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STO 21R - Operations Technologist

Requisition #:  46165
Department: FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Timber Sales Kootenay
Posting Close Date: 2017-12-20
Location: * MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Multiple Locations: Grand Forks, Cranbrook
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: OperationsTechnologist.pdf
Job Summary:

Operations Technologist
Scientific Technical Officer R21
Salary $55,422.02 - $63,164.54 annually 
 

An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within BC Timber Sales Kootenay Region.
Two positions available: One in Grand Forks and one in Cranbrook.
 
If you are interested in working Forestry Operations in Multiphase Contracts, Appraisals, and Timber Sales Licence Development, submit your application today!


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.

  1. Sell the full BCTS allowable apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices and sustainable forest management.

  2. Generate net direct revenue and indirect provincial government revenue over the business cycle.

  3. 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

The Operations Technologist is responsible for developing operating standards, implementing new forest management practices, contract management, coordinating technical activities, monitoring adherence to legislative and environmental standards. The Operations Technologist provides technical expertise to staff in one or more of the following areas: tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration and forestry contract administration. These two available vacancies will focus largely on Multiphase Contracts, Appraisals, and Timber Sales Licence Development duties, and not on silviculture at this time.

Cranbrook is the sunniest place in Canada, and sits in the middle of the Rocky Mountain Trench. Cranbrook has multiple heritage sites, such as the Fort Steele Heritage town and Rails to Trails, which is converted to a path for numerous actviities such as walking, biking, rollerblading, and cross country skiing. Cranbrook has multiple festivals, such as the Children’s Festival and the Sam Steele Days. The City of Cranbrook is popular for the widely varied recreation opportunities available to residents such as camping, hiking, mountain biking, world class fishing streams, bountiful hunting, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, and golfing at any of the 7 local courses. 

Grand Forks is situated in an enviable natural setting. Farmland, orchards, and wilderness surround the community so closely that wild deer are a daily sight on city streets. The area offers activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, fishing and camping. You will also find a variety of historic and heritage sites that explore the region's mining, railway, and Doukhobor past. The City of Grand Forks is an access point to the Trans Canada Trail, a recreation trail linking from Kelowna to Castlegar. It is also located near Christina Lake which is the warmest tree lined lake in Canada.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, 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 Ron.Negreiff@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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

  • Graduation from an approved technical institute with a diploma or degree in resource or forestry management.

  • Two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in one or more operational field-based forestry activities such as tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration and forestry contract administration.

  • Or an equivalent combination of education or experience such as, or five years (gained within the last seven years) of experience in one or more operational field-based forestry activities such as tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration and forestry contract administration.

  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent.

  • Preference may be given to applicants with three years (gained within the last five years) of experience with specific forestry experience in one or more operational field-based forestry activities (such as tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration or forestry contract administration.

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.

Please include your registration number with Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application, as you, must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) with ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a registered RFT 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. 

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. 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 an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. Your questionnaire must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and related the month(s) and year(s) history.
 
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.

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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