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BC Public Service

STO-RE 24R - Certification Standards Officer

Location
Vernon, BC
Details
Full Time
6 days ago
Salary
73,855 to 84,134 per year
Posting Title
STO-RE 24R - Certification Standards Officer

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R24 - Res

Union
GEU

Work Options
Hybrid

Location
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$73,855.42 - $84,134.34 annually

Close Date
2/28/2024

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Timber Sales / Okanagan-Columbia

Job Summary

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests (FOR). 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.

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.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website .

The Certification Standards Officer (CSO) is responsible for the co-ordination, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of forest certification systems and safety across BCTS. The CSO must ensure the alignment of the BCTS program with provincial programs through the employment of leadership and influence skills. This position is the primary contact for internal and third-party forest certification audits to evaluate adherence to and the performance of, prescribed standards and processes.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests .

Job Requirements:
  • Graduation from an approved technical institute with a diploma or a degree in resource or forestry managementandthree (3) years of experience in one (1) or more operational field-forestry activities,OR
  • An equivalent combination of educationandfive (5) years of experience in one (1) or more operational field forestry.
  • Operational field forestry activities include one (1) or more of the following:
    • Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance
    • Cut-block development
    • Forest road engineering
    • Silviculture
    • Timber tenure development and administration
  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration withForest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent.
  • Experience with Environmental Management Systems, Sustainable Forest Management and Safety Certification Systems.
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Experience with auditing forest management activities and processes.
  • Three (3) years of experience in one (1) or more operational field-based forestry activity such as timber harvesting monitoring/conformance, cut-block development, forest road engineering, silviculture or timber tenure development and administration.

Provisos:
  • 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.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Christian.Guay@gov.bc.ca .

About this Position:
This position is located in Vernon.
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.
An eligibility list may be established to fill temporary and permanent vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Okanagan-Columbia Business Area, Vernon.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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 IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca 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 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 Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC). 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 FPBC . 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 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 - 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
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 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical
Category
Government