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STO-RE 21R - Operations Technologist **UPDATE - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED**

Vancouver, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Full time
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Posting Title
STO-RE 21R - Operations Technologist **UPDATE - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED**
Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R21 - Res
Union
GEU
Work Options
Hybrid
Location
100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA
Clearwater, BC V0E1N0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Salary Range
$69,760.70 - $79,322.69 annually
Close Date
7/18/2024
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
BC Timber Sales
Job Summary

An excellent opportunity to apply your natural resource expertise!

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests (FOR). Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume. BCTS operates as a for profit entity within a government organization. Its goal is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the Market Pricing System through auctions of timber harvested from British Columbia’s public land. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles: forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.

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.

To find out more about our program check out our video or the BCTS website.

This is a new and exciting role with the Planning Team within BC Timber Sales Kamloops Business Area. The position provides a coordinating effort on Professional Services contracts (Eg Biologist, Hydrologist, or Visual assessments) that helps the Planning and Development teams meet the apportionment targets. The individual will have a high level of BCTS business Data quality/contract management knowledge and have the ability to a champion on both for the planning team in the Kamloops Business Area. This position will help provide an expedited response, using local processes, on special projects such as Forest Health and wildfire incidents. The Individual will also be a main point of contact during BCTS's yearly stakeholder referral and work with other BCTS staff to provide timely reply's

The Operations Technologist is responsible for developing operating standards, implementing new forest management practices, contract management, coordinating technical activities, monitoring adherence to legislative and environmental standards and providing technical expertise to staff in one or more of the following areas: tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration and forestry contract administration.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests.

Job Requirements:

  • Graduation from an approved technical institute with a diploma or degree in resource or forestry management and three (3) years of experience in one (1) or more operational field forestry activities, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education or experience such as five (5) years of experience in one (1) or more area of operational field forestry.

Operational field forestry activities include the following:

    • Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance
    • Cut-block development
    • Forest road engineering
    • Silviculture
    • Timber tenure development and administration
  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent.
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:

  • Three (3) years of specific operational field-based forestry experience in silviculture.
  • Three (3) years of specific forestry experience in one (1) or more operational field-based forestry activity such as tenure development, road and block layout, or timber tenure administration.
  • Experience in contract or financial administration.

For a complete list of qualifications and requirements please look at the job profile attached to this posting. For questions regarding these positions, please contact Kane.Sanders@gov.bc.ca.

About this Position:
This position can be based out of any of the locations listed above.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Kamloops Business Area, 100 Mile House, Clearwater, Kamloops, or Merritt.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Amendment (July 3rd): Closing date extended to July 18, 2024 at 11 p.m.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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 guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Forest Technologist (RFT) with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC). 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 FPBC. 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 - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

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