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BC Public Service

LSO FORS 3 - Pricing Business Analysis Forester

Full Time
3 days ago
68,008 to 85,592 per year
Posting Title
LSO FORS 3 - Pricing Business Analysis Forester

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Forester 3


Multiple Locations, BC CA
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$68,008.54 - $85,592.73 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
West Coast Region | Pricing Section

Job Summary

Pricing Business Analysis Forester
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 3

This position is located in Nanaimo, BC; other locations may be considered, subject to Ministry operational requirements.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar vacancies.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that 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 .

Join a dynamic team of forestry professionals in the beautiful coastal city of Nanaimo, BC

The Ministry of Forests has a mandate to manage 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 Provincial Timber Pricing Program is focused on addressing the Ministry's mandate under the Ministry of Forest and Range Act, specifically to assert the financial interests of the Crown in its forest resources in a systematic and equitable manner. The Coast Area Pricing Team is responsible for oversight of timber pricing within the Coast Forest Region of British Columbia. The Team's program areas include timber cruising, stumpage appraisals, timber scaling, logging waste residue, invoice billing, log export authorizations, and marine log salvage. The Team is also responsible for revenue oversight, minimizing revenue risk, and ensuring revenue accuracy while promoting forest sector competitiveness.

The Pricing Business Analysis Forester is part of the Coast Area Pricing Team. This role is responsible for exploration of revenue implications related to the Team's various program areas. The successful candidate will be required to analyze data, identify trends, and initiate business improvements which will streamline processes and improve revenue certainty from forest resources. This position requires initiating, leading, and participating in special projects related to timber pricing. The Pricing Business Analysis Forester is frequently involved with pricing policy development, stumpage rate appraisals, and analysis of cruising, scaling, waste, and billing activities. This position requires coordinating with colleagues within the Ministry and developing strong relationships with external business stakeholders throughout the Coast Region.

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 .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your resume 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 , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist 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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia .

Vancouver Island's Harbour City, Nanaimo , maintains a small town charm for such a bustling city hub. Quaint boutiques, waterfront ice cream parlours and even big box stores offer such convenience you never have to leave (and why would you want to?!). Nanaimo has year-round activities, from camping, hiking, mountain biking and water sports (including the famous annual bathtub race), to snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skiing at nearby Mount Washington. For a destination with big city convenience and small town charm, Nanaimo is the place to be.

In addition to this opportunity in an amazing location, 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, 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and start off with 4 weeks' annual paid vacation. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

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 following:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, or other directly related discipline as recognized by the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP).
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the ABCFP. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer your current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP within six months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before and offer of employment can be made.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in operational forest planning (i.e.: cutblock and road layout), road construction activities, and/or logging activities within the forestry sector; OR, minimum of 5 years of experience in operational timber pricing.
  • Experience identifying issues, conducting complex data analysis, presenting findings, and making recommendations.

Preference may be given to those with one or more of the following:
  • The required experience obtained from within the Coast Forest Region.
  • A strong background in operational forest planning.
  • Post-secondary education, formal training, or accreditation in business analysis, auditing, or financial controls.
  • Proficiency in SQL programming.

  • Must be willing and able to travel for work periodically.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence, or equivalent.
  • 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.


Professional Designation: YES
- Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered as a Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals, or able to immediately transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction (within 6 months of employment). Confirmation of registration/eligibility by the ABCFP 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 (Comprehensive): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Note: for long or essay style questionnaires, we recommend saving frequently while completing it. You can also copy the questions into another document, complete it offline, then log back in and copy/paste your responses when you are ready to submit your application.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your resume may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical