New Job Res O 27R - Forest Health Data Scientist In British Columbia

RES O 27R - Forest Health Data Scientist
RES O 27R - Forest Health Data Scientist

RES O 27R - Forest Health Data Scientist

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $75,553–$86,176 a year
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Posting Title
RES O 27R - Forest Health Data Scientist
Position Classification
Research Officer R27
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA
Salary Range
$75,552.53 - $86,175.83 annually
Close Date
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
Forest Science Planning and Practices Branch, Office of the Chief Forester
Job Summary

Forest Health Data Scientist
Research Officer R27

An eligibility list may be established.

This position is located in Victoria, BC; other Ministry office locations may be considered (Nanaimo, Smithers, Prince George, Kamloops, Nelson, Williams Lake, Surrey and Cranbrook).

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

You are committed to excellence in sustainable forest management

The Forest Health Data Scientist is the expert data scientist for ministry large scale, complex projects. The Forest Health Data Scientist will be responsible for the management and analysis of existing FH data and the modernization of the program’s data capture, analytical and archiving tools. This position will lead enterprise or ministry-wide projects which are significant in terms of government priorities. This position applies expert advice and knowledge pertaining to all overarching data science to unique business scenarios.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact [email protected]. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Degree in Data Science, Computer Science, GIS, Statistics, Mathematics, or Forestry, or a related field and 3 years related experience; or
  • A diploma in Data Science, Computer Science, GIS, Statistics, Mathematics, or Forestry, or a related field and 5 years related experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Related experience may include:

  • Experience at leveraging structured and unstructured data sources to conduct quantitative analysis.
  • Experience determining appropriate use of various problem structuring methods and statistical methods for sampling, distribution assessment, bias, and error.
  • Familiarity or experience with machine learning, clustering, and classification techniques to analyze diverse sources of data.
  • Experience creating and delivering executive-level presentations for the purpose of decision making.

Preference may be given to applicants:

  • Registered Professional Biologist with the College of Applied Biologists
  • Registered Forest Technologist with the Association of BC Forest Professionals

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category
Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical