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BC Public Service

STO 21R - Engineering Technologist

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dollar sign69,760 to 79,322 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
STO 21R - Engineering Technologist

Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R21


Work Options

Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$69,760.70 - $79,322.69 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Okanagan Shuswap Natural Resource District

Job Summary

Two positions for an Engineering Technologist generalist are available in the Okanagan Shuswap area.

The Ministry of Forests is responsible for supporting a sustainable and competitive future for B.C.'s forest sector, while taking action to keep forests healthy and protect communities in the face of climate change and extreme weather events.

The Engineering Technologist works closely with the District Engineering Officer, the Engineering Team, and Branch to ensure the safety, environmental, and legislative requirements on Resource Roads are met in accordance with the Engineering Program Funding Policy.

The positions are focused on administering the district resource road network. The positions entail implementing engineering projects with support of Engineering Branch Engineers, interacting with permit holders, stakeholders and the public, contract management, road and bridge maintenance projects, resource road inspections, and road design to support the achievement of the program.

Resource roads - Province of British Columbia (

Job Requirements:

Note: This position does not require an engineering degree.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent 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. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Diploma, or higher, forest technology, natural resource management, forest engineering, or other related field such as survey geomatics or geoscience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and directly related experience may be considered.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid BC Driver's Class 5 Licence or equivalent.

Preference may be given to those with one or more of the following:
  • Experience in project and/or contract management relating to road construction or other forest management activity.
  • One (1) or more years of experience in one (1) or more of the following areas:
  • Road construction, maintenance, and deactivation; and/or,
  • Post-fire recovery and rehabilitation work; and/ or,
  • Road, bridge, and major structure project support; and/or,
  • Experience managing relationships with stakeholders and/or First Nations' communities.

  • May be required to operate a variety of field equipment.
  • Must be willing and able to withstand the rigors of field work.
  • Must be willing and able to work in all/adverse weather conditions.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.
  • Must comply with the safety standards of the Ministry and WorkSafe BC.
  • Must be willing to relocate to the Vernon, British Columbia area.

Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the Ministry. Note: it is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
2 positions available: 1 full time permanent position, 1 temporary/auxiliary position that may become permanent
Positions located in Vernon
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
An eligibility list may be established for this or similar positions.

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.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career.Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer .

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, as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent 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. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is 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 , 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
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

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Application closing date is 2024-07-21

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