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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 2 - Advisor, Indigenous Relations

Posted 4 days ago

Job Details



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Job Description

Posting Title
LSO OTHR 2 - Advisor, Indigenous Relations

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 2


Work Options

Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$69, 969.42 - $89, 774.32 annually, plus $44.49 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Port McNeill.

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Coast Area - West Coast Region - North Island Central Coast Natural Resource District

Job Summary

Support Indigenous engagement and be an active part of BC's reconciliation process

The Port McNeill team provides expert advice and decision support relating to multiple business areas in the district. The primary duties of the Indigenous Relations Advisor are centered on conducting consultations for the 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 engage with Indigenous communities on natural resource applications and liaise with Ministry staff as an expert on the legal and procedural requirements of Indigenous consultation. A collaborative approach underpins the successful and productive working relationships you establish and maintain with a wide variety of contacts, including Indigenous peoples, 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.

A career with the Ministry of Forests offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance. Explore the Indigenous Relations career opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why work for the Ministry of Forests .

The North Island - Central Coast Natural Resource District has been continually recognized as a Top 10 Work Unit in the BC Public Service and is home to a team of dedicated public servants tasked with managing diverse forest and natural resource values. Spanning a large geographic area over northern Vancouver Island, the mainland central coast and the many islands in between, the District includes a number of resource-dependent communities and much of the Great Bear Rainforest. This position is located in Port McNeill , an affordable and family-oriented community located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island and gateway to a wealth of awesome recreational activities .

Job Requirements:
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (e.g. Forest Professionals BC (FPBC), Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists BC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BC association within six (6) months of employment. Under implementation of this position at an LSO 1A level may be considered, provided an applicant is registered with a BC professional association and is actively articling/in-training (FIT, ASFIT, AAG, GIT, EIT) at the time of the offer of employment and can achieve their full professional designation within two (2) years of their start date. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
  • Significant experience working or interacting with Indigenous communities and facilitating Indigenous consultation.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Recent experience (i.e. within last 3 years) in natural resource management.
  • Recent experience (i.e. within last 3 years) facilitating Indigenous/First Nations consultations.
  • Recent experience (i.e. within last 3 years) conducting research and analysis related to Indigenous culture.

  • Valid BC driver's licence is required.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
There is currently one (1) permanent, full time position available.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
This position is also posted as a Science Technical Officer (Resource) 24 via REQ 110192 .
This position is based in Port McNeill and has on-site office requirements.
This location receives a bi-weekly isolation allowance (add to pay) .
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Check out the other opportunities we are currently recruiting for in our District: Requisition 111060.

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.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits , great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. On top of the base salary, regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an allowance to cover professional fees, a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), and start off with 4 weeks of annual paid vacation. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

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

Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology; OR a Professional Forester with Forest Professionals BC (FPBC); OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA); OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to obtain registration in BC from a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association ( CAB , FPBC , BCIA , EGBC ). Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. Optional -- only if applicable: If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 24R opportunity via Requisition 110192.

Cover Letter: NO- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Questionnaire: YES- You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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.

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

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Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-21

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