Forest Technologist

BC Public Service -> Timber Sales
Posted 19 days ago
Castlegar,
Nelson,
Grand Forks
TBD
Full Time

Job Description

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for current and future vacancies within the Bc Timber Sales Kootenay Business Area (Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Cranbrook, Nakusp). There is currently one (1) vacancy in Cranbrook and one (1) in Grand Forks. 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. Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

This is an excellent entry career building opportunity for a self-motivated individual who has a strong interest in the practice of professional forestry operations.

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.

Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbians receive fair value from their timber resources.

BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC. BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:

Objective 1: Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Objective 2: Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle. Objective 3: Continuous business improvement – within BCTS, across government and with third parties. To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website

The Forest Technologist acts with specialized knowledge and training regarding the practice of professional forestry when performing a wide variety of functions including: planning, engineering, timber sales and silviculture activities.

Located in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, Nelson is home to a large variety of outdoor activities, and its proximity to Whitewater Ski Resort allows for skiers of all levels to test out the Nelson powder. Nelson also hosts events all year long, such as the Cottonwood Farmers Market and the Shambhala Music Festival.

Nakusp is vibrant, safe and friendly lakeshore community nestled on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. Nakusp is surrounded by the beautiful Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, natural and developed hot springs and the historic Arrow Lakes.

Cranbrook is one of the sunniest cities in British Columbia and sits in the middle of the Rocky Mountain Trench. Cranbrook has multiple heritage sites, such as the Fort Steele Heritage town and Rails to Trails, which is converted to a path for walking and biking. Cranbrook has multiple festivals, such as the Children’s Festival and the Sam Steele Days.

Grand Forks boasts four season living with recreational activities to match. This small community has been home to a large Doukhobor population since the early 1900´s and continues to celebrate and embrace their rich culture.Grand Forks is the perfect backdrop for families and retirees, with a strong commitment to healthy living, affordability and great quality of life.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2021, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2021 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2021.

Situated at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, Castlegar is home to an impressive network of trails, where hikers and cyclists enjoy the natural setting of the town and surrounding area. With a strong historical connection to the Doukhobors, a pacifist religious sect that fled Russia in the early 20th century, you may learn more about their culture at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park and the Castlegar Rail Station,which has been converted to a museum. You’ll also be inspired by the wealth of creative talent and artistic excellence of the artists, artisans and performers that colour the community.

This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer. The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.

A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, requirements and qualifications, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Nathan.russ@gov.bc.ca. 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.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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

Graduation with a diploma or a degree in resource or forestry management. Registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF) AND a minimum of two years of experience in operational field forestry activities, OR

Enrolled, or eligible for immediate enrollment, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a forest professional in training (TFT, ASTFT, FIT, ASFIT), for the purpose of obtaining an RFT or RPF designation AND a minimum of four years of experience in operational field forestry activities. Operational field forestry activities include one or more of the following: Timber harvesting cut-block development Forest road engineering Silviculture Harvest operations 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. Provisos

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. Must be able to maintain membership with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a member in good standing. Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

Applicants with specific forestry activities experience, such as timber harvesting cut-block development, forest road engineering, silviculture and/or harvest operations. Applicants with contract administration experience. Please include your registration number with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP).

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter required: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter s

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