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BC Public Service

STO-RE 27R - Land and Resource Specialist - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Nanaimo, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
80,652 to 91,992 per year
Posting Title
STO-RE 27R - Land and Resource Specialist - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R27 - Res


Work Options

Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$80,652.20 - $91,992.70 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division
Land Use Policy, Planning and Ecosystems Division

Job Summary

Take a lead role in developing creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues

The Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship (WLRS) is accountable for integrated land and natural resource management, including objective setting for land and marine environments, effectively managing cumulative effects, and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, environmental sustainability, and economic resiliency.

Land and water use planning are part of a suite of approaches that the Ministry can use to sustain important ecosystems and processes, resolve resource use issues and enhance certainty for environmental and economic goals. They are underpinned by socio-economic analyses, as well as assessment and monitoring of the condition of natural resource values.

Cumulative Effects are changes to environmental, social and economic values caused by the combined effect of past, present and potential future human activities and natural processes. British Columbia's cumulative effects framework is a set of policies, procedures and decision-support tools that helps identify and manage cumulative effects consistently and transparently across British Columbia's natural resource sector.

The Land and Resource Specialist can be involved in a variety of provincial policy initiatives related to land use and natural resource management, playing a key role in their implementation and monitoring. The role offers an opportunity to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and can provide direction for forestry, energy development, water and ecosystem protection, recreation activities and other resource use decisions.

Job Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in a natural resource management field (e.g., forestry, geography, agrology, environmental science, geology, natural resource management) or an equivalent combination of education/training, with a minimum of three (3) years' experience working in a relevant natural resource management discipline; or,
  • A Technical Diploma in a natural resource management related field (e.g., forestry, geography, agrology, environmental science, geology, natural resource management ) or an equivalent combination of education/training, with a minimum of five (5) years' experience working in a relevant natural resource discipline.

    Note: preference may be given to those with recent (within the last 5 (five) years) experience dealing with complex and relevant natural resource issues.
  • Demonstrated recent (within the last 5 (five) years) and relevant experience managing technical and/or professional staff in natural resource management in a direct, matrix or project management environment.
  • Demonstrated recent (within the last 5 (five) years) experience in a multiple stakeholder and partner environment, understanding perspectives, conflicts and facilitating and/or developing solutions.
  • Demonstrated recent (within the last 5 (five) years) experience related to First Nations consultation, collaboration and relationship building.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent.

Preference may be given to those with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Demonstrated recent (within the last five (5) years) experience with analyzing, distilling, and communicating, using a variety of approaches, complex natural resource information to various audiences including decision-makers, Indigenous communities, stakeholders and laypersons.
  • Demonstrated experience or recent training in the use of online/geospatial applications to analyze and/or communicate complex geospatial information.
  • Demonstrated experience working on complex land use planning, or relevant natural resource management, or related policy initiatives.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment September 12, 2023: posting closing date extended to September 27, 2023.
Multiple positions are currently available in Nanaimo.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Flexible work options are available; these positions may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved Telework Agreement.
These positions are also posted at the Licensed Science Officer (Other) 3 classification via Requisition 104390 .
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

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 .

Vancouver Island's Harbour City, Nanaimo , maintains a small town ambiance for such a bustling city hub. Quaint boutiques, waterfront ice cream parlours and even big box stores offer such convenience you never have to leave (and why would you want to?!). Nanaimo has year-round activities, from camping, hiking, mountain biking and water sports (including the famous annual bathtub race), to snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skiing at nearby Mount Washington. For a destination with big city convenience and small town charm, Nanaimo is the place to be.

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 job titles, start and end dates (month and year) and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to this position.

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:
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 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