District Range Officer

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
Fort St James, Vanderhoof

District Range Officer
$65,367.78 – $81,773.78 annually plus $38.87 Bi-Weekly Isolation Allowance for the Fort St. James location

The District Range Officer leads the District’s Range Program and is the primary contact for Range activities in the district.  Key range activities include: operational planning, inventory (plant species composition, forage productivity and usability, livestock limiting factors, range use levels and stocking rates), range tenure administration, range developments and practices, effectiveness evaluations, and ecosystem restoration.

The Stuart Nechako District is home to a well-established agriculture and range industry where this industry is looking to expand and create future opportunities.  With two great locations to choose from, the Stuart Nechako District is a region where you can raise a family and still have disposable income.   Fort St. James is home to a large variety of outdoor activities and can provide affordable lakeshore living along beautiful Stuart Lake.  Vanderhoof is the neighbor to the south and is the geographical center of BC and is home to one of the largest agricultural land reserves in the province. Both communities are affordable for singles or young families and ideal if you are looking to own land or a home.

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 as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor of Science in range management, plant ecology or related field that includes range science.
  • 3 – 5 five years of experience in range management and administration. (Experience in a district range program preferred).
  • Registered, or eligible for full registration, as a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
  • Experience in developing and implementing creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience in planning, preparing and delivering oral presentations and training to diverse groups inside and outside government and experience conducting effective meetings.
  • Proficiency in the use of field equipment including GPS, mobile data collection devices, and mobile GIS applications.
  • Thorough theoretical and specialist knowledge and expertise in the principles of range management which includes grazing systems, animal behavior, range remediation, invasive plant management, ecosystem restoration, and their application under BC conditions.
  • A valid Class 5 BC driver’s license or equivalent.
  • Bring or willing to get First Aid Certification.

For more information and to apply online by July 1, 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/61531

Posted: June 11, 2019