Ministry of Forests
May 22, 2024
Job Type
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled
British Columbia


Ministry of Forests

100 Mile House, Clearwater, Kamloops, Merritt (hybrid)

This is an ongoing posting without a scheduled close date. The posting close date will be added to the posting a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the posting close date. Applications will be reviewed every three weeks.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week subject to an approved telework agreement and successfully completed probation period.

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.

The Operations Technologist is responsible for developing operating standards, implementing new forest management practices, contract management, coordinating technical activities, monitoring adherence to legislative and environmental standards and providing 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 one or more of the following: Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance, cut-block development, forest road engineering, silviculture and/or 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 silviculture.
• Three (3) years of specific forestry experience in one or more operational field-based forestry activities such as tenure development, road and block layout, or timber tenure administration.
• Experience in contract or financial administration.

Click the link for more information and to apply online.

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