Provincial Silviculture Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  Government of Saskatchewan

  Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

Provincial Silviculture Forester - ENV001680
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-time
Location(s):  SK-PrinceAlbert and Area-Prince Albert
Ministry:  026 Environment
Salary Range:  $38.680 - $48.473
Grade:  SGEU.12.
The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation. Our leaders demonstrate the Government of Saskatchewan’s commitment to ensuring workplace health and safety.

The Ministry of Environment is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as the  Provincial Silviculture Forester  located in Prince Albert.

As a Provincial Silviculture Forester, you will:
  • Lead the development, implementation and improvement of provincial standards and codes of practice for forest renewal;
  • Audit forest renewal practices of industry and government and improve confidence in predicting future forest conditions;
  • Lead investigations, trials and research of past and current forest renewal practices;
  • Consult with the forest industry, government staff and educate the public about improved forest renewal practices and procedures for assessing compliance within renewal standards;
  • Provide direct staff supervision, assign work, manage staff, and
  • Conduct operational planning.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of:
  • Forest management and silviculture skills;
  • Forest harvesting practices and their impact on prompt forest renewal;
  • Forest renewal practices in boreal forests and how they impact forest values (ecological, social and economic) including timber yields, succession, fire risk, wildlife habitat, water quality, and recreation;
  • Threats to the productivity of young forests and methods to reduce losses; and
  • Current silviculture research pertinent to boreal forests as well as knowledge of networks of experts leading the improvement of forest renewal practices.
Typically, the competencies required for this position can be achieved through a Master's Degree related to silviculture or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry with extensive experience in forest renewal. Experience working within this industry and/or government in the delivery, improvement and assessment of forest renewal practices in the boreal forests of Canada would be an asset.
Candidates must be eligible to register for membership with the Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professionals.
What We Offer:
  • Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals;
  • A competitive salary;
  • Comprehensive benefits package including pension;
  • Vacation, earned days off (EDO) and other types of leave;
  • Inclusive work environments;
  • Advancement opportunities; and
  • Flexible work arrangements.
About Prince Albert:

The beautiful City of Prince Albert is situated on the North Saskatchewan River in Central Saskatchewan. The City rests on the south bank of the river, which divides the province's aspen parkland from the boreal forest on the north bank. To learn more about Prince Albert visit:
We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work: B - SGEU Field 37.33 - work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks

How To Apply

$38.68 - $48.47 an hour

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