LSO FORS 4 – Senior Relations Officer

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 28, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $67,495.11 - $84,301.57 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations
Category Technician
Client BC Public Service
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LSO FORS 4 – Senior Relations Officer – (56794)

Posting Title: LSO FORS 4 – Senior Relations Officer
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Forester 4
Union: PEA
Location: Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T6L8 CA
Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA
Vernon, BC V1T9G9 CA
Salary Range: $67,495.11 – $84,301.57 annually
Close Date: 2/6/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: BC TImber Sales
Job Summary

Senior Relations Officer
Licensed Science Officer Forester 4

The location of this position is negotiable and can be performed from any major centre BC Timber Sales Office – Victoria, Campbell River Chilliwack, Nanaimo, Vernon, Kamloops, Prince George.
An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within any major centre BC Timber Sales Office.

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) plans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province’s annual available timber volume. The bid prices received from auctioned timber support the Market Pricing System (MPS) in setting stumpage rates for coastal and interior operating areas of the province. The costs incurred by BCTS also provide data for the Tenure Obligation Adjustments, contributing to another integral part of the MPS.

The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the MPS through auctions of public timber. BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal.

  1. Sell the full BCTS allowable apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices and sustainable forest management.
  2. Generate net direct revenue and indirect provincial government revenue over the business cycle.
  3. Pursue continuous business improvement within BCTS, across government, and with third party partners and customers.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website

The Senior Relations Officer (SRO) works in BCTS Headquarters at the provincial level. The SRO is primarily focused on developing policy, providing strategic direction, advising, leading and assisting in the development of business-oriented natural resource management related agreements between BCTS  indigenous and non-indigenous communities and businesses; community outreach and rural communications activities; and, developing policy, providing strategic direction and providing advice to BCTS staff respecting indigenous affairs affecting or relating to BCTS. Given the nature of this work, the SRO will be called upon to liaise with staff within and external to FLNRO (including BCTS Business Areas) and government (e.g., Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Ministry of Finance, First Nations, communities and related associations etc.), as well as provide sound strategic and practical advice and support to BCTS staff and executive

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.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, 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 2018 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.  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

A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

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, requirements and qualifications, 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.

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, experience and professional designation requirements as outlined below:


  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, forest science, forest ecology, forest engineering, natural resource management, or other relevant area, or related degree acceptable to the Senior Manager, Tenure Operations & Sustainability, or diploma in forestry.
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area, (e.g., Association of BC Forest Professionals).
  • Providing services in accordance with established standards of professional ethics and conduct.
  • Five or more years of experience in one or more of: strategic policy or program development, FN relations and negotiations, and/or development of business relations and the negotiation of agreements.
  • Experience in successfully negotiating/mediating solutions in the natural resource sector.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multidisciplinary issues involved in natural resource management.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Preparing written briefing materials, reports and correspondence for executive and senior management levels of ministries and organizations or elected members of government (e.g., treasury board and cabinet submissions, ministerial response letters, information notes, decision notes, analyses and recommendations etc.).
  • Planning, developing and implementing natural resource sector legislation, regulation and policies.
  • Preparing instructional, educational or other communication materials such as advisory bulletins, standard operating procedures, or training materials.

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 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 registered 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. Please select “SKIP” 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 (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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