Urban Forester / Assistant Wildland Interface Forester
Frontera Forest Solutions, Inc. (www.fronterasolutions.ca) is a forestry-focused consulting firm based in North Vancouver, BC. We are proud to offer the following services to our clients: wildfire prevention planning and implementation, strategic planning and community-based forestry planning, forest research/inventory, and urban forest management. Other non-professional forestry work involves applied research, remote sensing and UAV-piloted surveys, as well as GIS and cartographic services. The company frequently collaborates with other professional biologists and foresters on various types of projects. The company works with local governments, First Nations, and associations throughout much of BC.
Who We Are Seeking
We are looking for an innovative, enthusiastic, and experienced urban forester to join our team to assist with field work, analyze field and office data, determine best recommendation and develop integrated reports. We provide a dynamic and flexible work environment with active and energetic individuals who care about our clients and strive to provide the highest quality services.
Work in the field and self-manage many field aspects including logistics, quality control and safety procedures,
Ensure accurate field assessments and GPS data are collected, and
Problem solve and communicate regularly with Frontera managers.
Conduct in-office quality control and GIS/mapping,
Liaise with clients as required,
Assist in technical writing for fuel management prescriptions, plans or other related documents, and
Assist with developing maps, spatial datasets or graphs on an as-needed basis.
Skills and Qualifications
Holds a bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in forestry, biology, urban forestry, natural resource management or similar,
Has industry or government experience professional working in aforementioned disciplines above,
Holds or could reasonably obtain International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification,
Holds or could reasonably obtain Danger Tree Assessor (DTA) qualification,
Holds or could reasonably obtain Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ),
Preferred but not required: Registered as an RPF, RFT, RPBio or trainee of the aforementioned,
Possesses proficiency in computer software including Microsoft Excel/Word, ArcGIS or QGIS,
Possesses problem solving skills and is flexible in nature,
Ability to work safely in the field under a wide variety of weather conditions,
Preferably operational wildfire experience (firefighting or prescribed burning),
Possesses a valid drivers license for use in BC (or will acquire), and
Is eligible to work in Canada.
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in Frontera and we look forward to hearing from you!