LSO FORS 3 – Timber Pricing Coordinator

BC Public Service

Posting Title
LSO FORS 3 – Timber Pricing Coordinator

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 3


Work Options

100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA
Castlegar, BC V1N 4P5 CA
Clearwater, BC V0E1N0 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H4 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6 CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$77,718.46 – $99,452.15 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Regional Operations Division – South Area

Job Summary

Apply your forestry operations expertise in this exciting, multi-faceted opportunity

The Ministry of Forests delivers holistic resource management services for British Columbians and manages specified Crown land and resources in a manner that embraces the economic, environmental and social goals of government. These results are all essential to improving the global competitiveness of BC industry and our ability to attract private investment and to stimulate economic growth and job creation across the province.

The Timber Pricing Coordinator supervises appraisal staff and directs and monitors the timber pricing activities in the South Area by developing and implementing regional appraisal procedures and guidelines, ensuring adherence to appraisal policies, reviewing and resolving appraisal disputes, acting as senior resource person for appraisal issues, preparing reports, analysis and recommendations, communicating with clients and making stumpage rate determinations.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic team environment and to gain valuable experience with diverse land-based ecosystems. If you are ready for the next step in your forestry career, consider this excellent opportunity.

Job Requirements:

  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester with Forest Professionals BC (FPBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to FPBC within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC).
  • Experience identifying linkages in issue, determining cause and effect and providing sound advice to statutory decision makers.
  • Experience researching policy issues and conducting policy analysis.
  • Experience working with key statutes and policies that support natural resource management.
  • Experience in consulting with partners and stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Experience managing concurrent and complex priorities to produce results within restrictive timeframes.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence, or equivalent.

Preference may be given to those with one (1) or more of the following:

  • Experience briefing senior management/statutory decision makers either written or orally.
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary groups and projects in natural resource management.
  • At least two (2) years of current (within the last five (5) years) appraisal, timber pricing policy and procedures experience.
  • At least two (2) years of tenures administration experience.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities in natural resource management and forest tenure administration in British Columbia.
  • Experience drafting or preparing a variety of complex technical written reports, analyses, briefings, policy drafts and other documentation in accordance with the regulatory or legislative requirements or guidelines.


  • Travel will be required.
  • Meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
There are currently two (2) permanent, full time positions available in the South Area (100 Mile House, Castlegar, Clearwater, Cranbrook, Grand Forks, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Merritt, Quesnel, Vernon, or Williams Lake).
Flexible work options are available; these positions may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week subject to an approved Telework Agreement.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies in the above locations.
It is anticipated interviews for this competition will occur in mid-July.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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 who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits , great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. On top of the base salary, regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an allowance to cover professional fees, a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), and start off with 4 weeks of annual paid vacation. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with Forest Professionals BC (FPBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to FPBC within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

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

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume 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 this position.

Questionnaire: YES – You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 located at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical