PhD position (2024–2027): Wildlife movement and forest management in the Chignecto Isthmus

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading private land conservation organization. Since 1962, NCC has helped conserve over 15 million hectares, coast to coast to coast. The Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program supports and trains graduate students conducting NCC priority research so that they can become next-generation leaders in applied conservation science. Research by Fellows supports the conservation and management of important natural areas and biodiversity across Canada. Learn more about the program at


Project summary

The Chignecto Isthmus is the only terrestrial connection between Nova Scotia and the rest of North America. As a result, forest management plays a critical role in ensuring Nova Scotia and New Brunswick forests are connected for the movement of wildlife. NCC has been working with partners in the Chignecto Isthmus to conserve important habitats and promote the importance of connectivity. The objective of this project is to identify forest management treatment/prescription opportunities that can conserve, enhance or restore wildlife connectivity in the Chignecto region and potentially across other managed forests in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The research will involve creating new and applying existing models on species distribution, connectivity, climate and forest futures to help inform the development of forest management plans and strategies that benefit ecological connectivity and animal movement. Some field work may be required.

The student will be based at the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University and supervised by Dr. Alana Westwood. The student will interact with NCC staff, including those in the Atlantic region and the Weston Family Science Program, as well as other research partners.


Fellowship details

The Fellowship will begin in January 2024 and consist of up to four years of support, with a minimum $26,000 annual stipend. The student may work with their supervisor and/or NCC to apply for additional stipend funding (e.g., Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship due Jan 16, teaching assistantships, Mitacs internship due spring 2023). Some additional support will be available for professional development and knowledge mobilization (e.g., training, conferences). Fellowship funding is not used for research costs, including field accommodation; if such costs arise, the supervisor will support the student’s development of applications for funding to cover these costs.

Interaction with NCC staff and other Fellows is core to the program, including discussion, feedback and peer-to-peer learning. This helps ensure that conservation efforts by NCC and partners benefit from the best available evidence, as well as enabling Fellows to learn about conservation practice and the non-profit sector, develop career-related skills and build their professional network.


Fellowship requirements

Essential qualifications are a master’s degree in forestry, natural resource management, biology, geography or a related field; strong demonstrated interest in and knowledge of forest management and conservation; and meeting the minimum graduate admissions criteria for the Dalhousie University interdisciplinary PhD program. Experience with GIS, forestry modelling software, forest climate projections, terrestrial ecosystems in Atlantic Canada and collaborations among industry, academia and the non-profit sector are assets. Fellowships are open to international students, but preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Diversity, equity and inclusion

NCC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive Fellowship program. We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups that are minoritized, marginalized and/or excluded from conservation and science, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, people living with visible and invisible disabilities, and/or members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. NCC values and incorporates diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work toward common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.


How to apply

Selection for the Fellowship is a three-step process. First, interested applicants must upload a cover letter (max. 2 pages) explaining their background and interest in the position, as well as a CV or resumé, contact information for 2–3 references and unofficial transcripts to by November 13, 2022. Second, short-listed candidates will be invited for an online interview with representatives from the Westwood Lab at Dalhousie University and NCC. Interviews will take place between November 18–22. Third, following the interview process, the successful candidate will apply for admission to the IDPhD program at Dalhousie University.

Questions can be directed to Samantha Knight, Weston Family Science Program Manager, Accommodations related to accessibility are available upon request for any aspect of the application and interview process.


The Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program is made possible through the generous support of the Weston Family Foundation.

Campaigns Coordinator

About the AFA

The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) is a registered non-profit society dedicated to protecting the remarkable and endangered old-growth forests in BC while ensuring a sustainable, second-growth forestry industry. The AFA has grown rapidly since our founding in 2010, reaching international audiences through our hard-hitting advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns. We specialize in public education and mobilization, building alliances with key allies, on-the-ground exploration and documentation of old-growth forests, research, and engaging governments to achieve policy change for BC’s ancient forests. In 2020, the provincial government promised to overhaul BC’s old-growth forest policies and increase their protection. By joining the AFA at this pivotal time, you can be a driver of the new policies that will determine the fate of the remaining endangered old-growth forests in BC.

