Obishikokaang Resource Corporation (ORC) employs a Compliance / Operations Forester to manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes.
The Compliance / Operations Officer’s duties and responsibilities:
- Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources.
- Perform inspections of forests or forest nurseries.
- Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities to assure adherence to government regulations.
- Determine methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage.
- Supervise activities of other forestry workers.
- Conduct public educational programs on forest care and conservation.
- Plan and supervise forestry projects, such as determining the type, number and placement of trees to be planted, managing tree nurseries, thinning forest and monitoring growth of new seedlings.
- Choose and prepare sites for new trees, using controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides to clear weeds, brush, and logging debris.
- Plan and direct forest surveys and related studies and prepare reports and recommendations.
- Plan and implement projects for conservation of wildlife habitats and soil and water quality.
- Plan cutting programs and manage timber sales from harvested areas, assisting companies to achieve production goals.
- Provide advice and recommendations, as a consultant on forestry issues, to private woodlot owners, firefighters, government agencies or to companies.
- Analyze effect of forest conditions on tree growth rates and tree species prevalence and the yield, duration, seed production, growth viability, and germination of different species.
- Monitor forest-cleared lands to ensure that they are reclaimed to their most suitable end use.
- Map forest area soils and vegetation to estimate the amount of standing timber and future value and growth.
- Study different tree species’ classification, life history, light and soil requirements, adaptation to new environmental conditions and resistance to disease and insects.
- Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management and leasing of forest lands.
- Develop techniques for measuring and identifying trees.
- Plan and direct construction and maintenance of recreation facilities, fire towers, trails, roads and bridges, ensuring that they comply with guidelines and regulations set for forested public lands.
- Subcontract with loggers or pulpwood cutters for tree removal and to aid in road layout.
- Monitor wildlife populations and assess the impacts of forest operations on population and habitats.
- Develop new techniques for wood or residue use.
- Contact local forest owners and gain permission to take inventory of the type, amount, and location of all standing timber on the property.
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in Forestry or Natural Resource Sciences.
(3-5 years) forest operations supervisory experience, has a good knowledge of business and forest products manufacturing processes