LSO FORS 3 – Timber Pricing Forester – Systems

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Author ahnationtalk
Date October 11, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $62,983.74 - $78,666.02 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Natural Resource
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LSO FORS 3 – Timber Pricing Forester – Systems – (55019)

Posting Title: LSO FORS 3 – Timber Pricing Forester – Systems
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Forester 3
Union: PEA
Location: VICTORIA, BC V8W 9C1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $62,983.74 – $78,666.02 annually
Close Date: 10/30/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Timber Pricing Branch/Timber Ops, Pricing and First Nations Division
Job Summary

Timber Pricing Forester, Systems

Licensed Science Officer Forester 3

  • An eligibility list may be established.
  • This is not a virtual position

Combine your forestry expertise with your knowledge of complex computer systems.

As the Timber Pricing Forester, Systems your primary responsibility will be to manage the operation of the E-Commerce Appraisal System (ECAS) and your secondary responsibility will be to manage the functionality of the General Appraisal System (GAS).  Your work to ensure the functionality of these systems ensures the collection of approximately 1 billion dollars in Crown stumpage annually from forest licensees. This involves closely analyzing appraisal data submitted by the forest industry for stumpage rate determinations and establishing new data requirements from industry.

Not only are you a technical expert with experience working with complex scientific data, but you are also skilled at building and maintaining cooperative and productive working relationships with stakeholders.  Your other responsibilities in this role will include assisting and supporting the Timber Pricing Section Manager in the development of timber pricing policies, providing reports and data analysis to Auditors and Legal Counsel as well as executing studies to improve Ministry procedures that enhance stumpage calculation efficiencies.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development.  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 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement.  To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service Offers You.

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 EITHER OF THESE EMAIL ADDRESSES.  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 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Natural Resources or Forest Engineering with a minimum 3 years (5 years preferred) current forestry-related experience, one of which must be in stumpage appraisals and timber pricing systems;
  • Registered as a Professional Forester (RPF) or eligible to register as an RPF with the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals within six months of the position start date.
  • A minimum of one year experience working with complex scientific data and computer system databases and applications and knowledge of the IT development cycle.
  • Experience managing and organizing concurrent projects while taking into consideration changing priorities and deadlines, emerging issues, and impacts of decisions.
  • Experience leading diverse teams of administrative, technical and professional staff including developing and evaluating performance goals, coaching, team-building, and mentoring.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with one or more years of supervisory experience gained within the last 5 years.

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.


Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “Skip Step” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

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.

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. 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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