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Operations Technologist

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Employer Name: 
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development – BC Timber Sales
Job Location: 
Grand Forks and Cranbrook, BC
 
Job Description
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) plans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province’s annual available timber volume. The bid prices received from auctioned timber support the Market Pricing System (MPS) in setting stumpage rates for coastal and interior operating areas of the province. The costs incurred by BCTS also provide data for the Tenure Obligation Adjustments, contributing to another integral part of the MPS.
 
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website
 
The Operations Technologist is responsible for developing operating standards, implementing new forest management practices, contract management, coordinating technical activities, monitoring adherence to legislative and environmental standards. The Operations Technologist provides technical expertise to staff in one or more of the following areas: tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration and forestry contract administration. These two available vacancies will focus largely on Multiphase Contracts, Appraisals, and Timber Sales Licence Development duties, and not on silviculture at this time.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development.  To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

 
Qualifications for this role include:
  • Graduation from an approved technical institute with a diploma or degree in resource or forestry management.
  • Two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in one or more operational field-based forestry activities such as tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration and forestry contract administration.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education or experience such as, or five years (gained within the last seven years) of experience in one or more operational field-based forestry activities such as tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration and forestry contract administration.
  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with three years (gained within the last five years) of experience with specific forestry experience in one or more operational field-based forestry activities (such as tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration or forestry contract administration.
Salary: 
$55,422.02 - $63,164.54 annually

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Posting Will Expire: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Application Procedure: 
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