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Requisition #:  39670
Department: Forests Lands Natural Res Ops
Ministry Branch / Division: TOPFN
Posting Close Date: 2017-03-26
Location: Victoria
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: 39670_Data_Specialist_JS301.docx
Job Summary:

BCTS Data Specialist - Scientific/Technical Off R24
Salary: $60,230.80 - $68,760.70 annually

Location: Victoria – consideration may be given to other locations within reasonable travel distance of Victoria.

An eligibility list may be established

You have a passion for ‘big data’ and a knack for developing complex queries enabling businesses to ensure data quality and make sound management decisions!  If you see order where others see chaos, working with multiple datasets while providing tabular and spatial data clarity for colleagues and clients within and outside of large and diverse organization - this job is for you! 
Working within a stellar organization that has a clear goal and is performance driven, you will lead or assist in the development and maintenance of all reporting requirements, from corporate performance reports to ongoing data quality initiatives. This is an opportunity to work in a high-energy energy work unit within BC Timber Sales’ headquarters, providing support and leadership to 12 business offices across the province.  Our successful candidate will work closely with information technology staff from our Ministry’s Information Management Branch in Victoria.  

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a semi-autonomous program within the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO), with financial and operational independence. BCTS markets Crown timber to establish market price and capture the value for the public. The vision of the organization is to be an effective timber marketer generating wealth through sustainable resource management.

Credible cost and pricing data is foremost in BCTS’ mandate and extends across every facet of our planning, operational and silvicultural activities. The BCTS Data Specialist role is to interpret and maximize the potential of tabular and spatial datasets providing corporate performance metrics, quarterly milestones and ad hoc queries assisting senior management with business decisions. As Data Specialist, you will report to the BCTS Data Manager, assisting in data quality audits and helping the 12 BCTS Business Areas conform to our Data Quality Management System.

If you are skilled in SQL and enjoy working with complex tabular and spatial data, we encourage you to apply to this rewarding position.

For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile . To learn more about the opportunity in Victoria, you can send an e-mail to ron.letham@gov.bc.ca.  DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL

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NOTE:  Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific 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 and experience requirements as outlined in the attached Job Profile and include the month and years to establish required duration is met


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 may be required.


  • Resume required: YES - Your resume should provide detailed information about your education and employment history as it relates to the required job qualifications. In order to be considered for this competition you must include the month and year(s) for each work employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.

  • Questionnaire required:  YES – the comprehensive questionnaire will be used for screening of required qualifications (education, experience, designations, etc).  Note:  Your resume, submitted through your online profile, may be used to support the information you provide in your questionnaire.

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  • 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.




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