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BC Public Service

STO-RE 18R - FTELP Forest Technologist - *AMENDED*

Mackenzie, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
Posting Title
STO-RE 18R - FTELP Forest Technologist - *AMENDED*

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R18 - Res


Work Options

Mackenzie, BC V0J 2C0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
STO 15 $57,296.54 - $64,805.30 annually, effective April 3, 2023 | STO 18 $62,255.85 - $70,557.73 annually, effective April 3, 2023 | plus $40.42 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Timber Sales

Job Summary

A fantastic opportunity for recent graduates to jump-start their forestry careers in beautiful Northern British Columbia!

In these full-time regular BC Timber Sales positions, participants of the Forest Technologist Entry Level Program ( FTELP ), will gain hands-on experience in all areas of forest technology, paid training and professional development, focused mentorship and support, and assistance obtaining their RFT or RPF designations. Over the two-year training period of the FTELP, participants will work from learning to independently performing a variety of technical and operational duties to support the planning, engineering, and reforestation activities of the Timber Sales Office.

Building on participants' strong education, they will learn to estimate and compile resource needs, cost requirements, and conduct resource assessments. As integral parts of a high-functioning, multidisciplinary field team, participants will learn to perform various activities required to develop Timber Sales Licenses and support field team operations.

As excellent verbal and written communicators, participants will learn to act as liaisons between stakeholders, participate on a variety of committees, and prepare and present technical reports. In this multifaceted role, participants will become actively engaged in field activities, work towards making independent decisions and play important roles in the community. This position can require physically demanding field work (several days per week) with the potential for adverse weather conditions. This position involves two years of FTELP training followed by employment (two-year commitment) at BCTS in northern BC.

If you are a motivated self-starter seeking an opportunity to grow your forestry career and gain valuable training and experience, then theFTELP is for you!

Job Requirements:
  • Recent graduation (within 4 years of start date) from an Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) accredited Forest Technology diploma program or Forestry degree program.
  • Eligible for immediate enrolment as an ABCFP Trainee Forest Technologist or Forester in Training.
    • IMPORTANT: Designation as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the ABCFP is required to be appointed at the STO 18 level. Successful applicants who do not have their RFT or RPF will be appointed at the STO 15 level until they obtain their designation.

  • Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence.
  • Must be willing and able to work in active forestry road construction sites, in rough terrain, around harvesting and transportation equipment, and in all weather conditions.
  • 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 willing and able to operate both snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.
  • Must be willing and able to occasionally work outside of normal business hours.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to and from remote parts of the business area and work in remote locations.
  • Must be willing and able to work for four (4) years in Northern BC for BC Timber Sales.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About these Positions:
Amendment April 11, 2023: Contact for position related questions updated.
Amendment March 27, 2023: Salary information updated to reflect new rates as of April 9, 2023.
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 two (2) weeks prior to closing. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
We currently have two (2) positions available. These positions are located in Mackenzie and begin June 5, 2023.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar opportunities within Mackenzie and other BC Timber Sales office locations .
The Forest Technologist Entry Level Program (FTELP) involves two (2) years of training, development and hands-on experience, and an additional two (2) years of related work experience in Mackenzie, Fort St. James or Fort St John. These are permanent opportunities.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

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.

In addition to these exciting opportunities, 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 and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service Offers You .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.

Cover Letter: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) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

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
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical