Ministry of Forests
Multiple Locations (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.

This position can be based in a Natural Resource Sector office. The locations listed online are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.

Forest Investment Specialist
$75,454.69 – $96,020.36 annually. Smithers eligible for $36.53 bi-weekly isolation allowance

The Forest Investment and Reporting Branch (FIRB) coordinates forest investments through the Forest Investment Program (FIP) to achieve multiple social, environment and economic benefits.  FIRB provides leadership and expertise in the management of forest carbon, timber supply, climate change adaptation, habitat restoration, and cultural values as these pertain to forest investments and funding source priorities.

The Forest Investment Specialist is responsible for delivery of projects that align with the eligibility criteria and goals of FIP, most notably for reforestation, fertilization, timber supply mitigation, road rehabilitation and habitat restoration. To deliver the FIP projects, the Forest Investment Specialist will work with the Forest Investment Officers, regional Integrated Investment Specialists, Silviculture Specialists, BC Timber Sales (BCTS) representatives and District Stewardship staff to coordinate projects with multiple funding sources and in alignment with Regional priorities.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • University degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or related field AND minimum 3 years of recent (within the last 8 years) related operational experience; OR,
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Related experience must include:

  • Experience delivering multiple large natural resource management projects.
  • Experience working in a silviculture program, including sowing requests.
  • Experience related to forest carbon or climate change adaptation.
  • Experience working with natural resource management data systems.
  • Experience with timber development including cutting permit submissions and/or BCTS timber sale license development and appraisals.
  • Registered or immediately eligible** for registration as a Professional Forester with Forest Professionals BC.

For more information and to apply online by August 14, 2023, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/103060

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