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LSO FORS 2 – Stewardship Forester

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted April 30, 2021.

Stewardship Forester Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2 This position is located in 100 Mile House, BC.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar temporary and permanent vacancies.

Confirmation of the following certification/membership is required at the time of a job offer following this competition: Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP).

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

An exciting opportunity for a professional forester committed to excellence in sustainable forest management The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in BC, which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources.

Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits.

The Ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to BC’s wilderness and backcountry.

The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.

As a Stewardship Forster, you provide professional advisory services to a program area in the natural resource sector.

The primary role of the Stewardship Forester includes: Resource Monitoring, Silviculture Planning and Operations, Strategic Operational Planning, Timber Supply Reviews, Land Based Investment Delivery and Forest Health.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.

For specific position related enquiries, please contact .


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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.

Between the Coastal and Rocky Mountain ranges, 100 Mile House is rich with history.

Nestled in the South Cariboo region of BC, this quaint town offers nature-driven activities, including downhill and cross-country skiing, adventurous hiking routes, and lakes perfect for fishing
– such as the renowned Mahood Lake, known for its picturesque waterfalls.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options.

Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and start off with 4 weeks of paid annual vacation.

Come, be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth.

For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below: A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or immediately eligible for registration as an RPF, with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).

Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being currently registered as a fully licensed professional in good standing in an applicable jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP as an RPF.

Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower classification, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as a Forester-in-Training with the ABCFP immediately upon employment with the Ministry, and can attain RPF status within two years of employment.

Applicants must contact the ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.

Valid BC driver’s licence that does not restrict the applicant from performing the duties of the job (Class 5, 7N, etc.).

Must meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC.

May be required to operate a variety of equipment.

Conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Preference may be given for one or more of the following: Degree (or higher) in the natural resource management field, or other directly related discipline, as recognized by the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP).

Master’s Degree (or higher) or Technical Diploma in a natural resource management related field.

Experience in operational silviculture.

Experience in contract management.

Demonstrated experience preparing forestry related treatment prescriptions.

Field supervision experience of silviculture contracts.

Experience with the Reporting and Silviculture Updates and Land Status Tracking System (RESULTS) database.

Silviculture Accredited Surveyor (SAS).

Experience with, or working knowledge of, GIS.

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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

– Please include your registration number in your application.

You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals.

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 ABCFP .

Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower classification, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as a Forester-in-Training with the ABCFP immediately upon employment with the Ministry, and can attain RPF status within two years of employment.

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
– 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 listed in the job profile.

Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Note: for long or essay style questionnaires, we recommend saving frequently while completing it.

You can also copy the questions into another document, complete it offline, then log back in and copy/paste your responses when you are ready to submit your application.

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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments.

Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your resume may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.