Ministry of Forests
May 29, 2024
TBC, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof
Job Type
Application Deadline
June 24th, 2024
British Columbia


Ministry of Forests
Fort St. James, Vanderhoof (Hybrid)

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to three (3) days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

Certification Standards Officer

$76,071.18 - $86,658.48 annually

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests. Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume.

The Certification Standards Officer (CSO) is responsible for the co-ordination, implementation, monitoring and improvement of forest certification systems and safety across BCTS. The CSO must ensure the alignment of the BCTS program with provincial programs through the employment of leadership and influence skills.

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Qualifications for this role include:

  • Graduation from an approved technical institute with a diploma or a degree in resource or forestry management and three (3) years of experience in one (1) or more operational field-forestry activities, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and five (5) years of experience in one (1) or more operational field forestry activities.
  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent.
  • Experience with Environmental Management Systems, Sustainable Forest Management and Safety Certification Systems.
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

Operational field forestry activities include one (1) or more of the following: Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance, cut-block development, forest road engineering, silviculture, timber tenure development and administration.

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