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BC Public Service

LSO FORS 2 - Licensed Authorizations Officer *CLOSING DATE EXTENDED*

Mackenzie, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
61,182 to 77,067 per year
Posting Title
LSO FORS 2 - Licensed Authorizations Officer *CLOSING DATE EXTENDED*

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 2


Work Options

Mackenzie, BC V0J 2C0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$61,182.54 - $77,067.27 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Mackenzie District

Job Summary

Amendment May 11: Posting closing date extended to June 6, 2023
Licensed Authorizations Officer
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2

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.

Bring your commitment to excellence in resource management practices to this exciting opportunity in the community of Mackenzie

The Ministry of Forests is part of the BC Public Service & is responsible for land & resource management in BC. We ensure the sustainable management of forests, wildlife, water & other land-based resources & work with Indigenous & rural communities to strengthen & diversify economies. We support activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural & social benefits to all British Columbians.

As the Licensed Authorizations Officer, you will report to the Senior Licensed Authorizations Officer and will lead or assist a variety of projects. The Licensed Authorizations Officer provides professional advice and makes recommendations regarding the allocation of resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector. As an authorizations expert, you will provide client services for existing and prospective tenure holders, as well as work with district and regional teams to ensure a consistent and efficient client experience. This position includes a minor component of field work related to inspection of tenures. Opportunities also exist to assist other program areas such as the Forest and Range Evaluation Program (FREP).

Located within the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mackenzie provides a large selection of activities like snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking and camping in the summer. Fishing and boating can also be done at the nearby Morfee Lake.

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Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more . Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken astaken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top offour (4)weeks annual leave.

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.

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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

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

  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible* (within 6 months) for registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the British Columbia Association of Forest Professionals (ABCFP)
    *Immediately eligible means you are a current professional member in good standing the professional association in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to BC.
  • Related experience working in natural resource management.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
    • Experience in supervising, leading, coaching and mentoring staff.
    • Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC)will berequired.


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 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 . 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 be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

Job Category
Scientific and Technical