Scientific Technical Officer R21
An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Okanagan-Columbia Business Area.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
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BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.
Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbians receive fair value from their timber resources.
BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC. BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:
Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
Continuous business improvement – within BCTS, across government and with third parties.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website
The Engineering Technician is focused on implementing engineering projects, which includes contract management, bridge and major structure, survey, resource roads, and road design to support the achievement of project and program objectives. The position provides engineering expertise and advice to operational staff and works closely with the Engineering Specialist and/or the Woodlands Supervisor to ensure environmental, construction and legislative requirements are met.
In Revelstoke, winter sports are the cream of the crop, boasting the most skiable vertical in North America at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, world class Snowmobile trails blanketed with an average snowfall of 40-60 feet per year, 25+ km of groomed Nordic trails, easy access to the best Backcountry Touring experience on earth, and more Helicopter and Cat Ski/Snowboard operations than people (okay, well not quite). Tack on dog sledding, snowshoeing, and a paragliding flight, and you’ve got yourself a pretty stellar Revelstoke winter vacation.
As the summer heat pushes the snow back to the summits, the high mountain jewels of the area are revealed. Inland and alpine adventures abound in the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges; with hiking explorations in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park waiting at your doorstep, easy access to world famous alpine mountain biking trails, a new dirt biking trail network that keeps on growing, and a Championship Golf Course that borders the Columbia River. Add free nightly live music in Grizzly Plaza, white water rafting on the Illecillewaet (say that three times fast!), and stand up paddle boarding on Lake Revelstoke, and you’ve got a Revelstoke summer experience that will knock your socks off!
In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017.
This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer. The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.
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.
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.
Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, requirements and qualifications, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sandie.Cartie@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.
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, experience and professional designation requirements as outlined below:
Diploma in forest engineering, forest management or equivalent related field, plus three years of experience in a directly operational field forestry activities.
An equivalent combination of education and experience such as five years of experience in two or more in the following operational field forestry activities
Operational field forestry activities include the following:
Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance
Forest road engineering
Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent.
Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
Must be willing and able to withstand the rigors of fieldwork.
Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.
Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.
Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and or rotary winged aircraft and or watercraft.
Coursework in contract or financial administration.
Experience in reviewing data, analyzing and diagnosing engineering issues and developing recommendations to resolve the issues.
Please include your registration number with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP).
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.
Cover letter required:
NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.
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 (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your accountabilities and accomplishments.
- TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: Candidates should be prepared to be available for each phase of the process:
Written assessment – April 21st, 2020
Interview – April 28 or 29th, 2020 in Revelstoke