Forestry Supervisor - Planning

Gilbert Smith Forest Product Ltd. - Barriere, BC (30+ days ago)

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Here is an exciting development opportunity for a forester who is looking to expand their knowledge of woodlands activities which produce a stable fibre supply supporting manufacturing excellence! We are looking for a professional forester who wants to gain new skills and build a career in our family business.

The Position:

You will have opportunity to gain skills through assigned roles and responsibilities within a team environment in the planning, silviculture, and operations aspects of the business, with an emphasis on gaining a wide range of practical experience in forestry closely tethered to a speciality manufacturing facility. Reporting to the Woodlands Manager, the Forestry Supervisor- Planning will work with a team of professionals responsible for all woodland’s development activities. You will enjoy a balanced mix of field and office work, with exposure to all aspects of the supply chain process within a specialty manufacturing company.

Specific Duties:

  • Cutting and road permit development and submission
  • Appraisal assembly and submission in ECAS
  • Participation in working groups and meetings
  • Contract administration and supervision
  • Incorporating wildlife and other environmental values into harvest area designs
  • Completing all necessary field work including cut block and road layout
  • Consulting stakeholders
  • Preparation of site plans, harvest plans and cruise plans

Skills and Experience:

  • Registered member of the ABCFP with preference given to a Registered Professional Forester (RPF).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar capacity within the forest industry.
  • Knowledge of Forest Legislation, Regulations and Guidelines.
  • Positive attitude, dependable and ability to work effectively in a highly interactive and energetic team environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and be able to prioritize multiple projects/tasks.
  • Ability to identify and reduce risk and prioritize safety, throughout all aspects of the program.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving, and logical thinking skills.
  • Detail/results oriented with a focus on innovation.

Gilbert Smith Forest Products (GSFP) is a family owned and operated specialty cedar lumber sawmill, located in picturesque Barriere, BC. For the last 65 years we have remained competitive in a variety of markets by investing in our plant and our people. Most recently we made significant capital investments into our production facility along with implementing new technologies for the woodlands department. As the largest employer in Barriere, we are deeply connected to the community and are committed to supporting residents through scholarships, donations to local causes and staff participation in local events.

GSFP provides a competitive compensation package. We offer a friendly, professional work environment where your work will be recognized and appreciated.

If you are ready to build your career in a challenging development opportunity, submit your cover letter and resume. For more information about Gilbert Smith, visit our website.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Expected start date: 2020-07-25

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • 8 Hour Shift

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our staff healthy we have implemented work-from-home and have protocols for in-office and field work.