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BC Public Service

STO 27R - Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description

Posting Title
STO 27R - Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations

Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R27


Work Options

Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 CA
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
McBride, BC V0J 2E0 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA
Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0 CA
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 CA

Salary Range
$83,071.72 - $94,752.42 annually, plus $37.64 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers, $92.40 for Dease Lake, $41.07 for Burns Lake, $51.33 for McBride or Valemount

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Min of Trans & Infrastructure

Ministry Branch / Division
Highways and Regional Services Division

Job Summary

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Northern Region Indigenous Relations Team provides expertise to staff acrossthe Northern Region to ensure positive and productive relationships with First Nations are developed and maintained in order to support continued safe and secure access to Ministry highways and public roads and deliver the many programs and services within the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.This includes negotiations of accommodation agreements with First Nations, and reconciliation of highway right of way tenure through reserve lands.The Indigenous Relations Team works closely withthe Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) and other Natural Resource Sector agencies in treaty and reconciliation initiatives to ensure Ministry interests are properly reflected in the agreements.

The Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations manages Indigenous consultation activities for highway projects, which have high economic value, high risk for legal challenges, or high political impacts. Highway projects are on Crown Land and require a determination of the impacts to Indigenous communities through potentially claimed or proven Indigenous interests. This position carries out consultations and negotiations to address and/or mitigate Indigenous concerns while minimizing any negative impacts on projects.

This position also manages reconciliation of highway right of way through reserve lands, which includes the delivery of reserve acquisition for highway projects and/or resolving outstanding tenure matters. This would involve resource budgeting, contract management, appraisal valuations, surveys and ensuring the Provincial and Federal processes are met during negotiations. The Senior Advisor provides leadership to processes which endeavor to anticipate and resolve a broad range of concerns.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 1 year of *related experience, OR
  • Diploma with a minimum of 3 years of *related experience, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and *related experience may be considered.

*Related experience must include the following:
  • Experience in negotiating agreements and settlements with Indigenous Communities.
  • Experience in leading consultation processes with Indigenous communities.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with Indigenous communities.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and\or portions of major projects.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, historical highway right of way, resource management, and social or economic development issues.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or both of the following:
  • Operational experience with highway infrastructure.
  • Experience with property acquisition, contract services, and tenure related negotiations.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This position can be based in a Northern BC community. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.

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 or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

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- 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 basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-15

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