Stewardship Forester

Stewardship Forester

4 March, 2016

Stewardship Forester
Port McNeill BC
Salary: $54,072.94 – $67,536.85 annually

This position qualifies for Isolation Allowance of $38.87 bi-weekly.

Situated on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island, Port McNeill is home to a family of forest professionals tasked with managing the diverse forest and natural resource values within the North Island – Central Coast Natural Resource District. A career with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNR) offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, contributing to the sustainability and economic prosperity of British Columbia.

This stewardship-focussed position provides for personal and career growth through the assignment of diverse and challenging work, in both the field and office . These include activities related to FPRA legislation, Ecosystem Based Management and associated legal objectives, stewardship referrals, Forest Stewardship Plan review, timber supply analysis and review, forest and invasive plant issues, land-based investment strategy work, and monitoring under the Forest and Range Evaluation Program. This position also regularly engages with external stakeholders and working groups and works closely with other FLNR sectors, including Forest Tenures and First Nations Relations.

The Stewardship team is looking for an individual that enjoys an interesting mix of administrative and field work that inspires innovation and initiative, quality client service and unique problem solving abilities. This may involve working long hours in the field, including some extended remote assignments, in all weather conditions. The ideal candidate will be safety-oriented, show a willingness to embrace new technology and be physically capable of working in challenging terrain and in isolated conditions. Experience in silviculture surveying is an asset. The BC Public Service offers an extremely competitive healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more. Your earnings include benefits for health and wellness, life insurance, retirement and more – reflecting the true value of our employees. Other incentives include: a 35 hour work week and an annual premium of 7% allowance in lieu of overtime, shift work and standby allowance which can be taken in time or payment. To be considered for this position your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have the following:  Degree in the natural resource field.

 Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) 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 Forester in Training immediately upon employment with the Ministry. Applicants must contact ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.

 Experience in consulting with stakeholders in natural resource management.
 Preference may be given to applicants with experience in silviculture surveying.

For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online by March 18th 2016, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=31816

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