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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 3 - Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations

Burns Lake, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
70,683 to 89,678 per year
Posting Title

LSO OTHR 3 - Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations

Position Classification

Licensed Sc Off Other 3




Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA

Salary Range

$70,683.48 - $89,678.84 annually, plus a $37.31 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Burns Lake and a $34.20 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

Regional Operations Division - Skeena Region

Job Summary

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

The Ministry of Forests aims to deliver policy and programs to provide economic, cultural, environmental, and social benefit for all British Columbians. Our work supports a sustainable economy in all parts of the province and provides a foundation for true and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous people.

The Ministry of Forests is part of the BC Public Service and is responsible for natural resource management in BC. Our Ministry's Vision, Mission, and Reconciliation Commitment is as follows:
  • Vision: resilient forests, landscapes, wildlife, and watersheds for the benefit of British Columbia, now and for generations to come.
  • Mission: taking care of the land base through an integrated approach, in partnership with First Nations, communities and ministries.
  • Reconciliation Commitment: implement the Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act action plan, partner with First Nations in the stewardship of natural resources and advance the Ministry's culture towards reconciliation.

The Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations examines controversial proposals of high economic value for use of natural resources on Crown Land and determine the impact on Indigenous Nations identified or potential traditional use areas. This position carries out consultations and negotiations to address Indigenous peoples' concerns while minimizing any negative impacts on provincial revenues.

As the Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations, you will play the lead role in responsibilities that include supervision, training, and elements of leading system set-up in the area of consultation. In addition to the mandatory job requirements, the recruitment for this role will focus on skills and experience related to three major themes: training and Indigenous relations resource development for the District of Skeena Stikine staff; problem solving and issues management in the natural resource sector; as well as consultation knowledge and experience.

If you are an experienced business professional with the leadership and negotiation skills needed to ensure the interests of British Columbia and Indigenous peoples are represented, consider this rewarding career opportunity.

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 .

The people of Northern BC have a unique understanding of what it's like to live and work in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world - they understand the phrase "Super, Natural British Columbia" in a way few others can. This stunning part of the province offers a myriad of recreational opportunities for every season and is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, to name just a few.

  • Must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, or Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of 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. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Master's Degree in natural resource management, forestry, agrology, engineering or a related discipline and at least one (1) year of recent (gained within the last five (5) years), related experience; OR,
  • Bachelor's Degree in natural resource management, forestry, agrology, engineering or a related discipline and at least three (3) years of recent (gained within the last five (5) years), related experience.

Recent (gained within the last five (5) years), related experience must include both of the following:
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues and preparing recommendations for senior decision-makers.
  • Experience leading consultations or participating in negotiations with Indigenous peoples.

Preference may be given for one or more of the following:
  • Experience working with natural resource authorizations (e.g. forestry, mining, land, water, wildlife).
  • Experience in supervising, leading, coaching, and mentoring staff.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Experience engaging and consulting with First Nations communities or Indigenous peoples in BC.
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, local (Skeena) Nations.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This posting is to establish an eligibility list to fill both current and future permanent and temporary vacancies in Burns Lake, Smithers and Terrace, BC.

There is currently one (1) permanent opportunity available with the Skeena Stikine District. This position can be located in Burns Lake, Smithers or Terrace, BC. Other Ministry office locations may be considered, subject to Ministry operational requirements and space availability at time of offer.

We offer flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to volunteer to telework (with conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies.

This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 27 opportunity via Requisition 95726 .

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 who 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 as well as a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money). 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 Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals; OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. 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 (Resource) 27 opportunity via Requisition 95726 .

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: 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.

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.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 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 .

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 Time on the closing date of the competition.

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