POSITION: Management Forester

LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, salaried

LOCATION: Western Nova Scotia – WestFor Management Inc. is based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and conducts forest management and operations across the western 9 counties of the province.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: March 21st, 2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
WestFor Management Inc. is seeking a Management Forester to lead the development and execution of its Forest Management Strategy. This position will provide the opportunity to implement an innovative forest management plan and lead a diverse and skilled team of forest professionals.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
– Develop long-term management plans
– Develop 1-5-year operating plans for harvesting, road construction and silviculture activities.
– Oversee 4-6 field and GIS staff performing silviculture and operations planning
– Coordinate and communicate with non-governmental organizations and Department of Lands and Forestry
– Foster partnerships with stakeholders in the development and implementation of best management practices
– Lead the implementation of third-party forest certification of approximately 500,000 ha of forest lands

QUALIFICATIONS:
– A post-secondary degree or diploma in Forestry, Environmental Management, or Ecology
– Experience in long term forest planning and modeling
– Minimum of 3 -5 years of experience in forest operations planning and management
– A strong background in ARC GIS and its suite of tools
– Ability to work independently with strong organizational and time management skills
– Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
– Valid class 5 driver’s license and vehicle available for off road use

Additional Skills considered:
– Experience in forest ecology and wildlife management
– Experience developing and leading science-based research projects

*Generous benefits and vehicle mileage policy are offered

TO APPLY:
– Submit a written application in the form of a cover letter and resume clearly stating how you meet the qualifications to jobs@westfor.org

POSITION: General Manger 

LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, salaried  

LOCATION: Western Nova Scotia – WestFor Management Inc. is based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and conducts forest  management and operations across the western 9 counties of the province. 

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: March 21st, 2021 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

WestFor Management Inc. is seeking a General Manager to lead the execution of its business strategy. Reporting to the  WestFor Board of Directors, this position will provide the opportunity to lead and continue to grow a progressive forest  management business. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

– Lead and professionally develop a team of 10+ natural resource and business professionals. – Lead and execute long term business strategy and public relations/community engagement initiatives. – Develop annual budgets and operations plans for WestFor forestry and business activities. – Coordinate and communicate with the Nova Scotia Department of Lands & Forestry and various non-government  organizations. 

– Hire and develop contractor workforce to fulfill the business requirements of WestFor’s forest management  activities.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  

– Proven experience in a leadership role in a small to medium size business, demonstrating strong personal and  professional judgement. 

– A post-secondary degree in Business, Forestry, Environmental Management, or Ecology. – Ability to evaluate overall business efficiency by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics. – Strong problem solving, decision making, and time management skills. 

– Ability to work with an active Board of Directors and multiple Provincial and Municipal Government stakeholders,  exhibiting effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. 

– Human resources knowledge and experience in hiring, training and directing a professional team. – Minimum of 3 -5 years working in forest operations would be considered an asset. 

Valid class 5 driver’s license. 

BENEFITS: A generous benefits and vehicle mileage policy are offered 

TO APPLY: 

– Please submit a written application in the form of a cover letter and resume clearly stating how you meet the  position qualifications. 

Please submit your application to: jobs@westfor.org