Position Overview

The AFA is seeking a driven and highly motivated conservationist with exceptional campaigning aptitudes, extensive ecological knowledge, and an understanding of how to collaboratively develop and coordinate campaigns that raise awareness, inspire action, and move decision-makers. Reporting to the Executive Team, the Campaigns Coordinator will produce a multitude of persuasive and accurate written campaign materials, give public presentations, engage key stakeholders and political decision-makers, follow and analyze critical science and policy initiatives, and help coordinate all manner of campaign activities. Bring your passion for nature, persuasive writing, project management skills, and strategic thinking to the task of protecting BC’s spectacular ancient forests.

See full job posting here.

City Naturalist & Outreach Coordinator

JOB POSTING #: 2022-0217

POSTING PERIOD: Monday, July 25, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. to Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

DEPARTMENT: Parks & Facilities

UNION: Non-Union


POSITION STATUS: Regular Full-Time



RATE OF PAY: $86,244.13 to $104,830.80 Annually



Reporting to the City Forester/Manager, Forestry & Natural Areas or designate, this position will be responsible for the complete operation including planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of the Ojibway Prairie Complex parkland (620 acres) and the Ojibway Nature Centre;
Will provide research and planning/management for 38 Candidate Natural Heritage Sites, Official Plan environmental policies, secondary plans, watershed plans, development proposals and Life Science research; promote an awareness, appreciation, enjoyment and protection of the rich natural heritage assets of the City of Windsor by developing, coordinating and administering a variety of high quality educational and recreational experiences associated with the physical resources available in Windsor;
Enhance the quality of life of City residents by encouraging positive environmental ethics and the integration of natural heritage in the fabric of urban life; protect and manage the City’s prairie, savanna and oak woodland ecosystems, which are critically endangered in Ontario, and ensure no loss of native species diversity in the City;
Work with Ministry of Natural Resources to enhance endangered species recovery through public education, field research, stewardship activities. developing annual goals and objectives; preparing, monitoring, and controlling facility budgets; selecting, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating full time and part time staff;
Planning, scheduling, implementing, and evaluating environmental education programs, workshops, conferences and special events;
Working effectively with community groups and government agencies;
Maintaining heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and other electrical/mechanical systems;
Preparing and maintaining high quality displays and wildlife exhibits for the Ojibway Nature Centre;
Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing;
Preparing and maintaining accurate operating and financial records;
Maintaining accurate payroll and personnel records;
Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety Program.
Will perform other related duties as required.

Must have a Master’s Degree in in Biology, Natural Resource Science, or related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of two (2) years progressive experience to acquire knowledge, principles and practices involved in managing areas of unique ecological significance, supervisory, problem solving and communication skills;
OR Must have a University Degree in Biology, Natural Resource Science, or related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of four (4) years progressive experience to acquire knowledge, principles and practices involved in managing areas of unique ecological significance, supervisory, problem solving and communication skills;
OR Must have a Community College diploma in Natural Resource Science or related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum six (6) years progressive experience to acquire knowledge, principles and practices involved in managing areas of unique ecological significance, supervisory, problem solving and communication skills;
OR Must have an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma plus one (1) year of post secondary school courses in Natural Resource Science or related field or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalencies and a minimum of ten (10) years experience to gain communication, supervisory, recreation programming and marketing skills.
Sound knowledge of principles and practices involved in planning or managing areas of unique ecological significance
Ability to work and communicate effectively with the general public, municipal, and provincial staff through proven oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Must have working knowledge of computer software programs, such as web development, database, Word, Excel, and ActiveNet;
Should have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with the work.
The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a medium level of work.
Must complete a post-offer agility test in an effort to assist the successful candidate in completing the position tasks safely and to aid in minimizing injuries on the job.

All City of Windsor employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment in accordance with the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged
We offer a smoke-free office environment
Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.
The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

Project Coordinator

About Our Opportunity
Reporting to the Manager, Risk Services, Fleet and Forest Protection Division, the Project Coordinator (PC) is a member of the Risk Services Group.  A team of dedicated professionals, this Group is responsible for science, technology and business planning as it relates to the Fleet and Forest Protection Division (Forest Health,  Wildland Fire Management, Air  and Fleet Services).

