Licensed Scientific Officer 2
- An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and temporary positions with the Skeena forest district.
You are committed to excellence in sustainable forest management
The Stewardship Forester provides a range of technical evaluation and advisory services to support decisions on the use of natural resources, and the achievement of and or coordination of the forest stewardship aspect of natural resource management. The primary role of the Stewardship Forester includes: Resource Monitoring, Silviculture, Strategic Operational Planning, Forest Stewardship Plans, Timber Supply Reviews, Land Based Investment Delivery and Forest Health.
As the Stewardship Forester, you possess the ability to draw conclusions on complex technical issues, using advanced analytical reasoning and judgement skills. You have strong written and oral communication skills, exercising professionalism, tact and diplomacy to industry clients, external agencies and management. In addition, you possess the ability to effectively liaise with other industry clients, government agencies, First Nations, the public and diverse public interest groups.
If you have demonstrated skills in collaboration, leadership and organization, we encourage your application.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Mark.Reiter@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Education and Experience
- Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals). Preference will be given to registered professional forester designation.
- Experience in referring with stakeholders and information sharing or consulting with First Nations in natural resource management.
- Minimum of two years related forestry experience – Examples include but are not limited to – preparing and/or reviewing Forest Stewardship Plans; planning, implementing and administering silviculture contracts.
- Must be willing and able to perform the required physical demanding field work which may include the following: travel to remote areas by vehicles, boat, air or foot; overnight stay in rough camp conditions; outdoor work in all weather conditions.
- Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
- May require the operation of a variety of technical forest measurements and navigational equipment.
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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
CRC – A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 accountabilities and accomplishments.