Ministry of Forests
Fort St James, Vanderhoof (Hybrid)

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 3 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

Certification Standards Officer
$76,071.18 – $86,658.48 annually, plus $43.17 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Fort St. James.

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) works with regional and district operations to plan, develop, and auction the province’s annual available timber volume. A career path in BCTS offers opportunities to develop solutions to 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 about our program, check out the BCTS website and video.

The Certification Standards Officer (CSO) coordinates, implements, monitors, and improves forest certification systems and safety across BCTS. The CSO must ensure the alignment of the BCTS program with provincial programs through the employment of leadership and influence skills. This position is the primary contact for internal and third-party forest certification audits to evaluate adherence to and the performance of prescribed standards and processes.

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

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Graduation from an approved technical institute with a diploma or a degree in resource or forestry management and three (3) years of experience in one (1) or more operational field-forestry activities, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and five (5) years of experience in one (1) or more operational field forestry.
  • Operational field forestry activities include one (1) or more of the following:
    • Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance
    • Cut-block development
    • Forest road engineering
    • Silviculture
    • Timber tenure development and administration
  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC) as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent.
  • Experience with Environmental Management Systems, Sustainable Forest Management and Safety Certification Systems.

For more information, a complete list of qualifications, and to apply online by May 8, 2024, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/111331