Scientific Technical Officer R24
This position can be performed from either Terrace or Hazelton
An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Skeena Business Area.
This position is also posted as a LSO2 under REQ 55083
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.
- Sell the BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
- Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
- Pursue continuous business improvements across government and with third party partners and customers.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website
The Engineering Specialist is focused on planning and managing the engineering program within a BusinessArea (BA), which includes bridge and major structures, survey, resource roads, and road design. The position also manages budgets, contracts, stakeholder consultation, certification, and public safety. This position is accountable for reviewing and approving engineering activities and ensuring these are in compliance with engineering, environment and legislative standards and requirements, as well as representing the BA during audits of engineering activities.
Terrace’s proximity to the ocean and its location within the shelter of the Coast Mountains has created a natural “greenhouse” effect. Temperatures are moderate with rainfall being less than half of that found on the coast.
Terrace summers are beautiful with varying temperatures that bring warm weather for most of the summer months. Falls are rainy like most fall weather, but very colourful. Winter usually kicks in around the beginning of December/January, depending on the year. The accumulation of snow in the mountains makes for a great playground for avid skiers at our sought after Shames Mountain ski hill.
Known most famously for their Kermode (Spirit) Bear, Terrace is the perfectfor place for the outdoor enthusiast. Local residents enjoy world class fishing, hiking,mountainbiking,camping,rockclimbing,canoeing,cross-countryskiing,snowmobilingandsnowshoeing.
The Hazeltons are filled with a variety of wildlife, and are home to various activities such as boating and hiking, with fishing being the most popular pastime. The Hazeltons are home to important aboriginal landmarks, such as Hagwilget Bridge, and major local events such as Kispiox Valley Rodeo and Music Festival occur here each year.
Terrace and the Hazelton areas are rich with First Nation culture and traditional practices.
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 2016, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2016. 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.
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.
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 Dominic.Ignas@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For technical difficulties submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section below.
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:
- A degree or diploma in forest engineering, forest management, engineering or equivalent related field and two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in road, bridge and major structures design, construction and maintenance.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience such as five years (gained within the last ten years) of experience in road, bridge and major structures design, construction and maintenance.
- Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a:
- Registered Forest Technologist,
- Experience in contract and or project management.
- Experience in managing complex road and or bridge construction projects.
- 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.
- Must be willing and able to withstand the rigors of fieldwork.
- Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.
- Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.
- Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and or rotary winged aircraft and or watercraft.
- Experience supervising staff.
- Budget management or financial administration experience.
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 fully licensed Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed 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.