Forestry Technician ID: 66618

Deadline Date: 2021/11/11

Location:  Michipicoten

Reporting to the Manager, Lands & Environmental Stewardship, the Nation is in search of a Forestry Technician to help advance its Community Forestry Strategy. In this role the incumbent will carry out office work as well as field work in a number of areas including, but not limited to compliance and monitoring activities. The role will also involve participating in engagement sessions with Michipicoten citizens. This is a full-time, temporary role (3 years).

Posting Date:
 107 Hiawatha Rd,
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Natural Resources, Agriculture

Contribute to and help advance the vision, mission, and goals of the (MFN) Community Forestry Strategy.
• Assist in the advancement of culturally appropriate strategic forestry objectives tied to Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM), community forestry and Conservation Economy best practices.
• Provide ongoing technical and strategic advice and guidance to Chief and Council.
• Oversee the implementation of the MFN-OMNRF Customized Consultation Framework and Work Plan.
• Coordinate all incoming an ongoing forestry correspondence and requests for information.
• Participate in the development and implementation of business-to-business agreements with forestry partners.
• Facilitate the transfer of forestry knowledge and opportunities between MFN’s administration and its citizens.
• Contribute to the advancement of the MFN values mapping initiatives.
• Provide support to the MFN guardianship program.
• Participate in MFN cultural activities, as appropriate.


• Diploma in forestry or equivalent, and demonstrable training accompanied by a minimum of 5 years of forestry field experience.
• Registered with, or eligible to be registered with, a professional forestry association.
• Experience working with a First Nation in a community engagement capacity is preferred.
• Demonstrable experience in forestry related services including but not limited to cruising, soil disturbance surveys, silviculture, site rehabilitation, hydrology, and/or monitoring.
• Familiar with the Ontario forest management planning process.
• Ability to communicate complex forestry concepts in a simple and professional manner.
• Strong technical writing skills and proficiency with MS Office Products.
• Experience working with GPS and ARC GIS.
• Have experience and interest in a number of environmental areas including water quality protection, site reclamation, species at risk and fish and wildlife monitoring.
• Working knowledge of provincial health and safety systems within the forestry sector.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
• Able to promote a positive work atmosphere.
• Must possess a valid Ontario driver’s license and ability to travel and work in the field.
• Current Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Search (if position offered)


Michipicoten First Nation offers a comprehensive employee benefit package and competitive wage based upon experience and qualifications.

Michipicoten First Nation may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate accepts to follow a training plan determined by Michipicoten First Nation as a condition of employment.

 Michipicoten First Nation is dedicated to promoting equity and diversity and serving the interests of their citizens. The successful candidate will be primarily engaged in serving the interests of Michipicoten citizens and Michipicoten will give preference to citizens and Indigenous candidates who possess the necessary qualifications.

Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

Interested persons may submit their cover letter & resume as one document by email to Lisa Belanger no later than June 11, 2021Please include the job title in the email subject line. 


Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Lisa Belanger
Position Title:
 Interim HR Manager
Company Name:
 Michipicoten First Nation
 107 Hiawatha Rd,
Postal Code:
 P0S 1K0
Web Address: