Ministry of Forests
July 8, 2024
TBC, Quesnel
Job Type
Application Deadline
August 5th 2024
British Columbia


Ministry of Forests

This position has on-site requirements in Quesnel. An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Cariboo-Chilcotin Business Area. 

Operations Technologist 

$69,760.70 - $79,322.69 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. To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website and this video.

The Operations Technologist is responsible for developing operating standards, implementing new forest management practices, contract management, coordinating technical activities and monitoring adherence to legislative and environmental standards. The role will provide technical expertise to staff in one or more of the following areas: tenure development, road and block layout, silviculture, timber tenure administration and forestry contract administration.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Graduation from an approved technical institute with a diploma or degree in resource or forestry management and three (3) years of experience in one or more operational field forestry activities. OR
  • An equivalent combination of education or experience such as five (5) years of experience in one or more areas of operational field forestry.
  • Operational field forestry activities include the following: Timber harvesting, cut-block development monitoring/conformance, forest road engineering, silviculture and timber tenure development and administration.
  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:

  • Three (3) years of specific operational field-based forestry experience in Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance or Cut-block development.
  • Three (3) years of specific forestry experience in one (1) or more operational field-based forestry activities such as tenure development, forest road engineering, silviculture, or timber tenure administration.
  • Experience in contract or financial administration.

For more information and to apply online by August 5th, 2024, please go to:

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