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STO 18R - Forest Technologist - AMENDED Posting Close Date Extended

Requisition #:  39278
Department: Forests Lands Natural Res Ops
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Timber Sales
Posting Close Date: 2017-05-16
Multiple Locations: Dawson Creek, Smithers, Fort Nelson, Merritt, Vernon, Revelstoke, Squamish, Cranbrook, Queen Charlotte, Williams Lake, Nakusp, Port Alberni, Clearwater, Port McNeill, Vanderhoof, Terrace, Houston, Hazelton, 100 Mile House, Nelson, Burns Lake, Castlegar, Chilliwack, Mackenzie, Fort St James, Kamloops, Grand Forks, Powell River, Campbell River, Quesnel, Fort St John, Prince George
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: Forest_Technologist_STO_18R_JP.docx
Job Summary:
STO 18R - Forest Technologist
Salary:   $49,917.96- $56,739.27 annually

This posting will create an inventory of applicants to fill full and part-time permanent and temporary BC Timber Sales Forest Technologist vacancies in locations throughout British Columbia.  Only members of the inventory will be provided access to postings for these jobs.

Applicant inventories are used to streamline the recruitment experience. They are designed so applicants can be considered for multiple opportunities with the BC Public Service.

Before you apply, please read this important information on Applicant Inventories and how they work.

It’s time to take your forestry career in a new direction!
A career path in BC Timber Sales (BCTS) 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.
BCTS is a semi-autonomous program within the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations with financial and operational independence. BCTS has an integral role in supporting the Forest Sector Strategy in the BC Jobs Plan. It also supports the Ministry’s Four Key Pillars, its Goal of “Productive, thriving natural resource sector and resilient communities”, and its Objective of “Economic benefits of natural resource development are optimized.”

BCTS provides these benefits by planning, developing, and selling 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.

As a Forest Technologist, you will perform a variety of technical and operational duties to support the planning, engineering and reforestation activities of the Timber Sales Office. Applying your knowledge of technical forestry management and field operations, you will estimate and compile resource needs, cost requirements, and conduct resource assessments. An integral part of a high-functioning, multidisciplinary field team, you will perform various activities required to develop Timber Sales Licenses and support Field Team operations.
An excellent verbal and written communicator, you act as the liaison between stakeholders, participate on a variety of committees, and prepare and present technical reports. In this multifaceted role, you will be actively engaged in field activities, make independent decisions and play an important role in the community. This position can require physically demanding field work (several days per week) with the potential for adverse weather conditions. The job can also require that you work alone in semi-isolated areas.

If you are a motivated self-starter seeking an opportunity to advance your forestry career and gain valuable experience, we look forward to receiving your application.
This BC Public Service role provides more than simply an exciting career opportunity – other features include a moving allowance, a thirty-five hour work week, three weeks of vacation to start, eligibility for the Pacific Leaders Loan Forgiveness Program for BC Student Loans and monetary assistance with your career development. For more information about benefits, please visit What We Offer.

This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer.  The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live.

For full description of accountabilities and qualifications, please review the attached job description.  If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Andrea.Dixon@gov.bc.ca.  DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  

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 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

All qualified applicants will be required to complete a skills assessment, virtual interview, and attend a mandatory online orientation session.  Please refer to the table below for anticipated timeframes.  Applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be invited to complete further stages in the hiring process during the anticipated timeframes outlined in the table below. Those who submit their applications to the inventory early may have earlier access to opportunities.
 Applications submitted: Feb 28, 2017 Mar 1 to Mar 14, 2017 Mar 15 to Apr 16, 2017 Apr 17 to May 16, 2017
Application Review March 1-3, 2017 March 15-17, 2017 April 18-20, 2017 May 17-19,0217
Written Test  March 13-17, 2017 March 27-31, 2017 April 24-28, 2017 May 23-31, 2017
Virtual Interview April 5-7, 2017 April 17-28, 2017 May 8-19, 2017 June 5-16, 2017
Orientation April 18-21, 2017 April 24-28, 2017 May 23-26, 2017 June 19-23, 2017
Notes: Specific dates and times may change. Updates and other communications will be shared with applicants by email.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the position education and experience as outlined in the attached Job Profile.  


Please Note:

Registration with the ABCFP as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) is a requirement of this position. Lesser qualified applicants may be considered at a lower classification if they can provide proof of registration with the ABCFP as a Trainee Forest Technologist (TFT) or Forester in Training (FIT) and attain their RFT designation with 24 months of employment.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the ABCFP to confirm eligibility, and provide proof of registration/eligibility upon request.

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.


1. Resume required:  YES - Prior to submitting your application for this opportunity, update your resume profile by using the copy and paste function to add your resume. Your resume should provide detailed information about your education, training, experience and employment history. Include the month and year(s) for each work employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.  Note:  Resumes will only be used to clarify questionnaire anomalies.

2. Cover letter required:  NO - Do not submit a cover letter with your application as it will not be reviewed.  Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

3. Online Questionnaire:  YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to identify your areas of qualification and to indicate the inventories for which your application is to be considered.

IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.  If you require more time to prepare your responses, copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready to apply.  Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are also available on the Resources for Applicants page on MyHR



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