GIS Forester

Acorn Forestry

Lufkin, Texas

Salary Details Commensurate with experience
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Application Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Start Date: Immediately

Location: Lufkin, Texas

Status: Full Time/Permanent Position

Salary: Commensurate with experience 401K, health plan, paid vacation & holidays, vehicle program

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, Geospatial Science, or related field

Experience: Minimum 2 years previous GIS and related field experience required                                     

Other Requirements:

  • Organized, detailed-oriented, self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Computer proficiency to include Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, etc.
  • Knowledge of ESRI GIS software, geodatabases, raster, and vector data formats
  • Knowledge of GPS application, data transfer and experience with field data recorders
  • Some overnight travel (10%) may be required
  • Ability to obtain a valid Texas class C driver license

Job Description:

Acorn Forestry is a full-service forest management consultant and service provider, staffed by professional foresters and wildlife biologists, actively working in all the Western Gulf States. We offer a wide variety of professional and operational services to meet the needs of our clients, including:  

  • Land and Timber Management
  • Timber Sale Administration and Supervision
  • GIS, Mapping and Database Maintenance
  • Wildlife Management
  • Wildland Firefighting
  • Property Maintenance and Protection
  • Reforestation Operations
  • Mid-Rotational Treatments

We serve a full range of industrial, institutional, and private landowners, consultants, and forest products corporations with an emphasis on professionalism, quality, and accountability. As a GIS forester with Acorn, you will be responsible for generating, editing, and delivering map products, ensuring the quality and accuracy of geographic information, and adapting spatial products to a range of forest management activities. Field work such as mapping, supervision of field personnel, and operational support may be required. Additionally, you will be responsible for creating timber management plans, timber sale contracts, monitoring sale documentation, reconciling timber sale settlements and the distribution of funds to landowners.

Work Environment:

This is a 90% office, 10% field position. Field activities may be physically demanding and are often conducted in harsh environmental conditions including temperature extremes, smoke, dust, swamps, insects, snakes, rough topography, and brush.


Qualified persons should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Janet Russell

Human Resources

Acorn Forestry

PO Box 151537

Lufkin, Texas  75915-1537

Or Email:  jhavard@acornforestry.net 

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Category GIS Analyst, GIS Technician