STO-RE 18R - Forest Technologist (BC Public Service) - #667966


Date: 6 days ago
City: Prince George, BC
Contract type: Full time
Posting Title

STO-RE 18R - Forest Technologist

Position Classification

Scientific/Tech Off R18 - Res



Work Options



Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$64,123.59 - $72,674.35 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

BC Timber Sales

Job Summary

Take the next exciting step in your forestry career

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests (FOR). Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province's annual available timber volume. BCTS operates as a for profit entity within a government organization. Its goal is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the Market Pricing System through auctions of timber harvested from British Columbia's public land. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles: forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.

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 impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

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

The Forest Technologist acts with specialized knowledge and training regarding the practice of professional forestry when performing a wide variety of functions including: planning, engineering, timber sales and silviculture activities.

Job Requirements

  • Graduation with a diploma or a degree in resource or forestry management.
  • Registered with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF)ANDa minimum of two (2) years of experience in operational field forestry activities,OR
  • Enrolled, or eligible for immediate enrollment, with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) as a forest professional in training (TFT, ASTFT, FIT, ASFIT), for the purpose of obtaining an RFT or RPF designationANDa minimum of four (4) years of experience in operational field forestry activities.

Operational field forestry activities include one (1) or more of the following:

    • Timber harvesting cut-block development
    • Forest road engineering
    • Silviculture
    • Harvest operations
    • Compliance and enforcement
    • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

    Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:

    • Specific forestry activities experience, such as timber harvesting cut-block development, forest road engineering, silviculture and/or harvest operations.
    • Contract administration experience.

    For acomplete list of qualifications and requirements please look atthe job profile attached to this posting. For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected] .

    About This Position

    This position is located in Prince George.

    Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

    An eligibility list may be established to fill temporary and permanent vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Prince George Business Area, Prince George.

    Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

    Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

    Working For The BC Public Service

    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.

    The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.

    With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career.Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer .

    How To Apply

    Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

    Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application.You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Forest Technologist (RFT), or Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or enrolled (or immediately eligible for enrollment) as a forest professional in training (TFT, ASTFT, FIT, ASFIT) with the Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC).Note:immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer acurrent membershipfrom an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the FPBC . Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

    Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

    Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

    Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

    Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected] , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

    Additional Information

    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 located at the bottom of the posting.

    Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

    Job Category

    Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

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