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BC Public Service

LSO FOR 3 - Forest Investment Specialist - Closing date extended

Posting Title
LSO FOR 3 - Forest Investment Specialist - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 3

Union
PEA

Work Options
Hybrid

Location
Castlegar, BC V1N 4P5 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Golden, BC V0A 1H0 CA
Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H4 CA
Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA
Revelstoke, BC V0E 3K0 CA

Salary Range
As of April 7, 2024: $77,718.46 - $99,452.15 annually

Close Date
4/16/2024

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Forest Investment and Reporting Branch/OCF

Job Summary

Apply your strong leadership and business acumen in this dynamic natural resource management role

The Forest Investment and Reporting Branch (FIRB) coordinates forest investments through the Forest Investment Program (FIP) to achieve multiple social, environmental and economic benefits. FIRB provides leadership and expertise in the management of forest carbon, timber supply, climate change adaptation, habitat restoration, and cultural values as these pertain to forest investments and funding source priorities. The Forest Investment Program (FIP) oversees funding for government funded silviculture including related federal and provincial funding. The branch also leads the ministry's Integrated Investment Planning process. The FIRB works closely with staff from other Forests (FOR) branches, regions and districts, BC Timber Sales (BCTS), Ministry of Water, Lands and Resource Stewardship, Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (MOE), Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) along with other government agencies.

The Forest Investment Specialist is responsible for delivery of projects that align with the eligibility criteria and goals of FIP, most notably for reforestation, fertilization, timber supply mitigation, road rehabilitation and habitat restoration. To deliver the FIP projects, the Forest Investment Specialist will work with the Forest Investment Officers, regional Integrated Investment Specialists, Silviculture Specialists, BCTS representatives and District Stewardship staff to coordinate projects with multiple funding sources and in alignment with Regional priorities.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests .

Job Requirements:

• University degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management or related field AND minimum 3 years' recent (within the last 8 years) *related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

*Related experience must include:

• Experience planning and coordinating complex projects/assignments in the natural resource sector.
• Experience working in a silviculture program.
• Experience providing professional advice and recommendations on legislation, policy and programs through policy papers and briefing material.
• Experience in preparing and delivering presentations on technical information and concepts.

• Registered (or immediately eligible for registration*) as a Professional Forester with the Forest Professionals of BC.
* Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from another Canadian jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
• Experience in Indigenous relations.
• Experience in project management.
• Experience in liaising with internal and external partners.
• Education in forest carbon or climate change adaptation.
• Experience related to forest carbon or climate change adaptation.
• Experience in concisely and persuasively writing a range of documents/content such as briefing notes, policy drafts, project charters, planning documents, project evaluation documents, reports, and correspondence for senior decision makers.
• Experience in developing or implementing programs/plans/policies/measures/recommendations to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation into organizational policies, processes and decisions.

Provisos/Willingness Statements
• Valid class 5 BC driver's license.
• Must be willing and able to travel to connect with Districts in the field.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Jessica.Gunn@gov.bc.ca .

About this Position:
Amendment April 8th: Posting closing date extended to April 16th.
Currently there is one (1) permanent opportunity available.
This position can be based in any Ministry of Forests - Southern Interioroffice.The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
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 to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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

In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017. 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. 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 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 Forest Professionals BC . 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 - 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 Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical
Category
Government