FOREST TECHNICIAN – PLANNING AND MONITORING (Level 5)

 Number of positions - Two (2)

Basic Salary: $1,066,362.00 - $1,320,593.00 per annum, plus applicable allowances

Job Purpose:

Under the general direction of the Planning and Monitoring Manager, the incumbent is responsible for monitoring and evaluating technical standards through gathering and collating data from technical audit and independent reviews/assessments as well as assisting in the inputs to the development of forest management plans. The work will include traveling to remote locations to assist in field validation and verification assessments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREAS:

  • Provide support in updating and monitoring and evaluation tracking database by generating data on the progress activities being implemented under a Forest Management Plan
  • Conduct technical field assessments with respect to agreed standards and/or operational procedures generating relevant data to assist in the generation of Technical Audit reports
  • Carry out field assessments in relation to requested independent audits/inventory/assessment ensuring that all data collected/generated is adequate and accurate.
  • Conduct basic statistical analyses on generated/compiled data.
  • Develop and maintain a data management system using Excel, Access, or other data management and analysis software and provide day to day quality assurance on data and ensure that database is current
  • Draft technical and monitoring & evaluation reports as requested.
  • Assist with the implementation and capture of information from internal and public review sessions relation to technical audits and local forest management plans
  • Work independently and in a collaborative environment while applying effective teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Physical fitness to hike moderate to long distances off the beaten track in order to conduct the required field assessment and data collection.
  • Experience with ground navigational skills by compasses, maps and/or the use of hand-held GPS equipment
  • Knowledge of field assessment, sampling and monitoring and evaluation methodologies (i.e. both quantitative and qualitative data collection, processing and analysis)
  • Ability to interpret spreadsheets and statistical data;
  • Experience in evaluation, monitoring and result based management;
  • Working knowledge of Dendrology
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet database (e.g. MS-XL) functions
  • Ability to work and communicate productively and safely with an eye for details, in remote locations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work extended hours when necessary

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • ASc in Forestry, Agriculture, Natural or Environmental Science/Management or related area
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Access required and any statistical package;
  • At least two (2) years of field or monitoring & evaluating related experience. 

OR

  • Any related combination of training and field experience

Applications along with résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, December 8, 2017 to:

Director, Human Resource Management & Development,

Forestry Department,

173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8

Fax: 924-2626

Email: hrmd.fd@gmail.com

We thank all persons who express an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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