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BC Public Service

ADMN O 30R - Assistant Negotiator

Victoria, BC
Full Time
79,530 to 90,884 per year
Posting Title

ADMN O 30R - Assistant Negotiator

Position Classification

Administrative Officer R30




Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$79,530.36 - $90,884.16 annually

Close Date

Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Indigenous Relations & Recon

Ministry Branch / Division

Community and Social Innovation

Job Summary

Assistant Negotiator
Administrative Officer R30

An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and temporary opportunities.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

Bring your community development experience, strategic orientation and exceptional negotiation skills to this important role

The Community and Social Innovation team is composed of a small, dedicated group of people who draw on their range of skills and experiences to support Indigenous Communities. This is a unique opportunity to advance the social and cultural strengths of First Nations and Indigenous communities through asset-based conversations. We are committed to working alongside communities, as well as our provincial and federal partners, to support healthy, thriving communities.

As a member of the CSI Team and on behalf of the Province you will lead the co-design of socio-cultural and community-wellbeing initiatives, support multi-party negotiations, and proactively develop solutions to a range of issues to be negotiated.

You have a practical understanding of Indigenous community development. You also have experience developing and fostering long term collaborative relationships, leading or participating in negotiations with Indigenous Nations, and conducting research and complex analysis related to socio cultural and community wellbeing or community development.

You enjoy the opportunity of working in cross-cultural settings, engaging partners effectively, and collaboratively designing innovative approaches to support Indigenous communities as they advance community wellbeing in complex contexts.

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 information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

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 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 , 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 Standard 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 and experience as outlined below:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field (Law, Public Administration, Business Administration, Community Development, Indigenous Relations) and 5 years of related experience OR
  • A Master's Degree and 3 years of related experience, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Related experience must include all of the following:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience leading, and/or participating in, negotiations with Indigenous Nations in a tripartite environment; OR comparable (3 years) negotiating experience in bilateral, or multi-party negotiations in matters of similar profile and significance (See Note 1 below).
  • Minimum of 2 years experience conducting research and complex analysis related to social, cultural, community wellbeing or community development issues.
  • Experience with community development-related planning/negotiations.
  • Program management experience.
  • Experience leading and participating on project teams.
  • Experience developing and fostering respectful and long-term collaborative relationships with Indigenous peoples.
  • Experience writing a variety of complex proposals, policy drafts, reports and other documentation on emerging trends; e.g., Briefing Notes, Cabinet and/or Treasury Board submissions.
  • Experience managing multiple, complex projects and assignments.
  • Experience leading and delivering on complex projects that impact multiple agency mandates, or include multiple party interests.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit)

NOTE 1: "A minimum of 3 years experience leading, and/or participating in, negotiations with Indigenous Nations in a tripartite environment; or comparable (3 years) negotiating experience in bilateral, or multi-party negotiations in matters of similar profile and significance."

"Comparable" experience includes the following:
  • Outcome based negotiations with a concrete result,
  • Community development collaborations to support Indigenous community wellbeing,
  • A clear mandate obtained from the principals of each party,
  • Development of formal, usually written, agreements that are implemented,
  • Substantive subject matter of significant value (e.g., social sector, resources, union/management or economic agreements),
  • Complex and multifaceted, and
  • Bi-lateral or multi-party.

  • Possess and maintain a valid B.C. class 5 driver's licence.
  • Travel is required.
  • Must be willing to meet the transportation arrangements required by the ministry (i.e. travel in small aircraft, helicopter, driving on natural resource roads, etc.).

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.


Cover letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Administrative Services
Administrative Maintenance and Technicians