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Position: Field Representative

Location: Kansas City Area

Background: The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) system is an integral part of the forest product industry's economy and is the basis for the sale and purchase of virtually all softwood lumber traded in North America. ALSC has four programs that oversee the accreditation and auditing of agencies which deal with four wood products: Grade-Stamped Lumber; Pressure Treated Lumber; Export Wood Packaging Materials; and Densified Wood Fuel Pellets. These agencies oversee grading and labeling at over 910 mills in over 15 countries and more than 5,500 packaging facilities in the U.S. Field representatives audit the performance of the grading agencies at these facilities.

Responsibilites: Primary responsibilities of a field inspector are to conduct spot audits of randomly selected mills and facilities who are subscribers of accredited agencies. The audit is a check on the performance of the accredited agencies and their compliance with ALSC program enforcement regulations. Every field representative is given a geographic region for which they are responsible. Each field representative is expected to complete 2 surveys of mill and facility subsets from the four wood programs within their assigned region each year. They may also be asked to conduct records checks of the accredited agencies once a year.

Requirements: We are seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. A minimum two-year forestry or wood technology degree or equivalent work experience is required. An additional 3 to 5 years’ experience in a lumber grading and/or packaging is preferred. Computer skills in Microsoft Office Excel and Word will be necessary. Good written and verbal communication skills are required. Experience with sawmill quality control and/or kiln drying is a plus. The field representative will be expected to be away from home 140- 150 nights a year.

Essential Functions: Includes the ability to traverse distances over one mile on uneven terrain and carry 10 pounds of equipment; work in outdoor areas for extended periods in a variety of environmental conditions. Must be able to work independently during a work week and complete tasks in an efficient manner. Must be able to present themselves professionally and diplomatically in a variety of situations as they conduct unannounced inspections. Must have an insurable driving record.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

Duration of Position Opening: Until position is filled

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