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STO-RE 24R - FTELP Forestry Operations and Training Specialist

Requisition #:  48553
Department: FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: TOPFN/BC Timber Sales
Posting Close Date: 2018-03-19
Location: Mackenzie  -
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: FTELP_Forestry_Operations_and_Training_Specialist_Job_Profile ...
Job Summary:

FTELP Forestry Operations and Training Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer Resource R24
Salary $61,358.64 - $70,016.90 annually plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance

An eligibility list may be established.

Take your forestry and coaching expertise in a new direction

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 FTELP Forestry Operations and Training Specialist is focused on leading and managing the operational and non-operational training aspects of the Forest Technologist Entry Level program (FTELP) and directly supervising up to 6 staff.  This includes designing and implementing specialized operational projects, delivering specialized training, consulting with other subject matter experts, planning and organizing training sessions, and providing expert advice and mentoring to trainee forest technologists.

Located within the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mackenzie provides a large selection of activities like snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking and camping in the summer.  Fishing and boating can also be done at the nearby Morfee Lake.

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 Craig.Tilander@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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

  • A diploma or degree in natural resource field (i.e. forestry) and 2 years of experience related to the planning and development of Timber Sale Licences, as well as experience in one or more of the following disciplines:  silviculture, timber harvesting, and engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals or immediately eligible for registration as an RFT with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP). Registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or immediately eligible for registration as an RPF is also acceptable.

  • Experience supervising, leading, coaching or mentoring staff.

  • Experience in contract and/or project supervision.

  • 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 may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience supervising staff in the Forest Technologist Entry Level Program.

  • Budget management or financial administration experience.

  • Experience with adult education and experiential learning.

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) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF) 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.


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. 

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. If you do not clearly identify how you meet the education and experience requirements for the position, your application may not be considered.
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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