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Dawson Creek
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Job Order # dc950
Date Posted: December 20, 2016-March 31, 2017
Full/Part-time: Fulltime
Employer/Location: Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations
Dawson Creek, BC
Job Title: Planning Officer
Starting Date: ASAP
Wages: Salary $60,678.23 - $75,786.81 annually
Qualifications: Qualifications for this role include:
  • You must be a Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or be immediately eligible for registration as an RPF with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP)
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Forestry Engineering, or other relevant area and 5 years of current (gained over the last 7 years), progressive and directly related forestry experience. Or the equivalent combination of experience and education such as, the pupil program and 5 years of experience or a related diploma and 7 years of experience;
  • Directly related forestry experience includes timber sales planning, forestry planning or integrated resource management;
  • Prefer program administration experience including allocating resources, managing/supervising staff and administering budgets; and,
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and managing complex concurrent initiatives.
  • Requires a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License.
Duties: The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.'s archaeological and heritage resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land resources, the prosperity, viability and competitiveness of industries that use them, and public access for a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation.

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) was founded in 2003 with a mandate to provide the cost and price benchmarks for timber harvested from public land in British Columbia. BCTS plans, develops, and auctions as much as 20% of the province’s annual available volume. The bid prices received from auctioned timber and costs of developing the timber are available to support market-based pricing of the province’s timber.

The Planning Officer is responsible for all the strategic and integrated planning processes required for the business area.  The position synthesizes information from a wide variety of stakeholders to develop the pivotal Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) for the business area, as well as leads or participates with various ministries and inter-agencies to develop higher level and local plans such as Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMP).  The Planning Officer identifies the fiduciary obligations of the TSO with regard to First Nations groups and provides leadership to the consultation process.  Furthermore, this position is accountable for ensuring that all planning initiatives are in compliance legislative requirements as well as represents the TSO during planning audits by Field Services and the Forest Practices Board.
How to Apply: For more information and to apply by March 31, 2017, please go to: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=38049 .

Competition Number:  38049
Closing Date:  March 31, 2017

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service's employment website (see link above) will be accepted.