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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 2 - Planning Officer (Wildfire Resiliency)

Full Time
3 days ago
63,636 to 80,877 per year
Posting Title

LSO OTHR 2 - Planning Officer (Wildfire Resiliency)

Position Classification

Licensed Sc Off Other 2




Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$63,636.24 - $80,877.09 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

BC Wildfire Service

Job Summary

An opportunity to contribute your project and natural resource management expertise

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is responsible for managing wildfire response and planning for fire on the landscape to mitigate impacts to communities, values at risk, and encourage sustainable, healthy, and resilient ecosystems.

Wildfire Resiliency (WR) is a key land management tool that can be used to achieve a range of objectives, including values management for response, wildfire risk reduction, ecosystem restoration The Planning Officer will work in partnership with organizations, government agencies, stakeholders and partners to develop and implement the planning foundation for the program. This includes coordinating initiatives to integrate WR into government's natural resource management planning framework (e.g., modernized land use planning, forest landscape planning, fire management, wildfire risk reduction tactical planning).

An effective communicator and collaborator, you develop strategic partnerships and negotiate key components of projects with partners. You possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and are highly skilled at project direction, management and leadership. If you are a motivated natural resource professional who is highly results oriented, we look forward to your application.

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 .

Job Requirements:
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists). Preference may be given to Registered Professional Foresters. Note: Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BC association within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • A Technical Diploma in a natural resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management), or an equivalent combination of education/training; plus, 2 or more years' experience working in a natural resource discipline.
  • Experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a major project.
  • Experience managing relationships with stakeholders and partners and leading consultation sessions.
  • Experience implementing provincial land management planning processes.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent.
  • Preference may be given to those with fire/fuel management experience.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position can be located in a BC Wildfire Service District Office, Fire Zone, Fire Centre, or HQ (Kamloops or Victoria), subject to Ministry operational requirements and space availability at time of offer.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer 24 via Requisition 96489 .
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

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 Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals; OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 24 opportunity via Requisition 96489 .

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

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes .

Questionnaire: 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.

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

Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical, Trades and Operational