Posted on February 2, 2010 - GC930

Company: Daishowa-Maurbeni International Ltd, Peace River Pulp Division
Position: GIS Forester
Location: Peace River, Alberta
Contact Name: Human Resources

Job Description

An opportunity exists for an accredited forest professional with advanced GIS skills to join our Forest Resources Department at Peace River Pulp. As a GIS Forester, you will show exceptional creativity and initiative in supporting the forest management team. You will provide production support for forest management plans, operational plans, and silviculture. Duties will include supervising the collection and analysis of growth and yield data, preparation of inventory and modeling data, mapping, data maintenance, and analyses. A significant portion of your time will be spent developing GIS solutions. Your excellent communication skills will be required daily and you will represent the company in front of government, public, and external organizations. You will manage large individual responsibility within a dynamic team environment. Preference may be given to those individuals with skills and/or aptitude to perform timber supply modeling. You will demonstrate high performance levels in the following competencies: INITIATIVE • Respond positively to unforeseen changes and act quickly to address crisis situations drawing on appropriate resources and experiences. • Offer ideas to address current situations or issues • Start and carry through on new projects COMMUNICATION: • Communicate strategically to achieve specific objectives (e.g., considering such aspects as the optimal message to present, timing, and forum of communication). • Adapt content, tone, style, and medium of communication to suit the target audience. • Communicate complex issues clearly and credibly with widely varied audiences. • Listen actively. CREATIVE THINKING: • Embrace change – recognize when a new approach is needed; integrate new information quickly while considering different options. • Introduce new approaches; create new concepts • Use existing solutions in innovative ways to solve problems. ANALYTICAL THINKING: • Integrate information from diverse sources involving large amounts of information. • Identify critical relationships; draw logical conclusions providing options and recommendations. • Analyze complex relationships; identify connections between situations that are not obviously related. • Think several steps ahead in deciding on best course of action, anticipating outcomes.

Job Qualifications

POSITION CRITERIA: The ideal candidate will be a graduate of a recognized Forestry Program with work experience using ARC/INFO, Arc Map – ORACLE. You will have experience designing and implementing solutions using current scripting language/techniques. You will have a solid understanding of relational database design. The successful candidate is required to become a Registered Forestry Professional in Alberta. This position may be staffed at an Entry Level based on outstanding attributes and potential abilities. • Forestry Education – Bachelor’s Degree – Forestry/Forest Engineer/Forest Technician Diploma • Advanced skills with ESRI GIS products and relational databases. • Programming experience • Working knowledge of statistics and forest mensuration • Excellent time management skills • Strong writing and presentation skills • Asset: Education and experience in Remsoft spatial timber supply modeling • Asset: GPS experience

Other Information

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH DMI: • Salary dependent upon experience • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance • Retention and Incentive Plans • No probationary period • Optional matching RRSP program • Above average vacation package • Paid sick time • Relocation package available • 2nd Mortgage Plan • Modified Work Weeks • Educational Assistance • Medical Travel • Non-union environment • Plus many others benefits! APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested individuals should forward cover letter and a detailed Resume outlining technical skills and work experience in applicable or related situations. Please include as much information as necessary for the Recruitment Committee to be able to determine competence based upon experience and performance. These areas will be explored in the formalized interviewing process. As well, please include the names of at least two work-related references, to PRPD’s Human Resources Department. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. E-mail: or fax (780) 624-7040 or apply online at Please quote competition number CN1001. LIVING IN THE PEACE COUNTRY Nestled within the majestic valley of the Peace River, AB, the Town of Peace River enjoys one of the most beautiful physical settings in Alberta. The 6,315 citizens of this community are "Peace River and Proud", with the Town boasting a full range of adventure and recreational activities. As well as excellent educational facilities, cultural events, clubs and restaurants, there are also fitness activities - indoor pools, an arena, curling rink, ski hill, cinema and several kilometres of groomed walking/cross-country ski trails along the river – something for everyone! Peace River Pulp Division Postal Bag 4400 Pulp Mill Site Peace River AB T8S 1V7 Telephone (780) 624-7000 Fax: 1 (780) 624-7040 For additional information on DMI, Please visit our website at:

Daishowa-Maurbeni International Ltd, Peace River Pulp Division
Postal Bag 4400, Pulp Mill Site

Peace River, AB
T8S 1V7
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