Position Type

Full-time

Ottawa

About FPAC

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canadian wood, pulp, paper, and bio-products producers nationally and internationally. Canada’s forest products industry generates $73.6 billion annually and exports over half of that to the world.

The industry is one of Canada’s largest employers, operating in 600 forest-dependent communities from coast to coast, and directly employing over 230,000 Canadians and providing another nearly 700,000 indirect jobs across the country.

Canada’s forest products sector is a world leader in sustainable forest management; we are a critical partner in the fight against climate change and have invested 1.5 billion dollars in clean technology in the last five years. Visit www.fpac.ca for more information.

Areas of Responsibilities

  • Policy review and policy development: Bringing an understanding of science/knowledge related to sustainable forestry, forest ecology, wildlife ecology, and climate change in the development and review of policy and regulatory tool development. Current focus will be on federal Fisheries Act, Species at Risk Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Canadian Navigable Waters Act;
  • Forest Sector Innovation: Supporting Canada’s forest sector, and the role of forestry in mitigating and adapting to climate change, biodiversity conservation, and the circular economy;
  • Ability to communicate on-the-ground implementation of provincial and federal regulatory tools and industry practices related to sustainability and environmental leadership;
  • Represent FPAC at multi-interest advisory committees or forums, interacting with all levels of government, National Indigenous Organizations, Academia, Non-Government Organizations, and other industry associations;
  • Provide support to FPAC, the FPAC Forestry Committee, and FPAC members.

Qualifications

  • Completed undergraduate or graduate degree in environmental science/biology, political science, forestry, natural resources or other related field;
  • Must comply with all Forest Products Association of Canada’s policies and procedures, as well as federally mandated legislation and regulations;
  • Team player; enthusiastic and a willingness to learn.

Assets

  • Knowledge of the Canadian forest products industry;
  • Understanding of forest management principles;
  • Familiarity with federal environmental initiatives (such as the Fisheries Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Navigation Protection Act and Species at Risk Act);
  • Fast learner who can work independently, and as a part of a team;
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think critically;
  • Effective communication skills – both verbal and writing;
  • Written and spoken English required, Bilingual (French and English) an asset;
  • Highly skilled in using Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Highly skilled in using remote webinar/meeting tools (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, GoToMeeting);
  • Ability to prepare reports, presentations and conduct various analyses in Excel;
  • Attention to detail.

Interested in Applying?

FPAC encourages applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

At FPAC we are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We celebrate it within our team and believe that our different backgrounds and experiences make us stronger. With every person we hire, we aim to add to a culture where everyone is valued and all employees can grow.

Interested candidates should apply in confidence to hr@fpac.ca by January 4, 2021.