Strategic Planning Forester Job in Kamloops for Forsite |

Strategic Planning Forester

September 21 2022
Industries Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting
Categories Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Processing
Kamloops, BC

Come Grow with Us! Forsite is actively looking for a Strategic Planning Forester with strong communication and facilitation skills to support our clients across BC and Western Canada. The position can be remote or ideally based out of one of our Canadian offices.


With 10 locations throughout Canada, Forsite Consultants Ltd. is a leading provider of integrated forest land development and management services. Our staff are industry leaders in forestry technology, strategic planning, resource and land management and professional forestry. Forsite has been SAFE certified since 2007 and is committed to growth, innovation and maintaining a safe and respectful working environment.

At Forsite we will excel by being a flexible, adaptable, people-oriented business that grows and profits by creating value for our customers and opportunities for our employees. We will apply our skills, knowledge and technologies to be the best forest management company. We value fostering and sustaining an environment of diversity and inclusion where everyone can reach their full potential.


Operating within Forsite’s Resource Management and Technology business area, the Strategic Planning Forester will work within a team of senior planners and forest analysts to develop and facilitate planning processes in response to a range of forest land management challenges. This position will require extensive knowledge of forest legislation, policy, and landscape level forest management concepts to provide focused, innovative, and meaningful solutions to our clients. A background in forest operations/silviculture would be a distinct asset.

You should have strong problem-solving and written communications skills and demonstrated ability in the facilitation and coordination of planning processes. Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, projects the Strategic Planning Forester may be involved with include Forest Landscape Plans, Integrated Resource Management Plans, Land Use Plans, Access Management Plans, Old Growth Management Strategies, Wildfire Mitigation Plans, Climate Vulnerability Assessments, etc.


  • A safety conscious attitude;
  • Post-secondary education with a natural resource management focus;
  • Minimum 10 years of related experience in the forest sector, ideally involving landscape scale forest management planning processes;
  • Registered or eligible to be registered as an RPF (BC or AB);
  • Experience facilitating or leading diverse groups;
  • Strong technical writing skills, formal training in technical writing an asset;
  • An understanding of forestry GIS datasets and timber supply modeling processes would be an asset;
  • Background in operational forest management would be an asset; and
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.


  • Enthusiastic with a passion for forestry;
  • Professional with a friendly and courteous manner, being service and team oriented;
  • A strong communicator with the ability to build positive relationships across all levels of the business;
  • Able to work both independently under limited direct supervision as well as in a project team environment;
  • Flexible with strong organizational and time management skills to with ability to work under pressure to meet targets; and
  • Able to work with excellent attention to detail with work accuracy and quality.


In addition to a challenging and rewarding work environment, Forsite provides work/life flexibility, competitive wages a solid benefits package, supported professional development and a company matched pension program.

Forsite welcomes applications from everyone and is looking for the most suitable individual with the skills and knowledge to effectively complete the duties required of the position.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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