New Job Lso Fors 3 - Growth And Yield Applications Specialist In British Columbia

LSO FORS 3 - Growth and Yield Applications Specialist
LSO FORS 3 - Growth and Yield Applications Specialist

LSO FORS 3 - Growth and Yield Applications Specialist

Company : BC Public Service
Salary : $70,683–$89,679 a year
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Posting Title
LSO FORS 3 - Growth and Yield Applications Specialist
Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 3
Work Options
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Richmond, BC V7C 4M9 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Salary Range
$70,683.48 - $89,678.84 annually
Close Date
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch/Office of the Chief Forester
Job Summary

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

The Ministry of Forests is responsible for the stewardship of provincial Crown land and ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land-based resources. The Ministry works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies.

The Growth and Yield Application Specialist contributes to the development of stand growth models and associated applications, provides expert advice and client support to users of these models, and applies growth and yield expertise to ministry priorities. The position provides definitive advice, analysis and information on stand growth and yield into the formulation of a wide range of ministry policies, standards and guidelines.

Job Requirements:

  • Master's degree or higher in forestry or an allied science, and a minimum of 3 years of related experience*; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in forestry or an allied science, and a minimum of 5 years of related experience*; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and related experience* may be considered.
  • Registered or immediately eligible** for registration as a Professional Forester with Forest Professionals BC.

**Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a Registered Professional Forester in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to the FPBC within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the FPBC review their qualifications to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.

  • Related experience includes all of the following:
  • Experience in forest growth modelling (e.g., tree or forest growth research and/or model fitting, growth and yield computer model development and/or operation, application of growth and yield models and tools to forest management decision support, growth modelling research and extension, training and support in growth and yield modelling, etc.)

Preference may be given to applicants with 1 or more of the following:

  • Experience in the use and application of B.C. Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch growth and yield models and decision support tools (e.g., TASS, VDYP7, TIPSY, SiteTools, FAN$IER, etc.)
  • Experience in forest mensuration (e.g., forest inventory, biometrics, sampling, tree measurement, field sample assessment, quantitative data analysis and management, etc.)

For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].

About this Position:
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status], Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with Forest Professionals BC. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the FPBC. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

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

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

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical