Licensed Resource Officer - Tenures & Stewardship

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Posted 3 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

Job Summary Licensed Resource Officer - Tenures & Stewardship Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2

There is currently one (1) vacancy in either Castlegar, Grand Forks, or Nelson. An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent vacancies in Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson or Revelstoke. Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position but at a lower classification.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

An exciting multi-faceted opportunity in forest management planning with the Selkirk Natural Resource District!

Reporting to a program supervisor or excluded manager and working in a variety of settings, the Licensed Resource Officer provides professional advisory services to a program area in the natural resource sector.

The primary role of the Stewardship Forester includes: Resource Monitoring, Silviculture, Strategic Operational Planning, Timber Supply Reviews, Land Based Investment Delivery and Forest Health. Will be responsible to liaise with license holders, first nations, stakeholders and other agencies.

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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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Job Requirements: In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the Association of BC Forest Professionals, AND a minimum of two (2) years’ related experience (gained over the last 5 years). Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF), with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP). *Note: immediately eligible means you have a professional designation (in good standing) in an applicable Canadian jurisdiction and you are able to transfer to the ABCFP. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure eligibility. Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to registration as Forester in Training (FIT) or Allied Forester in Training (ASFIT) at the time of application. Related experience must include all of the following: Experience in operational field forestry, such as: forest tenure field development, engineering, silviculture contract administration, forest health monitoring, stewardship activities (forest stewardship planning, timber supply review, forest range evaluation and ecosystem restoration work), harvest operations and/or compliance and enforcement. Experience organizing and managing forestry related initiatives. Experience with administrative and/or operational activities in tenures and/or land management. Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following: Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management. Experience and/or training in contract monitoring and administration. Experience planning and conducting cut block and road layout. Experience with the administration of Forest Stewardship Plans for a forest licensee or the Ministry. Experience conducting field monitoring of forestry practices Experience leading or contributing to timber supply reviews Experience analysing data and conducting spatial queries using ArcGIS software.

Provisos & Willingness Statements

Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position). Valid B.C. driver’s licence. Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC. May be required to operate a variety of equipment. Conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


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 the Association of BC Forest Professionals. 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 the ABCFP. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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