BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is hiring both forestry and GIS summer students throughout the province for the summer of 2017. This is last call, as deadline is tomorrow (February 13), so don’t hesitate and apply right now. The application is very simple and straigforward.
Why Work for BCTS?
BCTS Summer Student positions are an excellent opportunity for students to try out different forest technology jobs, gain experience practicing a variety of work, spend time in the great outdoors (for field positions), and gain valuable and job-specific training. Furthermore, if you choose to work for BCTS once you complete your schooling we offer an exciting career path and a variety of fantastic benefits for permanent full-time employees, including health/dental care, pension, Pacific Leaders BC Student Loan Forgiveness, and much more.
With an operational presence in 33 communities across the province, BCTS staff have an exceptional opportunity to positively impact BCs economy, forests, communities, and residents through the safe and sustainable auction of a portion of BCs annual allowable cut. BCTS employs people in a wide variety of specializations including silviculture, certification, forest engineering, forest planning, data management and analysis, GIS, business strategy, financial management, accounting, administration, clerical and management.
What does BCTS do?
The goal of BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the Market Pricing System through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC. Our objectives are: to sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices and sustainable forest management; to generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the province over the business cycle; and continuous business improvement.
BCTS is offering forestry and GIS summer student positions. Forestry positions will provide exposure to office and field components of timber sale development along with engineering, road construction, data systems and silviculture. GIS positions will focus on data management, topology, operational planning and map creation. Positions are available in:
•Fort St. John
PLEASE REVIEW THE APPLICATION FORM FOR POSITION DETAILS AND THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR INQUIRIES.
Pay Range: $21.98 – $24.60 per hour, 35 hours per week. Lesser qualified applicants may be considered at a lower rate.
Additional Information: Field positions require employees to have their own field gear including cruisers vest, caulk boots and rain gear.
Application Deadline: Please send your completed application form (available here: Summer Student Job Application) and resume to Jessica.Blewett@gov.bc.ca by 5pm on Monday February 13th 2017. Please use ‘BCTS SUMMER STUDENT APPLICATION’ in the subject box.
Position Timeline: Positions will run from early May until late August. Exact dates will be confirmed by supervisors.
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) was founded in 2003 with a mandate to provide the cost and price benchmarks for timber harvested from public land in British Columbia. Through 12 Business Areas and an operational presence in 33 locations, BCTS manages some 20 percent of the provincial Crown allowable annual cut.
More about BCTS you can find here: BC Timber Sales