Planning Forester in Port McNeill, BC, British Columbia, Canada with BC Public Service Agency

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

BC Timber Sales
Port McNeill, BC

Planning Forester
Salary $56,380.02 -$70,418.15 annually (plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance)

The Planning Forester analyzes and produces a wide range of data to develop integrated resource and operational plans, primarily the Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) and operating plans. The position builds and maintains relationships with representatives from First Nations, resource stakeholders, Ministry and industry contacts. A key role of the position is to maintain ongoing communications. The position develops and implements results and strategies to meet the FSP and ensures planning components meet legislative, operating, and certification requirements. The position provides functional direction to field team professionals and technicians with expertise in timber development, harvesting, engineering and silviculture.

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

Consider this exciting opportunity to live and work in the vibrant community of Port McNeill, British Columbia. The community is surrounded by the beautiful panorama of the BC outdoors, offers year-round, unlimited outdoor activities, amazing cultural opportunities and a welcoming, small town atmosphere.

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

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 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

· Directly related planning and integrated resource management experience. (preferred)


· Must be willing and able to withstand the rigors of fieldwork.

· Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.

· Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.

· Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and or rotary winged aircraft and or watercraft.

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