Overview

Job Opportunity: Strategic Planning Forester

Employee type: Full time, Permanent

Location: Any Forsite BC location or Prince George/Kamloops, BC

Compensation: $75,000 – $95,000/ Annually

Come Grow with Us! Forsite is actively looking for a Strategic Planning Forester with strong communication and facilitation skills to support our clients across BC and Western Canada. The position can be remote or ideally based out of one of our offices in Kamloops or Prince George, BC.


WHO WE ARE

With 11 locations throughout Canada, Forsite Consultants Ltd. is a leading provider of integrated forest land development and management services. Our staff are industry leaders in forestry technology, strategic planning, resource and land management and professional forestry. Forsite has been SAFE certified since 2007 and is committed to growth, innovation and maintaining a safe and respectful working environment.

At Forsite we will excel by being a flexible, adaptable, people-oriented business that grows and profits by creating value for our customers and opportunities for our employees. We will apply our skills, knowledge and technologies to be the best forest management company. We value fostering and sustaining an environment of diversity and inclusion where everyone can reach their full potential.


WHAT WILL YOU DO

Operating within Forsite’s Resource Management and Technology business area, the Planning Forester will work within a team of senior planners and forest analysts to develop and facilitate planning processes in response to a range of forest land management challenges – including forest stewardship, landscape resilience and wildfire risk management. This position will require extensive knowledge of forest legislation & policy and landscape level forest management and wildfire management concepts to provide focused, innovative, and meaningful solutions to our clients

You should have strong problem-solving and written communications skills and demonstrated ability in the facilitation and coordination of planning processes. Demonstrated experience in project management is important. Depending on the experience, interests and passions of the successful candidate, projects the Planning Forester may be involved with include Forest Landscape Plans, Integrated Resource Management Plans, Land Use Plans, Access Management Plans, Old Growth Management Strategies, Wildfire Management Plans, Climate Vulnerability Assessments, etc.


QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

  • A safety conscious attitude;
  • Post-secondary education with a natural resource management focus;
  • Minimum 5-8 years of related experience in the forest sector, ideally involving landscape scale forest management planning processes;
  • Registered or eligible to be registered as an RPF (BC or AB);
  • Experience facilitating or leading diverse groups;
  • An understanding of forestry GIS datasets and timber supply modeling processes would be an asset;
  • Background in operational forest management and/or wildfire risk management would be an asset; and
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
  • Able to work both independently under limited direct supervision as well as in a project team environment;
  • Flexible with strong organizational and time management skills to with ability to work under pressure to meet targets; and
  • Able to work with excellent attention to detail with work accuracy and quality.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

In addition to a challenging and rewarding work environment, Forsite provides competitive wages, a solid benefits package, supported professional development and a company matched pension program.

Forsite welcomes applications from everyone and is looking for the most suitable individual with the skills and knowledge to effectively complete the duties required of the position.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please go to Forsite career page: https://forsite.ca/job-postings/

Deadline to apply: Open until filled

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.