BC Public Service
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Planning Practices Forester
Bring your forestry operations experience to this multi-faceted opportunity in forest management planning
Salary $54,587.95 – $68,179.95 annually
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered, at a lower classification.
The mission of BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is to develop and market Crown timber to establish the costs of development and the market price to capture the value of the asset for the public. The organization objectives are: 1) to sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices and sustainable forest management; 2) to generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the province over the business cycle; and 3) continuous business improvement.
Rewarding opportunities exist for experienced professional foresters within the Timber Sales Office. The Planning/Practices Forester is accountable for performing a wide variety of professional and technical services to support the development and operational stages of pre and post Timber Sales License (TSL) awards and active harvest operations within a the Business Area. These duties include operational planning, cut blocks and forest road layout and development, monitoring and evaluation of harvest operations, and silviculture activities.
Working with a team of Forest Professionals including BCTS staff and external contractors, your responsibilities include: operational planning, cut blocks and forest road layout and development, monitoring and evaluation of harvest operations, and silviculture activities.
Qualifications for this role include:
⦁ Bachelor of Science in Forestry or Resource Management and 2 years of current related forestry experience. OR
Completion of the pupil program and 3 years of related forestry experience; OR
an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Related forestry experience is defined as; higher level forestry planning, tenure management, operational planning, layout and development, silviculture, harvest operations or engineering;
⦁ Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP)
For more information and to apply by January 31, 2017, please go to: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=37876
Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.