Government of Saskatchewan
Published
June 13, 2024
Location
NA, NA
Category
Job Type
Application Deadline
August 18, 2024
Province/territory
Saskatchewan
Country
Canada

Description

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Forest Service Branch as the Provincial Silviculture Forester, located in Prince Albert.

As the Provincial Silviculture Forester, you will:

  • Lead the development, implementation and improvement of provincial standards and codes of practice for forest renewal;
  • Audit forest renewal practices of industry and government and improve confidence in predicting future forest conditions;
  • Lead investigations, trials, and research of past and current forest renewal practices;
  • Consult with the forest industry, government staff and educate the public about improved forest renewal practices and procedures for assessing compliance within renewal standards;
  • Provide direct staff supervision, assign work, manage staff, and
  • Conduct operational planning.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:

  • Forest management and silviculture skills;
  • Forest harvesting practices and their impact on prompt forest renewal;
  • Forest renewal practices in boreal forests and how they impact forest values (ecological, social, and economic) including timber yields, succession, fire risk, wildlife habitat, water quality, and recreation;
  • Threats to the productivity of young forests and methods to reduce losses; and
  • Current silviculture research pertinent to boreal forests as well as knowledge of networks of experts leading the improvement of forest renewal practices.

Typically, the competencies required for this position can be achieved through the completion of a degree related to silviculture, science degree in Forestry with extensive experience in forest renewal. Experience working within this industry and/or government in the delivery, improvement, and assessment of forest renewal practices in the boreal forests of Canada would be an asset.

The successful candidate must possess a valid driver's license and be eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professional within 3 years of commencement.

This position will remain open until filled.

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