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BC Public Service

BAND 4 - Director, Strategic Initiatives

Full Time
5 days ago
102,900 to 136,700 per year
Posting Title
BAND 4 - Director, Strategic Initiatives

Position Classification
Band 4


Work Options

Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Hope, BC V0X 1L0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$102,900.00 - $136,700.11 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division
Strategic Land Use, North Area - Skeen Region Branch/Land Use Planning & Cumulative Effects Division

Job Summary

An opportunity to promote change and foster development

The Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship is accountable for integrated water, land and natural resource management and cross-sector legislation, policy, and objective setting for land and marine environments. Building on integrated land and resource management efforts in the past, the Ministry will seek to build a new vision in collaboration with natural resource ministries and First Nations that will embrace shared decision making on the land base. The Ministry will strengthen integration across the sector to mitigate, plan, respond and adapt our management practices, including a focus on effectively managing cumulative effects. Responsible for providing resource and geographically based information and analysis, the Ministry supports timely, evidence-informed policy and decision-making and provides a pathway to balancing the goals of economic activity, environmental sustainability, and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous people. Advancing cross ministry governance and bringing together multidisciplinary teams from across government, the Ministry will assist the sector in addressing the most challenging cross-sector initiatives and strategic priorities.

The Land Use Planning and Cumulative Effects Division works in partnership with Indigenous governments to modernize land use planning with community, stakeholder, and public input including operating and expanding Indigenous forums (e.g., Environmental Stewardship Initiative and Collaborative Stewardship Framework) and working with First Nations on collaborative stewardship of natural resources and monitoring of cumulative effects. This division chairs the Regional Management Committees and Indigenous Forums (e.g., Environmental Stewardship Initiative and Collaborative Stewardship Framework) throughout the province ensuring alignment between provincial and regional priorities.

Strategic co-ordination on the North Area coast will support the ongoing implementation of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement, North Coast Stewardship Program, coastal land use planning and north coast major projects.

The Director, Strategic Initiatives leads the development of the ministry's strategic policy agenda for the region and is responsible for leading teams across the region to develop proactive policy solutions to achieve the Ministry's overall mandate. This position is also a key player in leading the Regional Management Committee to advance reconciliation and shared priorities across natural resource agencies and in some regions chairs the Indigenous Stewardship Forums. The position is accountable to provide leadership, advice and expertise into the ministry's annual service and business planning programs; performance management and risk frameworks; provision of professional advice and training to government decision makers; intergovernmental relations matters; Continuous Improvement/Innovation program; staff engagement strategies; and the development of policy and research for high priority ministry or natural resource sector projects.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship .

Job Requirements:
  • An undergraduate degree or higher in biology, science, resource management or related studies, and a minimum of 5 years of related experience as indicated below*; OR
  • A diploma or technical diploma in biology, science, resource management or related studies, and a minimum of 7 years of related experience as indicated below*; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and related experience as indicated below* may be considered.

.*Related experience - minimum years required are as noted above for each related experience statement:
  • Experience in at least 2 of the following areas of expertise:
    o Land use policy and planning;
    o Strategic first nations projects; and/or
    o Resource stewardship.
  • Experience in management of financial resources, projects and multi-disciplinary professional and technical staff.
  • Experience leading and resolving complex staff and/or client issues.
  • Experience working with First Nations communities and facilitating First Nations consultations and negotiations.
  • Experience in the Province of BC natural resource context.

Preference may be given to candidate with:
  • Experience leading large geographically dispersed teams.
  • Experience working in Coastal ecoystems and Coastal Communities

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
Currently there is/are 1 permanent opportunity available.
This position can be based in any Water, Lands and Resource Stewardship office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities.
The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
This position is excluded from union membership.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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: YES - You will need to complete a standard questionnaire (current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.).

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will 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 at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Leadership and Management
Management and Executive