Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 18R
This position can be located in either Clearwater or Kamloops, BC.
An eligibility list may be established for future similar vacancies in the above locations.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered for appointment at a lower level.
Apply your forestry knowledge and expertise in this great career building opportunity
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in BC, which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits. The Ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to BC’s wilderness and backcountry. The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.
The Revenue Technician plans, implements, evaluates and leads the district appraisal and timber cruising/waste residue and/or scaling programs in accordance with the established policies, procedures and legislation. This role also provides technical advice to other resource technologists, both internal and external to government, and supports the achievement of the district’s revenue goals by participating in field and office reviews and assessments. There is significant potential for personal and career growth in this evolving program area.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Dave.Spinks@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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Home to ‘Canada’s Waterfall Park’, Clearwater is located in the North Thompson Valley and beckons the adventurist to explore nature in her awe-inspiring beauty. Hiking, wildlife viewing and lake based water activities provide bountiful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in all seasons. From white water rafting, fishing and festivals to skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, Clearwater is your destination community for outdoor recreation!
Kamloops is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true! Surrounded by over one hundred lakes as well as the North and South Thompson rivers, water-based activities are very popular, such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and tubing. Snowmobiling, ice-fishing and cross-country & downhill skiing are popular activities when winter’s snow covers the landscape.
In addition to this exciting role in an amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer, earning such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers. The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- Diploma or Degree in a natural resource field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Registered or eligible for immediate registration as a Registered Forest Technologist, or equivalent, with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being currently registered as an RFT member in good standing in an applicable jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP. Applicants who do not meet the full professional designation requirement may be considered at a lower classification level, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as a Trainee Forest Technologist [or equivalent] immediately upon employment with the Ministry. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the ABCFP. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence and experience/ability to operate 4×4 vehicles [ATVs, etc.].
- Conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions
Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
- One or more years of recent [gained within the last five years] operational experience in one or more of the following areas: Residue and Waste or Timber Cruising.
- Experience utilizing any of the following applications: Harvest Billing System [HBS], Waste System, Forest Tenure Administration System [FTA].
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.
A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.
Professional Designation: YES – 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 Registered Forest Technologist [RFT], or equivalent, with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible [i.e. currently an RFT member in good standing in an applicable jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP].
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Résumé: YES – A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.