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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 4 - Caribou Planning Initiatives Licensed Section Head

Full Time
6 hours ago
80,823 to 102,726 per year
Posting Title
LSO OTHR 4 - Caribou Planning Initiatives Licensed Section Head

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 4


Work Options

Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$80,823.09 - $102,726.88 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Apply your expertise and passion for innovation to this rewarding career opportunity

The Provincial Caribou Recovery Program (Program) sits within the Land Use Policy, Planning and Ecosystems Division (LUPPE) within the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship (WLRS) and provides provincial coordination, strategic direction, funding, and general oversight with the aim to recover caribou in B.C. The Program also works with other ministries, Nations, governments, and interested parties to develop, implement, and monitor management actions and provincial strategies to ensure we are meeting or exceeding provincial and federal population and habitat objectives.

There are five Program teams (Habitat, Population, Planning Initiatives, Science and Knowledge, and Centralized Support) who bridge strategic and operational direction pertaining to caribou recovery in alignment with the WLRS Ministry mandate.

The Caribou Planning Initiatives Section Head provides leadership for the daily operations and delivery of provincial Caribou Recovery Program planning related initiatives, including supervision and oversight, managing staff and financial resources, managing relationships, applying legislation, policies and professional standards in a consistent manner, participating in provincial policy development, and overseeing program delivery and technical and professional projects. The Section Head builds and maintains effective working relationships with management and executive, natural resource sector partners, and leads or supports collaboration and partnership development with First Nations on caribou recovery initiatives. The position may also act as a statutory decision maker under provincial legislation. The Section Head provides ongoing leadership in integrating and coordinating a range of caribou recovery projects and initiatives across the natural resource sector. The position deals with complex natural resource issues, requiring skills in developing relationships with First Nations and interested parties.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship .

Job Requirements:
Education and Experience:
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists). (Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with their professional organization. Confirmation of registration / eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made).
  • Degree in a related professional field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association and 48 months of related experience*.

*Related experience must include:
  • Experience managing technical and/or professional staff in natural resource management.
  • Experience in natural resource planning or conservation planning.
  • Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions.
  • Experience providing advice and recommendations to senior level management, and/or internal and/or external interested parties.
  • Experience applying project management methodology and principles to projects.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Eligible for (within 6 months of employment) or possessing a Registered Professional Planner designation and/ or Project Management Professional Certificate.
  • Experience negotiating agreements with other levels of government or First Nations.
  • Experience leading engagement and consultation, including strategic planning for capacity considerations.
  • Experience in conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.

Willingness Statements
• Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 Driver's License or equivalent.
• Must be willing to fly in planes and helicopters.
• Must be willing to travel throughout the province as needed.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
Currently there is one (1) temporary opportunity available until March 31, 2026.
Remote work is allowed. This position can work up to full time from their home in British Columbia as per the Telework Agreement.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities.
The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Please note: This is dual classification competition. Please refer to REQ:107705 for the STO-30R posting.

Working for the BC Public Service:

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How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: YES- A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may will be evaluated as part of the assessment process. The cover letter must describe how, where, and when you gained the required education and experience.

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 standard questionnaire (current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.).

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