Practices Forester in Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada with Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development-BC Timber Sales

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development-BC Timber Sales

Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii

Practices Forester
Salary $55,601.52 – $69,445.80 annually + Isolation allowance of $71.75 bi-weekly

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification

An exciting opportunity in forest management planning

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 https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/bcts/.

The Practices Forester is accountable for performing a wide variety of professional services including operational planning, cut block and forest road layout and development, planning and evaluating silviculture activities, and ensuring compliance with the Forest Stewardship Plan and the Haida Gwaii Land Use Objectives. The range of duties assigned to a particular Practices Forester will vary from Business Area to Business Area due to the geographic location, apportionment and management requirements.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or be eligible for registration as an RPF with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in operational forestry such as forest tenures, cut-block and road development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.

  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

For more information and to apply online by January 31, 2018, please go to: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=47485

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