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FTELP Forest Technologist

Job ID9C-11-3F-8D-D2-46
CompanyBC Public Service
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2023-03-30
Posted Until2023-05-30
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryPublic Administration
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Ministry of Forests

Please note this is an ongoing posting without a scheduled close date. The posting close date will be added to the posting a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to closing. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
We currently have two (2) positions available. These positions are in Mackenzie and begin June 5, 2023. Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

FTELP Forest Technologist
STO 15 $57,296.54 - $64,805.30 annually, effective April 3, 2023
STO 18 $62,255.85 - $70,557.73 annually, effective April 3, 2023, plus $40.42 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance

In these full-time regular BC Timber Sales positions, participants in the Forest Technologist Entry Level Program (FTELP) will gain hands-on experience in all areas of forest technology, paid training and professional development, focused mentorship and support, and assistance obtaining their RFT or RPF designations. Over the two-year training period of the FTELP, participants will work from learning to independently performing a variety of technical and operational duties to support the planning, engineering, and reforestation activities of the Timber Sales Office.

As excellent verbal and written communicators, participants will learn to act as liaisons between partners, participate on a variety of committees, and prepare and present technical reports. In this multifaceted role, participants will become actively engaged in field activities, work towards making independent decisions and play important roles in the community. This position can require physically demanding field work (several days per week) with the potential for adverse weather conditions. This position involves two years of FTELP training followed by employment (two-year commitment) at BCTS in northern BC.

Qualifications for this role include:

- Recent graduation (within 4 years of start date) from an Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) accredited Forest Technology diploma program or Forestry degree program.
- Eligible for immediate enrolment as an ABCFP Trainee Forest Technologist or Forester in Training.
o IMPORTANT: Designation as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the ABCFP is required to be appointed at the STO 18 level. Successful applicants who do not have their RFT or RPF will be appointed at the STO 15 level until they obtain their designation.
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