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Monday, October 30, 2017


Date Posted:

October 30-November 23, 2017

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Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Development & Rural Development
Work Locations: Fort St James or Vanderhoof, BC

Job Title:

Practices Forester (2)

Starting Date:



Salary $55,601.52 - $69,445.80 annually plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance for the Fort St. James location.

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

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:

  • 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.

2 positions available: 1 position available in Fort St James and 1 position available in Vanderhoof.

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.

How to Apply:
For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online by November 23, 2017, please visit:

Competition Number:  45592

Closing Date:

November 23, 2017