Planning Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation (http://nfmcforestry.ca)

  Marathon, Ontario, Canada

Nawiinginokiima Forest Planning Forester, R.P.F.

Management Corporation (Marathon, ON)

The Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation (NFMC) is a Crown Corporation established in 2012 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry under the Tenure Modernization Act, 2011. Based out of Marathon, the NFMC is currently the only Local Forest Management Corporation in the province of Ontario.

If you are a Registered Professional Forester with the Ontario Professional Foresters Association or have ability to become one and have experience with the planning and delivery of Forest Management Plans and all associated activities, then you may be interested in this exciting permanent position.

As the NFMC’s Planning Forester, you will be responsible for the development, planning and implementation of Forest Management Plans and associated annual programs. You will also be required to provide a support role in the planning and implementation of the NFMC’s silviculture, certification, or other management programs.

The NFMC is looking for a dynamic, career-minded team player who is prepared to be challenged by developing forest management plans, annual work schedules, annual reports, and other annual products and is interested in being part of an exciting new chapter in forestry in Ontario.

As a Crown Corporation, the NFMC is able to offer strong benefits with competitive compensation.

At the NFMC our structure and culture provide opportunities for growth, innovative thinking and problem solving, challenges and change in a team environment. The NFMC is committed to developing a company, through our employees, with a reputation for cost effectiveness, and professionalism.

Requirements:

• Bachelor of Science in Forestry Degree from an accredited Canadian university;

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills to evaluate and synthesize a broad range of issues;

• Working knowledge of all provincial acts, legislation, regulated manuals and guides that apply to all forest management activities;

• Familiarity with GIS, spatial modeling software; MNRF Forest Information portal, ITREES and FOIP systems;

• Working knowledge of GIS, spatial modeling;

• Strong organizational skills;

• Ability to write technical reports;

• Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines;

• Valid driver’s license with a clean record.

Assets:

• Registered Professional Forester in good standing with the Ontario Professional Foresters Association or ability to become registered;

• Ability to work long hours, and be outdoors for extended periods;

• Enthusiasm and a passion for forestry;

• Ability to work independently with limited supervision;

• Ability to live and work in remote location.

Job title: Planning Forester

Reports to: Operations Manager

Division: Planning

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor of Science in Forestry Degree from an accredited Canadian university

• Registered Professional Forester in Ontario (or ability to become registered);

• Ability to obtain forestry related licences (compliance inspector, pesticide licence, etc.);

• Dynamic, career-minded individual;

• Valid driver’s licence(s);

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to lead an integrated team in the planning and delivery of Forest Management Plans and all associated activities;

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills to evaluate and synthesize a broad range of issues;

• Familiarity with GIS, spatial modeling software; MNRF Forest Information portal, ITREES and FOIP systems;

• Working knowledge of all provincial Acts, legislation, regulated manuals and guides that apply to all forest management activities;

• Ability to write technical reports;

• Knowledge of project management principles, methodologies and practices;

• Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines is required;

• Ability to work long hours, and be outdoors for extended periods;

• Strong focus on health and safety;

• Working knowledge of GIS, spatial modeling.

DUTIES AND POWERS

• Providing leadership and management to contract staff and summer students as required;

• Coordinate and/or prepare Forest Management Plans, Annual Work Schedules and Annual Reports;

• Assist in the auditing processes including the Independent Forest Audit and certification audits;

• Certify and track forest operations prescriptions;

• Manage and oversee applications to the Renewal Trust Funds and Forestry Futures Fund;

• Prepare, monitor, and reconcile silvicultural budgets and projects including silviculture effectiveness monitoring;

• Plan and oversee information management systems including FRI and data collection;

• Provide strategic input, advice and recommendations to the General Manager including support for the development and evaluation of operational programs and strategies;

• Participate in government, industry, and stakeholder committees (e.g. Local Citizens Committee, Provincial Technical Committees);

• Maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and government agencies;

• Attend trade shows and public relations events as required;

• Travel across the province as required, and;

• Such other duties as may be assigned.


Compensation

Salary and benefits will be commensurate based on experience and education.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:


Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation
Carmelo Notarbartolo, General Manager
P.O. Box 1479, Marathon, ON P0T 2E0
Email: APPLY NOW


Applications will be accepted until Friday September 21, 2018.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


If requested, accommodation(s) will be made for those with disabilities.

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