Government of Ontario Employment – FORESTRY TECHNICIAN

Website Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of a Research Scientist and in a team environment, provides technical support to forest or other terrestrial ecosystem research programs as a member of a field crew and at times leading a field crew in the implementation of field surveys and data collection.

Job Responsibilities:

  • manage equipment inventory and service field equipment
  • conduct field data collection programs and at times lead a field crew to ensure that work is conducted to provincial standards
  • provide leadership to students and unclassified staff on behalf of the supervisor
  • operate specialized sampling equipment and ATVs when in the field
  • maintain data quality standards and the timely completion of surveys

Job Requirements:

  • oral and written communication skills to collaborate with partner agencies and landowners, present findings, as well as to prepare preliminary data analysis and data summaries
  • knowledge and ability in operating ATVs to access remote sampling sites
  • You have the ability to undertake physically demanding fieldwork in remote locations, in all types of weather conditions.
  • working knowledge of field equipment operations to perform field maintenance, adjustments and repair equipment (e.g. tree height measuring devices, increment borers, diameter tapes, peat and soil corers)
  • proficient with personal computers/applications /field tablets to enter data, prepare preliminary data analysis and data summaries
  • knowledge and skills in orientation, including the use of maps, compass and GPS to navigate in remote forest areas and wetlands to locate plots and conduct fieldwork
  • planning and coordinating skills to assist with organizing schedules and equipment (e.g. accommodations, vehicle transportation) for field projects
  • You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
  • interpersonal skills in order to work effectively in a team environment

Job Details:

Company: Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Vacancy Type: Temporary

Job Location: Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

Application Deadline: N/A

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