Forestry Technician in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada with Global Mapping Services

Job requirements




College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to less than 1 year or equivalent experience


2 years to less than 3 years

Area of Work Experience


Business Equipment and Computer Applications

Spreadsheet; Database; Tablet computer

Additional Skills

Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment

Area of Specialization

Woodlands operations; Silviculture; Forest engineering and harvesting; Forest measurement and inventory assessment; Forest pathology, entomology and pest management

Work Setting

Private sector; Consulting firm

Type of Product

All terrain vehicles (ATV)

Specific Skills

Survey and assess designated sites; Perform technical functions in preparation of forest management and harvest plan; Develop and maintain computer databases; Conduct and supervise forest inventory cruises, surveys and field measurement; Assist in planning and supervise construction of access routes and forest roads

Security and Safety

Criminal record check

Own Tools/Equipment

Safety vest; Gloves

Transportation/Travel Information

Own transportation; Own vehicle; Willing to travel; Willing to travel regularly; Valid driver’s licence; Travel expenses paid by employer

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Repetitive tasks; Physically demanding; Attention to detail; Ability to distinguish between colours; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Tight deadlines

Work Location Information

Rural area; Remote location; Various locations; Relocation costs not covered by employer

Parts Specialization


Computer and Technology Knowledge

Computer-aided design (CAD)

Technical Experience

Mapping and surveying; Forest cover mapping; Airphoto interpretation

Personal Suitability

Initiative; Effective interpersonal skills; Team player; Excellent written communication; Organized

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