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The Executive Director is the contact person for the Association, and acts as lead person in pursuing initiatives that the membership deem important. Currently, significant effort is the Right-to-Practice initiative as voted by our members, which demands familiarity with legislation, government policy, regulation of professions in New Brunswick and regulation of the forestry profession in Canada.
• Maintains records of correspondence, minutes of meetings, prepares agenda, coordination of and arrangements for meetings (Monthly and Annual General Meeting) with the Executive Committee, Board of Examiners (BOE), and membership.
• Receives and forwards membership applications to BOE, maintains correspondence with applicants, ensure timely evaluation process for applicants.
• Schedules examinations for applicants, invigilates or arranges for invigilator for examinations, ensure exams are marked by BOE, and recommendations from BOE for membership are forwarded to Executive Committee for acceptance.
• Working with the Administrative Assistant, updates monthly income and expenditures compared to budget. Maintains financial records, invoicing members for dues, payment of all invoices for ARPFNB expenses and financial management.
• Working with the Executive Committee, produces an annual budget, reviewed monthly.
• Reports Executive Director activities, Monthly and Annually.
• Working with the Secretary/ Treasurer, monitors investments, scholarships, and reconcile account
Registrar for the Association
• Maintain membership Register, in ledgers, and as computerized file, and on website.
• Respond to requests for changes in membership status from members.
• Monitor records of Continuing Education (CE) credits submitted by members.
• Administer CE program
• Acts as first point of contact for the Association; respond knowledgeably to questions
about the ARPFNB policies and procedures.
• Responds to all inquiries, streams significant questions to Executive Committee for
decision or input.
• Manages the planning of continuing education sessions, social events sponsored byARPFNB.
• In collaboration with Administrative Assistant, produces quarterly newsletters and distribute to all members. Solicit material for newsletter from diverse sources.
• Maintains website content, adds CFE courses regularly, update news items.
• Represent the Association on external committees.
• Annual travel to attend various conferences, representing ARPFNB.
• Represent ARPFNB on the Forest Professional Regulators of Canada.
• Maintain familiarity with the Central Assessment Process, administer by the Forest Professional Regulators of Canada, providing advice to Internationally Trained Individuals & Graduates of Non-Accredited Programs in their pursuit of becoming a Registered Professional Forester in New Brunswick.
• Liaison with all other professional forestry regulatory agencies in Canada, and neighboring states.
• Membership in the ARPFNB or eligibility for membership preferable.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French is an asset
• Experience in writing for forestry professionals on technical subjects, and for public audiences.
• Ability to work independently, take initiative and contribute significantly to advancing projects and initiatives is required.
• Experience and Interest in continuing education and extension.
• Experience working with financial records, general office administration.
• Good familiarity with forestry issues, policies, and practices in New Brunswick.
• Experience working with diverse associations and communities.
• Computer literacy with MS Office, Quickbooks software, CMS website management.
Remuneration and Position
• Ability to working both, remotely and in Fredericton office is required
• Part time position estimated at 10 hours of work per week, occasionally more.
• Hourly compensation to be determined upon qualifications.
ARPFNB is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. ARPFNB welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals with potential to help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Preference will be given to New Brunswick permanent residents
Acadian Timber Corp, is a leading supplier of primary forest products in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern U.S. With a total of approximately 2.4 million acres of land under management, Acadian is one of the largest timberland operators in New Brunswick and Maine. Acadian owns approximately 300,000 acres of timberland in Maine and 800,000 acres in New Brunswick, while also providing management services for 1.3 million acres of Crown licensed timberlands in New Brunswick.
Acadian Timber, has an immediate opening for a Crown Forest and Silviculture Planner based in Edmundston, NB. The primary area of responsibility will be assisting in the preparation and implementation of annual harvest planning and reporting for License #9. In addition to harvest planning, this person will also be responsible for assisting with the planning and monitoring of our Crown silviculture program, as well as performing GIS analysis as needed to address planning and operational challenges.
· Plan harvest blocks including assignment of harvest prescriptions.
· Verification of harvest prescriptions using GIS tools and field surveys.
· Preparation of annual harvest operating plan for License 9.
· Communication of operating plan with various stakeholders.
· Timely communication with sub-licensees regarding block modification requests.
· Coordination and validation of annual GIS updates.
· Preparation of annual silviculture operating plan.
· Preparation of annual vegetation management operating plan including acquisition of required permits.
· Monitoring of silviculture operations to ensure they meet safety and quality expectations.
· Preparation of License 9 Annual Report.
· Bachelor degree in forestry or environmental management or equivalent experience.
· Working knowledge of New Brunswick forestry laws and regulations.
· Proficiency in ArcGIS desktop software including data analysis, transformation, and map creation.
· Proficiency in Microsoft office products including Access, Word, and Excel.
· Keen attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
· Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
· Competency in safety and environmental standards
· Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
· Physically fit to cope with adverse field conditions
· Results oriented
· Has a valid Driver’s License
· Competency in English is essential, French competency is a strong asset.
Salary and Benefits:
· Salary commensurate with experience
· Paid holiday & vacation schedule
· Benefits package including; Healthcare, dental, vision, life insurance and disability plans
· RSP plan with company match
· Company vehicle
Tree Canada is expanding an exciting multi-faceted program, aiming to plant between 22 and 25 million trees in the next decade across Canada. We are seeking an energetic, resourceful, and highly organized leader to launch and manage the program and to inspire others to participate, while ensuring it is implemented on time and on budget. As Head of Program, you will be part of a passionate team of professionals who are dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in order to improve lives and address climate change.
In this role, you will oversee the planning and implementation of forest restoration and afforestation projects, including ensuring a reliable multi-year supply of tree stock and planting sites. You will provide leadership in identifying, selecting, and coordinating the funding and establishment of ecosystem and forest cover restoration projects.
You will work with Indigenous communities, conservation organizations, silvicultural foresters, municipalities and other stakeholders to support and implement tree planting projects.
You will help determine, quantify, and communicate the benefits of tree planting as a tool for climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as increasing ecosystem resilience.
Reporting to the Director Woodlands and Land Management, the successful candidate will provide leadership to our team of forestry professionals that manage all harvesting, transportation and road maintenance/construction activities across AV Group’s Crown and Freehold Lands.
Responsibilities associated to this role include, but are not limited to:
· Provide expert level leadership in the management of harvesting, road construction and transportation of forest products
· Coordinate improvements across operations in an effort to standardize and improve safety, environmental and sustainable forest management, as well as operational performance.
· Coordinating with the Planning and Fibre Flow team, build the department’s annual budget and monitor it through monthly reporting on costs and volume variances to department heads.
· Coaching and assisting staff on developing monthly targets on deliveries and spending
· Manage contractor relations and growth, updating annual harvest and haul rates
· Liaise with the multiple regulators and other industry as required to resolve issues and improve delivery of services
· 10+ years of experience in the industry
· Proven ability to deliver results
· Promote and support all safety and environmental initiatives when performing roles and responsibilities
· Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
· Is an energetic, enthusiastic, and team oriented individual
· Exceptional organization, decision making and problem solving abilities.
· Computer skills (MSOffice)
· Candidates with a degree or Diploma in Forestry or related field are encouraged to apply
If you believe you are a good fit for a fast-paced, challenging work environment, please submit your application by applying online at: AV Group Job Listing