Primary Accountabilities
Some of the primary accountabilities in the PC role include:

Coordinating the Department of Natural Resources Pest Management Decision Making Framework, currently focused on spruce budworm, as well as managing projects and process improvement initiatives across multiple disciplines.  Currently the PC is also assisting fleet with an on-going project to digitally collect and make use of NRR vehicle usage information.
The PC also helps to coordinate and provide assistance with internal and external information and outreach materials including internal communications, website and Sharepoint information, social media, media, public information, training, annual reports, forest pest risk assessments etc.
As required the PC assists  with data collection (ground, air, and lab). Forest Health monitors and reports on 12+ insects annually in Nova Scotia with data collected from over 2003 survey sites as well as general and detailed aerial surveys.
The PC assists with the planning, implementation, coordination, and review and  assessment of Fleet and Forest Protection projects, programs and services.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor of Science in a natural resource/environmental science field plus five (5) years of specific, demonstrated, related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


The successful candidate  must demonstrate experience in managing complex projects, facilitating meetings, preparing reports and communication pieces, public speaking, stakeholder engagement and media. The successful candidate must also be knowledgeable regarding National, Provincial and Regional forest pest management issues and familiar with forest pest management practices and principles.  They must also be familiar with  research, data collection and analysis techniques and have familiarity with and skills to utilize Microsoft Office products.


A high standard of capability is expected in oral and written communication, time management, organizing and problem solving. This is a specialized position where the candidate must be highly motivated and have  strong self-initiative and engagement to produce timely and reliable results.  They must also have strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a dedicated team of Risk Services professionals, as well as, other stakeholders. They must also be able to operate with considerable independence and a minimum of direct supervision.


Training and experience in process improvement related methods (e.g. Lean Six-Sigma, ePIP) will be considered an asset.  Additional experience related to other aspects of forest protection (climate change, wildfire or other natural disturbances) would also be considered an asset.  A valid driver’s license is required.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Equivalencies include:

MSc in natural resources/environmental science and 3-years of related experience OR 2-year diploma in natural resources/environmental science with 7-years of related experience.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
Working Conditions
Work predominantly within an office environment with Flex Work Arrangements potentially available.

Field and lab work as required; some field work requires travel in department vehicles including aircraft to remote locations.
What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
Countless Career Paths.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade:  PR 13

Salary Range:  $2,396.86 – $2,913.59 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


If you are a dynamic leader and resource professional come join the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry team, where you will lead the acquisition, development/transfer of biological, ecological and forest science data knowledge and information required for the description and forecasting of forest growth, yield and stand dynamics in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence (GLSL) and Deciduous forest ecosystems in southern region.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• develop, evaluate and validate GLSL/Deciduous forest growth and yield (G&Y) information management products and tools
• provide program expertise and advice in the development and calibration of GLSL/Deciduous forest growth and yield and stand dynamics
• provide evaluation of forest sustainability in southern region
• conduct resource analysis and modelling
• provide leadership and advice in developing GLSL/Deciduous forest science strategies, programs and practices in support of natural resources policy, management, planning/operational program needs for southern Ontario

How do I qualify?
• 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.
• You must possess a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) designation from the Ontario Professional Foresters Association or have the ability to transfer designation from out-of-province and be able to practice professional forestry without professional supervision.

Technical knowledge and skills:
• You have advanced knowledge of GLSL and deciduous forest region biology, ecology, soils, mensuration, forest growth and yield modelling and quantitative silviculture.
• You have advanced knowledge of selection and shelterwood silvicultural systems and G&Y decision support tools applicable to these for silvicultural decision making and wood supply analysis.
• You have sound knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of ecosystem and forest resource management.
• You have knowledge of scientific methods such as experimental design, plot establishment, measurement and maintenance of forest growth and yield plots and statistical analysis.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You have well developed communication skills to lead and provide input to strategic and operational plans, scientific publications and reports and prepare project proposals and status reports.
• You have demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to participate in workshops and communicate with internal and external stakeholders and to present project and program proposals to clients, partners and ministry staff.
• You can facilitate cooperation between researchers, clients and partners with varying views and interests.
• You demonstrate a proven ability to work within and across teams.

