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LSO FORS 3 – Seedling and Reforestation Specialist
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LSO FORS 3 – Seedling and Reforestation Specialist

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Vernon, BC
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Until Filled
Posting Title
LSO FORS 3 – Seedling and Reforestation Specialist

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 3

Union
PEA

Work Options
Hybrid

Location
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$77,718.46 – $99,452.15 annually

Close Date
7/31/2024

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Timber Sales Provincial Operations

Job Summary
Bring your commitment to excellence in resource management practices

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests (MOF). Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume. BCTS operates as a for profit entity within a government organization. Its goal is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the Market Pricing System through auctions of timber harvested from British Columbia’s public land. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles, forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.

A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future 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.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website.

This position is responsible for the acquisition of quality tree seedlings grown under contract at private nurseries and for providing expert advice and guidance to BCTS staff regarding seedlings and reforestation practices. The Specialist manages seedling supply and service contracts, conducts and provides direction respecting seedling quality inspections and assessment, and ensures the integrity, utility and accessibility of stock and seedlings data. The role includes building relationships with suppliers to ensure the quality, quantity and condition of seedlings and enhancing communications to BCTS staff throughout the province on seedling selection and reforestation practices. This Position also requires participation on working groups, along with presenting information to various groups.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests.

Job Requirements:

  • BSc. in Forestry, or other relevant field with a focus on forestry and 5 years of current progressive and directly related forestry experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Forester with the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals (ABCFP).

AND

  • Experience in forest resource management.
  • Experience with contract administration, monitoring and quality control.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:

  • Experience in forest resource management, specifically in reforestation and silviculture.
  • Experience in testing and assessing tree seedlings and conducting statistical analysis.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Mark.Hay@gov.bc.ca.

About this Position:

This position is located in Vernon.

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Provincial Operations Business Area, Vernon.

Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.

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.

How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with FPBC. 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.

Questionnaire: YES – You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Scientific and Technical

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