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BC Public Service

LSO FORS 3 - FTELP Woodlands Supervisor

Mackenzie, BC
Full Time
70,683 to 89,678 per year
Posting Title

LSO FORS 3 - FTELP Woodlands Supervisor

Position Classification

Licensed Sc Off Forester 3




Mackenzie, BC V0J 2C0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$70,683.48 - $89,678.84 annually plus $40.42 bi-weekly Isolation Allowance for Mackenzie

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

BC Timber Sales

Job Summary

Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests (MOF). Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province's annual available timber volume. BCTS operates as a for profit entity within a government organization. Its goal is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the Market Pricing System through auctions of timber harvested from British Columbia's public land. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles, forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.

A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website .

Operating with significant independence the position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Forest Technologist Entry Level Training Program ( FTELP ), including supervising Team Leads and organizing the training and experience requirements necessary to assist Trainee Forest Technologist in achieving their Registered Forest Technologist Designation. In coordination and collaboration with local Business Area staff, the position is responsible for employing sound business and forest management practices in the planning, development and management of a portion of BCTS operating areas within an assigned geographic area, in order to sell incremental timber volume through auctions of Timber Sale Licenses (TSLs). The position will ensure operational activities of associated licensees are monitored for conformance to TSL conditions. In discharging the responsibilities of this position, the FTELP Woodlands Supervisor will need to engage various professionals such as engineers and foresters in order to attain appropriate advice and professional direction relative to their applicable scope of practice.

Job Requirements:
  • Applicant must be registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Professional Forester.
  • BCTS experience related to the planning and development of Timber Sale Licences, as well as experience in one (1) or more of the following disciplines: silviculture, timber harvesting, and engineering.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and managing complex concurrent initiatives.
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Significant experience in coaching.

Provisos/Willingness Statements:
  • Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence.
  • Willing to attend meetings outside of office hours.
  • Willingness to work extended hours with limited notice, including after regularly scheduled hours and on weekends and holidays.
  • Willingness to be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments and corporate structure.
  • Willingness to travel often for short periods of times.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position is also posted as an STO 27under requisition 96246 .
An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Prince George Business Area, Mackenzie.

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 or 778-405-3452.

In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award-winningemployer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2021, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2021 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2021.

This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits , amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer. The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list 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 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.If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 27R opportunity via Requisition 96246 .

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 - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online 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 , 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.

Job Category

Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical