Planning Forester

Job Req ID:  9603

Dawson Creek, BC, CA, V1G 4P2

Date:  Jan 26, 2024

Compensation Data

The salary range is between $79,436.50 and $100,934.35, depending on the candidate's experience.

Job Purpose

To manage various facets of forestry operations and forest management. May include forest development, silviculture, harvesting, road construction, planning and wood sales/purchases

We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Personal and Contractor Safet
  • Manages forestry operations and forest management. May include forest management plans, forest development, silviculture, harvesting, road construction, hauling, planning and wood sales/purchases.
  • Administration associated with job position (e.g. preparation of budgets, bid packages and contracts. Tracking and reporting of costs, and reviewing invoices
  • Contract negotiation and implementation.
  • Liaison with customers , ministries and contractors
  • Complete SFI documents and participate in SFI internal and 3rd party audits
  • Maintain compliance with all legislation and Certification
  • Assist Forester III and Area Forest Manager with budget development and forecastin
  • Participate in provincial and trade association committees
  • Coordinate and lead work teams
  • Coordinate and lead special projects as assigned
  • Manage direct reports

What do I need to be successful?

  • Minimum 3 years forestry experience
  • safety conscious,
  • good planning , GIS, GPS skills and ability to coordinate resource,
  • cost orientated,
  • good communicator and good interpersonal skills, team player,
  • knowledge of applicable forestry and safety legislation,
  • ability to drive in a variety of field and highway conditions,
  • ability to operate a computer and supporting software,


  • Degree, diploma, or extensive operational background in the related field of work.

Work Environment

Job Segment: Geology, GIS, Technology, Engineering