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LSO FORS 2 - Stewardship Forester

Requisition #:  44832
Department: Forests Lands Natural Res Ops
Ministry Branch / Division: Northeast Region/Peace Natural Resource District
Posting Close Date: 2017-11-27
Multiple Locations: Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: Job_Profile_Stewardship_Forester.docx
Job Summary:


Stewardship Forester
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2
$55,601.52 - $69,445.80 annually 

An eligibility list may be established for future opportunities in Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification

A great opportunity to work with various proponents on the land base and implement new technologies, practices and standards in the field

As a Stewardship Forester, you provide professional advisory services as a specialist in a field of expertise for a program area, (e.g. Forest Health, Forest and Range Evaluation Program (FREP), Silviculture, Fuel/Fire Management, Ecosystem Restoration, Timber Supply Reviews and Land Based Investment Strategy) to support natural resource management and decision making.  If you have experience in natural resource management and performing technical duties, we encourage you to apply.

Located in the Peace River District, Dawson Creek has something for everyone. Best known as the Alaska Highway Mile '0' site, Dawson Creek has many nooks and crannies to explore. There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including skiing, fishing, hiking and much more. 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 2017, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017.  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.  Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement.  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 Elizabeth.Hunt@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.


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry or Natural Resource Management and 3 years of current (gained over the last 5 years) and directly related experience such as in operational field forestry such as forest tenure field development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement; OR,
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals.

 * Note:  immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current RPF membership from another Canadian jurisdiction to the ABCFP.  Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as Forester in Training with the ABCFP immediately upon employment with the Ministry.  Applicants must contact ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.

  • Experience organizing and managing complex initiatives.
  • Preference may be given for GIS experience.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.

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 required:  YES - Must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as noted above.

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 required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Please read the instructions on how to complete the Online Questionnaire below.

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. You need to 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 may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes.



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