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LSO FORS 3 - Licensed Resources Specialist

Requisition #:  44969
Department: Forests Lands Natural Res Ops
Ministry Branch / Division: Coast Area/West Coast - Operations Division
Posting Close Date: 2017-10-27
Location: Campbell River  -
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: 44969_Licensed_Resources_Specialist__Field_DCR_05OCT17.docx
Job Summary:

Licensed Resources Specialist
Licensed Science Officer Forester 3
Salary $61,805.03 - $77,194.06 annually

An eligibility list may be established.

As the Licenced Resources Specialist you will provide senior professional advisory services, including providing direction to others, within a natural resource program area.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia (Campbell River) and work for the BC Public Service. We offer 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 romona.blackwell@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.


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

  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.

  • Registered, or immediately* eligible for registration, as a fully licensed Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the British Columbia Association of Forest Professionals (ABCFP). *Immediately means you are a fully licensed registered Professional Forester (RPF) in another Canadian Jurisdiction (member in good standing) and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP.

  • Demonstrated experience as a senior professional advisory services as a specialist in a particular field of expertise (i.e. Forestry, as it relates to natural resource management) in support of natural resource decision making within a program area (i.e. forest stewardship, forest tenures and authorizations).

  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management.

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.


Cover letter required: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application.  The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process. Clearly demonstrate with examples how you meet the job requirements.

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 must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month(s) and year(s) for your education and for each job in your employment history. 

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications.
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 Apply for a Position page on MyHR.




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