Sasuchan Development Corporation is the economic arm of Takla Nation, the purpose of Sasuchan is to
create economic wealth, inspiring careers and sustainable employment and business opportunities for
the Takla Nation and to conduct all operations in a manner that respects the land, the people and the
culture. Sasuchan’s head office is located in Prince George, BC, but this position will require weekly
travel to the Takla territory, located approximated 350 KMs north of Prince George.
Sasuchan is seeking a highly engaged, organized and detail-oriented team player to join our Forestry
team. Reporting to the Forestry Manager, this position is primarily responsible for assisting in the
delivery of timber development projects. This position will support the Forestry department activities in
the execution of timber development projects with the goal of completing projects on time, within
budget constraints and to high quality standards. This position will provide strong leadership in all
aspects of the work in accordance with all company and industry regulatory health, safety &
environmental standards & procedures.
- Supervise consultants in achieving timber development activities (schedule, check in, review deliverables);
- Supervise consultants in achieving silviculture activities;
- Attend monthly client meetings;
- Cutting permit applications, appraisal, re-appraisal submissions;
- Attend field site visits as needed;
- Review cruising deliverables;
- Compiling cruise comps;
- Block blends;
- Ensuring silviculture activities are completed;
- Ensure activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable Occupational Health and Safety Requirements, Forestry Legislation, SDC’s Environmental Policy, Forestry Principles, and Forestry Management System;
- Build extensive and meaningful relationships with the community, Keyah members, and other stakeholders within the traditional territory;
- Contribute, promote and ensure that the activities undertaken maintain the social, environmental, and cultural values of the Takla Lake First Nation;
- All other duties as assigned.
Experience & Technical Competency
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in Forestry or Natural Resource or related subject; registered Professional Forester (RPF) or Registered Forest Technician (RFT) in BC or eligible to become an RPF or RFT;
- Multiphase Development training;
- Project management and Supervisor training are considered an asset;
- 3 years of working in natural resource management, including at least 2 years of directly related forest management field experience (timber development, forest road engineering, silviculture and/or timber harvesting monitoring/conformance, cutting and road permit applications, field assessments, crew supervision);
- 2+ years working in First Nations engagement, consultation, and accommodation in relation to forest operations;
- A clear and comprehensive understanding of relevant forestry, environmental and safety-related legislation and policy in BC;
- Understanding of all aspects of forest management, not limited to forest ecology, pathology, engineering, silviculture, timber valuation, timber harvesting and fire and fuels management.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Cultural agility: Able to work respectfully, knowledgeably, and effectively with Indigenous people;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Excellent leadership skills and ability to work as part of a collaborative team;
- Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, ability to lead and motivate a team;
- Attention to detail, organization, and accuracy essential;
- Well refined negotiation, critical thinking, risk management, problem solving and task management skills essential;
- Able to create a detailed project schedule, with comprehensive budget and draft project contracts;
- Knowledge of the mining, forestry, and resource sectors an asset;
- Ability to deal with the public and to maintain courteous, professional conduct with the public, employees, and volunteers;
- Must have strong computer skills and experience, M/S Office, and Project management information systems experience and aptitude essential;
- Sustained learning and development, integrity, and transparency.
- Working in remote locations for extended durations (~30%);
- May require long hours to meet specific deadlines, therefore flexibility in work schedule with the option to telecommute is necessary.
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please submit a cover letter and your resume, to:
HR@sasuchan.ca. Subject Line: Forestry Supervisor Applicant. We look forward to hearing from you!
We appreciate your time and effort taken to submit your application but please note that only short-
listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, thank you.
Although all applicants are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with Indigenous