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Friday, April 20, 2018


Date Posted:

April 20-May 17, 2018

Job Order #



Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
Vanderhoof, BC (Fort St James may be considered)

Job Title:

Planning Forester

Starting Date:



$56,662.05 - $70,770.36 annually
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.


Qualifications for this role include:

  • A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or be eligible for registration as an RPF with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in operational forestry such as forest tenures, cut-block and road development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

This position is located in Vanderhoof, however applicant preferred placement in Fort St. James will be considered.

An exciting multi-faceted opportunity in forest management planning with BC Timber Sales 

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 Planning Forester analyzes and produces a wide range of data to develop integrated resource and operational plans, primarily the Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) and operating plans. The position develops and implements results and strategies to meet the FSP and ensures planning components meet legislative, operating, and certification requirements. The position provides functional direction to field team professionals and technicians with expertise in timber development, harvesting, engineering and silviculture. The position builds and maintains relationships with representatives from First Nations, resource stakeholders, Ministry and industry contacts.

How to Apply:
For more information and to apply online by May 17, 2018, please go to: .

Competition Number: 50085

Closing Date:

May 17, 2018