The CFA Operations Manager will be primarily responsible for Community Forest planning and operations management, along with a portfolio of emerging project implementation and resource management projects.

Initial Tasks:
Duties will include:
-Harvest and road construction planning and implementation
-Planning budgeting and enabling efficient and quality work flow
-Leading and undertaking forest planning and permit development
-Silviculture program planning and implementation
-Effectively interacting and communicating with staff and public
-Supervision/training of junior staff and summer students
-Community outreach and communications
-Quality and Safety assurance of work in progress
-Helping to design and implement processes to guide operations
-Researching and implementing complimentary business opportunities

The Future:
For the right candidate this is a learning and growth position to General Manager as senior management changes and retires. This job would suit someone with an entrepreneurial spirit and diverse background in forest planning and operations.


-RPF or FIT eligible for registration or RFT
-Solid multi-year timber development, layout and log sales/purchase experience
-Reforestation and forest health program management experience
-Contract management experience
-Very computer literate developing budgets/ proformas/ tracking tools using common software used for project management, communication, surveying and mapping
-Physically fit, organized and professional
-Ability and ambition to learn and grow

True North provides a flexible, friendly and productive working environment and office facilities within a full-service, family friendly community, and good remuneration including benefits. The typical local working conditions are mountainous terrain with challenging road and cut block layout (generally a mix of cable and ground based harvest), a wide range of ecological, water, wildlife and terrain issues, and interaction with multiple users of the landscape.

Tagged as: development, kootenays, manager, planning, RFT, RPF

About True North Forestry Consulting Ltd.

True North Forestry Consulting of Nakusp, BC has been in operation since 1991. We offer a fully integrated range of services including Cutting Permit Development, Timber Assessment and Valuation, and Forest Management including Woodlot Licenses and Community Forest Agreements. We have managed the planning and forest operations for Nakusp and Area Community Forest since 2008.