Team Lead, Provincial Inventory Field Operations
Licensed Science Officer [Forester] 4
This position is located in Kamloops, B.C.
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.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in B.C., which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits. The Ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to B.C.’s wilderness and backcountry. The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.
The Provincial Inventory Field Operations Team Lead works with Forest Analysis Inventory Branch [FAIB] team leads to ensure the delivery of the FAIB Business Plan. This position provides supervision and licensed professional oversight, including managing staff and financial resources, managing stakeholder relationships, applying legislation, policies and professional standards in a consistent manner, participating in provincial policy development, and overseeing program delivery and technical and professional projects. This role also promotes inventory, growth & yield and timber supply analysis within government, industry and the public.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Tim.Salkeld@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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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:
- A Bachelor of Science Degree [or higher] in forestry or related discipline, as recognized by the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals, and at least five years of directly related forest inventory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals as a Registered Professional Forester. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current equivalent membership from an applicable Canadian jurisdiction to the ABCFP. Applicants must contact the ABCFP to confirm eligibility.
- Preference for candidate with current BC VRI Ground Sampling, Photo Interpretation and/or NVAF Sampling certification.
- Experience managing technical and/or professional staff in resource management or infrastructure development.
- Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions.
- Minimum 3 years of supervision experience and demonstrated ability leading others to reach organizational goals.
- Minimum 5 years of forest inventory experience including regional operations/industrial experience, or equivalent.
- Demonstrated experiencing managing multi-million dollar budgets and required contracts to reach organizational goals.
- Demonstrated experience and ability reading and interpreting topographical maps, satellite imagery and aerial photographs.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current computer applications such as MS Office Suite for word processing, spreadsheet and database development, and electronic mail functions.
- Experience in negotiating/mediating at a senior level in either public and private sectors over contract language, resource use and financial issues.
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s licence.
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 to qualify for this position. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible [i.e. currently a registered member in good standing in an applicable Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP as a Registered Professional Forester]. Confirmation of registration/ eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
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 assessment 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 a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your resume may be used to support your questionnaire responses.
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.