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Forestry Technician

Position Available

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.


Qualifications

Mandatory Requirements:

  • 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


Technical skills:

  • 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.


Computer proficiency:

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.