Community Forest Society has summer jobs for local students aged 15 – 30 years

If you are a student between the ages of 15 to 30 and enjoy the outdoors here's a job for you

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society is currently taking applications for four summer student positions.

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society is currently taking applications for four summer student positions.

If you are a student between the ages of 15 to 30 and enjoy the outdoors, there is a great opportunity locally for gainful summer employment that provides training and skill development over 16 weeks.

Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS) rep Mike Francis says they are “hoping to find some good local kids” to take part in the Society’s upcoming 2016 Summer Job program.

The LNTCFS is currently actively seeking four motivated students for employment through the summer of 2016 for the following positions:   The following positions are available: Senior Forestry Summer Student (one position) and Junior Forestry Summer Student (three positions).

The Junior Forestry Summer Students (JFSS) will receive training and work experience in various forestry activities including but not limited to the following: manual mechanical brushing, silviculture surveys and planting quality assessments, timber reconnaissance and development work (block layout, site plan data collection, forest health assessments, riparian assessments, etc.

To be eligible, students must: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

LNTCFS also requires Junior Forestry Summer Students to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work with minimal supervision and in a team environment; must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and able to thrive in a physically demanding work environment.  Previous related experience preferred but not required.

The Senior Forestry Summer Student job description also requires assisting in supervision of up to three Junior Forestry Summer Students, including but not limited to quality assurance, transportation to/from the worksite, safety monitoring and progress reporting. LNTCFS also requirements for the Senior Forestry Summer Student also include; previous experience in manual brushing, silviculture surveys, and/or forest development an asset, have compass orientation and mapping skills, and hold a valid BC Class 5 driver’s license.

The term for both positions is 16 weeks at 40 hours/week with a start date of May 9, 2016.

The Society notes that these positions are subject to funding through the federal Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, with funding decisions are expected April 2016.   As such, the LNTCFS will only be able to guarantee employment subject to CSJ funding being approved.

Those interested should submit a cover letter and resume by March 11, 2016 to Mike Francis at: LNTCFSociety@telus.net.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To find out more about the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society go to: www.LNTCFS.org