Sustainable Forest Management Specialist (Full Time)


BC Public Service


ADMN O 27R – Sustainable Forest Management Specialist – (70081)

Position Classification
Administrative Officer R27
BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division
Resource Practices Branch / Office of the Chief Forester Division
Job Summary

Sustainable Forest Management Specialist
Administrative Officer 27R

This position may be located in any of the following Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development offices, subject to Ministry operational requirements and space availability at time of offer: 100 Mile House, Burns Lake, Campbell River, Castlegar, Chilliwack, Clearwater, Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St James, Fort St John, Grand Forks, Hazelton, Houston, Kamloops, Mackenzie, Merritt, Nelson, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Port McNeill, Powell River, Prince George, Queen Charlotte, Quesnel, Revelstoke, Smithers, Squamish, Surrey, Terrace, Vanderhoof, Vernon, Victoria, Williams Lake.
An eligibility list may be established for future similar vacancies in the above locations.

A great opportunity to apply your research and coordination expertise and passion for BC’s natural resources

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has a mandate to manage specified Crown land and resources in a manner that achieves the stated goals of government.  These outcomes are essential to improving the global competitiveness of BC industries, and our ability to attract private investment and to stimulate economic growth and job creation across the province.

The role of the Sustainable Forest Management Specialist is to identify policy opportunities and provide expertise in communication, project management, and research to coordinate the development, continuous improvement, and implementation of forest practices legislation and policy.

Are you looking for that perfect opportunity to combine your drive for well-crafted and effective public policy with your passion for excellent management of BC’s natural resources?  Would you relish the opportunity to work alongside like-minded professionals and be exposed to evolving policy and legislation at a pivotal time of substantial provincial change?  If so, we encourage you to consider this role.

Among this position’s responsibilities are:

  • Leading or participating in the development of revisions to existing forest practices legislation, policy and/or standards, and developing methodologies and practices to support the approval and implementation of those revisions.
  • Participating in stakeholder consultations to define forest practices policy priorities, and articulating and negotiating the Division’s interests where conflicts exist.
  • Preparing policy guidance on interpreting and applying forest practices legislation, in consultation with legal counsel, ministry specialists, statutory decision-makers, and implementation teams.
  • Working with implementation teams to identify and develop extension and training materials to support implementation of new or revised legislation, regulations and policy.
  • Briefing senior managers and Ministry Executive on plans, progress and outcomes associated with the development and revision of forest practices legislation, regulations and policy.
  • Identifying emerging trends, issues and opportunities for improvement to legislation and policy based on the findings and recommendations of internal and external audits and investigations, and on the feedback of stakeholder organizations.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Norah.White@gov.bc.caDO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.cabefore the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • University Degree in natural resource management, public administration, law or a related field, plus three years of related experience*; or,
  • Diploma in natural resource management, public administration, or a related field, plus five years of related experience*.
  • *Please note that related experience must include three years [or five years, depending on the above education] in each of the following:
    • developing or assessing the implementation of natural resource legislation, regulation and/or policy;
    • analysis and project planning, preferably in the natural resource management field; and,
    • negotiating/mediating solutions, building partnerships and effective working relationships.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile.

A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.

Closing Date

Jul 16, 2020

How to Apply


Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Résumé: YES – Ensure your résumé includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates [month and year] and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire [Basic]: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile.

Job Category
Administrative Services, Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics