LSO OTHR 2 - Advisor, First Nations Relations
Licensed Sc Off Other 2
Clearwater, BC V0E1N0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA
$63,636.24 - $80,877.09 annually
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
Thompson Okanagan Region
Job Summary Advisor, First Nations Relations
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 2
This position is also posted as an STO24 Requisition 95525
This position is located in Kamloops, BC. The Clearwater, Merritt and Vernon locations may be considered based on operational requirements.
An eligibility list may be established for future and/or temporary 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 .Employ your expert negotiation abilities to have a positive impact on Natural Resource Operations
TheKamloops team provides expert advice and decision support relating to multiple business areas in the district. The primary duties of the First Nations Relations Advisor are centered on conducting consultations forthe use of natural resources on Crown land and determining the impact on First Nations' identified or potential traditional use areas.
A skilled and effective written and verbal communicator, you communicate with First Nations on natural resource applications and liaise with ministry staff as an expert on the legal and procedural requirements of First Nations consultation. A collaborative approach is crucial to this role as you successfully establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide variety of contacts from: First Nations, industry, contractors, environmental agencies, stakeholders and provincial and federal agencies.
If you are seeking to apply your sound professional judgement and implement progressive solutions in the natural resources area, we look forward to your application.
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits , including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning anddevelopment. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks' annual paidleave entitlement.To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers 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 (gov.bc.ca) .
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sonya.Campbell@gov.bc.ca
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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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca
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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 theeducation, experience and professional designation requirementas outlined below:
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
- Registered, or eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area. (i.e., Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)).
- Bachelor's Degree in the natural resource management or other relevant discipline.
- Experience supporting consultation with Indigenous communities.
- Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
- Experience leading consultation processes, and/or negotiations, and/or supporting agreements with First Nations
- Experience in managing multiple projects and assignments
- Two years (gained within the last five years) of operational experience in a natural resource field (forestry, range, ecology)
- Two years (gained within the last five years) experience developing relationships with First Nations communities
- Preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.
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 berequired.APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:Professional Designation: YES -
Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP); OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA); OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association ( ABCFP , BCIA , EGBC ). Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 24R opportunity via Requisition 95525 .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 be required to answer a standard questionnaire.
Scientific and Technical