This position is a senior research scientist and professional reporting to the Manager Harvest and Silviculture Practices conducting research and extension in silvicultural systems, forest dynamics and stand management practices to inform science-based legislation, policy and landscape-level practices. This position supervises multi-disciplinary staff and ensures collaboration with government and academics, scientists and researchers, and field practitioners in the natural resource sector.
As well, the position provides strategic provincial-level leadership for the ministry research program planning and implementation, assists in identifying and setting priorities for provincial research objectives, works with multi-disciplinary research teams to develop relevant research programs in order to guarantee results meet the needs of the ministry and the province. A key responsibility is liaison with universities, research co-operatives, and other government and non-government research organizations to build collaboration, leverage research funding and create synergy. As the provincial expert the position also liaises with clients and stakeholders to facilitate a clear understanding of research priorities, effective technology transfer, and appropriate implementation of research findings. The position represents the ministry research program at a national and international level.
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You
$67,495.11 - $84,301.57 annually
Qualifications for this role include:
- Masters or Ph.D. in Forestry or Natural Resource Management plus a minimum of 7 years current progressive experience (gained in the last 10 years) including a minimum of 5 years conducting field research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Registered as Professional Forester (R.P.F.) with the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals preferred, or a Professional Agrologist registered with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
- Direct senior level experience in silviculture/ecology research or related research projects (design, implementation and evaluation) and extension of related research findings.
- Experience in program/budget/staff management in a complex funding and policy environment.