Research Scientist Forest Fertilization and Nutrition *Ministry of FLNRO & RD* Victoria

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to Tuesday, February 25, 2020


One position is currently available in Victoria. Other locations may be considered based on operational requirements and availability.

Research Scientist Forest Fertilization and Nutrition
$65,367.78 - $81,773.78 annually

This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 27R via Requisition 66673.

Bring your passion for research to this vital role

This position is a provincial expert providing program direction, information and guidance and scientific expertise respecting provincial silviculture and forest fertilization and nutrition contributions to legislation, policy and practice. As a scientific advisor in the field of natural resource management, this position provides professional advice on techniques and procedures in growth and yield analysis, bio-simulation modeling [forest stand dynamics] and forest mensuration. This position identifies priority research needs supporting science-based decision-making, plans and manages or conducts research projects, ensures linkages with other forest management planning, and prepares extension materials communicating research results to solve resource management and stewardship issues and improve practices at the landscape level. The research emphasis is hardwood and mixed-wood stand management.

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 of annual leave.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Thesis-based M.Sc. degree, or Ph.D., specializing in forest fertilization and/or forest nutrition, plus a minimum of five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in science-based policy development.
  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration as Registered Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals or a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists.

    * 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 appropriate BC association [ABCFP, BCIA]. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.


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