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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 3 - Land and Resource Specialist

Full Time
2 days ago
68,008 to 85,592 per year
Posting Title

LSO OTHR 3 - Land and Resource Specialist

Position Classification

Licensed Sc Off Other 3




Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$68,008.54 - $85,592.73 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

Cariboo-Chilcotin Natural Resource District

Job Summary

Land and Resource Specialist
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 3

This position is located in Williams Lake, BC.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 27 via Requisition 93044 .
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent 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 .

Influence and engage in complex natural resource management practices

The Ministry of Forests has a mandate to manage specified Crown land and resources in a manner that embraces the economic, environmental and social goals of government. These results are all essential to improving the global competitiveness of BC industry and our ability to attract private investment and to stimulate economic growth and job creation across the province.

The primary focus of this position is to develop creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues. The Land and Resource Specialist bridges environmental, social and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance policy, Ministry priorities and strategies, and operational delivery of stewardship outcomes. The Land and Resource Specialist will lead 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. This position deals with complex natural resource issues involving multiple partners and First Nations.

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

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your resume and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application . If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Offering a distinctive blend of urban and outdoor amenities on an exceptional natural backdrop, Williams Lake is an outstanding place to be. With year-round opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the lake city is a prized destination for skiers, snow-shoers, anglers, hikers, campers, off-roaders, and lovers of watersports. The crown jewel of the city's outdoor offerings are the many trails and features that make Williams Lake one of the most desirable locales for mountain biking enthusiasts, whether you're looking to get started or you're a veteran rider in search of technical lines to session. Williams Lake also boasts a Nature Center on the lake-bound sanctuary of Scout Island, surrounded by beautiful trails and boardwalks that showcase much of the biodiversity on offer in the Cariboo. The downtown core offers a wide variety of opportunities for dining, shopping, and services, with a vibrant art community putting on a variety of activities including plays and live music. In addition, the annual Williams Lake Stampede is one of the biggest rodeos in Western Canada and pays tribute to its ranching history.

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 .

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, 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), and have a 35 hour work week. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the following:
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the British Columbia Association of Forest Professionals as a Registered Professional Forester. Note: Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in a natural resource management-related field (e.g. Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management) and three (3) years' related experience.
  • Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management.
  • Experience using project management tools, techniques and tracking systems and participating in multiple concurrent projects, independently or in teams within time and resource constraints.
  • Significant experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a major project or regional initiative.
  • Experience managing relationships with senior level partners.
  • Experience with conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or both of the following:
  • Experience in implementing provincial and regional First Nations consultation procedures.
  • Experience with strategic level planning projects.

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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered as a Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals, or able to immediately transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction (within 6 months of employment). Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

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

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes .

Questionnaire (Comprehensive): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Note: for long or essay style questionnaires, we recommend saving frequently while completing it. You can also copy the questions into another document, complete it offline, then log back in and copy/paste your responses when you are ready to submit your application.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your resume may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Job Category

Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical
Management and Executive