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Organization: BC Public Service
Job Title:Practices Forester
Salary:Salary $53,537.59 - $66,868.18 annually
Category:Environmental Services
Deadline: 10/15/2015
Location:Vernon, British Columbia


Practices Forester Salary $53,537.59 - $66,868.18 annually 4 positions available: Williams Lake (1), Vernon (1 permanent, 1 temporary), Grand Forks (1) The Practices Forester is accountable for performing a wide variety of professional and technical services to support the development and operational stages of pre and post Timber Sales License awards and active harvest operations within a Field Team. Responsibilities include operational planning, cut blocks and forest road layout and development, monitoring and evaluation of harvest operations, and silviculture activities. 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 technically effective and appropriate. A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to have a positive and unique impact on public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians. The BC Public Service offers healthy work/life integration, excellent benefits and much more. The BC Interior, Okanagan and the Kootenay areas offer a broad range of career and life options, and a bright future for you and your family! Consider this exciting opportunity to live and work in the thriving and vibrant communities of Williams Lake, Vernon or Grand Forks, British Columbia. These communities are surrounded by the beautiful panorama of the BC outdoors, offer year-round, unlimited outdoor activities, amazing cultural opportunities and a welcoming, small town atmosphere. To learn more, please access the web links provided.

Experience and Qualifications

In order for applicants to be considered for this position, their resume must clearly demonstrate that they have the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry or Resource Management and 2 years of current related forestry experience; OR
  • Completion of the pupil program and 3 years of related forestry experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • NOTE: Related forestry experience is defined as: higher level or operational planning, forest tenure field development, tenure management, silviculture, harvest operations or engineering;
  • Must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP)
  • Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as a Forester in Training immediately upon employment with the Ministry. Applicants must contact ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.
  • Experience organizing and managing complex concurrent initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in contract monitoring and administration.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a computerized forestry database management system such as; Cengea RESOURCES, Plant wizard, Survey wizard or RESULTS.
  • Preference may be given to applications with experience in Forest development. For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online, please visit:

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