Sent in by Kim Mann from British Columbia:
Ministry of Forests and Range, The Tree Seed Centre (TSC), Surrey is responsible for registering, processing, testing, storing and distributing all forest tree seed to meet an annual 270 million plus Crown land seedling production program. This unique provincial centre is owned and operated by the Ministry of Forests and Range.
As the Testing Supervisor, you’ll be responsible for the very dynamic and fast-paced TSC testing business area. In this role, you’ll organize, supervise and conduct seed, cone, seedlot and request assessments and testing throughout the centre’s business steps, activities and decision points including seed/cone processing, registration, interim and long-term storage, production and distribution. Key responsibilities include ensuring that multiple and concurrent sampling, testing, inspection, analyses and reporting activities are completed in accordance with International rules, ministry policy and TSC standards. You’ll also ensure effective data and information management, resolve unusual or complex problems and provide technical expertise to centre staff, clients, contractors and students.
Additionally, you will supervise a team of regular staff, and prioritize daily, weekly and longer-term work assignments, set standards, assign resources, resolve problems and recommend improvements and be responsible for the laboratory infrastructure including supplies and equipment monitoring and safety.
To qualify for this important role, you bring a technical diploma or have graduated university in forestry, agriculture, horticulture or other related field, and you have 4+ years experience in a resource-related (i.e. forestry, water or agriculture) quality control, testing, processing and/or research environment. Alternatively, you have the equivalent combination of education and experience, such as 6 years related testing, processing or research environment experience and relevant on-the-job training courses. You also bring demonstrated experience working in a production environment with simultaneous work activities and quality control responsibilities and a minimum of 2 years experience supervising technical staff in a unionized environment.
For more information about the position’s responsibilities, qualifications/experience required, and how to apply, please go to http://employment.gov.bc.ca/index.php?view_posting=039729