Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Salary $55,601.52 -$69,445.80 annually plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance
The North Island – Central Coast Natural Resource District is seeking a professional forester to join our stewardship team, based in Port McNeill. Situated on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island, Port McNeill is home to a team of dedicated forest professionals tasked with managing the diverse forest and natural resource values over a geographically large area that also includes much of the world-renowned Great Bear Rainforest.
The Stewardship Forester position provides for personal and career growth through the assignment of diverse and challenging work, in both the field and office environment. These include activities related to FPRA legislation, ecosystem-based management and associated legal objectives, Crown land referrals, Forest Stewardship Plan review, timber supply analysis and review, issues management related to forest health and invasive plants, land-based investment strategy and forest enhancement work, and monitoring under the Forest and Range Evaluation Program. This position also regularly engages with external resource stakeholders and working groups and works closely with other FLNR sectors, including Forest Tenures and First Nations Relations.
The Stewardship team is looking for an individual that enjoys an interesting mix of administrative and field work with a proven track-record of innovation and initiative, quality client service and unique problem solving abilities. The work may require long hours in the field, including some extended remote assignments, in all weather conditions. The ideal candidate will be safety-oriented, show a willingness to embrace new technology and be physically capable of working in challenging terrain and in isolated conditions.
Qualifications for this role include:
Degree in the natural resource field.
Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP). Note: 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. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure eligibility. 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) immediately upon employment with the ministry. Applicants must contact the ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.
Related experience working in natural resource management.
Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management.
For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online by November 2, 2017, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=45049