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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 3 - Research Vegetation Ecologist

Posted 3 days ago

Job Details



dollar sign77,718 to 99,452 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
LSO OTHR 3 - Research Vegetation Ecologist

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 3


Work Options

Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA

Salary Range
$77,718.46 - $99,452.15 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Regional Operations - South Area | Kootenay Boundary Region

Job Summary

Bring your commitment to excellence in natural resource management practices

The Ministry of Forests delivers holistic resource management services for British Columbians and manages specified Crown land and resources in a manner that embraces the economic, environmental and social goals of government.

The Research Vegetation Ecologist is a scientific advisor in the field of natural resource management. In this role, you conduct applied research to support science-based decision-making, provide professional advice related to vegetation ecology and classification, and lead multidisciplinary research projects. This position conducts ecosystem research, creates and maintains the biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification and its interpretations and applications, and communicates results to scientific and technical users. You will contribute your expertise to implementation of the Old Growth Strategic Review in the region.

To be successful in this position, you will use your professional expertise to draw conclusions on complex technical issues, using advanced analytical reasoning and judgement skills. You have strong written and oral communication skills, exercising professionalism, tact and diplomacy, allowing you to effectively liaise with industry clients, government agencies, First Nations, the public and diverse public interest groups.

If you are dedicated to environmental stewardship, values and issues, we encourage you to apply.

Job Requirements:
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as Registered Professional Forester (RPF)with Forest Professionals BC (FPBC), or as a Professional Agrologist (PAg) with the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BC association within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Thesis-based M.Sc. or higher, specializing in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Vegetation Ecology, Agriculture. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience working with BC's Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) system, or equivalent system, both in the field and in planning/desktop applications.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and implementing research projects.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence (or equivalent).
  • Must hold, or be willing and able to obtain, Level 1 First Aid Certification.
  • Must hold, or be willing and able to obtain, ATV Operator and Snow Machine Operator certifications.
  • Must be willing and physically able to work outdoors in remote areas and in a variety of conditions.
  • Willing and able to fly in planes and helicopters.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
There is currently one (1) permanent, full time position available.
This position can be located in either Cranbrook or Nelson.
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.
This position is also posted as a Biologist 27 via Requisition 112748 .
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies in Cranbrook and Nelson.

Located in the stunning Kootenay Rockies , Cranbrook and Nelson are perfect communities for the adventure lover. With quick access to area mountains and lakes, these locations are situated perfectly for great biking, hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, fishing and all kinds of summer water sports, as well as winter-based fun when snow covers this amazing landscape.

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 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 Professional Forester with Forest Professionals BC; OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BC association within six (6) months of employment. 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 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 , 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
Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-22

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