Practices Forester in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada with Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development

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

Practices Forester
Salary $56,380.02 – $70,418.15 annually

This is a 13 month temporary opportunity from approx. April 23, 2018. Regular employees must have their supervisor’s approval prior to applying on the temporary opportunity. A permanent appointment may result from this temporary opportunity.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
This posting is not limited to the geographic area.

An exciting multi-faceted opportunity in professional forestry

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

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:

  • 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 position.

    For more information and to apply online by February 25, 2018, please go to:

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