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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 3 - Indigenous Relations Team Lead **UPDATE - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED**

Details
Full Time
4 days ago
Salary
75,454 to 96,020 per year
Posting Title
LSO OTHR 3 - Indigenous Relations Team Lead **UPDATE - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED**

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 3

Union
PEA

Work Options
Hybrid

Location
100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA
Clearwater, BC V0E1N0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)

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

Close Date
4/30/2024

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Timber Sales

Job Summary

Bring your leadership skills and expertise in First Nation Relations to this rewarding role

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests (FOR). Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province's annual available timber volume. BCTS operates as a for profit entity within a government organization. Its goal is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the Market Pricing System through auctions of timber harvested from British Columbia's public land. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles: forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.

A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website .

The Indigenous Relations Team Lead works within the BCTS business area and across business areas and is instrumental in developing and maintaining positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples to advance BCTS' business principle dedicated to true and lasting reconciliation. The position supervises Indigenous Relations Liaison and leads engagement and reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Peoples. The position also facilitates more complex legal consultation processes with Indigenous Peoples and leads and supports the negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with Indigenous Peoples. The position leads activities where a First Nation overlaps with multiple business areas and in situations involving more complex First Nations interests or initiatives.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests .

Job Requirements:
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, as professional (i.e., Registered Professional Forester) with the British Columbia association as required by the specialty area, and three (3) years of experience related to natural resource (i.e., forestry) or Indigenous Peoples relationship management.Registered Forest Technologist do not qualify as professionals under this classification series.
  • Experience in successfully negotiating/mediating solutions with Indigenous Peoples' communities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BCDriver's Licence that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Experience with contract management.
  • Experience or education in forestry or natural resource management.
  • Experience or education related to Indigenous Peoples relationship management.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in interest-based negotiation or mediation.

Provisos:
  • Must be willing and able to travel within the region to meet job requirements.
  • Must be willing to work extended hours with limited notice, including evenings and weekends.
  • Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and/or rotary winged aircraft and/or watercraft.

For questions regarding this position, please contact david.patton@gov.bc.ca

About this Position:
This position can be based out of any of the locations listed above.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work a number of days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent opportunities.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
This position is also posted as a STO 27 under requisition 111314.

Amendment: Closing date extended April 30th, 2024 (updated April 10th, 2024)

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 IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.

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 .

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 Professional Forester with Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC).Note:immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer acurrent membershipfrom an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with FPBC . 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 27 opportunity via Requisition 111281 .

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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , 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 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Scientific and Technical
Category
Government