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BC Public Service

LSO 3 - Licensed Stewardship Planning Specialist - Posting Extended to December 14th, 2023

3 days ago
75,454 to 96,020 per year
Posting Title
LSO 3 - Licensed Stewardship Planning Specialist - Posting Extended to December 14th, 2023

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 3


Work Options

Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Langley, BC V3A 8T1 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
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$75,454.69 - $96,020.36 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary Assignment (TA)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity.

The Provincial Caribou Recovery Program (Program) sits within the Land Use Policy, Planning and Ecosystems Division (LUPPE) within the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship (WLRS) and provides provincial coordination, strategic direction, funding, and general oversight with the aim to recover caribou in B.C. The Program also works with other ministries, Nations, governments, and interested parties to develop, implement, and monitor management actions and provincial strategies to ensure we are meeting or exceeding provincial and federal population and habitat objectives.

There are five Program teams (Habitat, Population, Planning Initiatives, Science and Knowledge, and Centralized Support) who bridge strategic and operational direction pertaining to caribou recovery in alignment with the WLRS Ministry mandate.

The Stewardship Planning Specialist leads the development of creative strategic solutions to complex conservation biology issues. The position bridges environmental, social, and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance caribou recovery in partnership with First Nations. The position will lead a diverse project team of multidisciplinary specialists across multiple agencies and is responsible for the management, coordination, and delivery of strategic initiatives from initiation through to conclusion. The position deals with complex natural resource issues requiring skills in developing relationships with First Nations and interested parties. Developing lasting partnerships with First Nations and interested parties is key to ensuring a shared responsibility for caribou recovery across the province. The position will be responsible for leading collaborative planning tables and public engagement. The position is a member of the provincial Caribou Recovery Program Planning Initiatives Team and will be responsible for projects that support the goals of the program.

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:

Education and Experience:
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists). (Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with their professional organization. Confirmation of registration / eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made).
  • A Master's degree in planning-related field (e.g., natural resource planning or conservation planning) and 24 months related experience*; OR
  • Undergraduate Degree in a planning-related field (e.g., natural resource planning or conservation planning) plus a minimum of 36 months' related experience*; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and 5 years of related experience* may be considered.

*Related experience must include:
  • Experience in natural resource planning or systematic conservation planning.
  • Experience building collaborative relationships with First Nations.
  • Experience in managing project teams and/or leading a major project or a component of a major project or regional initiative, including identifying deliverables, developing project requirements, contract negotiation, performance management.
  • Experience with engagement and liaison practices, including building and maintaining relationships with internal and/or external interested parties, including around contentious issues and conflict situations.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Eligible for (within 6 months of employment) or possessing a Registered Professional Planner designation and/ or Project Management Professional Certificate.
  • Experience leading engagement and consultation, including strategic planning for capacity considerations.
  • Experience in conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.
  • Experience providing advice and recommendations to senior level management, and/or internal and/or external interested parties.
  • Experience applying project management methodology and principles to projects.

Willingness Statements
  • Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 Driver's License or equivalent.
  • Must be willing to fly in planes and helicopters.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the province as needed.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
Amendment (November 28th) -Posting Extended to December 14th, 2023.
Amendment (November 15th) - Adding another temporary opportunity that may become permanent.
Amendment (November 14th) - Change in title. Change in contact email.
Currently there are two (2) temporary opportunity's available that may become permanent.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.
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.

**Please note this is a dual classification posting. Please refer to REQ 107322 for the Scientific Technical Officer 27 Position.

Working for the BC Public Service:

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How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: YES- A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

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:

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
Scientific and Technical