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BC Public Service

LSO FORS 3 - Senior Forest Carbon Analyst - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Full Time
5 days ago
68,008 to 85,592 per year
Posting Title

LSO FORS 3 - Senior Forest Carbon Analyst - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Licensed Sc Off Forester 3




Multiple Locations, BC CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 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

Forest Carbon and Climate Services, Office of the Chief Forester

Job Summary

Sr. Forest Carbon Analyst
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 3

Amendment January 18, 2023: Posting closing date extended to January 29, 2023.
This position is located in Victoria, other Ministry of Forests office locations may be considered.
An eligibility list may be established.

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 .

The Senior Forest Carbon Policy Analyst provides professional advice related to the development of forest carbon projects and policies including projects developed under the Forest Carbon Offset Protocol and other forestry-related emission reduction activities. The Senior Forest Carbon Policy Analyst is the primary provincial expert who develops policies and procedures to support forest carbon projects on Crown land in British Columbia. They provide informed professional advice for high-level government priorities including forest and forestry related climate change commitments under CleanBC and the Climate Change Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy. The Senior Forest Carbon Policy Analyst collaborates with Indigenous communities and other partners across the forest sector, including government, industry, and consultants to support the development science-based forest carbon policies and projects. The Senior Forest Carbon Policy Analyst is responsible for considering other key government priorities such as (Indigenous reconciliation and GBA+) are considered in the development of policies, projects and programs.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more . Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken astaken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top offour (4)weeks annual leave.

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 ( .

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. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirementas outlined below:

• University degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management, or related field and at least 3 years of current, related operational experience after an under-graduate degree; OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

*Related experience may include experience in more than one of these areas:
o Experience in facilitating the development of land and resource management plans with multi-stakeholder groups.
o Experience related to forest carbon or greenhouse gas accounting.
o Experience related to the development or implementation of offsets.
o Experience in preparing and delivering presentations on technical information and concepts.
• Registered (or immediately eligible for registration*) as a Professional Forester 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 Canadian jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the ABCFP. Confirmation of registration/ eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

• Valid BC driver's licence.

Preference may be given to applicants with:
• Experience resolving conflict in a manner that satisfies stakeholders with varying and opposing interests.
• Experience delivering multiple large projects and/or managing project teams.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC)will berequired.


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. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the ABCFP . 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 start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

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. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

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 accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical