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BC Public Service

STO-RE 21R - Cruising Specialist

Full Time
4 days ago
63,446 to 72,142 per year
Posting Title

STO-RE 21R - Cruising Specialist

Position Classification

Scientific/Tech Off R21 - Res




Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$63,446.31 - $72,142.65 annually, plus a $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

North Island - Central Coast Natural Resource District

Job Summary

Take your timber cruising experience to the next level

The North Island - Central Coast Natural Resource District is seeking an experienced registered forest technologist to join our District team as a Cruising Specialist. Situated on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island, Port McNeill is an affordable and family-oriented community. The office is regularly recognized as a Top 10 Workplace within the BC Public Service and is staffed with a team of dedicated forest professionals tasked with managing a diverse suite of natural resource values in a geographically large and unique area. The community of Port McNeill also serves as a gateway to endless outdoor adventures.

The District Cruising Specialist provides technical expertise and conducts detailed analysis of cruise plans and appraisal submissions, including field evaluations, in support of natural resource decision-making. As a subject matter specialist, they also provide technical advice to other resource technologists, both internal and external to government - and support the technical delivery of other program areas including waste and residue, scaling, tenure administration, and forest stewardship in both the field and office environments.

A career with the Ministry of Forests offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance. Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why work for the Ministry of Forests .

  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or equivalent with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP). Note: Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Degree, diploma, or equivalent in a natural resource field.
  • Recent experience (within the last 3 years) performing technical forestry-related duties.
  • Recent experience (within the last 5 years) working with key timber pricing policies and procedures, i.e. Timber Cruising Manual; Cruise Compilation Manual; Provincial Logging Residue and Waste Measurement Procedure Manual; and/or Coast Appraisal Manual.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent.

Preference may be given for:
  • at least 2 years (within last 5 years) of operational timber cruising experience in coastal BC; and/or,
  • current/valid Accredited Timber Cruiser/Evaluator certification.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position is located in Port McNeill, BC.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar permanent and/or temporary vacancies in the District.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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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. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

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

Professional Designation: YES - Please provide your registration number in your application. You must be registered as a Forest Technologist (RFT) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals, or able to immediately transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction (within 6 months of employment). Confirmation of registration/eligibility with the ABCFP 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 - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Note: for long or essay style questionnaires, we recommend saving frequently while completing it. You can also copy the questions into another document, complete it offline, then log back in and copy/paste your responses when you are ready to submit your application.

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.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 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 .

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, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical, Trades and Operational