Seed Orchard Labourer
Up to twenty seasonal auxiliary positions are available at our Kalamalka Seed Orchard in Vernon for several weeks.
An eligibility list may be established.
The Labourer position is responsible for picking cones and carrying out a variety of general labour activities relating to the care and maintenance of seed orchards.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in B.C., which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversity their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits. The Ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to B.C.’s wilderness and backcountry. The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.
The mission of the Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch is to enhance the value, resilience and conservation of BC’s forest genetic resources. The Seed Production section manages five provincial seed orchards which currently produce 55% of the improved tree seed supply, and are operated on a cost recovery basis.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Gary.Giampa@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the experience and qualifications as outlined below:
- Prefer manual labour or outdoor working experience
- Prefer experience working with plants; i.e. tree planter, gardener, landscaper, orchard worker, and cone picking, or equivalent training and experience.
- Physically fit and able to lift supplies (i.e. bags of fertilizer, cones buckets, etc.) and operate equipment (i.e. orchard lifts, pruners, weed eaters, mowers, etc.) on an on-going basis.
- Able to work outdoors in all types of weather, including winter cold weather, and with potential allergens such as pollen, grass, insects, chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers; as well as ability to work at heights using lifts and ladders.
- Basic knowledge of safe work practices and a good safety attitude.
- Ability to follow instructions/requirements, complete tasks on time and work independently and in a team.
- Demonstrated ability to read labels and instructions and communicate clearly.
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.
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. Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month(s) and year(s) for your education and for each job in your employment history.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.