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BC Public Service

LSO FORS 3 - Stewardship Policy Forester

6 days ago
68,008 to 85,592 per year
Posting Title

LSO FORS 3 - Stewardship Policy Forester

Position Classification

Licensed Sc Off Forester 3




Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$68,008.54 - $85,592.73 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Temporary Assignment (TA)

Temporary End Date



BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

BC Timber Sales

Job Summary

Stewardship Policy Forester
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 3

An eligibility list may be established to fill future permanent and/or temporary opportunities withinthe Strait of Georgia Business Area, Campbell River. We currently have a temporary opportunity until November 1, 2024.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that 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 .

You are committed to excellence in sustainable forest management

BC Timber Sales (BCTS)manages about 20 per cent of the province's allowable annual cut forCrown timber,generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across BC.

Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbiansreceive fairvalue from their timber resources.

BCTS also supports government's commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BCas we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC. BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:
  • Objective 1:Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
  • Objective 2:Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
  • Objective 3:Continuous business improvement - within BCTS, across government and with third parties.

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

The Stewardship Policy Forester (SPF) supports BCTS' input into and the implementation of the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) Improvement Initiative requirements. This includes BCTS' development of Forest Operations Maps (FOMs) and participation in Forest Landscape Planning (FLP). The SPF develops relationships and works closely with BCTS headquarters, relevant business areas, and other government entities to support BCTS' role in meeting FRPA Improvement Initiative requirements. The SPF also analyzes, interprets and provides expert advice on the application of legislation, regulation, policies and procedures germane to BCTS, particularly with respect to strategic and operational planning and other matters related to resource stewardship.

When it comes to Campbell River and the Strathcona Region, the question is what can't you do here? This natural paradise is home to a plethora of recreational opportunities with a menu of choices, the biggest decision anyone has to make is what to do first.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing location, 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.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits , including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning anddevelopment. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks' annual paidleave entitlement.To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You .

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 forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

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 information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (

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.

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 requirements as outlined below:

  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in forestry, forest engineering, or the natural resource sciences.
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in forest management (e.g., planning, harvesting, silviculture).
  • Registered with the Association of BC Forest Professionals as a Registered Professional Forester.
  • Experience providing services in accordance with established standards of professional ethics and conduct.

Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in forestry working for BC Timber Sales on topics such as forest stewardship planning, operational planning, developing timber sales, and site level planning.
  • Experience leading or managing moderately complex projects in the natural resource sector.
  • Experience preparing written briefing materials, reports, correspondence, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience analyzing, interpreting, and applying natural resource sector legislation, regulation, and policies.
  • Experience building and maintaining cooperative relationships and effectively dealing with diverse stakeholders (e.g., First Nations, contractors, government, forest tenure holders, etc.).

  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver's License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements, if 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 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 (BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category

Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical