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Planning Forester

Job Information
Author JMcCullough
Date January 14, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $55,601.52 -$69,445.80 - Per Hour
Location Terrace, BC
Category Government
Contact Information
To learn more, including how to apply online by January 28, 2018, please visit:

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development – BC Timber Sales

There is currently one vacant position in Terrace, BC.

An eligibility list may be established for similar positions in the Skeena and Babine Business Areas.

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

Planning Forester
Salary $55,601.52 -$69,445.80 annually

An exciting opportunity in forest management planning

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.

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

The Planning Forester analyzes and produces a wide range of data to develop integrated resource and operational plans, primarily the Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) and operating plans. The position develops and implements results and strategies to meet the FSP and ensures planning components meet legislative, operating, and certification requirements. The position provides functional direction to field team professionals and technicians with expertise in timber development, harvesting, engineering and silviculture. The position builds and maintains relationships with representatives from First Nations, resource stakeholders, Ministry and industry contacts.

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

Qualifications for this role include:

  • A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or be eligible for registration as an RPF with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) AND two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in operational forestry such as forest tenures, cut-block and road development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

To learn more, including how to apply online by January 28, 2018, please visit:


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