Position: Seed and Seedling Planning Forester
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
BC Timber Sales
Victoria, Nanaimo or Campbell River
Seed and Seedling Planning Forester
Salary: $55,601.52- $69,445.80 annually
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a semi-autonomous organization within the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO). BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume.
Seedling Services manages BC Timber Sales’ inventory of seed and the acquisition, distribution and storage of seedlings for BCTS and other government clients. More than 60 million seedlings are managed annually at nursery locations throughout the province to meet the reforestation objectives of Forests for Tomorrow, District Operations and BCTS planting programs.
The Seed and Seedling Planning Forester provides sound professional and scientific seed and seedling knowledge, advice and guidance respecting the planning and acquisition of seed/seedlings from public and private suppliers to meet BCTS’ reforestation goals. Working with the 12 Timber Sales Offices (TSO), seedling services and private nursery staff located throughout the province, the Forester develops and administers seed/seedling production contracts. This position also functions as the Nursery and Shipping Administration (NSA) and Jasper systems custodian responsible for understanding the seed/seedling business and capitalizing on opportunities for information technology to further business goals. The incumbent maintains an awareness of seed/seedling trends and availability in order to ensure a secure and steady seed/seedling supply for BCTS. In addition, the Forester will take on other duties as needed to support seedling services’ business plan, such as, but not limited to conducting seedling quality inspections and assessments.
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Qualifications for this role include:
• Bachelor of Science in Forestry, or other relevant area and 1- 3 years of current, progressive and directly related forestry experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Forester with the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals (ABCFP).