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LSO FORS 2 – Stewardship Forester

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 2, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $58,806.85 - $73,579.1 - Annual
Location Burns Lake, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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LSO FORS 2 – Stewardship Forester

Posting Title: LSO FORS 2 – Stewardship Forester
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Forester 2
Union: PEA
Location: Burns Lake, BC V8G 4V2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $58,806.85 – $73,579.13 annually plus a $35.88 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance
Close Date: 9/23/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Regional Operations/North Area/Nadina District
Job Summary:

Stewardship Forester
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
There is currently 1 immediate temporary opportunity until September 30, 2020
Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower classification, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as a Forester in Training or Allied Science Forester in Training with the ABCFP immediately upon employment with the Ministry, and can attain RPF status within two years of employment.  Applicants must contact the ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunityThe Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land resources, the prosperity, viability and competitiveness of industries that use them, and public access for a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation. The Ministry is responsible for policy development, operational management and implementation, and oversees over 50 statutes and associated regulations.

As a Stewardship Forester, you provide professional advisory services as a specialist in a field of expertise for a program area to support natural resource management and decision making.  The responsibilities of this role include: Resource Monitoring, Silviculture, Strategic Operational Planning, Timber Supply Reviews, Land Based Investment Delivery and Forest Health.

A strong communicator and negotiator who excels at developing productive work relationships, you liaise with a variety of stakeholders with competing priorities including the mining industry, occupational health and safety committees, unions, the general public and First Nations. You possess the ability to plan and organize resources to deliver objectives in a defined situation. You are exceptionally organized and can prioritize tasks to efficiently accomplish and meet objectives.

To provide professional advisory services to a program area in the natural resource sector. The primary role of the Stewardship Forester includes: Resource Monitoring, Strategic Operational Planning, Timber Supply Reviews, and Forest Health.
Burns Lake is the centre of the Lakes District, close to the middle of the province, and can boast 4,828 km of lake shoreline. With some of the province’s largest freshwater lakes, such as Babine Lake, activities such as fishing and boating are very popular, as well as hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Close to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, it hosts the second largest Aboriginal Day event every year.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.
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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact 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, 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 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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or higher and related experience
  • Operational experience in field forestry such as: forest tenure field development, engineering, Silviculture contract administration, Forest Health monitoring, Wildfire Management, Stewardship activities (Forest Stewardship Planning, Timber Supply Review, Forest Range Evaluation and Ecosystem Restoration work) harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.
  • A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or immediately eligible (within 6 months) for registration as an RPF, with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).
    Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower classification, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as a Forester in Training or Allied Science Forester in Training with the ABCFP immediately upon employment with the Ministry, and can attain RPF status within two years of employment.  Applicants must contact the ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Experience in data analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
  • Experience in contract management.

Please include your registration number with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP).

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. 
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.

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