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Wednesday, December 06, 2017


Date Posted:

December 06-30, 2017

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Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
Prince George or Victoria, BC

Job Title:

Forest Establishment Officer

Starting Date:



Salary $66,232.12 - $82,723.95 annually
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 .


Qualifications for this role include:

  • University Degree in Forestry or Natural Resources Management; AND
  • A minimum of five (5) years of current, related forestry experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education such as, an allied science degree and five (5) years of current, related forestry experience.
  • Preference may be given to those with seven (7) years or more of current, related forestry experience.
  • Must be a fully licensed Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or immediately eligible for registration, with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. *Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional forester in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership immediately to the ABCFP (within 6 months of employment). It is the responsibility of the applicant to have ABCFP review their qualifications to ensure they meet the necessary requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising technical and professional staff within the past three years (other types of supervision experience such as with contracts, auxiliaries, co-ops may be considered).

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.

As an expert in silviculture, reporting to the Forest Establishment Leader, the Forest Investment Officer assesses forestry legislation, policy and best practices and makes recommendations to ensure that forest establishment issues are effectively managed by the Ministry and industry.  This position also leads and coordinates forest establishment initiatives and activities that span the breadth of the discipline, including the Land Based Investment Program (LBIP), current reforestation, and timber supply mitigation (Forests For Tomorrow).

1 position available that can be located in either Prince George or Victoria. 
The screening and assessment is expected to commence early in the new year.

How to Apply:
For more information including how to apply online by December 30, 2017, please visit:

Competition Number:  44591

Closing Date:

December 30, 2017