Overview

Apical Forestry is a well-established, local Grande Prairie company since 1999. Apical works for almost every mill in Alberta, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, the Canadian Forest Service and the University of Alberta. We’re looking to add 5 seasonal and/or permanent Forestry Field staff members to our team in Grande Prairie! The forestry field staff member will be responsible for day-to-day field work associated with the collection of forestry inventory data, such as installing and measuring permanent sample plots and progeny trials, assisting with the tree plant, occasional shop maintenance work, production regeneration surveys, and performing pre harvest assessments on mature stands. All our employees are trained in tree measurements, data collection, and navigation. No experience is required for this position, but the ideal candidate will be an individual who has a strong willingness to learn, who is open to performing a wide range of forestry related jobs, and who loves the outdoors.

Qualifications

  • No experience required; however, preference will be given to those with previous survey or forestry experience.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with no restrictions.
  • Able to lift and carry 30lbs or more over a distance.
  • Able to work safely on rugged or steep terrain.

Qualities

  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work well individually and in a team environment.
  • Takes direction and feedback well with a desire to improve.
  • Appreciation for outdoor work and ability to work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Uses and applies good field judgement for accuracy, and adequacy of field work.
  • Willingness/ability to travel as needed.
  • Willing to travel and work remotely for extended periods.
  • Keeps personal safety, the safety of crew members, and all others on site forefront.

Full time permanent & seasonal positions.

$23.50 – $25.00 per hour, can be negotiated based on experience

Benefits (for permanent positions):

  • Health Care Spending Account (after 4 months)
  • Affordable housing in Grande Prairie ($400/month)
  • Food and housing covered when working outside of Grande Prairie

Schedule:

  • 10 hours a day
  • 10 days on – 4 days off
  • Our home base is Grande Prairie but shifts are from motels/trailer camps/oil camps across the province
  • The job is 100% field work, 0% office work
  • Food and accommodation are covered while on shift anywhere other than GP

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $23.50-$25.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Work Location: In person