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LSO OTHR 3 – District Range Officer

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date June 3, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $62,983.74 - $78,666.02 - Annual
Location Dawson Creek, BC
Category Admin / Office
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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LSO OTHR 3 – District Range Officer – (51049)

Posting Title: LSO OTHR 3 – District Range Officer
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Other 3
Union: PEA
Location: Dawson Creek, BC V1G2E2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $62,983.74 – $78,666.02 annually
Close Date: 6/18/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Peace District
Job Summary

District Range Officer
Licensed Scientific Officer Other 3

– An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
– Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification, however registration or immediate eligibility to be registered as Professional Agrologist (as defined below), will still be required.

Reporting to the Resource Manager, the District Range Officer leads the District’s Range Program and is the primary contact for Range activities in the district.  Key range activities include: supervising staff, operational planning, higher level planning, working with agencies, resource users and First Nations to minimize user conflicts, range supply inventory, range tenure administration, range developments and practices, effectiveness evaluations, and ecosystem restoration.

Dawson Creek is a historical and beautiful town that has grown from agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and windpower industries. This community is located within the Peace Region which is home to some 1,800 agriculture operations, producing well over $100 million worth of product annually. Dawson Creek provides opportunity for a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation, including fishing, camping, hiking, downhill and cross country skiing, golf, swimming, equestrian events, soccer, hockey and curling.

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.  To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.

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

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor of Science in range management, plant ecology or related field that includes range science; AND
  • A minimum of three (3) years of related experience in range management and administration; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered as accepted by the applicable association.
  • Must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed Professional Agrologist member in good standing with the BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA). *Immediately means you are currently a fully licensed registered Professional Agrologist member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can be immediately transferred to the BCIA.

Related experience must include:

  • Experience in developing and implementing creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience in planning, preparing and delivering oral presentations and training to diverse groups inside and outside government and experience conducting effective meetings.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Experience in a district range program.
  • Experience in leading an effective and efficient program.
  • Experience in communicating successfully to establish and maintain respectful, productive and co-operative working relationships with clients, First Nations, the public, and other agencies including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and government.
  • Experience in supervising people.

Provisos/Other Job Requirements/Work Conditions:

  • Must have a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license or equivalent.
  • Field work involves strenuous walking and field evaluations in difficult terrain and under all weather conditions (must be willing and able to do this field work under these conditions).
  • Bring or willing to get First Aid Certification.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


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.

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.

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