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BC Public Service

BAND 5 - Director, Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch

Full Time
4 days ago
112,100 to 143,000 per year
Posting Title

BAND 5 - Director, Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch

Position Classification

Band 5




Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range

$112,100.00 - $143,000.00 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch is deliver a provincial inventory and forest analysis program that provides information essential for allowable annual cut (AACs) decisions and for informed management of a wide range of resource issues resulting from catastrophic events (e.g., wildfires and insects); changes to the timber harvesting land base; new forest inventory information; changes to forest and range tenures and legislation; wildlife habitat practices; and other new or evolving forest practices (e.g., old growth).

The Director, Forest Analysis and Inventory Branch is responsible for the formation of a progressive, responsive, and effective natural resource analysis framework as well as the availability, accessibility and integrity of forest inventory data, which all support the Ministry's business needs as well as other resource agencies. These needs include the provision of rigorous forestry information and analyses for issues, such as: sustainable forest management, land-use planning; timber supply analysis; treaty negotiations; tenure management issues; wildlife habitat; forest practices; resource management decision-making; catastrophic events; and, the state of forest reporting, both provincial and national.

As a senior manager, this position leads special initiatives, coordinates responses to urgent and/or emerging issues impacting the program and Ministry, and provides expert advice to a variety of internal and external stakeholders and partners. Additionally, the Director manages the Branch's business planning, performance management, and daily operations.

A career with the Ministry of Forests offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance. Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why work for the Ministry of Forests .

  • Registered Professional Forester or equivalent, or immediately eligible for registration. Note: Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Bachelor of Science in resource management, forestry, or related studies, and at least 6 years of current experience in forest management; or, the equivalent combination of 10 years of forest management experience and education, such as the pupil program.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in management and supervision of geographically dispersed multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Experience negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to build and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with First Nations and a broad array of internal and external stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to manage effectively, provide strategic advice, and manage high profile issues while working with multiple internal and external stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to organize, manage, and lead diverse complex projects simultaneously while following accepted project management techniques, and manage project-related service contracts to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to develop, explain, and present high level policy, practices, and strategic plans both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise style that is appropriate to the audience, including: delivering presentations to senior management, external business and community; and facilitating workshops.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position is located in Victoria, BC; other Ministry locations may be considered, subject to Ministry operational requirements and space availability at time of offer.

An eligibility list may be established.

This position is excluded from union membership.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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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. 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 within your application as you must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP within 6 months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please limit your cover letter to a maximum of two (2) pages. Please use your cover letter to describe how your qualifications and career interests align with this position. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

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 - 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.
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.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

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
Management and Executive