What you will do: Identify species, count and measure trees in accordance with the Reforestation Standard of Alberta
- Accurately GPS to plots in a cutblock
- Establish a plot centre for each plot
- Identify, measure and record appropriate tree species and heights
- Production pay. Surveyors average between $250 to over $500/day.
Start date: ASAP
Forestry Field Researchers
What you will do: Spend your day in the forest collecting data and measuring trees for various research projects
- Collect essential tree data for research projects; this research data will help maintain a sustainable forest
- Use GPS, Vertex, Height poles and more
- Hourly pay (full-time) – starts at $24.50
- Hourly pay (summer students) – starts at $23.50
- Some projects may have quality and production bonus potential
Start date: ASAP
Your skill set
Essential skills and knowledge that will benefit your productivity:
- ATV and sled experience
- Experience working outdoors in the all weather conditions
- Tree species identification
- Ability to measure tree heights and ages
- Good physical condition is necessary as considerable walking will be required
On-the-job training will be available to ensure competence before any job is started. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be an important part of the successful applicants’ attributes. Compliance with our safety program and Covid-19 expectations is mandatory.
- Basic training in forestry measurements, experience driving on resource roads (ATV and sledding experience is considered an asset). Enrolled in or graduated from a 2-year Forestry or Renewable Resource technologist diploma or enrolled in an undergraduate degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or a related degree or experience doing regeneration surveys.
- Valid Class 5 non-GDL Alberta driver’s license or equivalent.
- Legally entitled to work in Canada.
Forestry Field Researchers: 10 days on, 4 days off – shifts usually start on a Tuesday and end on the following Thursday, allowing for a four-day weekend.
Surveyors: Shifts vary from 10 days on/4 off to a 4 days on/1 day off (usually when working in locations far from Grande Prairie)
Employees are responsible for providing their own cruise vests, steel-toed boots, and weather-appropriate clothing/gear. Apical provides employees with required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and additional equipment such as GPS and SPOT units.
Employees undergo a thorough online safety training program as well as in-person (or online) orientation to Apical’s Health and Safety program.
In Grande Prairie: Apical Forestry provides low-cost accommodation for field researchers and surveyors in Grande Prairie. Crew houses are fully furnished with separate bedrooms and wifi. Employees are responsible for food and personal essentials.
Out of town: Apical Forestry pays for all hotel costs and meals when working out of town.
Tree Planters: Apical Forestry pays for all hotel costs and meals when working out of town.
Wages and Benefits
Apical offers a competitive wage (based on education, skills and ability) and a comprehensive benefits program (after the required waiting period).