Forestry- Area Manager - North Cascade

Job Locations US-WA-Sedro-Woolley

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.


Hampton Lumber is looking for a North Cascades Area Manager due to an upcoming retirement. In this role, the ideal candidate will provide leadership to the staff and be responsible for the overall management of timberland operations on 93,640 acres. The position is based out of the Sedro Woolley, Washington office location. 

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
  • 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


  • Ensure that forest operations in the North Cascades Management Area comply with the principles and standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
  • Perform all duties by Hampton’s safety program.
  • Develop short and long-term harvest plans for the Management Area.
  • Developed, coordinated, and administrated the annual budget for the management area.
  • Support the implementation of harvesting and road-building schedules, including permitting, layout, supervision, and regulatory compliance.
  • Support the negotiation of contracts with the approval of the Timberland Manager.
  • Ensure log quality from the stump to the mill.
  • Represent the company's interests on committees, councils, and advocacy opportunities.
  • Assist with land acquisition projects.
  • Help develop forester’s skills as well as provide time for development and other resource management needs.


  • Excellent PC skills using Microsoft products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Proven customer service skills, negotiation skills, and related verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the lumber and log industry is required
  • 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 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 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


This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in forest-related disciplines or a related natural resources field and at least 5 years of demonstrated field, administrative, and supervisory experience.

More About Us

Learn more at, 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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