Forest Mgmt Ops Specialist

Posting Date: Jul 30, 2022

Location: High Level, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Forest Mgmt Ops Specialist 

Job Requisition ID: 16546

Ministry: Agriculture & Forestry

Location: High Level

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Ongoing

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable 

Classification: Subsidiary 05B 3625 Natural Resources 7

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development are responsible for policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify; inspiring public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food; supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices; leading collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities. For more information about the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development please visit our website at:



Reporting directly to the Senior Area Forester, this position assists in ensuring the sustainability of the forest resource in the High Level Forest Area.  


The Forest Management Operations Specialist will play a key role in leading and conducting the monitoring of forest operations and silvicultural activities and to ensure linkages are maintained to the approved Forest Management Plans, appropriate Tenure documents (Forest Management Agreements, Quotas, and Permits), applicable legislation, policy and departmental directives through the provincial Forest Operations Monitoring Program (FOMP). 


As a Forest Management Operations Specialist, the responsibilities include;

  • Forest management planning
  • Forest Operations Monitoring Program (FOM & SAM)
  • Reforestation Monitoring – Reforestation Standards of Alberta (RSA)
  • Timber Production Monitoring (TMP)
  • Mentoring, Support & Training
  • Wildfire Management


The minimum requirements for this role are a Diploma in Forest Technology plus 4 years directly related experience or equivalent.  As well as a membership or eligibility for membership in the Alberta Association of Forest Management Professionals.


Successful applicants will have knowledge of relevant provincial legislation.  


Preference will be given to those who have;

  • Experience and understanding of Forest Management planning, operations, land use management, compliance, auditing, performance management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • A strong understanding of forest science and management and how they have influenced policy
  • Field work practical skills (travel alone and remote work, compass work, mapping, scaling, etc.)
  • A thorough knowledge of relevant computer software applications including ARIS, TPRS, GLIMPs, ArcGIS, and other GIS Applications


Equivalency: Directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

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Your competencies for this role are;

  • Creative Problem Solving: to come up with solutions to solve complex problems while balancing the development, conservation, and use of resources
  • Drive for Results: to strive to exceed expectations and maximize resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the department while maintaining accountability to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop Networks: to maintain close relations with all stakeholders, actively incorporate the needs of the broader group, and ensure overall client satisfaction
  • Build Collaborative Environments: to ensure a collaborative approach is taken within your work to facilitate open communication and leverage team skills to achieve desired outcomes
  • Agility: anticipates change, identifies alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations. Supports others to identify, assess, and use alternative approaches


$2,537.00  to $3,263.92  bi-weekly ($66,215 to $85,188 annually)


This role is a permanent, full-time position with the standard work hours as 36.25, Monday to Friday.


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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Karen Jackman at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.