Ministry of Forests
June 18, 2024
Job Type
Application Deadline
British Columbia


Ministry of Forests

Hazelton, Smithers, Terrace (hybrid)

This is a temporary opportunity until December 6, 2025. 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. Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Planning Officer

$77,718.46 - $99,452.15 annually, plus $44.49 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Hazelton; $37.64 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) works with regional and district operations to plan, develop, and auction the province’s annual available timber volume. BCTS operates as a for-profit entity within a government organization. Its goal is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the Market Pricing System through auctions of timber harvested from British Columbia’s public land. Three overarching principles guide operations: forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and sustainable forest management.

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 learn more, check out our video or the BCTS website.

The Planning Officer is responsible for the strategic and integrated planning processes required for the Business Area. The position develops the Forest Stewardship Plan and participates in developing higher-level plans such as Land and Resource Management Plans. The Planning Officer identifies the fiduciary obligations regarding Indigenous Peoples and provides leadership to the consultation process.

This position is accountable for ensuring that all planning initiatives comply with legislative requirements and represents the Business Area during planning audits.

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

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service, please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (

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 three (3) years of experience in operational forestry such as forest tenures, cut-block and road development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.

Click the link for more information and to apply online by July 14, 2024.

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