Overview

Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Reports to:Chief Operations Officer(COO)

Department:Forestry

Location: North Vancouver, BC

About Us:

Established by Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative and growing First Nations owned company that provides a range of natural and cultural resource services to diverse clients. Established in 2004, Inlailawatash provides integrated cultural and renewable resource services to Indigenous and crown governments, utilities, private sector businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Based in səl̓ilwətaʔɬ / North Vancouver BC, we are comprised of natural resource, forestry, fisheries, archaeology, and GIS professionals, with knowledgeable field personnel who offer an exceptional combination of academic training, work experience, and project management skills. Prioritizing respect for Indigenous and environmental values throughout our business, Inlailawatash is truly unique.

Visit www.inlailawatash.ca for more details.

The Role:

In this newly established role, the Forestry Coordinator will play a pivotal role in advancing Inlailawatash’s fifteen-year legacy towards achieving industry leadership in Indigenous forestry and renewable resource management. Collaborating closely with the senior management team, the Forestry Coordinator will support the management and advancement of our ecosystem-based forestry program.

The role is intended to be developed into a Manager position according to the experience and progress of the successful candidate.

The ideal candidate for this role will possess a deep respect for First Nations history, culture, and socio-economic contexts, allied with a strong work ethic, self-motivation, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with senior management to run and administer Inlailawatash’s ecosystem-based forestry program, working closely with senior management.
  • Undertake a broad range of operational forestry fieldwork, utilizing and coordinating forestry consultants as required, including: cutblock and road reconnaissance and layout, bridge crossing design, site planning and data collection, logging supervision, post harvest surveys, reforestation and silviculture, etc.
  • Prepare site plans, harvest plans, cutting permit and road permit applications, economic / stumpage analysis.
  • Manage First Nations, public and stakeholder consultations.
  • Prepare and submit FSP, FLP and Woodlot Licence Plans and Management Plans.
  • Coordinate and supervise harvesting and other operations, including on-site safety supervision.
  • Manage funding proposals, grant applications, develop scientific and academic partnerships.
  • Work on strategic initiatives, partnership building, alternative revenue streams, etc.

Qualifications and Skills:

Education/Experience

  • Knowledge of, and respect for, First Nations history, culture, and socio-economic contexts; keen interest in working for an Indigenous business seen as essential. Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or business is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in forestry. Master’s degree in a related field is an asset.
  • Registered with the FPBC as an RPF, RFT or FIT (or eligible for registration)
  • Relevant industry or professional experience in forestry, with a strong operational forestry background.
  • Strong project management ability.
  • Current clean drivers license.

Technical Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out a range of operational forestry fieldwork.
  • Detailed knowledge of forestry planning documents & permits, including regulations & processes.
  • Excellent organizational and teamworking skills.
  • Excellent writing and digital communication skills with a demonstrated ability to repeatedly produce high-quality plans, reports, and other written products with strong attention to detail.
  • Financial analysis and business planning acumen.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project).
  • High computer proficiency, including but not limited to email management, file management, digital literacy, technical troubleshooting, web platforms, and operating systems (Windows or MacOS).
  • Knowledge in and demonstrated experience of Project Management.
  • Strong awareness of the importance of safety, with the ability to develop, implement and manage safety protocols and procedures in coordination with contractors and work crews.

Travel: Partly office-based but includes a significant field component, including travel and occasional overnight stays.

Working Hours: 40-hour per week, overtime as required.

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible, willing to wait for the right candidate.

Compensation: $36-$41/hr CAD; plus Extended Health Benefits & Pension Plan

Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to employment@inlailawatash.ca.

Please use subject line: Position – Last Name, First Name (e.g., Coordinator, Forestry – Riviera, Peter).

Applicants of Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply.

We thank you for your interest in advance. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $36.00-$41.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Automobile allowance
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Application question(s):

  • Where are you located?
  • Do you have experience working with Indigenous people, groups, or companies?

Work Location: Hybrid remote in North Vancouver, BC V7H 2V6