Forest Professionals British Columbia
September 17, 2023
1281 W. Georgia, Vancouver
Job Type
Application Deadline
October 23, 2023
British Columbia



Deputy Director, Competence and Practice

Salary Range: $82,000 - $107,600 annual/$42.05 - $55.18 hourly, plus pension and benefits

Base Locale: Vancouver, BC

Are you a competent forest professional? Do you believe that the future sustainability of BC’s forests is reliant on competent professional forestry practices and are you keen to play a significant role in the continuous development of those engaged in professional forestry practice? If so, this is the job for you.


Ensuring the competence of Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) registrants is a pillar of professional regulation. Competence is the first standard of FPBC’s Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.

A key member of the professional practice team, the Deputy Director, Competence and Practice manages the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program, ensuring that FPBC registrants are learning and developing themselves as their career progresses and ultimately positioned to demonstrate the highest levels of conduct and competent application of forestry practice.

Your credibility as a professional forester (RPF) will be paramount in this role, as you will be expected to be a knowledgeable and discriminating contributor to CPD curricula as well as a reliable and trusted specialist, who can: respond to registrant requests for practice or conduct advice; collaborate with other professionals and stakeholders; and develop practice guidance and learning resources that support competent practice.

In an outreach capacity, you will deliver presentations, participate in conference panels and public meetings, and respond to public enquiries related to professional forestry practice, competence, or conduct.

The Deputy Director also manages an audit program. In this capacity, you will work with a statutory committee, contractors and support staff to deliver professional conduct audits, competence audits, and practice reviews of forest professionals.

The Deputy Director, Competence and Practice is a role for someone who has a passion for BC’s forestry profession and is able to demonstrate amazing work in guiding and coaching others in the delivery of best forestry practices and behavior. We're looking for someone to foster and reinforce standards and changing practices in professional forestry through continuing education and enable a more effective, informed community of accountable and competent forest professionals.


Perks. Pay. People. And Passion.

We Support You: FPBC offers medical and dental extended benefits, and life insurance. We are a member of the public service pension plan. We offer salaries regularly assessed against the market and provide annual increases based on performance. We support your professional and career development, and have supervisors who are both managers and coaches.

We have an employee assistance program in place and offer health and wellness financial allowances in addition to paid sick days and long-term disability pay. All staff start with a minimum of three weeks paid vacation (four weeks for Band 4 and 5 positions) in addition to three to five days of other paid office closures throughout the year.

You Help Ensure BC’s Forests are in Good Hands: Forests are important to the health of the environment and the BC economy, and are part of the social and cultural fabric of BC. Forest Professionals BC is the registering and regulatory body for the forest professionals who are responsible for caring for BC’s forests. BC’s registered forest professionals are highly skilled individuals who have the exclusive authority to practice forestry to safeguard the environment and the safety, health, and welfare of the public through the application of their education, knowledge, and experience.

We are Here for the Long Run: Founded through legislation in 1947, we are a strong and stable organization with an operating budget of $3.5 million and 19 permanent staff. FPBC is the largest professional forestry regulator in Canada with over 5,200 registrants, which include Registered Professional Foresters (RPF) and Registered Forest Technologists (RFT).


Read the linked position description to familiarize yourself with the priorities and accountabilities of this position.

Download and complete the linked applicant questionnaire.

Submit your applicant questionnaire and resume to: no later than noon October 23, 2023.

For questions:

We thank and appreciate all those interested in this position, but will only contact those candidates advancing in the process.

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