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24 Jan 2021

Full-Time STO 24R – Engineering Program Specialist – (73800)

The BC Public Service –  Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

There is currently one permanent vacancy in Prince George.
An eligibility list may be established.

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development is part of the BC Public Service & is responsible for land & resource management in BC. We ensure the sustainable management of forests, wildlife, water & other land-based resources & work with Indigenous & rural communities to strengthen & diversify economies. We support activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural & social benefits to all British Columbians.

This position reports to the Senior Area Engineer. The position is focused on supporting the planning and implementation of capital projects throughout the local Area. In addition, the position is to provide sound technical expertise, advice and guidance to support District, BC Timber Sales and Branch Engineering staff on all aspects of managing the Ministry resource roads and bridge infrastructure across the Province. Work is performed across large geographic areas and may vary depending on the priorities and unique situations within each Area.

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

Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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 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 create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 requirement as outlined below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Forestry or Natural Resource Management or a technical diploma in a related field (i.e. forestry, forest engineering, survey geomatics, geoscience, construction) or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Registered, or eligible for immediate registration as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT).
    *Immediately eligible means you are a current professional member in good standing with the professional association in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to BC.
  • Experience in at least two of the following: natural resource management, resource road engineering, resource bridge engineering, natural resource operations and/or access management.
  • Experience in contract management and/or project supervision.

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 be required.


Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Forest Technologist (RFT) 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 (BASIC): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category
Scientific and Technical


Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time.


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