Posted Oct 5, 2021Silviculture Planning Technician



Business: Aspen Planers
Phone: 250-315-4250
Address: Merritt BC


Administrative Forestry


Silviculture-Planning Technician – Full Time Employment Opportunity

The Place: The Woodlands Division of Aspen Planers Ltd in Merritt BC is currently accepting resumes for a Silviculture-Planning Technician.

The Position: Aspen Planers Ltd. (AP) is seeking a dynamic, self-starting, team-orientated individual to serve as a Silviculture-planning Technician (SPT). The SPT reports to the Silviculture Manager, but also works in conjunction with the forestlands team. The role will be to provide support in the implementation of AP’s Silviculture program; as well as, some planning activities as directed by the planning department.

Responsibilities: Primary activities will include helping with the maintenance of silviculture corporate data in Phoenix and ArcGIS, and handling administrative duties including maintaining and reporting operation and silviculture activities in RESULTS. Additional silviculture-related activities include, post-harvest site assessments for reforestation prescriptions, planting supervision, site prep supervision and GPS and mapping of site prep areas; GPSing timber retention areas; field surveys for Regen, stocking, free growing and walkthrough assessments. Secondary activities planning & operational-related will include helping with engineering layout, GPSing cutblocks boundaries, site plan data collection, cruising, and road deactivation.

Education: Post-secondary Degree or Diploma in Forestry or related degree in Natural Resources Management; and eligible for accreditation with the Association of BC Forests Professional (RPF or RFT).


? A minimum of two years of experience in silviculture operational activities is required,

? Some experience in Planning and Operational field forestry activities,

? Basic working knowledge of legal regulations and requirements related to BC Forestry Legislation, policy and procedures,

? Strong understanding, knowledge, and implementation of efficient and cost-effective operations in business,

? Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team in a changing environment,

? Accreditation as a silviculture surveyor would an asset,

? Basic understanding of the Phoenix data base system,

? Familiar with silviculture surveys data collector software, i.e. SAP, SNAP is required, ? Experience with GIS mapping would be considered an asset,

? Flexible to travel and stay in remote areas during planting seasons may be required,

? Must possess a valid Class 5 B.C> Driver’s license that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

? Lesser qualified applications are welcome and will be considered for this position

 Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to the following address: Attention: Trevor Ball, R.P.F Manager, Corporate Forestry Planning and Practices Aspen Planers Ltd. Woodlands Division P.O. Box 160 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Or by email:

While all applications are appreciated, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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