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BC Public Service

LSO FORS 3 - Stewardship Officer - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Location
Vernon, BC
Details
Full Time
3 days ago
Salary
75,454 to 96,020 per year
Posting Title
LSO FORS 3 - Stewardship Officer - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 3

Union
PEA

Work Options
Hybrid

Location
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$75,454.69 - $96,020.36 annually

Close Date
3/7/2024

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Regional Operations - Okanagan Shuswap District

Job Summary

Apply your expertise and passion for innovation to this rewarding career opportunity

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.

To provide senior professional services, including providing direction to the stewardship team, and providing recommendations for decision makers within a natural resource program area. The primary role of the Stewardship Officer includes Forest Stewardship Plans (FSP), Resource Monitoring, Silviculture, Timber Supply Review, Strategic and Operational Planning, Land base Investments, Forest Health and Program Staff Management Budgeting.

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

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in natural resource management or equivalent as recognized by Forest Professionals BC.
  • 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 the FPBC within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience managing multidisciplinary issues involved in natural resource management. (Silviculture, integrated resource management, timber development, or similar).
  • Minimum one (1) year experience supervising, mentoring, coaching, or training staff or teams.

Preference may be given to candidates with
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in engaging with stakeholders regarding natural resource management.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Tony.Zanotto@gov.bc.ca .

About this Position:
Amendment February 20, 2024: Closing date extended to March 7, 2024.
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.
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 both current and/or future permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Vernon is surrounded by rolling grasslands with rocky outcrops and stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, its three lakes and mountain views in every direction command attention. Nature remains Vernon's biggest asset. Famous champagne powder at Silver Star Mountain Resort, just 22km/13mi from downtown, attracts skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and snowmobilers. In summer, countless hiking and cycling trails to explore every area from the historic Grey Canal within the city to the nearby provincial parks and the rugged Monashee Mountain Range. Mountain biking is also a big draw at Silver Star.

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.

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.

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 - A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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
Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical
Category
Management and Executive