Planning Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  ESF Careers

  Kenora, Ontario, Canada

ESF Careers has been engaged by our client in the manufacturing industry to recruit for a Planning Forester. The incumbent will be reporting to the Sustainable Forest License Team Lead and working in conjunction with the Forestlands team.

Employment Responsibilities:


  • Assists in the co-ordination of the maintenance of the company's environmental management systems and certification standards;
  • Assists in the preparation of regulatory compliance audits;
  • Provides annual reporting, annual work schedule plan preparation and forest management plan maintenance for the Sustainable Forest Licenses;
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with Aboriginal Communities, tourist outfitters, trappers and other stakeholders and local communities on or adjacent to SFL areas;
  • Works with operations and silviculture foresters, ensures that information databases and Geographic Information System (GIS) spatial information is complete and accurate;
  • Co-ordinates the maintenance of current forest certification systems, and provide forest management planning support on Sustainable Forest Licence areas to ensure a sustained supply of wood.

Job Requirements:


  • Possess a Forestry degree and be a registered professional forester or be eligible to apply for RPF status in Ontario;
  • At least 5 years of experience and have completed a Forest Management Plan;
  • A team player, who is results focused;
  • Solid functional skills with Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities with solid communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a diverse group of customers;
  • Strong beliefs and behaviors in safety and environmental values and results;
  • Forest management planning experience in Ontario is preferred and is a definite asset;
  • Some travel to meet with stakeholders and/or government will be required.


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