Analytical and problem-solving skills:
• You have analytical and problem-solving skills to determine, clarify and evaluate options and identify approaches to address forest management problems.
• You can interpret and synthesize information from scientific studies into solutions by developing guidelines and recommendations.
• You can analyze and assess the effectiveness of research and technology development and establish criteria for measuring the success and future applicability of project results.

Planning and organizational skills:
• You have demonstrated planning skills to implement and manage complex field monitoring, assessment and model validation programs in a changing, flexible environment.
• You have organizational skills to determine client needs, and by leading working groups and workshops to determine southern client needs to direct provincial program direction.

Computer skills:
• You have demonstrated computer querying skills with database management systems, as well as proficiency with spreadsheets, GIS, graphics packages, statistical software, word-processing, email and internet.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
1 Permanent, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

GIS Mapping Technician

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber.  BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.

Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbians receive fair value from their timber resources.

BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC.  BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:

Objective 1: Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Objective 2: Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
Objective 3: Continuous business improvement – within BCTS, across government and with third parties.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website

The GIS Mapping Technician creates digital, graphic and descriptive products to support resource planning through the use of GIS. The GIS Mapping Technician supports planning and operational initiatives through data input, manipulation, and quality control as well as map production and generation of associated reports for GIS analysis to provide insight into resource management.

Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2021, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2021 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2021.

This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer.  The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.

A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Diploma or degree in geographic information systems, or in a related field, such as natural resources or geography and one year of related experience.

Equivalent combination of training and three years related experience.
Experience capturing, converting, creating, editing and maintaining digital information in a GIS environment.
Experience creating a variety of digital, geographical and descriptive products including thematic maps, terrain models and associated descriptive statistics.
Preference Statements

Experience working with a forestry-related application that incorporates ESRI (ArcGIS) software products.
Experience working with ESRI (ArcGIS) software products.
Operational forestry experience

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire – YES (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.  Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Urban Forestry-Park Technician

We are currently seeking a Park Technician (Natural Areas) to join our Urban Forestry team.  This unique full-time job opportunity will allow you to apply your varied work experience and skills to meet the challenges of managing more than 1600 hectares of forest, shrubland, and grassland natural area parkland.



  • Implement all aspects of natural areas management including, but not limited to, debris and refuse removals, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, native plantings, wildlife management, invasive plant management, and tree risk assessments.
  • Perform supervisory and technical work in the planning, coordinating, and supervising of City crews and contractors.
  • Preparation of schedules, inspections, and reports related to the delivery of projects and programs.
  • Perform hands-on fieldwork in all weather conditions.
  • Prepare annual and seasonal work plans for assigned functional responsibility areas, based on section goals and objectives and within approved budgets.
  • Develop and implement new work methods and techniques.
  • Develop asset-based management prescriptions, including preventative maintenance programs.
  • Implement and practice safety-related policies, procedures and regulations and perform fieldwork in accordance with accepted standards, techniques, and practices.
  • Respond to service requests from the public.

The successful applicant:

  • can work independently, as well as in a team environment, and must be physically able to carry out the duties as required
  • is a logical and analytical thinker in problem-solving situations
  • has superior public relations, interpersonal, communication, organizational, multitasking and leadership skills
  • has strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
  • has a comprehensive knowledge of ecological processes, applicable statutes and regulations, and native flora and fauna in Surrey.



  • Completion of a Diploma program from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum of 3 years related experience, OR
  • Completion of grade 12 supplemented by a relevant Trades Qualification supplemented by 3 years of related progressive experience, OR
  • Completion of grade 12 and a related Technical Certificate Program (one-year full time) from a recognized post-secondary institution with additional related academic courses and training including at least 1 credit course in each of supervision and technical writing supplemented by 4 years of related progressive experience.

An acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

You must have a valid B.C. driver’s license with a safe driving history. An Arborist certification (International Society of Arboriculture) and a Pesticide Applicator’s License are required to be obtained before the completion of the probation period.

