Field Manager for 2019 Field Operations
Forest Foods is currently seeking an experienced and proactive Field Manager for a seasonal position our 2019 field operations.
About Forest Foods – Changing Forest Values
Forest Foods works in collaboration with Indigenous governments, organizations and resource departments/corporations and various Provincial/Regional stakeholders to deliver innovative resource management solutions. Our partnerships focus on developing functional landscapes that include multi-objective, adaptive programming for food, water and wildlife, while supporting Indigenous rights and title.
Increasing natural disasters coincide with a deficit of local natural resource management capacity. Indigenous guardians and stewardship programs are providing opportunities for local communities to fill those gaps. Forest Foods works with communities to develop and operationalize programming that focuses on capacity development, non-timber resource management and restoration activities that are in alignment with traditional governance structures and resource management principles.
Our goal is to ensure future generations have access to resilient, biodiverse forests and ecosystems that support land-based economies and the people that depend on them.
Field Manager Job Summary
Current scheduled projects are to take place throughout BC, during the months of May-August. Forest Foods is seeking Field Managers for multiple projects, including Emergency Land Management Projects, which seek to mitigate the environmental, safety and rights/title risks of post-wildfire activities on the land.
The Field Manager role:
- liaises with and facilitates multi-stakeholder communications/engagement between public land-users, First Nations clients, enforcement officers and government representatives.
- requires strong skills in interpersonal communication and conflict mediation in addition to a strong level of experience in field operations.
- reports directly to the Project Manager.
- will require the occasional long work day, and many hours spent driving long distances on resource roads, due to the remote locations of the projects.
- will vary from project to project and may include non-timber forest product development initiatives including permitting, training etc.
- provides training and experience in a unique and growing field of resource management and co-management strategies.
This position will be on a contract of 3 months, with the possibility of extension. Room and Board will be compensated as well as travel expenses associated with project operations. Salary will be determined based on the candidates experience.
Candidates who are passionate about B.C.s land and resource management; are educated in First Nations rights and title; and have experience working in the field are encouraged to apply. GIS proficiency a significant asset.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Assist in the execution of field work, including but not limited to, granting and regulating resource extraction permits, communicating, identifying and reconciling safety and cultural concerns, encouraging compliance with environmental standards and best practices, and requesting enforcement when necessary.
- Conduct site assessments to ensure environmental standards are being met and regulate accordingly.
- Utilize appropriate management techniques to meet deadlines, manage resources and meet reporting requirements as requested by the Project Manager.
- Report to and take direction from the Project Manager.
Day to Day Duties
- Provide management, training and operational support to the client.
- Grant harvest permit and regulate compliance with ‘best practices’, camping and harvesting requirements.
- Ensure environmental and social standards are met by various land users (Monitor & Report).
- Clearly and respectfully communicate the goals of the project to multiple stakeholders including individual harvesters, businesses, local residents and Provincial/Federal government representatives (COS, NR C&E, FLNRORD, RCMP etc.).
- Navigate resource roads, utilize GPS and collate monitoring data systems and organize tasks.
- Represent Forest Foods and its partners with professionalism, courtesy and mindfulness.
Qualifications and Skills:
The Ideal candidate will have:
- 2+ year of Field Work Experience (forestry, marine, agriculture etc.).
- Strong communication and leadership skills demonstrated through previous work experience.
- Ability to function in and cope with high stress/complex environments.
- Familiarity with First Nations history and B.C.’s reconciliation agreements.
- Experience working in multi-stakeholder projects; including indigenous communities, organizations and governments.
- Class 5 driver’s license with clean driving record.
- Basic First Aid; (additional first aid is a strong asset).
- Resource road driving experience.
- Familiarity with OH&S and WorkSafe BC guidelines.
- Personal equipment for working outdoors.
- Room & Board plus some personal travel expenses will be covered.
- Wage will be determined by experience.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, with cover letter on or before March 8th, 2019 to email@example.com. Please include Field Manager Position in the subject line.