FTELP Forestry Operations and Training Specialist in Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada with BC Public Service Agency

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development


FTELP Forestry Operations and Training Specialist

Salary $61,358.64 – $70,016.90 annually plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance

Take your forestry and coaching expertise in a new direction

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 FTELP Forestry Operations and Training Specialist is focused on leading and managing the operational and non-operational training aspects of the Forest Technologist Entry Level program (FTELP) and directly supervising up to 6 staff. This includes designing and implementing specialized operational projects, delivering specialized training, consulting with other subject matter experts, planning and organizing training sessions, and providing expert advice and mentoring to trainee forest technologists.

Located within the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mackenzie provides a large selection of activities like snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking and camping in the summer. Fishing and boating can also be done at the nearby Morfee Lake.

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

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Diploma or degree in natural resource field (i.e. forestry) and 2 years of experience related to the planning and development of Timber Sale Licences, as well as experience in one or more of the following disciplines: silviculture, timber harvesting, and engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals or immediately eligible for registration as an RFT with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP). Registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or immediately eligible for registration as an RPF is also acceptable.

  • Experience supervising, leading, coaching or mentoring staff.

  • Experience in contract and/or project supervision.

  • 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 job.

    For more information and to apply online by March 19, 2018, please go to: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=48553

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