Ministry of Forests
Up to six (6) seasonal auxiliary positions are available at our Tree Seed Centre in Surrey. Auxiliaries will be initially hired for a 28-day introductory training period, during which time the incumbent will be assessed for suitability in the position. Successful incumbents will be extended through the cone and seed processing season, which typically runs from late summer/early fall through to spring, dependent on the annual cone crop. No relocation allowance or accommodations will be provided.
$23.96 - $27.03 hourly
The Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch (FIRM) consists of headquarters in Victoria, five seed orchard complexes that currently produce 55% of the improved tree seed supply, and the Provincial Tree Seed Centre, located in Surrey. FIRM’s mission is to protect, manage, and conserve British Columbia’s forest genetic resources through excellence in cone and seed services, seed production, policy, planning, decision support, information management, and communication.
The Seed Technician position is responsible for carrying out a variety of general technical activities related to cone and seed operations. These activities ensure the health, quality, and safekeeping of our cone and seed supplies, and play a critical role in maintaining BC’s forests.
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.
Qualifications for this role include:
- Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
- Prefer one year of experience in a high volume production environment involving a perishable product, or a combination of education and experience, such as one year of related experience and relevant job training courses.
- Prefer experience in horticulture, agriculture or forestry.
- Valid BC driver’s licence is required.
- Valid Lift Truck Certification is preferred.
For more information and to apply online by July 12, 2022, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/89161
Job Type: Fixed term contract
Salary: $23.96-$27.03 per hour
- Company pension
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision care