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Monday, November 27, 2017


Date Posted:

November 27-December 14, 2017

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Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
Williams Lake, BC

Job Title:

Research Silviculturist

Starting Date:



Salary $61,805.03 - $ 77,194.06 annually
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position but at a lower classification.

  • Thesis-based M.Sc. specializing in Forestry, Forest Ecology or closely related Forest Science specialty; Plus three years of *directly related experience OR  a thesis-based Ph.D. specializing in Forestry, Forest Ecology or closely related Forest Science specialty; Plus 1 year of *directly related experience.

*Directly related experience may include: Planning or conducting research in silviculture, silvicultural systems, forest ecology, integrated resource management, and timber supply.

  • Registered or eligible for immediate registration as Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals ABCFP. Applicants who do not meet the professional requirement may be considered at a lower classification, provided they are registered or eligible for registration as a FIT (Forester in Training) or as an ASFIT (Allied Forester in Training) with the ABCFP. Applicants must contact the ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.
  • Must have a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
  • Experience in contract management is preferred.
  • Supervising experience is preferred.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for the stewardship of Provincial crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archeological and heritage resources.

  • This position is the scientific advisor in the field of natural resource management, who conducts applied research to support science-based decision-making and provides expert professional advice relating to silviculture and complex resource management issues.
  • This position identifies needs, conducts research, and prepares extension materials on the silviculture components of silvicultural systems.
  • You possess the ability to draw conclusions on complex technical issues, using advanced analytical reasoning and judgement skills.
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills, exercising professionalism, tact and diplomacy to industry clients, external agencies and management.
  • In addition, you possess the ability to effectively liaise with other industry clients, government agencies, First Nations, the public and diverse public interest groups.
How to Apply:
For more information including how to apply online by December 14, 2017, please visit: .
Closing Date:

December 14, 2017