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BC Public Service

LSO FORS 2 - Tenures Forester - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Location
Canada
Details
Full Time
3 days ago
Salary
61,182 to 77,067 per year
Posting Title
LSO FORS 2 - Tenures Forester - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 2

Union
PEA

Location
Multiple Locations, BC CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$61,182.54 - $77,067.27 annually, plus a $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance

Close Date
1/28/2022

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Skeena Stikine Resource District

Job Summary

Tenures Forester
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2


This posting is to establish an eligibility list for temporary and permanent vacancies.
A temporary opportunity until March 31, 2022 is currently available; this may be extended or become a permanent position.
This temporary position is located in Smithers, BC; other locations will be considered, but occasional travel to Smithers will be required.
Note: board and lodging and relocation expenses are not provided for temporary opportunities.
Lesser qualified candidates may be considered, but at a lower classification.
Amendment (Dec 16th, 2021) - Posting closing date extended to Jan 28th, 2022.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that 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 by November 22, 2021. 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 .

Bring your forestry operations experience to this exciting opportunity

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has a mandate to manage specified Crown land and resources in a manner that embraces the economic, environmental and social goals of government. These results are all essential to improving the global competitiveness of BC industry and our ability to attract private investment and to stimulate economic growth and job creation across the province.

The Tenures Forester is a multi-faceted position, providing professional advisory services in the natural resource management field, including all aspects of decision support to Statutory/Delegated Decision Makers. A key component of this position is the ability to build and maintain collaborative partnerships with a variety of stakeholders to ensure effective resolution to land and resource issues. Additionally, this role leads or supports projects, conflict resolution activities, public consultation processes and education initiatives to negotiate and resolve disputes among conflicting parties, including First Nations' groups, over the use of Crown resources to promote decisions that provide for best use of the natural resources.

Other important accountabilities include: developing and implementing new operational procedures, policies and standards, and providing guidance to staff carrying out related assignments; recommending changes in legislation, regulations, policies, procedures, or inter-agency agreements to increase efficiency; monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of prescriptions and plans; and, analyzing, evaluating, and determining the highest and best use of natural resources to minimize effects on other values, including determining appropriate tenure, real property valuation (rental/sale price), including land, timber or improvements.

A career with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development 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 Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Ron.Donnelly@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your resume and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application . If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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 advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.

Smithers offers top notch work/life balance with incredible access to outdoor activities: hiking, biking, skiing, paddling and more! Smithers is a family friendly, thriving cultural community with all the benefits of a full service town while living in the stunning natural splendour of Northwestern BC. For more information please visit the Smithers Tourism website .

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, 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and start off with 4 weeks' annual paid vacation. Come, be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the following:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in a resource management related field (i.e.: Geography, Environmental Studies, Resource Management, Agriculture, Forestry, Land Planning, Land Use Economics, etc.) plus three years of progressively responsible recent experience in a resource management related field; OR, education equivalency as recognized by the professional association for registration as a designated professional and three years of recent related natural resource experience; AND,
  • Registered as a Professional Forester (RPF), with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals or, immediately eligible for registration as a 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. Applicants who do not meet the RPF requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to having their Forester in Training designation and are eligible to become a Registered Professional Forester within 12 months upon employment with the Ministry. Applicants must contact ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.
  • Experience working in the field of resource management, preferably with forestry.
  • Experience with valuation analysis, techniques, and principles to ensure a fair and equitable return to the Crown for the allocation of these and related resources (i.e. timber), is preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5, BC Driver's Licence, or equivalent.


WILLINGNESS STATEMENTS
  • Willing and ableto do field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • May be required to operate field equipment (i.e., quad, snowmobile).


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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered as a Professional Forester (RPF) 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 by the ABCFP will be required before an offer of employment can be made. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP. Applicants who do not meet the RPF requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to having their Forester in Training designation and are eligible to become a Registered Professional Forester within 12 months upon employment with the Ministry. Applicants must contact ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please limit your cover letter to one page. Please use your cover letter to describe how your qualifications and career interests align with this position. Note the content and/or format of your cover letter will be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

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 (Basic): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical, Trades and Operational

Additional Information
Category
Government