Ministry of Forests
May 9, 2024
Job Type
Application Deadline
British Columbia


Ministry of Forests

Revelstoke, Vernon (hybrid)

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

Planning Forester

$69,969.42 - $89,774.32 annually

BC Timber Sales works with regional and district operations to plan, develop, and auction the province’s annual available timber volume. A career path in BCTS offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Employees can impact public and private forests, communities, the economy, and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

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

The Planning Forester analyzes and produces a wide range of data to develop integrated resource and operational plans, primarily the Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) and operating plans. The position develops and implements results and strategies to meet the FSP and ensures planning components meet legislative, operating, and certification requirements. The position directs field team professionals and technicians in timber development, harvesting, engineering, and silviculture. The position builds and maintains relationships with representatives from Indigenous Peoples, resource stakeholders, Ministry, and industry contacts.

Explore the value of working with our team: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • A Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or be eligible for registration as an RPF with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) and two years of experience in operational field forestry activities.

Operational field forestry activities include the following:

  • Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance
  • Cut-block development
  • Forest road engineering
  • Silviculture
  • Timber tenure development and administration
  • Planning integrated resource management

For more information and to apply online by June 11, 2024, please click the link.

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