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BC Public Service

INVENTORY - STO-RE 18R - Forest Technologist

Full Time
22 hours ago
54,933 to 62,318 per year
Posting Title
INVENTORY - STO-RE 18R - Forest Technologist

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R18 - Res


100 Mile House, BC V0K2E0 CA
Burns Lake, BC V8G 4V2 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Castlegar, BC V1N4G7 CA
Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Clearwater, BC V0E1N0 CA
Cranbrook, BC V9C 7B1 CA
Dawson Creek, BC V1G2E2 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Fort St James, BC V0J 1P0 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Grand Forks, BC V0H1H0 CA
Hazelton, BC V0J1Y0 CA
Houston, BC V0J 1Z2 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Mackenzie, BC V0J 2C0 CA
Merritt, BC V1K1B8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nelson, BC V1L5S4 CA
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8Y9 CA
Port McNeill, BC V0N 3R0 CA
Powell River, BC V8A 5G7 CA
Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA
Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0 CA
Quesnel, BC V2J5Z1 CA
Revelstoke, BC V0E 3K0 CA
Smithers, BC V0J2N0 CA
Squamish, BC V8B 0H3 CA
Terrace, BC V8J4E1 CA
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 CA
Vernon, BC V1T9G9 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G1R8 CA

Salary Range
$54,933.89 - $62,318.99 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Timber Sales

Job Summary

We are establishing an INVENTORY for STO 18 - Forest Technologist positions in British Columbia.

Apply now for Forest Technologist positions across British Columbia with BC Timber Sales.

We are currently seeking to fill full-time and part-time permanent and temporary positions throughout British Columbia.

Applicant inventories are used to streamline the recruitment experience. They are designed so applicants can be considered for multiple opportunities with the BC Public Service. Successful applicants will be placed into an applicant inventory and notified of opportunities as they arise. Only members of the inventory will be provided access to postings for these jobs.

Before you apply, please read important information on Applicant Inventories and how they work by visiting Applicant Inventories on MyHR

Grow your career with BC Timber Sales!

A career path in BC Timber Sales (BCTS) offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. 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.

BCTS is a semi-autonomous program within the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. BCTSplans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province's annual available timber volume.

As a Forest Technologist, you will perform a variety of technical and operational duties to support the planning, engineering and reforestation activities of the Timber Sales Office. Applying your knowledge of technical forestry management and field operations, you will estimate and compile resource needs, cost requirements, and conduct resource assessments. An integral part of a high-functioning, multidisciplinary field team, you will perform various activities required to develop Timber Sales Licenses and support Field Team operations.

An excellent verbal and written communicator, you act as the liaison between stakeholders, participate on a variety of committees, and prepare and present technical reports. In this multifaceted role, you will be actively engaged in field activities, make independent decisions and play an important role in the community. This position can require physically demanding field work (several days per week) with the potential for adverse weather conditions. The job can also require that you work alone in semi-isolated areas.

If you are a motivated self-starter seeking an opportunity to advance your forestry career and gain valuable experience, we look forward to receiving your application.

Why Work for Us!

Not only does the role of a Forest Technologist provide an exciting career opportunity as a BC Public Servant, you are eligible for:
  • Agenerous moving allowance (for more information check out the MyHR website)
  • A thirty-five hour work week
  • Three weeks of vacation to start
  • Eligibility for the Pacific Leaders Loan Forgiveness Program for BC Student Loans
  • Financial assistance for obtaining your professional designation
  • Financialassistance for career development
  • A competitive salary and benefits package which includes: Basic and extended health and dental, group life insurance, an employee and family assistance program, and a pension plan that ranks among the best

This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits , amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer .The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You .

For a full description of accountabilities and qualifications, please review the attached job description. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact . DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.

For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the "How to Apply" section below.

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


In order to become a member of the inventory, applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be invited to: complete a writtenassessment, participate in a virtual interview, and attend an online orientation session.

Applicants that meet the minimum requirements can expect to be invited to complete the assessment process according to the tentative schedule noted below:

Thosewho submit their applications to the inventory early may have earlier access to job opportunities.

For Applications Received byNovember 30, 2020

Online Testing

December 16, 17 and 18


January 6, 7 and 8

Orientation to the Inventory

January 11 - 15

For Applications Received byOctober 31, 2020

Online Testing

November 13, 16 and 17


November 25, 26 and 27

Orientation to the Inventory

November 30 - December 4

For Applications Received bySeptember 30, 2020

Online Testing

October 15, 16 and 17


October 28, 29 and 30

Orientation to the Inventory

November 2 - 6

Note: Specific dates and times may change. Updates and other communications will be shared with applicants by email.

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

Graduation with a diploma or a degree in resource or forestry management.

Registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or equivalent, AND a minimum of two years of experience in operational field forestry activities,


Enrolled, or eligible for immediate enrollment, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a forest professional in training (TFT, ASTFT, FIT, ASFIT), for the purpose of obtaining an RFT AND a minimum of four years of experience in operational field forestry activities.

Operational field forestry activities include one or more of the following:
  • Timber harvesting cut-block development
  • Forest road engineering
  • Silviculture
  • Harvest operations
  • Compliance and enforcement

Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's License 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 Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a member in good standing.

Please Note:
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered at a lower classification if they can provide proof of enrollment, or eligibility for immediate enrollment, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a forest professional in training (TFT, ASTFT, FIT, ASFIT), for the purpose of obtaining an RFT or RPF designation.It is the applicant's responsibility to contact the ABCFP to confirm eligibility and provide proof of eligibility/enrollment/registration upon request.

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.


Cover Letter: NO

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

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - 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
Inventory, Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical