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LSO 2 - Engineering Specialist

Requisition #:  45096
Department: Forests and Lands
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Timber Sales
Posting Close Date: 2017-10-27
Location: Dawson Creek
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: Engineering_Specialist_LSO_2.docx
Job Summary:
Engineering Specialist
Licensed Science Officer Forester 2
Salary $55,601.52- $69,445.80 annually

One position available in Dawson Creek, BC
This position is dual classification, and is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer 24R under REQ 44696
An eligibility list may be established.
Candidates who don't fully meet the recruitment-level qualfications may be under-implemented.
An exciting multi-faceted opportunity for an experienced Engineering professional  in the Peace-Laird Business Area with BC Timber Sales.
The position is focused on managing all aspects of the engineering program, which includes bridge, survey, resource roads, and road design in the development of operational plans.  This leadership position also manages contracts, staff, stakeholder consultation, certification, and public safety.
A career path in BC Timber Sales 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 have a positive and unique impact on forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians. The BC Public Service offers healthy work/life integration, excellent benefits and much more.
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) plans, develops, and sells 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.

The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the MPS through auctions of public timber.  BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal.
  • Sell its full BCTS allowable apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices and sustainable forest management.
  • Generate net direct revenue and indirect provincial government revenue over the business cycle.
  • Pursue continuous business improvement within BCTS, across government, and with third party partners and customers.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/bcts/

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 community of Dawson Creek British Columbia.
If you are ready for the next step in your forestry career, consider this excellent opportunity.
For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Terry.Regner@gov.bc.ca - DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL For techincal difficulties with submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, pelase 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 and experience requirements as outlined below:

  • A degree or diploma in natural resource field (i.e. forestry) or civil engineering (i.e. chemical, metallurgical, forest engineering, survey geomatics, geoscience) and 2 years of experience in road, bridge and major structures design, construction and maintenance gained within the last 5 years.  Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals as a Registered Professional Forester.

  • Experience in contract and/or project supervision.

  • Valid B.C. driver’s licence.

  • May be required to operate a variety of equipment.

  • Conduct field work which may include travel and outdoor work in all weather conditions, and flying in remote locations


  • Experience supervising staff.

  • Budget management experience.


Cover Letter Required:  NO
A cover letter is not required and will not be reviewed.  Select "SKIP" at the cover letter option 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 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, when you submit your profile you will be prompted to fill out an online questionnaire.  The questionnaire will be used for screening of required qualifications (education, experience, designations, etc).  Note:  Your resume, submitted through your online profile, will be used to support the information you provide in your 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.

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.



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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