LSO OTHR 2 – Forester

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date October 11, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $56,662.05 - $70,770.36 - Annual
Location Williams Lake, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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LSO OTHR 2 – Forester – (54279)

Posting Title: LSO OTHR 2 – Forester
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Other 2
Union: PEA
Location: Williams Lake, BC V2G1R8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $56,662.05 – $70,770.36 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: Cariboo Region/Cariboo-Chilcotin Natural Resource District
Job Summary

Licensed Science Officer (Other) 2

An eligibility list may be established for this position and/or similar Forester positions in Williams Lake with the same qualifications as this position.
2 positions available
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.​

Influence and engage in complex natural resource initiatives

The Forester provides professional advisory services to a program area in the natural resource sector.This position can work in a variety of settings such as Resource Authorizations, Resource Monitoring, Silvicuture, Strategic Operational Planning, Timber Supply Reviews, Forest Stewardship Plan Review.One position will work under the Tenures Officer and the other position will work under the Stewardship Officer.

Williams Lake has a rich history regarding the Cariboo gold rush, and is located in a valley in the Interior Plateau of Central BC. Whitewater rafting and single track mountain biking are unique activities available in Williams Lake. The Williams Lake Stampede is one of the biggest rodeos in Western Canada, and pays tribute to its ranching history.

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. (Insert community information, benefit of joining BCPS blurb, benefit joining PEA blurb)

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jennifer.Bowman@gov.bc.caDO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  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 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 requirement as outlined below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in the natural resource field or other directly related discipline as recognized by the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP).
  • Registered, or immediately eligible* for registration, as a fully licensed Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).
    *Immediately eligible means you are currently a fully licensed registered RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to ABCFP).
    Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as a Forester In Training  (FIT) or equivalent immediately upon employment with the Ministry.  Applicants must contact ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.
  • Related experience working in natural resource management.
  • Experience in consulting with stakeholders in natural resource management.

Please include your registration number for your speciality area within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed professional with the following association: Association of BC Forest Professionals. If you are not yet registered with this Professional Association, please explain how you are immediately eligible for registration (i.e. currently a fully licensed registered professional 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: NO

Resume: 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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