LSO FORS 2 - Licensed Resource Officer - Stewardship, Planning and Monitoring - AMENDED
Licensed Sc Off Forester 2
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA
$63,636.24 - $80,877.09 annually, plus a $34.20 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers and a $37.31 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Burns Lake and Houston
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
Regional Operations Division - Skeena Region
Job Summary Bring your forestry operations experience to this exciting opportunity
The Ministry of Forests is part of the BC Public Service and is responsible for natural resource management in BC. Our Ministry's Vision, Mission, and Reconciliation Commitment is as follows:
- Vision: resilient forests, landscapes, wildlife, and watersheds for the benefit of British Columbia, now and for generations to come.
- Mission: taking care of the land base through an integrated approach, in partnership with First Nations, communities and ministries.
- Reconciliation Commitment: implement the Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act action plan, partner with First Nations in the stewardship of natural resources and advance the Ministry's culture towards reconciliation.
In this role, you will be working in a variety of settings, providing professional advice and may make decisions regarding the allocation of resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector.
A career with the Ministry of Forests offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance. Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why work for the Ministry of Forests .
The people of Northern BC have a unique understanding of what it's like to live and work in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world - they understand the phrase "Super, Natural British Columbia" in a way few others can. This stunning part of the province offers a myriad of recreational opportunities for every season and is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, to name just a few. Come, explore the majesty of Northern British Columbia !JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Professional Forester (RPF), with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP). Note: Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
- Degree in the natural resource field (i.e.: Geography, Environmental Studies, Resource Management, Agriculture, Forestry, Land Planning, Land Use Economics, etc.) or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association, plus three years of progressively responsible, recent experience in a natural resource management related field.
- Experience working in the field of resource management, preferably with forestry.
- Experience with valuation analysis, techniques, and principles to ensure a fair and equitable management of the land and related resources.
- Forestry experience in one or more forestry activities such as: forest tenures, silviculture, harvest operations, permitting, planning, integrated resource management, or forestry contract administration.
- GIS applications experience.
- Operational/strategic level planning experience.
- First Nations' engagement experience.
- Client service experience.
- Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence, or equivalent.
- May be required to operate a variety of equipment (e.g., quads, snow machines, 4X4 vehicles).
- Must be willing and able to do field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
- A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Jennifer.Stalker@gov.bc.ca
.About this Position:
Amendment January 12, 2023: applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
This posting is to establish an eligibility list to fill both current and future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in Burns Lake, Terrace, Houston, and Smithers, BC with the Skeena Region Stewardship, Planning and Monitoring program. This list may also be used for similar vacancies in the Skeena Region Tenures and Authorizations program. There are currently four (4) permanent opportunities as part of the Skeena Region Stewardship, Planning and Monitoring program. These current vacancies can be located in Burns Lake, Terrace, Houston, or Smithers, BC.
We offer flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to volunteer to telework (with conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24 via Requisition 93183 .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
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 as well as a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money). For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service Offers .How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.Professional Designation: YES
- Please include your registration number within your application as you must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals. Note:
immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP within 6 months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24 position via Requisition 93183 .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 job titles, start and end dates (month and year) and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to this position.Questionnaire: YES
- As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile.
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.
The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .
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.
Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical, Trades and Operational