We are establishing an INVENTORY for STO 18 – Forest Technologist positions in British Columbia.
Apply now for Forest Technologist positions across British Columbia with BC Timber Sales.
We are currently seeking to fill full-time and part-time permanent and temporary positions throughout British Columbia.
Applicant inventories are used to streamline the recruitment experience. They are designed so applicants can be considered for multiple opportunities with the BC Public Service. Successful applicants will be placed into an applicant inventory and notified of opportunities as they arise. Only members of the inventory will be provided access to postings for these jobs.
Before you apply, please read important information on Applicant Inventories and how they work by visiting Applicant Inventories on MyHR
Grow your career with BC Timber Sales!
A career path in BC Timber Sales (BCTS) offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. 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.
BCTS is a semi-autonomous program within the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. BCTS plans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province’s annual available timber volume.
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.
Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbians receive fair value from their timber resources.
BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC. BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:
- Objective 1: Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
- Objective 2: Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
- Objective 3: Continuous business improvement – within BCTS, across government and with third parties.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website
As a Forest Technologist, you will perform a variety of technical and operational duties to support the planning, engineering and reforestation activities of the Timber Sales Office. Applying your knowledge of technical forestry management and field operations, you will estimate and compile resource needs, cost requirements, and conduct resource assessments. An integral part of a high-functioning, multidisciplinary field team, you will perform various activities required to develop Timber Sales Licenses and support Field Team operations.
An excellent verbal and written communicator, you act as the liaison between stakeholders, participate on a variety of committees, and prepare and present technical reports. In this multifaceted role, you will be actively engaged in field activities, make independent decisions and play an important role in the community. This position can require physically demanding field work (several days per week) with the potential for adverse weather conditions. The job can also require that you work alone in semi-isolated areas.
If you are a motivated self-starter seeking an opportunity to advance your forestry career and gain valuable experience, we look forward to receiving your application.
Why Work for Us!
Not only does the role of a Forest Technologist provide an exciting career opportunity as a BC Public Servant, you are eligible for:
- A generous moving allowance (for more information check out the MyHR website)
- A thirty-five hour work week
- Three weeks of vacation to start
- Eligibility for the Pacific Leaders Loan Forgiveness Program for BC Student Loans
- Financial assistance for obtaining your professional designation
- Financial assistance for career development
- A competitive salary and benefits package which includes: Basic and extended health and dental, group life insurance, an employee and family assistance program, and a pension plan that ranks among the best!
- This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer. 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. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.
For a full description of accountabilities and qualifications, please review the attached job description. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
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 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
IMPORTANT NEXT STEPS AND TIMELINES:
In order to become a member of the inventory, applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be invited to: complete a written assessment, participate in a virtual interview, and attend an online orientation session.
Applicants that meet the minimum requirements can expect to be invited to complete the assessment process according to the tentative schedule noted below:
|For Applications Received By January 31, 2018
| Online Testing
|| FEBRUARY 18 & 19
|| FEBRUARY 27 & 28
| Orientation to the Inventory
|| MARCH 6 to 8
Note: Specific dates and times may change. Updates and other communications will be shared with applicants by email.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Graduation with a diploma or a degree in resource or forestry management.
- Registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or equivalent AND a minimum of two years of experience in operational field forestry activities,
- Enrolled, or eligible for immediate enrollment, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a forest professional in training (TFT, ASTFT, FIT, ASFIT), for the purpose of obtaining an RFT or equivalent designation AND a minimum of four years of experience in operational field forestry activities.
Operational field forestry activities include one or more of the following:
- timber harvesting cut-block development
- forest road engineering
- harvest operations
- 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.
- 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.
- Must be able to maintain membership with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a member in good standing.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered at a lower classification if they can provide proof of enrollment, or eligibility for immediate enrollment, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a forest professional in training (TFT, ASTFT, FIT, ASFIT), for the purpose of obtaining an RFT or equivalent designation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the ABCFP to confirm eligibility, and provide proof of eligibility/enrollment/registration upon request.
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: NO
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. A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.