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check

Natural Areas Urban Forester (Landscape Technician II)

Edmonton’s natural areas represent a significant municipal asset. With more than 3000 hectares of natural areas, this valuable asset of Edmonton’s Green Infrastructure improves our air quality, reduces energy consumption, conserves water resources, provides wildlife habitat and beautifies the City. With careful stewardship, these benefits can continue for generations.

As a Natural Areas Urban Forester, you will be responsible for maintaining and caring for the long-term health of our natural areas by balancing ecological integrity with recreation and public safety. You will work closely with the Natural Areas Coordinator to protect and preserve the natural environment.

With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:

  • Actively review natural areas (river valley and tableland locations) for tree and fire risk mitigation and overall ecological health
  • Educate and communicate the benefits of trees, natural areas, and preservation to internal and external stakeholders
  • Respond to 311 notifications, and internal and external inquiries relating to natural areas
  • Administer the Corporate Tree Management Policy (C456C)
  • Review design circulations and provide comments for best management practices and restoration requirements
  • Review, issue and inspect Public Tree Permit applications as per the Public Tree Bylaw 18825, which includes the review of Tree Protection and Preservation Plans
  • Conduct site inspections during all phases of construction
  • Coordinate contractors to complete tree work for various projects and risk mitigation
  • Inspect and ensure contract work is in compliance with current tenders and the specific scope of work for each site Ensure all contractors’ invoices are paid and supporting documents are completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with safety programs
  • Other related work as required

Qualifications :

  • Completion of a 2 year diploma or a 4 year degree or equivalent in Urban Forestry, Natural Sciences, Landscape Design, or a related field from a recognized institute of technology
  • Minimum 5 years experience in coordinating or supervising work focused on managing natural areas (such as tree stands, grasslands, or wetlands)
  • Possession of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Tree Risk Assessment
  • Qualification (TRAQ) would be an asset
  • FireSmart understanding and training would be an asset Knowledge of forest ecology, tree risk identification and fire risk mitigation are critical aspects of the role
  • Knowledge of International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) guidelines, natural area management plans, hazard tree assessment guidelines and natural area related regulations, policies and bylaws
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of plant material, plant communities, plant identification and landscape design principles
  • Experience with Google Applications and GIS Software is an asset
  • Well developed leadership, team-building skills, and proven ability to problem solve in creative ways
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions
  • Ability to interpret landscape plans and specifications related to the work assigned
  • Ability to work out-of-doors for extended periods and in unfavorable weather conditions as required by the work assigned
  • Compliance with the City of Edmonton’s safety standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a requirement for this position
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license (or provincial equivalent). Must arrange own transportation to be reimbursed in accordance with City of Edmonton policy. This may require business auto insurance
  • Applicants may be tested


The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:

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Up to 1 permanent full-time position

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.

Salary: $36.577 – $45.697 (Hourly); $76,372.78 – $95,415.34 (Annually)

Advisor, Indigenous Relations

Advisor, Indigenous Relations
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2

An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar temporary and permanent vacancies.
This position will be located in Burns Lake, BC.  Alternate locations are subject to Ministry operational requirements and space availability at time of offer.
This position is also posted as a STO 24R under REQ 84597.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.

Employ your expert negotiation abilities to have a positive impact on Natural Resource Operations

We are seeking a talented Indigenous Relations Advisor to join our wonderful team in the Nadina Resource District.

The Indigenous Relations Advisor will focus on reviewing proposals for the use of natural resources on Crown Land and determining the impact on First Nations either identified or potential traditional use areas. The Advisor also plans and leads the facilitation of the First Nations consultation process and ensures legal obligations have been met.  This position is a recommending authority on whether the proposed work should proceed.

Among other responsibilities, this position will facilitate and lead Indigenous Relations consultations and manage the process by developing the consultation framework and decision-making process, establishing working relationships with the Indigenous community, organizing consultation sessions, and providing program-specific professional advice.

Affordable living and an easy lifestyle are some of the biggest benefits of living in Burns Lake. Neighborhoods are in close range to shopping, and the town is situated on a beautiful lake, further surrounded by wilderness and some of BC’s largest freshwater lakes where sport fishing is a popular activity for both residents and visitors. Burns Lake is proud of its reputation of having a strong sense of culture and incredible local talents to showcase.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

In addition to this great opportunity and amazing location, working for the BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position-related inquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.


Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Degree related to the natural resource sector (e.g., forestry, resource management, agrology, environmental science) or a related discipline.
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, as a licenced professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area.  (i.e., Association of Forest
  • Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)).  Note: Immediately eligible for full registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the relevant BC professional association.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with First Nations communities and facilitating First Nations consultations.

Preference may be given to candidates who fulfill all of the requirements listed above and also have one or more of the following:

  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Experience or education in forestry or natural resource management.
  • Experience or education related to Indigenous Peoples relationship management.

Willingness Statements

This position requires you to have a valid FULL BC driver’s license (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver’s license from another province or jurisdiction.
Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.



Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the ABCFP. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 24R opportunity via Requisition 84597.

Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allow approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Revegitation Co-Supervisor

Leaf Ninjas is an installation company that focuses on ecological restoration. We are committed to a vegetation-first approach to long-lasting successful planning and installations. Do you have the drive, care, and quality to be an eco-ninja?

We are posting a position for 1 individual to be a co-supervisor to prepare and plan eco-site planting locations for 1,000,000 trees and shrubs to be installed this Spring. There is potential to extend this scope for an additional 30-40 days if you are qualified to co-supervise the installation and inventory.

The work will take place in an active mine site. Unless you live in Ft. McMurray you will be required to stay in camp. All camp expenses will be paid for.

The position required an experienced skillset with training. $40-$55/hr.

If you are interested in applying please submit a response in this google form.

Scope 1: Eco sites assessments, preparation for planting, and erosion control field execution:

Overview: Working side by side with the Revegetation Planer, the co-supervisor will help collect eco site data, help with all steps required to plan the execution for tree planting, erosion control, and/or seed collection. This involves the delineation of key boundaries such as eco sites, soil boundaries, and/or operational corridors using GPS, lath, and flagging tape. GPS data collected will be uploaded/downloaded as needed to create working maps.

Part of the work scope will include locating safe accesses for the work crews and deliveries. Interaction with other teams will be required to secure and escort heavy equipment, develop or maintain access, and/or to seek the authorization of access for certain areas. Other tasks may be assigned, such as female aspen/willow scouting for seed collection, bioengineering material inspection and inventories, and/or any other field/office task required to make the revegetation/reclamation a success.

Expected dates: April 25th to May 15th. To be confirmed based on frost and snow conditions.

Schedule: Daily schedule set at 8 hours per day (occasional 10 hours when needed). Field assessments are done most days with some data processing at the office. Work is set at 6 days per week with Sundays or rainy days off. Time off (~6 days) can be allocated as we transition from one scope to the other scope in order to be ready to tackle the tree planting program.


  • Working side by side with Revegetation Planer
  • Able to work independently and safely, in and out of the office
  • The co-supervisor will help collect data on eco sites on newly placed polygons
  • Walking on land where the soil is freshly placed to assess GPS and stake all polygons.
  • Assessments include looking for defects in placement and to identify the various eco sites to relay to the vegetation specialist. This requires walking on the soft ground approximately 8 to 12 km on several of the workdays.
  • Delineate key boundaries using lath and flagging tape (edges, eco sites, access, corridors, identify safe access),
  • Help identify potential access points, staging areas and work with other groups to secure and escort heavy equipment and/or request the right to access work areas. vii. Collect GPS data to be uploaded and (based on skills) will create maps using Arc GIS.
  • Support the coordination of seed collection program as needed (Trembling Aspen/Balsam Poplar/Willow spp).
  • Work will be approximately 60% field and 40% office component.
  • Attend pre-planting meetings to ensure alignment between owner and contractors

Deliverables (both scopes):

  1. Daily report on progression, interventions, and observation provided daily b. Final technical report with highlights, gaps, deviations, and key information relevant for the program. Word and Excel format (ideally with GIS database)
  2. A final tally of all seed lots for each area planted (data verified against tree planting contractor data). Provide Excel spreadsheet with seed lots and polygons (ready for regulatory submission.)
  3. GIS files or Excel point files with new polygons limits for any deviation from the original plan, defects discovered, research plots location or any sub-standards area
    Final reconciled quality assessment report. Excel sheets

Scope 2: Tree planting co-supervisor.

