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BC Public Service

STO 24R - Area Supervisor

Full Time
2 days ago
73,855 to 84,134 per year
Posting Title
STO 24R - Area Supervisor

Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R24


Work Options

Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$73,855.42 - $84,134.34 annually, plus a $49.75 bi-weekly isolation allowance

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Parks, Recreation Sites and Trails | Omineca Peace Region

Job Summary

An exciting and rewarding opportunity with BC Parks!

BC Parks is responsible for all matters related to the effective management and stewardship of a system of parks, conservancies, ecological reserves, recreation areas, and protected areas throughout British Columbia. BC Parks' mission is to protect important areas and their natural and cultural values, while providing outstanding recreation opportunities and to contribute to the well-being of British Columbians.

The Area Supervisor position is responsible for managing the delivery of services and activities in the areas of conservation, recreation, outreach, and division services within a complex park or group of parks and protected areas. This position represents BC Parks as front-line contact to agencies, the general public, non-government organizations, community, businesses, corporate and First Nations for park and protected area specific issues.

Although the primary management area for this role is the Liard (Fort Nelson) Area, the Liard Area Supervisor has the opportunity to work as a team across the entire Peace Section which includes over 80 protected areas from the BC/Alberta border, north to the BC/Yukon border. This incredible area encompasses a wide variety of bio geoclimatic zones from Alpine tundra, Willow-Birch, Boreal and sub-boreal Spruce, and sub-alpine Fir regions. Waterfalls, fishing, hunting, horse-back riding, hot-springs, remote wilderness hikes, snowmobiling and ATVing attract visitors from across Canada and internationally.

The area is known for the wide variety of resource extraction, creating interesting challenges and opportunities with industry in the region. In contrast, the deep roots of First Nations communities and lifestyles in the region also provide learning opportunities regarding collaborative management and consultation unique to this area. Problem solving and negotiation techniques are integral and personal growth comes from working with the strong BC Parks team already in place. The scope of the position includes working with and mentoring a dynamic team, conducting front country/back country patrols, contract and Park Operator relations, providing frontline public relations and conducting enforcement. Training and certification in the operation of equipment will be provided on the job to the successful candidate. BC Parks encourages volunteer partnerships, community outreach and building relationships with the people who share the lands BC Parks is responsible for. Maintaining these valuable relationships with local guide outfitters, tourism associations, permit holders, other government ministries, the Conservation Officer Service and First Nations is an integral component of the position. Working with these parties is integral to the successful implementation of BC Parks projects in the region and requires strong interpersonal skills, planning and organizational abilities.

This is an exciting opportunity to live and work in the stunning, rugged and natural beauty of BC. The successful candidate has a never-ending spirit of adventure, enjoys the great outdoors and has a passion for the preservation of BC's natural splendour. Learn more about our organization at the following link: BC Parks .

Job Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree in natural resource management, outdoor recreation management or a related field (biology, geology, natural resource management, recreational planning, forestry, fisheries, etc.), and three years' related experience; or,
  • Two-year technical diploma in any of the above fields and five years of related experience; or,
  • Secondary school graduation and a minimum of seven years of related experience.

Related experience includes:
  • Experience in natural resource management (such as ecosystem management, fish and/or wildlife management, forestry management, invasive species management, natural resource inventory and research, environmental impact assessment), cultural resource management (such as archaeological or cultural site management, archaeology), First Nation agreement management, and/or parks and protected area management encompassing a broad range of activities and initiatives related to the delivery of recreation and conservation programs and services including recreation facility management, natural resource management, inventory or research, park operations management, and/or compliance and enforcement; and/or,
  • Experience in outdoor recreation management (such as outdoor recreation planning, outdoor recreation facility
  • development, operation and/or maintenance of outdoor recreations facilities, outdoor recreation service
  • delivery); and/or,
  • Experience in compliance and enforcement related to natural resource or recreation management.

In addition to candidates meeting the above education and experience, preference may also be given to applicants with experience in any of the following areas:
  • Parks and protected area management encompassing a broad range of activities and initiatives related to the delivery of recreation and conservation programs and services;
  • Compliance and Enforcement related to natural resource, cultural resource, or recreation management (such as enforcement of the Park Act, Wildlife Act, etc.) or development of compliance and enforcement plans to deal with non-compliance);
  • Advanced negotiation experience including mediation and conflict resolution;
  • Budget management (budget development, allocation, monitoring and control);
  • Contract management (contract planning, tendering, award, monitoring, and evaluation); and/or,
  • Human resource management (recruiting, hiring, training and supervising staff, volunteers, or project managers in program delivery).

Please refer to the Job Profile for special requirements (including mandatory training and certification) and related willingness statements for this position.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position is based out of Fort Nelson, BC.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
This position is considered an isolated position with regards to BC Parks Relocation from Isolated Location Policy. The employee in this isolated location will, after thirty-six months or longer and with satisfactory performance, be given first consideration for relocation to a vacant BC Parks position at the same classification level anywhere in the province once the vacancy has been approved for filling. Accommodation is not provided.

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. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

Fort Nelson is located on Mile 300 of the historic Alaska Highway and has over 4,900 residents. The community is on the edge of the Muskwa-Kechika region, also referred to as the "Serengeti of the North". It rewards residents and travellers with amazing outdoor opportunities with beautiful vistas and a large variety of wildlife and fauna. The community offers a newer recreation facility, theatre, library, hospital, and established businesses. Fort Nelson's economy is diversified with tourism, oil and gas, and some forestry.

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

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 - 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 , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
Enhanced Security Screening 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 Time on the closing date of the competition.

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