Ministry of Forests
Multiple Locations

This position is located in Chilliwack, however other locations within the Business Area may be considered. An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Chinook Business Area (Chilliwack, Squamish, Powell River, and Daajing Giids).

Operations Manager
$80,800.13 – $114,400.00 annually

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. 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. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles, forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.

As the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for negotiations involving business to business arrangements. As a member of the Business Area management team, you will provide overall leadership and management of the forest resource planning, First Nation and stakeholder relations; data stewardship, and environmental and safety certification components of the business. You will also lead and be accountable for forestry functions carried out by professional and technical staff. Additionally, you will lead and/or participate in corporate Working Groups.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests.

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

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Degree or diploma in natural resource management, public administration, aboriginal studies or equivalent and five years of related experience in forest resource planning.
  • Experience in program administration including allocating resources, leading and coaching diverse teams, supervising staff and in strategic business planning, procurement and financial management.
  • Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with stakeholders in natural resource management or infrastructure development.
  • Experience with resolving problems through negotiation with stakeholders.
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

For more information and to apply online by May 5, 2023, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/99183