Practices Forester

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date February 8, 2017
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $55,324.97 - $69,100.38 - Per Hour
Location Vernon, BC
Category Natural Resource
Contact Information
For more information and to apply by February 27, 2017, please go to:

BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Vernon, British Columbia

Practices Forester

Salary:  $55,324.97 – $69,100.38 annually

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) plans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province’s annual available timber volume. The bid prices received from auctioned timber support the Market Pricing System (MPS) in setting stumpage rates for coastal and interior operating areas of the province. The costs incurred by BCTS also provide data for the Tenure Obligation Adjustments, contributing to another integral part of the MPS. To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website:

The Practices Forester is accountable for performing a wide variety of professional services to support the development and operational stages of pre and post Timber Sales License (TSL) awards, active harvesting, and silviculture operations.  Responsibilities include operational planning, cut block and forest road layout and development, planning and evaluating silviculture activities, and ensuring compliance with the Forest Stewardship Plan.  The Practices Forester is responsible for ensuring all activities associated with these responsibilities are consistent with BCTS business and financial goals and objectives and are effective and appropriate. The range of duties assigned to a particular Practices Forester will vary from BA to BA due to the geographic location, apportionment and management requirements.

We are also hiring a Planning Forester under REQ# 39152 – if you are interested in being considered for that position as well, please also apply to that job posting separately at

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry and 2 years of experience in operational field forestry (such as forest tenures, cutblock and road development, field development, engineering, silviculture, or harvest operations/C&E); OR
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Must be registered or immediately* eligible for registration as a Professional Forester (RPF) in good standing with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. *immediately eligible means you are a RPF in good standing with a professional association in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP.
  • Directly related planning and integrated resource management experience
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and managing complex concurrent initiatives
  • 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 position.

For more information and to apply by February 27, 2017, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

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