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BC Public Service

LSO FORS 2 - Stewardship Forester - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Full Time
5 days ago
63,636 to 80,877 per year
Posting Title
LSO FORS 2 - Stewardship Forester - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 2


Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA

Salary Range
$63,636.24 - $80,877.09 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

Bring your commitment to excellence in sustainable forest management

The Ministry of Forests is responsible for the stewardship of provincial Crown land and ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land-based resources. The Ministry manages these resources in a manner that embraces economic, environmental and social goals of government.

The primary role of the Stewardship Forester includes: Resource Monitoring, Silviculture, Strategic Operational Planning, Timber Supply Reviews, Land Based Investment Delivery, Forest Stewardship Plans and Forest Health. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic team environment and to gain valuable experience in a variety of areas. If you are ready for the next step in your forestry career, consider this excellent opportunity.

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 .

Job Requirements:
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester, with the Association of BC 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 in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the Association of BC Forest Professionals.
  • Work experience in resource management, preferably in forest management.
  • Experience in engaging with stakeholders/partners in natural resource management.

Preference may be given to those with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Work experience in one or more of the following areas of forestry: forest tenures, silviculture, harvest operations, permitting, planning, integrated resource management, or forestry contract administration.
  • GIS applications experience.
  • Operational and strategic forest landscape level planning experience.
  • First Nations' engagement experience.
  • Client service experience.
  • Experience with government information systems (Reporting Silviculture Updates and Landstatus Tracking System (RESULTS), Forest Tenure Administration (FTA), Forest Stewardship Plans (FSP), etc.).

For questions regarding this position, please contact or .

About this Position:
Amendment March 15, 2023: posting closing date extended to April 5, 2023.
This position is located in Vernon, BC; other locations may be considered subject to operational requirements.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
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 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. On top of the base salary, regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an allowance to cover professional fees, a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), and start off with 4 weeks of annual paid vacation. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

An exciting opportunity exists to live and work within the Okanagan Shuswap Resource District located in the beautiful city of Vernon . Vernon offers a variety of seasonal, year-round activities for the outdoor enthusiast, from snow and water sports to world class golfing and excursions to some of BC's finest vineyards.

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

Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number within your application as you must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Professional Forester (RPF) 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 to the ABCFP 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 - 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