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Job Opportunity:  Field Technician

TimberNorth Consulting (TNC) is a natural resource services consulting firm located in Athabasca, Alberta.  TNC provides strategic planning, operational planning, GPS/GIS technical, analytical and mapping support services and field services for the natural resource sector.  The company has well-established relationships with a wide range of clients and has long-term contracts and service agreements in place based on our history of providing a superior quality of service.  TimberNorth Consulting is led by four regulated natural resource professionals with a valuable and committed team of employees.


In response to on-going business opportunities, our staffing requirements continue to expand.  We are accepting applications for vacant, full-time and seasonal Field Technician positions.


Job Duties/Responsibilities


The successful applicant(s) will become an integral part of the Field Services team and work in conjunction with other teams’ members on various projects.  Internal fortitude and motivation are qualities the ideal candidate will possess.


The position requires competency in the field of forestry and natural resources.  The applicant should be enrolled in or graduated from a forestry degree, diploma or certificate program or a natural resource discipline (Environment Sciences, Biology, Ecology, etc) program.  All candidates will hold safety as a core value, and work well as part of a team.  We envision these positions to develop into roles of increasing responsibility and leadership.


The field technician will contribute to a variety of projects managed by the Field Services team, and will assist other teams as required.  The ability to work long hours in remote locations, and in all types of terrain and weather, while camping in random sites are also required traits to be successful in this position.


Specific responsibilities may include:


  • Sample plot data collection;

  • GPS traversing and/or compassing;

  • Harvest block and temporary road layout;

  • Efficient use of field supplies and the proper care and maintenance of company equipment;

  • Participation in general forest and natural resource operations projects; and

  • Full compliance with TNC’s Occupational Health and Safety program.





This position requires a self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills essential to developing and maintaining productive client relationships.  Technical qualifications and certificates include, but are not limited to:


  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Experience with ATV’s and snowmobiles;

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;

  • Ability and desire to learn;

  • Familiar with the use of two way radios;

  • An aptitude for outdoor fieldwork working under challenging conditions;

  • Valid First Aid Certificate;

  • Commitment to providing high quality, innovative and practical customer service and a dedication through technical excellence;

  • Strong written, presentation and communication skills;

  • Mechanical aptitude and basic computer skills;

  • Valid safety training certificates in defensive driving, WHMIS, H2S Alive, bear awareness training and ATV/Snowmobile rider safety are to be considered assets;

  • Be registered or eligible for registration with AAFMP (CAPFT or CAPF) or other natural resource professional college/associations in Alberta.


TNC has a competitive compensation package which includes remuneration that is commensurate with applicable experience, a strong health and wellness benefit plan, a retirement savings plan, personal leave plan and a relaxed team orientated work atmosphere.  The Company supports professional association membership and individual training.


Application Process


Applications, including cover letter and current resume should be forwarded via email to or faxed to the attention of the human resources department at 780-675-7997.


Closing date for applications is Friday, April 14, 2023, with some positions being filled immediately.


Your application for employment is deemed to be consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment.  TimberNorth respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information and will retain this information for a period of one year after which it will be destroyed.


All candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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