Practices Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  BC Public Service Agency (https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=48240)

  Fort St James, British Columbia, Canada

BC Public Service

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Fort St James

Practices Forester
 
An exciting multi-faceted opportunity in forest management planning

2 positions available in Fort St James

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. To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website.

The Practices Forester is accountable for performing a wide variety of professional services including operational planning, cut block and forest road layout and development, planning and evaluating silviculture activities, and ensuring compliance with the Forest Stewardship Plan. The range of duties assigned to a particular Practices Forester will vary from Business Area to Business Area due to the geographic location, apportionment and management requirements.
 
Qualifications for this role include:

  • A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or be eligible for registration as an RPF with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) AND two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in operational forestry such as forest tenures, cut-block and road development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 RFP member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to ABCFP) 

    For more information and to apply by March 4, 2018, please go to:

    https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=48240 

    Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.


Compensation

Salary $55,601.52 - $69,445.80 annually

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.