Licensed Science Officer [Forester] 2
This position is located in Cranbrook, BC.
An eligibility list may be established.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered for appointment at a lower level.
An exciting opportunity for a professional forester committed to excellence in sustainable forest management
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in BC, 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 diversify 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 BC’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.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic team environment and to gain valuable experience providing professional advisory services as a specialist in a field of expertise for a program area to support natural resource management and decision making. If you are ready for the next step in your forestry career, consider this excellent opportunity.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Scott.Hicks@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 résumé 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.
Cranbrook is the sunniest place in British Columbia and sits in the middle of the Rocky Mountain Trench. With quick access to area mountains and lakes, this location is situated perfectly for great biking, hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, fishing and all kinds of water sports. Indoor activities abound, too, with an aquatics centre, ice arenas and even an eight sheet curling rink. Come, explore what Cranbrook has to offer!
In addition to this exciting opportunity in an amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 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 entitlement. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service offers You
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- Bachelor of Science in Forestry or Natural Resource Management; AND,
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current RPF membership from another jurisdiction to the ABCFP. Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as Forester in Training with the ABCFP immediately upon employment with the Ministry. Applicants must contact ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.
- Experience in consulting with stakeholders in natural resource management.
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
Preference may be given for one or more of the following:
- Experience organizing and managing complex initiatives.
- 3 years of current and directly related experience in operational field forestry, such as: forest tenure field development, engineering, Silviculture contract administration, Forest Health monitoring, Stewardship activities [Forest Stewardship Planning, Timber Supply Review, Forest Range Evaluation and Ecosystem Restoration work] harvest operations, or compliance and enforcement.
- Experience in Silviculture contract administration, Forest Health Monitoring, Stewardship activities [as listed above].
- Experienced with/able to utilize and travel on snowmobiles and ATVs.
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.
Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered [or immediately eligible for registration] as a Professional Forester 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. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the ABCFP. 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.
Résumé required: YES – A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
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.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.