather (snow, rain, heat) alone or as part of a team.


More About Us

Learn more at hamptonlumber.com, or follow us on Facebook: @HamptonLumber.  You can also learn about our company and our priorities by visiting our blog. 

EEO Statement

Hampton Lumber is an equal opportunity employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law.


Disability accommodation available: If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office for the location you are applying. 


For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: EEO is the Law and its accompanying temporary supplement.



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