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Position: Climate Forest Technician
Organization: Community Forests International
Location: based in Sackville, New Brunswick. Position is virtual from anywhere in the Maritimes, with regular travel to southern NB for field work.
Type: Full-time

Organization

Community Forests International believes the most important climate solutions can be found wherever people live and work closely with forests. That's why we work to protect and restore the climate by empowering communities and forests to thrive together.

Job Description

Community Forests International intends to hire a Climate Forest Technician to work alongside our ambitious and deeply collaborative team to expand forestland securements, climate-smart forest management and education, and forest carbon inventories. The Climate Forest Technician will organize and oversee active forest management of the organization’s forested properties primarily throughout southern New Brunswick. The Climate Forest Technician will work closely with the Forest Program Director, and will be responsible for:

Land Securement

  • Identifying and securing high-priority forest properties for Community Forests’ programs in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island;
  • Establishing trusted community and network connections that aid in program delivery and facilitating various land transfer scenarios ranging from donations to fair-market acquisitions.

Forest Inventories

  • Completing forest inventories on Community Forests’ properties and for clients, including inventorying regeneration, timber, and carbon, and cataloguing tree species diversity;
  • Inputting and analysing data following Community Forests’ established inventory process;

Forest Management Planning & Operations

  • Creating management plans, including climate-adaptive silvicultural interventions, for Community Forests’ properties;
  • Implementing management plans for Community Forests’ properties by organizing and managing forest management activities including related contractor services;
  • Working with reforestation partners to deliver on the operational aspects of Community Forests’ annual tree-planting sub-program;
  • Managing ArcGIS maps and databases;

Program Development

  • Liaising with Indigenous organizations, clients, local forest product marketing boards and co-ops, researchers, landowners, and the general public to further Community Forests’ programs;
  • Delivering workshops and training for capacity building of forestry professionals, landowners, and the public;
  • Contribute to project and funding proposal development; and,
  • Participating in other Community Forests’ programs and activities as needed.

Essential Qualifications

Candidates should have either academic or work experience in forestry or another natural science-related field — we are interested in candidates with diverse experiences that could fit this position. Additional essential qualifications include:

  • Skill and comfort in navigating solo through the woods with online/offline maps, GPS, and compass;
  • Experience organizing and overseeing forest management activities, including harvesting and road building;
  • Experience in forest and/or natural science sampling techniques or traditional forest knowledge techniques;
  • Comfortable speaking with landowners and in public presentations;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Tree identification in the Wabanaki-Acadian Forest;
  • Completion of at least one course or work experience using ArcGIS 10; and,
  • Competence using Microsoft Excel & Office.

Essential Qualities

Candidates are required to be:

  • Engaged in the full spread of Community Forests’ programs and mandate;
  • Able to work both alone and as part of a team; and,
  • Self-directed and able to organize their own work.

Beneficial Qualifications and Skills

Exceptional candidates will also display the following:

  • Strong statistical background;
  • Knowledge of English, French, and other local languages is an asset;
  • Familiarity with climate-smart forest management interventions;
  • Experience in forest mensuration; and,
  • Comfortable staying overnight at field sites in rustic accommodations.

Work Location and Salary

The successful candidate can work remotely, from anywhere in the Maritimes, with regular travel to southern NB and throughout the Maritimes for field work. This position is a full-time permanent position, and is remunerated based on 37.5 hours per week (flexible) with a starting salary range of $40,000 — $45,000 annually depending on experience.

How to Apply

Candidates are asked to submit their curricula vitae and a cover letter with “Climate Forest Technician” as the subject line to:
jobs@forestsinternational.org by September 24, 2021.

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Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview, and interviews will be held beginning September 27, 2021.

Community Forests International is committed to diversity in our workplace and encourages applications from traditionally marginalized groups such as, but not limited to: racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are a member of an underrepresented community.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 2 2021    ID: 61229