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LSO FORS 2 - Planning Forester

Requisition #:  44094
Department: Forests Lands Natural Res Ops
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Timber Sales - Cariboo-Chilcotin Business Area
Posting Close Date: 2017-10-18
Location: * MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Multiple Locations: Williams Lake, Quesnel
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: PlanningForester_44094.pdf
Job Summary:
Planning Forester
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2
Salary $55,601.52 -$69,445.80 annually 

 
An eligibility list may be established to fill future Planning Forester or Practices Forester positions within the Cariboo-Chilcotin Business Area (locations: Williams Lake and Quesnel).

Position Overview
 
The Planning Forester analyzes and produces a wide range of data to develop integrated resource and operational plans, primarily the Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) and operating plans (including block design). The position develops and implements results and strategies to meet the FSP and ensures planning components meet legislative, operating, and certification requirements. The position provides functional direction to field team professionals and technicians with expertise in timber development, harvesting, engineering and silviculture. The position builds and maintains relationships with representatives from First Nations, resource stakeholders, Ministry and industry contacts.

The current position is for a Planning Forester. The Planning forester may also lead timber development associated with Fire Salvage and Douglas Bark Beetle salvage .     
 
BC Timber Sales

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) was founded in 2003 with a mandate to provide the cost and price benchmarks for timber harvested from public land in British Columbia. BCTS is the largest planter of trees in British Columbia as sound forest management is a high priority for British Columbians and central to the BCTS mandate.  BCTS plans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province’s annual available timber volume. To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website.

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. Consider this exciting opportunity to live and work in the thriving and vibrant communities of Quesnel and Williams Lake, British Columbia. These communities are surrounded by the beautiful panorama of the BC outdoors, offer year-round, unlimited outdoor activities, amazing cultural opportunities and a welcoming, small town atmosphere. To learn more, please access the web links provided.

In addition to this exciting opportunity, 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

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Wilf.Goerwell@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you experience 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 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
Qualifications:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

REQURIMENTS:

  • A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or be eligible for registration as an RPF with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in operational forestry such as forest tenures, cut-block and road development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.
  • 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.

PREFERENCE:

  • Directly related planning and integrated resource management experience 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.

 PROVISOS

  • 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.
  • Must be willing/comfortable with aerial recon work


Please include your registration number for your respective speciality area within your applicationas you, must be registered or immediately eligible for registration with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. If you are not yet registered , please explain how you are immediately eligible for registration (i.e. currently a registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to 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.

 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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.

Résumé required: YES - Ensure your résumé provides detailed information about your education and employment history as it relates to the required job qualifications. Your résumé must include the month and year(s) for your education and each job in your employment history, as well as the job related responsibilities.  If you do not clearly identify how you meet the education and experience requirements for the position, your application will not be considered.

Online Questionnaire:  YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. Allot 30-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

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 available on the Apply for a Position page on MyHR.

NOTE: Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications noted above so please ensure you include all relevant information about your education and experience such as the date ranges of experience, job titles, and job duties when responding to the questionnaire. Your resume, submitted through your online profile, will be used to support the information you provide in your questionnaire.

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The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

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