Jobs In Squamish, British Columbia

LSO FORS 2 – Practices Forester *CLOSING DATE EXTENDED* – (90921)

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website.

The Practices Forester is accountable for performing a wide variety of professional services including operational planning, cut block and forest road layout and development, planning, and evaluating silviculture activities, and ensuring compliance with the Forest Stewardship Plan. The range of duties assigned to a particular Practices Forester will vary from Business Area to Business Area due to the geographic location, apportionment, and management requirements.

Supporting the Squamish field team, the Practices Forester will be responsible for harvest planning, development of cut-blocks and required assessments and preparation of timber tenures and administration.

Squamish is ideally situated on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver, British Columbia’s largest city and Whistler, a four-season mountain resort. It sits in a spectacular natural setting at the north end of the Howe Sound where rugged landscapes and stunning vistas come together to create a unique and memorable location. Squamish is recognized for its culture, recreation and incredible mountain lifestyle and bills itself as “The Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada.”

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2021, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2021 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2021.

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.  Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore 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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

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 Elijah.Fraser@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.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
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:

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