BC Public Service Agency
Tree Seed Centre Labourer
Up to 3 seasonal auxiliary positions are available at our Tree Seed Centre in Surrey for 28-day seasonal hires, with an opportunity to extend until March 31, dependent on seasonal crop workload and applicant suitability. No relocation allowance or accommodations will be provided.
An eligibility list may be established.
The Labourer position is responsible for carrying out a variety of general labour activities related to cone and seed operations.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in B.C., operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares.
The Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch (FIRM) consists of headquarters in Victoria, five seed orchard complexes that currently produce 55% of the improved tree seed supply, and the Provincial Tree Seed Centre (TSC), located in Surrey. FIRM’s mission is to protect, manage, and conserve British Columbia’s forest genetic resources through excellence in cone and seed services, seed production, policy, planning, decision support, information management, and communication. The TSC processes, tests, registers and stores both private and public seed used for Crown land reforestation. The TSC also safeguards the provincial seed supply and ensures adequate genetic diversity of tree seed used for reforestation.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact [email protected] DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you. More information about the TSC can be found at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/forestry/managing-our-forest-resources/tree-seed/tree-seed-centre.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the experience and qualifications as outlined below:
- Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
- Prefer manual labour or outdoor working experience; especially working with plants, i.e. tree planter, gardener, landscaper, orchard worker, cone picker, forestry worker, or equivalent training and experience.
- Prefer one year of experience in a high-volume production environment involving a perishable product, or a combination of education and experience, such as one year of related experience and relevant job training courses.
- Prefer experience in horticulture, agriculture, or forestry.
- Valid BC driver’s licence is preferred.
- Valid Lift Truck Certification is preferred.
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.
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES - Ensure that your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, and experience including job-related responsibilities, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. Your resume must provide detailed information about the start and end month(s) and year(s) for your education and for each job in your employment history.
NOTE: Reference checks are MANDATORY for eligible candidates. AT LEAST TWO VALID REFERENCES MUST BE PROVIDED IN YOUR RESUME. A valid reference is defined as a current or recent [within the past 5 years] direct supervisor or equivalent who can speak to your employment verification, conduct, attendance, performance, and questions related to job requirements, such as required skills and competencies.
Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire
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