Overview

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a dedicated and culturally aware individual to take on the role of Forest Keeper at the Kwiakah Centre of Excellence in the traditional territory of the Kwiakah First Nation in Phillips Arm, B.C.

Do you have a passion for preserving traditional ecological knowledge while implementing sustainable conservation practices? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact that reflects your adventurous spirit? Do you enjoy the camaraderie that comes from working in a camp environment? If so, this new and exciting opportunity is ideal for you!

What is the role of the Forest Keeper:

As a Forest Keeper, you will work collaboratively within a team whose focus will be rooted in regenerative forestry and increasing the Kwiakah First Nation (KFN) presences in the land, conducting surveys, research, monitoring and collecting data on the ecological health within the territory.

For an in-depth overview of the role, be sure to review the full Job Description at https://tallsky.ca/job/forest-keeper/.

What Kwiakah First Nation offers:

  • Competitive salary of $40,000 to $50,000 commensurate with your experience and reviewed annually
  • Group Insurance, including medical and dental benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Support for continuing professional development
  • Generous vacation allowance

Our ideal Forest Keeper candidate brings:

  • High School diploma and 3 years of general work experience required.
  • Post-secondary training and or equivalent work experience in Forestry is an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations.
  • Knowledge of Kwiakah First Nation territory and values.
  • Familiarity with indigenous laws as well as federal and provincial rules and regulations.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Word, Excel, email and using handheld devices.
  • Experience working in an online environment.
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency and Radio Operators Certificates are required.
  • Marine Emergency Certificate.
  • Wilderness First Aid.

These Skills and Abilities will help you thrive:

  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with visitors and resource users in a polite and positive manner.
  • Confident, comfortable, and assertive in addressing violation issues with community members and resource users.
  • Dependable, motivated and demonstrates a strong work ethic.
  • Shows initiative and is a team player.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to protecting the health of the KFN territory and culture.
  • Ability to work irregular work hours, including overnight and in isolated conditions.

Additional Requirements:

  • This position requires working extensively in isolated conditions within the territory, including in forest, marine and lake environments.
  • Proficiency in outdoor environments with the necessary first aid and safety training to keep yourself and others safe on the job.
  • Applicants must be physically fit to carry out the duties.

How to apply:

We encourage you to review the Job Description at https://tallsky.ca/job/forest-keeper/ and to submit a resume that clearly outlines how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role to TallSky Consulting.

TallSky is committed to supporting our clients in building inclusive cultures that embrace differences. Our approach reflects professional employment equity practices, and we believe in celebrating each candidate’s uniqueness. Diverse teams learn how to communicate respectfully, deliver more innovative solutions and are better positioned for long-term success.

This position will remain open until it is filled. We thank all applicants; however, after initial acknowledgement, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $40,000.00-$50,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Campbell River, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • Working with Indigenous communities and organizations: 3 years (required)
  • Forestry camp environment: 3 years (required)

Work Location: In person