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Planning Officer

Job IDC9-98-AC-A9-CC-A3
CompanyMinistry Of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations And Rural Development
LocationWilliams Lake
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2021-09-13
Posted Until2021-10-07
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryResource Sector
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Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development: Williams Lake

BC Timber Sales manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber.

BC Timber Sales also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in B.C. as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The Planning Officer is responsible for all the strategic and integrated planning processes required for the business area. The position develops the Forest Stewardship Plan for the business area as well as participates in the development of higher-level plans such as Land and Resource Management Plans. The Planning Officer identifies the fiduciary obligations of the business area regarding Indigenous peoples and provides leadership to the consultation process. This position is accountable for ensuring that all planning initiatives comply with legislative requirements as well as represents the business rea during planning audits.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore what the BC Public Service offers you.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

Qualifications for this role include:

• A Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or be eligible for registration as an RPF with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and three years of experience in operational forestry such as forest tenures, cut-block and road development, engineering, silviculture, harvest operations or compliance and enforcement.
• 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.
Salary$68,008.54 - $85,592.73 annually
How To ApplyClick "Apply Now" for more information and to apply online by October 7, 2021