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Thichum Forest Products (Thichum) is a sustainable forestry company under the Tla’amin Management Services business arm for the Tla’amin Nation.

Thichum is accepting applications for the newly created Stewardship Forester position. This is an exciting opportunity for a pivotal role in a forestry company with the vision of being not only a leader through our sustainable management practices but also an organization that will inform and influence forest policy across British Columbia. Thichum’s values are built around the management of the quadruple bottom line – where social, cultural, environmental, and economic values are managed equally.

The Stewardship Forester will report to the Forest Stewardship Manager at Thichum and will support the Tla’amin Nation on forest stewardship initiatives in the ʔəms giǰɛ (Tla’amin Territory). The main function of this role is to manage and develop the resource assessment program, which is part of an integrated process with the Tla’amin Nation to review and provide recommendations on forestry related development and planning proposals submitted by industry and government proponents.This position offers a unique opportunity to assess a variety of forest management practices and conduct fieldwork in a range of locations and ecosystems. The ideal candidate will be organized, professional, and dedicated to upholding Tla’amin Nation sustainable resource management practices. Eligibility for registration with the Forest Professionals of British Columbia is a requirement of this position.

Position Responsibilities
Resource Assessments – manage forestry-based consultation requests and field-based reviews. This includes managing technicians and specialists to support fieldwork and providing recommendations to Nation staff and leadership according to Tla’amin Nation stewardship review policy.
Forestry Policy – provide advice as a subject matter expert related to best practices for sustainable forest resource management and policy development.
Safety Program – lead the coordination of safety policies, program administration, and assessments.

Education, Training, and Skills
▪ Demonstrate strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities.
▪ Positive attitude with a desire to lead change in the BC forestry industry.
▪ Experience in the coastal forestry sector and working with or alongside First Nation organizations.
▪ Understanding of forestry legislation and consultation frameworks.
▪ Eligible for registration with Forest Professionals of British Columbia as an RFT or RPF.
▪ Strong computer aptitude and report writing skills.
▪ High level of integrity and professionalism.
▪ Commitment to safety and experience working in field-based conditions.
▪ Valid class 5 driver’s license.

Salary for the position will be negotiated commensurate with education and experience. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, with opportunities for career growth
within the organization. Hiring preference will be given to members of the Tla’amin Nation.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
Shawn Tougas – Forest Stewardship Manager
Email: shawn.tougas@tmslp.ca
Subject: Stewardship Forester Position
Deadline for Applications: May 28th, 2023
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be
contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a background check. This a
permanent full-time position based in the qathet region of BC (upper Sunshine Coast) with the
expectation that the successful applicant will work from this location.

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