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BC Public Service

BAND 5 - Executive Director Natural Resource Sector-CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Full Time
4 days ago
119,600 to 152,599 per year
Posting Title
BAND 5 - Executive Director Natural Resource Sector-CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Band 5


Work Options

Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 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
$119,600.00 - $152,599.97 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Other Public Sector

Ministry Branch / Division
Declaration Act Secretariat

Job Summary

Who we are:
The Declaration Act Secretariat is responsible for the cross-government effort to work in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to align laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as per section 3 of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act): In consultation and cooperation with the Indigenous peoples in British Columbia, the government must take all measures necessary to ensure the laws of British Columbia are consistent with the Declaration.

In recognition of the critical importance to this role of a lived understanding of Indigenous communities, history, values, legal orders, and cultural competencies, and in accordance with Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, only people of Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) will be considered for this opportunity.

The Role:
The Executive Director is a senior leader and will assist ministries to deliver substantive measures to support a coherent, consistent, and systemic implementation of the Declaration Act, especially the alignment of laws obligations in section 3 of the Act. The Executive Director will adsvise and participate on significant engagement with Indigenous peoples, provincial ministries, other levels of government, stakeholders and the public. This position works directly with the natural resource ministries to play a central coordinating role, develop processes, and advise, guide and support ministries on consultation and cooperation with Indigenous peoples and on consistency of their legislative initiatives with the UN Declaration.

The Executive Director must have the legal understanding and policy expertise to provide guidance to ministries in their policy and legislative work with regard to alignment with the UN Declaration (note - the Secretariat is not intended to provide legal advice). The successful candidate will have leadership and supervisory skills and be knowledgeable in general government processes, have legal and legislative proficiency, policy development acumen, engagement experience, and networking and relationship management skills. A depth of knowledge of the UN Declaration, Constitution Act section 35 (1), legislative and policy development, Indigenous peoples, and the colonial history and legacy in BC is critical.

The successful candidate will offer extensive skills in strategic thinking and project management. They will be a known collaborator with strong government connections and highly effective communications skills. Experience working effectively, respectfully and knowledgeably in a wide range of Indigenous organizations and First Nations across the province is critical. The candidate will have knowledge of government objectives and commitments as they relate to reconciliation with Indigenous people. The Executive Director is a key member of the leadership team for the Declaration Act Secretariat.

About this Position:

Remote work is allowed. This position can work up to full time from their home in British Columbia as per the Telework Agreement. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.

Ability to travel will be a requirement for applicants who work remotely.

Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Please note:Reimbursement of some relocation expenses may be available to the successful candidate if they are required to move to British Columbia.

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

The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.

This position is excluded from union membership.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field such as natural resources sciences, Law, Indigenous Studies, Humanities, Public Policy, plus 4years related experience, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or related experience totaling 8 years.

Related must include:
  • Experience in a senior management role leading, planning, coordinating, and managing complex projects and work assignments that seek to work in partnership with Indigenous peoples and/or organizations.
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships with senior leaders across government and leading organizational change associated with implementation.
  • Experience leading projects related to the rights of Indigenous peoples.
  • Experience leading and coaching multi-disciplinary senior management teams in the development and implementation of a diverse range of projects.
  • Experience in strategic business planning, contract management, financial management and leading multi-party consultation.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • A masters degree in a relevant field.
  • Leadership and supervisory experience within Indigenous, and/or Provincial government.
  • Experience working in a legislation or policy office in Indigenous, Municipal, Provincial or Federal government.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

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 comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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:
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