A qualified individual is more likely to be hired if they can perform Scope 1 and 2. The posting is primarily for scope 1. For the duration of the tree planting, Leaf Ninjas will be looking for a highly motivated, proactive and energetic person with the main task to support the spring revegetation program. The role requires understanding the planting scope, finding solutions, observe and reminding each and every one of the overall objectives. The person is expected to intervene promptly when actions are compromising the end results.

This includes, but is not limited to: stock handling, delays, species or stems assignment (patterns, colonies, clumping), planting quality or density, eco site creation, plant health, soil/site conditions or data tracking. The worker will lead by example by following all safety standards and will either intervene or report any unsafe practices observed.

The co-supervisor will spend most of the time out with the tree planters interacting with them to assess, bring awareness to all staff and intervene in order to ensure the success of the program.

The scope may be supplemented as required to support erosion control and seed collection and/or seeding.

The co-supervisor will work closely with contractors and perform Qa/Qc on data tracking. We want 100% accurate reporting on seed lot deliveries per polygon.

Daily interaction with vegetation specialists and contractors is expected. Deliverables: Daily progress reports, deviations, tally or concerns. Data will be assessed daily and reported back by the co-supervisor or the contractor as agreed.

A short technical report with recommendations and highlighting of the program is expected at the end of the contract. Provide a list of deviations from the plan, GPS files or coordinates of any boundary adjustment (GIS format would be ideal), spreadsheets with all seed lots planted by location with verified numbers, document if any notes substandard area were observed such as holes or improper prescriptions (may require staking in the field). Report precise information on the planting of any research plots.

Each reefer delivery will be tallied accurately per seed lots collaboratively with the planting contractor. It is expected that an accurate tally will be issued by the co-supervisor on the same day of the delivery or as soon as possible if the reefer is not completely offloaded.

Expected start and end date: (to be confirmed: Around May 15th with an end-around June 25th
Schedule: 10 hours a day (variable). The schedule is variable based on the Tree planter’s schedule and needs. Planters would work a 3:1 or 4:1 schedule.

Work location: Report to work at Mildred Lake site unless otherwise agreed.

Location: Mildred Lake, Aurora and MLX West site.

May have some crown land work for seed collection.


  • Have a good knowledge of tree planting operations (minimum 1 full season of experience)
  • Have good experience of tree planting quality assessments
  • Understand live trees/shrubs/cuttings handling principles. Able to detect diseases, grade seedlings’ quality, and implement best practices
  • Be able to represent Leaf Ninjas with our tree planting contractor, resolve conflicts, and communicate efficiently with all parties
  • Inspect caches to ensure trees/shrubs are maintained cool, under shade, well treated and kept moist. Observe if species delivered are for the appropriate eco sites
  • Understand the internal specific tree planting standards and quality assessment, be able to collect data from quality checkers, and be able to perform quality assessments. This includes: density, patterns, species distribution and quality
  • Ensure the tree planting contractor remain compliant with prescriptions, applies proper handling standards and best practices.
  • Assist in case of required deviations and report changes accordingly
  • Set up shrubs research plots, monitor their planting closely, set up markers, GPS locations and collect data.
  • Understand the basic leading principles to create key eco sites and have knowledge of the woody native species of the Boreal mixed wood region. Able to identify species by twig identification. Some guidance is provided in the Guideline for Reclamation to Forest Vegetation in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region
  • Understand the Alberta Forest Genetic Resource Management and Conservation Standards with a focus on the leading principles of seed zones, deployment variances and reporting requirement
  • Be trained, qualified and ready to work on a mine site independently (mine driving, drug and alcohol testing, Safety oriented, etc)
  • Be able to walk long distances on rough terrain each day (> 10km)
  • Be able to lift up to 50lbs repetitively while offloading or handling seedlings
  • Be able to work independently
  • Work in the field but also on a computer to review plans or generate reports