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BC Public Service

STO-RE 24R - Advisor, First Nation Relations

Clearwater, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
69,185 to 78,814 per year
Posting Title

STO-RE 24R - Advisor, First Nation Relations

Position Classification

Scientific/Tech Off R24 - Res




Clearwater, BC V0E1N0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA

Salary Range

$69,185.43 - $78,814.47 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

Thompson Okanagan Region

Job Summary

Advisor, First Nations Relations
Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) R24

This position is also posted as an LSO 2 Requisition 95526

This position is located in Kamloops, BC. The Clearwater, Merritt and Vernon locations may be considered based on operational requirements.

An eligibility list may be established for future and/or temporary 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 .

Employ your expert negotiation abilities to have a positive impact on Natural Resource Operations

The Kamloops team provides expert advice and decision support relating to multiple business areas in the district. The primary duties of the First Nations Relations Advisor are centered on conducting consultations for the use of natural resources on Crown land and determining the impact on First Nations' identified or potential traditional use areas.

A skilled and effective written and verbal communicator, you communicate with First Nations on natural resource applications and liaise with ministry staff as an expert on the legal and procedural requirements of First Nations consultation. A collaborative approach is crucial to this role as you successfully establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide variety of contacts from: First Nations, industry, contractors, environmental agencies, stakeholders and provincial and federal agencies.

If you are seeking to apply your sound professional judgement and implement progressive solutions in the natural resources area, we look forward to your application.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more .

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 ( .

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. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experienceas outlined below:
  • Bachelor's Degree in natural resource management or other relevant discipline.
  • Experience supporting consultation with Indigenous communities.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Experience leading consultation processes, and/or negotiations, and/or supporting agreements with First Nations
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and assignments
  • Two years (gained within the last five years) of operational experience in a natural resource field (forestry, range, ecology)
  • Two years (gained within the last five years) experiencedeveloping relationships with First Nations communities
  • Preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC)will berequired.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

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 be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

Job Category

Scientific and Technical