Inventory Update Forester
Licensed Science Officer [Forester] 2
This position is located in Kamloops, B.C.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 24R via Requisition 52215.
An eligibility list may be established.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
Help to protect BC’s forests
The primary responsibility of the Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch is to provide forest analysis and inventory information to assist in meeting the Office of the Chief Forester’s stewardship mandate, the chief forester’s statutory responsibilities, and critical information needs of the ministry and the natural resource sector. The branch’s two key programs [Forest Analysis and Forest Inventory] provide critical forest analysis, inventory data, strategic direction, and policy support to enable sustainable forest resource management and the determination of allowable annual cuts [AACs] for timber supply areas [TSAs] and tree farm licence areas [TFLs]. The branch also contributes to informing management and decision making by providing information and analysis that help explore the implications associated with a wide range of current and evolving resource issues and practices.
The Inventory Update Forester maintains, updates, and enhances the provincial forest inventory spatial and attribute data. Utilizing geospatial software, the Inventory Update Forester processes a high volume of data. The Forester edits and enhances existing data, assesses data quality, integrates new data, and manipulates, extracts, and summarizes data. As a member of the Forest Inventory Update Team, the Forester works with the database and software application that houses the provincial forest inventory. This forest inventory data is utilized by a wide range of stakeholders in the public, academia, industry and across government. Current and accurate forest resource information is a prerequisite for sustainable and effective management of BC’s natural resources.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Marc.Rousseau@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available on the following MyHR page: Your Job Application.
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Kamloops is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true! Surrounded by over one hundred lakes as well as the North and South Thompson rivers, water-based activities are very popular, such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and tubing. Snowmobiling, ice-fishing and cross-country & downhill skiing are popular activities when winter’s snow covers the landscape.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- Degree in forestry [or related discipline] and a minimum of three  years of experience in forest inventory, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must be registered as a professional forester [RPF] with the Association of BC Forest Professionals, or immediately eligible for registration as an RPF.
- Technical knowledge, and demonstrated experience and proficiency, updating and manipulating large forest inventory spatial and attribute data sets.
- Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with GIS terminal server programs, geo-spatial tools, and database management applications [such as ESRI ArcMap, MS Access, Oracle and FLNRO’s VRIMS and VegCap] for capturing, manipulating, and managing forest inventory 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.
A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.
Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number with the Association of BC Forest Professionals [ABCFP] within your application. You must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester [RPF] with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible [i.e. currently an RPF member in good standing in an applicable Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP as an RPF]. If you are a Registered Forest Technologist, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 24R posting via Requisition 52215.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the selection process.
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. 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.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.