Scientific/Technical Officer R24 - Resources
March 25, 2020 (Posting extended until April 13, 2020)
There is currently one full-time permanent opportunity in Dawson Creek.
An eligibility list may be established for Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson.
This position is also posted as a Licensed Science Officer 2 under REQ 67896.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
You are committed to excellence in sustainable forest management
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development is part of the BC Public Service & is responsible for land & resource management in BC. We ensure the sustainable management of forests, wildlife, water & other land-based resources & work with Indigenous & rural communities to strengthen & diversify economies. We support activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural & social benefits to all British Columbians.
As the Stewardship Specialist you will provide professional advisory services to a program area in the natural resource sector. Your primary role as the Stewardship Specialist includes: Resource Monitoring, Silviculture, Strategic Operational Planning, Timber Supply Reviews, Land Based Investment Delivery and Forest Health.
Dawson Creek is a historical and beautiful town that has grown from agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and wind power industries. This community is located within the Peace Region which is home to some to a robust forest industry as well as 1,800 agriculture operations. Dawson Creek provides opportunity for a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation, including fishing, camping, hiking, downhill and cross country skiing, golf, swimming, equestrian events, soccer, hockey and curling. Dawson Creek has medical and education facilities to support the individual or growing families.
Fort Nelson is a dynamic and active community located at Mile 300 of the world-famous Alaska Highway. Located in beautiful northeastern BC, Fort Nelson offers endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Spend time strolling on our paved community trail, ski or walk on groomed trails through the demonstration forest or adventure out on several back-country trails. Explore various stops along the Alaska Highway that are rich in scenery and in history, visit Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park, view wildlife and fish and camp in numerous parks within the region. Fort Nelson is home to an impressive, new recreation centre that includes an aquatic centre, indoor walking track, rock climbing wall, racquetball/squash courts, curling rink and two ice surfaces. The Phoenix Theatre, the Fort Nelson Historical Museum and the Fort Nelson Public Library are a few of the amenities that contribute to the culture of the community. Challenge yourself to a 9-hole round of golf at scenic Poplar Hills Golf Course or enjoy the day at Art Fraser Park (tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, baseball diamonds, picnic area and spray park). Fort Nelson is surrounded by an abundance of natural resources including unconventional gas reserves and extensive, healthy and diverse forests. With an exceptional public school system, affordable housing, a community hospital and a variety of services and amenities, Fort Nelson welcomes you.
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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 Elizabeth.Hunt@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. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Bachelor of Science in Forestry or Natural Resource Management and 3 years of directly* related experience or
Diploma and 5 years of directly* related experience or
Combination of education and directly* related experience.
- Directly related experience must include operational field forestry (Such as forest tenure field development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement).
Registered or immediately* eligible (within six months) for registration, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or equivalent.
Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
Experience organizing and managing complex initiatives
Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management
Experience in consulting with stakeholders in natural resource management.
Must have and maintain a valid Class 5 B.C. driver's licence.
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.
Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
Operate a variety of field equipment (i.e., quad, snowmobile).
Meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC.
- Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a Forest Technologist in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
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.
CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Forest Technologist (RFT) 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.
NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
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.
YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements