Ministry of Forests
May 24, 2024
810 Blanshard St, Victoria
Job Type
Application Deadline
June 16th 2024
British Columbia


Ministry of Forests

Chilliwack, Squamish (Hybrid)

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement. Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

Another Operations Technologist position is available in Chilliwack via REQ 112695.

Operations Technologist

$69,760.70 - $79,322.69

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.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website and this video.

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 (1) 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 monitoring/conformance, cut-block development, forest road engineering, silviculture, 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.

For more information and to apply online by June 16th, 2024, please go to:

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