LSO FORS 3 – Timber Tenure Specialist (Developmental)

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 5, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary LSO 1: $48,145.19 - $60,132.44 annually LSO 2: $57,653.70 - $72,008.82 annually LSO 3: $64,086.02 - $80,042.76 annually - Annual
Location Prince George, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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LSO FORS 3 – Timber Tenure Specialist (Developmental) – (58310)

Posting Title: LSO FORS 3 – Timber Tenure Specialist (Developmental)
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Forester 3
Union: PEA
Location: Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: LSO 1: $48,145.19 – $60,132.44 annually LSO 2: $57,653.70 – $72,008.82 annually LSO 3: $64,086.02 – $80,042.76 annually
Close Date: 3/26/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Regional Operations/Omineca Region
Job Summary:

Timber Tenures Specialist – Developmental
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 3

One (1) full-time position available
Position located in Prince George, BC
Developmental Opportunity – applicants will be appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their qualifications
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in Prince George, BC

NOTE: The intent of a developmental posting is to provide an opportunity for employees who may not be qualified for the full working level of the position, and through mentorship within the team environment, develop them to the full working classification level. 

  • Employees may be implemented at a classification level that is lower than the full working level of the job to match their current skill and experience level. Using a developmental plan, the employees are then developed over a period of time through training and experience implemented by the team leader.  As the employee’s skill level increases, the duties and responsibilities assigned to them are also increased until they are performing at the full working level of the job.  Progression is dependent upon the employee’s performance being satisfactory and the required training and/or experience being obtained.  The developmental opportunity provides a clear path within the North Area Tenure Team for applicants who would not otherwise qualify based on the tenures experience requirement for the LSO3 position. 
  • Applicants will be appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their qualifications.  For example, applicants who meet the full working level of the LSO3 will be appointed to the LSO3 position.  Evaluation of applicants screened into the process will be based on merit through the competency based interview process.

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The 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.

JOB OVERVIEW (Licensed Resource Officer Level – LSO 2)

Reporting to a Section Head, and under the mentorship of an LSO 3, at the LSO 2 level, the Timber Tenures Generalist provides professional advisory services to a program area in the natural resource sector.

JOB OVERVIEW (Full Working Level – LSO 3)

Reporting to a Section Head, the Timber Tenures Specialist provides specialist services to a Regional Operations Area (includes 2 to 3 regions).  This position is responsible for providing senior professional policy and operational advisory services, including providing direction to others at an area level.  Ensures consistency in delivery of program across the area (policy and linkages to operational activities) and provides operational and decision support to the senior government decision makers.

Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities.

In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017. 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. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers 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.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Anthony.Giannotti@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 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:

Licensed Resource Officer Level – LSO 2

  • Degree (or higher) in the natural resource field OR equivalent as recognized by the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).
  • Registered, or *immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).
  • Experience participating in consultations with stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Experience supporting project management and/or project components.
  • Experience drafting or supporting preparation of a variety of technical written reports.

Full Working Level – LSO 3

  • Degree (or higher) in the natural resource field OR equivalent as recognized by the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).
  • Registered, or *immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).
  • 5 years of timber tenures related experience.
  • Experience participating in consultations with stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Experience researching policy issues and conducting policy analysis.
  • Experience managing projects and/or project components.
  • Experience drafting or preparing a variety of complex technical written reports, analyses, briefings, policy drafts and other documentation in accordance with the regulatory or legislative requirements or guidelines.

PROVISOS

  • Valid BC class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC.
  • Conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note:  It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).

*NOTE: 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. Please 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 (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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