STO-RE 18R - Forest Technologist Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R18 - Res Union
GEU Work Options Location
100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA
Clearwater, BC V0E1N0 CA
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)Salary Range
$58,319.24 - $66,096.20 annually Close Date Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests Ministry Branch / Division
South Area/ Regional Operations Division Job Summary Forest Technologist
Scientific/Technical Officer 18This is an excellent entry career building opportunity for a self-motivated individual who has a strong interest in the practice of professional forestry operations.
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.
The Forest Technologist acts with specialized knowledge and training regarding the practice of professional forestry when performing a wide variety of functions including: planning, engineering, timber sales and silviculture activities.
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.
Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests .
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website .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
- Graduation with a diploma or a degree in resource or forestry management.
- Registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF) AND a minimum of two years of experience in operational field forestry activities,
- Enrolled, or eligible for immediate enrollment, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a forest professional in training (TFT, ASTFT, FIT, ASFIT), for the purpose of obtaining an RFT or RPF designation AND a minimum of four years of experience in operational field forestry activities.
- Operational field forestry activities include one or more of the following:
- Timber harvesting cut-block development
- Forest road engineering
- Harvest operations
- Compliance and enforcement
- Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
- Must be willing and able to withstand the rigors of fieldwork.
- Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.
- Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.
- Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and/or rotary winged aircraft and/or watercraft.
- Must be able to maintain membership with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a member in good standing.
- Applicants with specific forestry activities experience, such as timber harvesting cut-block development, forest road engineering, silviculture and/or harvest operations.
- Applicants with contract administration experience.
For questions regarding this position, please contact email@example.com About this Position:
There are currently three (3) positions available: there is currently one (1) vacancy in 100 Mile House; one (1) vacancy is Clearwater, and one (1) Vacancy in Merritt.
An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Kamloops Business Area (100 Mile, Kamloops, Clearwater, Merritt)
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
Please note this is an ongoing posting without a scheduled close date. The posting close date will be added to the posting a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the posting close date. Applications will be reviewedevery 4 weeks.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.
Between the Coastal and Rocky Mountain ranges, 100 Mile House is rich with history. 100 Mile House offers nature-driven activities, including the Mt. Timothy ski hill, adventurous hiking routes, and lakes perfect for fishing, such as the renowned Mahood Lake, known for its picturesque waterfalls.
The District of Clearwater was established on December 3, 2007, making it one of the newest municipalities in British Columbia. Located in the heart of British Columbia and Wells Gray Country. Clearwater BC is the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park and is surrounded by the Trophy Mountains, Raft Peak, Grizzly Peak and Dunn Peak, this rural community is the place for all seasons. Whether you plan to locate your business here, invest in the area, relocate your family or enjoy the abundant recreational opportunities, Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada has it all!
Easily accessible by the Coquihalla Highway, the City of Merritt is a thriving community situated at an elevation of 595 metres above sea level. Merritt tends to experience mild winters, and warm, sunny summers. Come experience the community of Merritt and see why it is one of the fastest growing communities in the Thompson Nicola Regional District.
Merritt is ideally situated between Kamloops, Kelowna and the Lower Mainland, nestled in the beautiful Nicola Valley. Known as the 'Country Music Capital of Canada' the community is rich with Country Music Legend Murals and Walk of Star handprints throughout town. The country music inspires the country life style, as urban amenities met outdoor adventures here in Merritt.
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
In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer 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 listed above.Professional Designation: YES
- Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Forest Technologist (RFT) 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 required:NO
- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.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 (COMPREHENSIVE)
As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.IMPORTANT:
Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your accountabilities and accomplishments.
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
Scientific and Technical