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BC Public Service

BAND 4 - Director, Stategic Initiatives

Full Time
3 days ago
92,700 to 123,200 per year
Posting Title

BAND 4 - Director, Stategic Initiatives

Position Classification

Band 4




Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range

$92,700.24 - $123,200.20 annually plus $47.84 Isolation Allowance for Fort Nelson

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

Regional Operations

Job Summary

Director, Stategic Initiatives
Management Band 4

This position is excluded from union membership.
This position can be performed from Victoria, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, or Dawson Creek. Prince George and Smithers may be considered as locations based on space and operational requirements.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and permanent vacancies.
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 vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role

The ministry delivers a range of legislative authorities and provides clients with a single point of access to natural resource authorizations and resource management services at many locations across the province. Regional Operations, the operational delivery arm of the ministry, is structured as 23 districts within eight regions under the leadership of three geographically based Assistant Deputy Ministers.

This position is an integral part of the Regional Management Team, composed of Directors, District Managers and BC Timber Sales Managers, reporting to the Regional Executive Director (RED). In this capacity, the position serves regional and provincial priorities and goals and provincial initiatives in delivering an integrated approach in provincial land management, responsible for stewardship of provincial crown land, cultural and natural resources, authorizations and for maintaining and supporting BC's Market Pricing System

The position develops and maintains a broad network of strategic and business leadership relationships across the Natural Resource Sector agencies to provide leadership in implementation of collaborative agreements and tactical Forest Landscape Planning (FLP) initiatives within the Northeast Region and promote successful delivery of the priorities and goals of the Ministry of Forests.

Working closely with the Regional Management Team, the position ensures that tactical landscape plans can be implemented in a way that supports the mandate of the ministry by supporting the production and supply of timber, protection and conservation of the environment, managing the values placed on ecosystems by all communities and managing the significant disturbances to forest health. This requires strong leadership and collaboration across the Regional Management Committee and including natural resource sector partners, Indigenous nations, harvest licensees and stakeholders to provide operational clarity that can lead to effective decisions and desired outcomes.

The position requires a pragmatic, doer centric approach with excellent cultural awareness, problem solving, communication and change management skills with the ability to exercise a high degree of judgement in an environment of constant change, business transformation and shifting roles and responsibilities. Conflict resolution, strong results focus, and issues mediation skills are also an important component of the position to successfully address and balance competing priorities within and external to government.

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

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 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 and experience as outlined below:

Education and Experience:
  • Post-secondary education in a discipline related to natural resources and a minimum of 7 years' experience in resource management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with Indigenous communities and facilitating First Nations consultations and/or negotiations.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a senior management capacity dealing with politically sensitive and provincially significant issues and developing policy, procedures, and corporate practices.
  • Minimum 2 years experience leading and coaching diverse teams in a senior management capacity
  • Experience in a senior level leading initiatives of large scale and complexity that have multiple delivery components.
  • Experience in creation and implementation of change management.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Experience in negotiating and resolving conflicts resulting from statutory or resource authorizations
  • Experience with operational resource management
  • Experience with developing and implementing operational natural resource management plans

Willingness Statements:
  • This position requires you to have a valid FULL BC driver's license (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver's license from another province or jurisdiction.
  • Frequent travel may be required.

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.

CRC - 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 - 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

Leadership and Management
Management and Executive