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BC Public Service

LSO FORS 2 - Stewardship Forester - Closing Date Extended

Posted 6 days ago

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Category

Salary

dollar sign69,969 to 89,774 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
LSO FORS 2 - Stewardship Forester - Closing Date Extended

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 2

Union
PEA

Work Options
Hybrid

Location
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA (Primary)

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

Close Date
7/17/2024

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Campbell River Natural Resource District

Job Summary

Bring your commitment to excellence in natural resource 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.

Working with the Campbell River Natural Resource District's Stewardship Team, the Stewardship Forester provides professional services including Resource Monitoring, Silviculture, Strategic Operational Planning, Timber Supply Reviews, Land Based Investment Delivery, and Forest Health. The Stewardship Team in Campbell River administers forest stewardship plans and the woodlot program, leads the local Forest and Range Evaluation Program, and provides input to the Ministry's timber supply review process and other landscape level processes.

This highly collaborative, energetic team environment provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in a dynamic, multi-faceted role. If you are ready for the next step in your forestry career, we look forward to receiving your application.

Job Requirements:
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester with Forest Professionals BC (FPBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to FPBC within six (6) months of employment.Under-implementation of this position at the LSO 1A level may be considered, provided an applicant is registered with FPBC and is actively in-training (FIT, ASFIT). Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by Forest Professionals BC and at least one (1) year's directly related experience working in forest resource management such as forest tenures, silviculture, harvesting, stewardship or planning..
  • Experience in consulting with partners and stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent.


Preference may be given to those with one (1) or both of the following:
  • Experience engaging and/or consulting with First Nations.
  • At least three (3) years' directly related experience working in forest resource management such as forest tenures, silviculture, harvesting, stewardship or planning.


Provisos:
  • Meet safety standards of WorkSafeBC.
  • May be required to operate a variety of equipment.
  • Conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Lesley.Fettes@gov.bc.ca .

About this Position:
Amendment June 25, 2024: posting closing date extended to July 17, 2024.
There is currently one (1) permanent, full time position available.
This position is located in Campbell River.
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.

Located in a scenic oceanfront setting on the east side of Vancouver Island, Campbell River offers a relaxed west coast lifestyle that is the envy of big city dwellers. Here, the outdoor enthusiast's paradise awaits - the landscape provides a variety of activities from hiking spectacular mountain trails, camping, deep sea fishing, cycling, running, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing, to year-round golf, beachcombing and enjoying in the local culture and amenities. To learn more about this coastal jewel, visit: https://www.campbellriver.travel/

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, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with Forest Professionals BC (FPBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to FPBC within six (6) months of employment. Under-implementation of this position at the LSO 1A level may be considered, provided an applicant is registered with FPBC and is actively in-training (FIT, ASFIT). 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 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 - You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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 2024-09-05

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