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NorthWinds Environmental Services (NWES) is currently looking to hire a qualified and experienced Forestry Technician to assist with the delivery of a carbon forest inventory program. The successful applicant will work a schedule of 10 days in the field/4 days out. This position has a preferred start date of June 1, 2022, and will run until August 31, 2022.
In this role, you will:
Participate in field work associated with carbon forest inventory plots, including plot setup, high-accuracy GPS equipment calibration and use, forest mensuration and inventorying.
Operate and maintain equipment related to field data collection vehicles, ATVs, boats, GPS, related measuring equipment, and safety equipment.
Support other NWES field work and office project needs.
Education: Degree or Diploma in forestry or other related environmental field.
You must possess a valid Class G driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the province of Ontario.
Possession of a small craft operators certificate and ATV training would be an asset.
Demonstrated experience and comfort travelling and working in the field, including in remote locations and camping.
A desire and demonstrated ability to work independently.
Willingness to work long hours under variable field conditions (in inclement weather, heat and cold weather conditions) as well as work on weekends and/or statutory holidays.
Ability to perform physically demanding tasks and manual labour, often requiring prolonged periods of standing, walking, bending, kneeling, squatting and stretching.
Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR certification is an asset.
Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work
You have demonstrated knowledge of forest mensuration equipment and procedures, including clinometer and DBH measurements
You have demonstrated ability to operate/maintain various types forest mensuration gear, cameras, data logger tablets, and navigation aids.
You have knowledge of vegetation identification in Ontario.
Interpersonal and communication skills:
You have the ability to work in a team environment, often in close contact for extended periods of time
You have effective and detailed communication skills to effectively record data and field notes relevant to the project.
You are proficient with computer programs such as regular office hardware and software, and programs such as GIS, GPS and navigation software.
Use of field tablets for data entry, navigation, and data management
Experience with GPS
Experience with high-accuracy GNSS survey units is an asset
Use of georeferencing cameras
Position Type: Contract
Location: Thunder Bay or Sault Ste Marie with travel to field sites throughout northern Ontario.
Key Requirements: A valid driver’s license, and ability to work remotely
Salary: To be negotiated based on training and experience
Interested applicants should apply no later than May 16, 2022. Applications received after the deadline may still be accepted and may be considered if a suitable candidate is not found during the first round of interviews, or if additional positions are required. All applications are greatly appreciated; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.