Ministry of Forests
June 9, 2024
N/A, Dawson Creek, Fort St John
Job Type
Application Deadline
July 7, 2024
British Columbia


Ministry of Forests
Dawson Creek, Fort St John (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.

Practices Forester
$69,969.42 - $89,774.32 annually

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) works with regional and district operations to plan, develop, and auction a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume. 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 Practices Forester is accountable for performing a variety of professional services, including operational planning, cut block and forest road layout and development, planning and evaluating silviculture activities, and ensuring compliance with the Forest Stewardship Plan. The duties assigned to a particular Practices Forester will vary from Business Area to Business Area due to the geographic location, apportionment, and management requirements.

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 (2) 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
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

For more information and to apply online by July 7, 2024, please go to:

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