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STO-RE 27R - Land & Resource Specialist - Closing date extended

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Job Description

Posting Title
STO-RE 27R - Land & Resource Specialist - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R27 - Res


Work Options

Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$83,071.72 - $94,752.42 annually, plus $44.49 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Port McNeill.

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Coast Area - West Coast Region - North Island Central Coast Natural Resource District

Job Summary

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

The Ministry of Forests is responsible for stewardship of the province's Crown land and natural resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the ministry makes, supports and advises on stewardship decisions for BC's land and resources, and delivers services to provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits for all British Columbians.

Land use planning is one 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. It is underpinned by socio-economic analyses, as well as assessment and monitoring of the condition of natural resource values. It offers an opportunity to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and can provide direction for forestry, energy development, ecosystem protection, recreation activities and other resource use decisions.

Working alongside the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, other natural resource agencies, First Nation governments and communities, land use planning will involve effective and thorough engagement with interested and affected parties.

The primary focus of the position is on forestry and ecosystem based management in the West Coast Region. This involves developing creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues. The position bridges environmental, social and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance policy, ministry priorities and strategies, and operational delivery of stewardship outcomes. The Land and Resource Specialist (forestry oriented) will lead a diverse project team of multidisciplinary specialists across multiple agencies and is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of strategic initiatives from initiation through to conclusion. The position deals with complex natural resource issues involving multiple stakeholders and First Nations.

A career with the Ministry of Forests offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance. Explore the Indigenous Relations career opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why work for the Ministry of Forests .

The North Island - Central Coast Natural Resource District has been continually recognized as a Top 10 Work Unit in the BC Public Service and is home to a team of dedicated public servants tasked with managing diverse forest and natural resource values. Spanning a large geographic area over northern Vancouver Island, the mainland central coast and the many islands in between, the District includes a number of resource-dependent communities and much of the Great Bear Rainforest. This position is located in Port McNeill , an affordable and family-oriented community located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island and gateway to a wealth of awesome recreational activities .

Job Requirements:
***Preference will be given to fill this position with a Licensed Scientific Officer, REQ 110190; if a Licensed Scientific Officer is successful thiscompetition will be cancelled.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a natural resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management) or an equivalent combination of education/training plus, 3 or more years' experience working in a natural resource discipline; OR Technical Diploma in a natural resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management) or an equivalent combination of education/training plus, 5 or more years' experience working in a natural resource discipline.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals.
  • Recent (within last 5 years) and relevant experience managing technical and/or professional staff in natural resource management in a direct, matrix or project management environment.
  • Recent (within last 5 years) experience in a multiple stakeholders and partners environment understanding perspectives, conflicts and facilitating / developing solutions.
  • Recent (within last 5 years) experience related to First Nations consultation, collaboration and relationship building.

Preference may be given to applicants who have:
  • Experience with geospatial analysis and data.

Provisos/Willingness Statements
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 driver's licence.
  • To be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments and corporate structures.
  • To keep current on emerging issues.
  • To take in-house training and certification as required.
  • To fly in aircraft (fixed wing and rotary) as required.
  • To travel and overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as required.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment May 24: Posting closing date extended to June 10, 2024.
There is currently one (1) permanent, full time position available.
This position is also posted as aLSO FORS 3 Land & Resource Specialist through REQ110190 .
This position is based in Port McNeill and has on-site office requirements.
This location receives a bi-weekly isolation allowance (add to pay).
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Check out the other opportunities we are currently recruiting for in our District: Requisition 111060.

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 , 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 .

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

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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.

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

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10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-21

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