Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA)

Date Posted:
March 12, 2018
Forestry Program Assistant
Bradford, Ontario

As part of the LSRCA’s Conservation Lands team, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting department staff with the delivery of forest management and reforestation activities on conservation authority lands, at Durham Regional Forest, and on private properties within the watershed. This position reports directly to the Forestry Program Coordinator.

What you will do:

  • Assisting Forestry staff with:
    • Management activities in Durham Regional Forest including hazard tree removal, trail maintenance and development and other property maintenance activities;
    • Collection of stand inventory information for management plan updates and the development of management prescriptions;
    • Forest inventory and tree marking;
    • Implementation of the Conservation Authority’s tree and shrub planting program;
    • Developing forest management plans on private properties to enable landowners to qualify for the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP);
  • Assisting Conservation Lands staff with the management and maintenance of Conservation Areas including hazard tree removal, trail maintenance and development and other property maintenance activities;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the Forestry Program Coordinator.
  • Post-secondary education in Forestry, Forest or Natural Resources Management, or Forest Conservation studies with a minimum of two years related experience;
  • Familiarity and understanding of best forestry management practices, silvicultural guidelines for local forest types, and the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP);
  • Strong tree and shrub identification skills; sound understanding of forest inventory and tree marking;
  • Knowledge of local forest management challenges;
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written) and strong customer service skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Self-motivated, with a positive attitude towards the responsibilities and duties of the position;
  • Experience with GIS (ArcView), MS Office Suite products including Access and PowerPoint would be an asset;
  • Chainsaw operator certification;
  • A valid Class G driver’s license;
  • Experience in the removal of hazard trees would be an asset.

Hourly Rate: $16.96-$21.20

Date Ad Expires:
March 18, 2018
How to Apply:

Please apply directly to, with a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to LSRCA’s Human Resources, referencing Competition #08-2018, by 4:00 pm on March 18, 2018.

LSRCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), LSRCA will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If you are contacted in regards to this competition and you require disability – related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.

All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest in the LSRCA; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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