New Job Lso Fors 2 - Practices Forester In British Columbia
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LSO FORS 2 - Practices Forester
Company : BC Public Service
Salary : $67,932–$86,625 a year
Location : British Columbia
Daajing Giids, BC V0T 1S0 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
A great next step in your career!
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests (MOF). Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume. BCTS operates as a for profit entity within a government organization. Its goal is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the Market Pricing System through auctions of timber harvested from British Columbia’s public land. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles, forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.
A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website.
The Practices Forester is accountable for performing a wide variety of professional services including operation planning, cut block and forest road layout and development, planning and evaluating silviculture activities, and ensuring compliance with the Forest Stewardship Plan. The range of duties assigned to a particular Practices Forester will vary from Business Area to Business Area due to the geographic location, apportionment and management requirements.
Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests.
- A Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or be eligible for registration as an RPF with the Forester Professionals of British Columbia (FPBC) and two (2) years of experience in operational field forestry activities.
- Operational field forestry activities include the following:
- Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance
- Cut-block development
- Forest road engineering
- Timber tenure development and administration
- Planning integrated resource management
- Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
- Must be willing and able to withstand the rigors of fieldwork.
- Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.
- Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.
- Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and or rotary winged aircraft and or watercraft.
- Must be able to maintain membership with the Forest Professionals of British Columbia (FPBC) as a member in good standing.
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience in more than one (1) operational field forestry activity.
- Experience working with Indigenous Peoples.
- Experience in contract management.
For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].
About this Position:
This position can be based out of either of the locations listed above.
Regular operational travel to Haida Gwaii will be required.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Chinook Business Area, Chilliwack or Daajing Giids.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
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What we offer:
- Government housing options.
- Annual Vacation Subsidy (currently $520/year)
- Isolation allowance (currently $74.62 bi-weekly)
- Annual off island medical travel allowance (currently at $551/year)
- Three weeks vacation to start.
- Extra vacation day a year for remote location
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 is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35-hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You.
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 the Forest Professionals of British Columbia. 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: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.
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.
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 Time on the closing date of the competition.