Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd., a Lakes District’s community-owned forest corporation, is seeking a forest professional to support and develop various aspects of forest operations of the Burns Lake Community Forest. The community forest was developed on the following founding principle: the community forest is for the benefit of all residents of the community as a whole. Burns Lake Community Forest encompasses approximately 92,000ha in and around the Village of Burns Lake.
Burns Lake Community Forest is one of the largest operationally active community forests in BC. Burns Lake is located in the heart of northern British Columbia, about 222 km west of Prince George on Highway 16. The village has a diverse population serving the surrounding area of approximately 10,000 residents of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. There are six local First Nations communities with an approximate population of 3,332, and two of the six local First Nations communities are within municipal boundaries. Burns Lake has a strong sense of culture and incredible local talent to showcase.
This is an excellent opportunity to implement your natural resources skills and learn something new. Reporting to the General Manager, the position is responsible for supporting all aspects of forest operations, project management and contract implementation. The primary areas of focus will be harvesting, operational supervision and forest development planning. The position will have a broad scope of forest practices and excellent opportunity for professional development. The position is expected to coordinate, prepare, monitor, develop and evaluate day to day and long-term strategic focus of the community forest.
At the strategic level:
- Implement operational safety, environmental and forest certification programs and ensuring compliance with plans and government regulations
- Ensure compliance with FSC Certification
- Implement Forest Stewardship Plan, Management Plan #4 and subsequent operational plans: Access Management, Landscape Fire Management
- Support GIS Analyst in five- and 10-year development planning
At the operational level:
- Oversees all phases of harvesting activities from initial cut block planning and development to post-harvest and waste assessment
- Complete operational (logging and road) supervision, contract negotiations and management
- Support road and bridge monitoring program
- Oversee waste assessment program
- Support GIS Analysts in corporate block data maintenance in Phoenix Connect
- Completing semi-annually, (planned vs actual harvest performance to meet determination reporting
- Completing post-harvest site assessments
- Oversee non-silviculture related post-harvest activities: road deactivation, rehabilitation, grass seeding
- Support special projects and community initiatives
- Prepare, review and award operational forestry tender packages
- Support annual budget cycle and development of work schedules
- Support annual reporting requirements
To be successful at this appointment you need to demonstrate a positive attitude, can work in the office and in field environments and have a commitment towards safety. As the successful candidate you must demonstrate competence in harvest and road supervision, compliance, and enforcement, and have experience with stand evaluations, appraisals, and general forest operations. You will have acquired these skills through a minimum of three-to-six (3-6) years related and progressive experience in the forest sector with a forest professional designation: RPF or RFT. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Lesser qualified designated applicants may be appointed at a lower classification.
This position is a full-time position.
Burns Lake Community Forest offers the opportunity to work in a fun and collaborative work environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.
Applications, including a covering letter and resume, must be received no later than Wednesday, January 4th, 2022, by 4:00 pm.
Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd.
PO Box 788
153 Francois Lake Drive
Burns Lake, BC
Attn: Frank Varga RPF, General Manager
Please make sure your subject line indicates: Area (Harvest) Supervisor
Please email you completed resume package to moc.rofmoclb@ofni Or via snail mail at address noted.
Comfor Management Services Ltd. thanks all applicants in advance for their interest, however, be advised that
only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.