Forest Technician

Itasca Woodland Services, Inc.

Grand Rapids, MN Northern Minnesota


40,500 - 49,500 Salary


Forest Inventory
          ➢ Conduct forest inventory on public and/or private lands using handheld data recorders and basic forest measurement tools. Operate ATV’s, OHV’s, or snowmobiles on a daily or periodic basis.

Timber Stand Improvement
         ➢ Seedling release, tree planting, etc., using handheld mechanized or manual tools.

Other Specialized Projects as Needed
         ➢ Timber sale boundary marking and inventory.
         ➢ Carbon market related projects.
         ➢ Urban Forestry/vegetation treatments.
         ➢ Control invasive plant species via chemical and mechanical means.


This position is based out of our office in Grand Rapids, MN. In this position you will gain experience in a wide range of forest management activities throughout northern Minnesota, as well as an enhanced understanding of forest ecology in Minnesota timber types. This is a strenuous position requiring a high
standard of physical fitness and a willingness to endure difficult, often uncomfortable outdoor settings. This position is approximately 90% outdoors and affected by weather, and as such a high degree of flexibility and willingness to adjust weekly or even daily work schedules is essential in order to maintain progression goals. You will be challenged and encouraged to be your very best and will work with a team of professionals that is committed to providing excellent service, highly efficient teamwork, and mutual respect. Amount of overnight travel that is required will vary by project but is anticipated to be between 20% - 50% in any given year. Includes company paid accommodations and a meals per diem when travel is required.

BENEFITS (Immediately)
        ➢ Paid Holidays – 8
        ➢ PTO – Meets or exceeds the new Minnesota “Earned Sick and Safe Time” law
        ➢ Access to company ATV, OHV and/or snowmobile as needed
        ➢ Use of company truck or mileage compensation at Federal rates (negotiable – TBD)
        ➢ Flexible scheduling
        ➢ Periodic opportunities for production bonuses and/or overtime pay
        ➢ Cell Phone Stipend $50/month
        ➢ Opportunity for advancement within the company

BENEFITS (Begins Jan. 1 following employment start date)
        ➢ 401K and 3% Company match