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BC Public Service

LSO AGRL 2 - Junior Rangeland Ecologist

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Category

Salary

dollar sign69,969 to 89,774 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
LSO AGRL 2 - Junior Rangeland Ecologist

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Agrologist 2

Union
PEA

Work Options
Hybrid

Location
100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$69,969.42 - $89,774.32 annually

Close Date
7/31/2024

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date
3/29/2025

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Range Branch

Job Summary

Bring your commitment to excellence in range management practices

The Ministry of Forests is responsible for supporting a sustainable and competitive future for BC's forest sector, while taking action to keep forests healthy and protect communities in the face of climate change and extreme weather events.

The Junior Rangeland Ecologist provides assistance to the Rangeland Ecologist in delivering professional and technical advisory services related to the Range Ecology Program. This is a field position that implements the Range Reference Area program for Central and Northern BC.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic team environment and to gain valuable experience with diverse land-based ecosystems. If you are ready for the next step in your agrology career, consider this excellent opportunity.

Job Requirements:
  • Registered as a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA), or able to transfer a current membership to the BCIA within six (6) months of employment. Applicants currently registered with the BCIA as an Articling Agrologist (or able to transfer their current AAg membership to the BCIA within six (6) months) may be considered for this position at the Licensed Science Officer 1A level. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Bachelor of Science in Range Management, Plant Ecology or related field that includes Range Science.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of extensive field experience in Range Ecology and Range Management.
  • Advanced plant taxonomy experience (such as plant identification, keying, understanding of plant identification characteristics in British Columbia).
  • Proficient experience in the use of field equipment including mobile data collections devices, GIS applications and databases.
  • A valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent.


Provisos:
  • Meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC.
  • Travel frequently to remote locations. Extensive field work involves strenuous walking and field evaluations in difficult terrain and under all weather conditions. Work in areas having potentially dangerous wildlife.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Shawna.LaRade@gov.bc.ca .

About this Position:
There is currently one (1) temporary opportunity available to March 29, 2025; this may be extended or become a permanent position.
This position can be based in any office of the Ministry of Forests. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
Depending on the successful candidate's location, a bi-weekly isolation allowance may apply.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week subject to an approved Telework Agreement.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
It is anticipated the assessment process for this competition will occur in mid-September.

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 who 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 IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits , great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. On top of the base salary, regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an allowance to cover professional fees, a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), and start off with 4 weeks of annual paid vacation. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

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 as a Professional Agrologist (PAg) with the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA), or able to transfer a current membership to the BCIA within six (6) months of employment. Applicants currently registered with the BCIA as an Articling Agrologist (or able to transfer their current AAg membership to the BCIA within six (6) months) may be considered for this position at the Licensed Science Officer 1A level. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is 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: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , 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 Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical, Trades and Operational

About BC Public Service

Industry

Government

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-15

Current Openings

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