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LSO FORS 2 – Advisor, First Nations Relations

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 6, 2021.

Advisor, First Nations Relations Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2 This position is located in Prince George, BC.

This is a temporary opportunity until March 31, 2022; this may be extended or become permanent.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar temporary and permanent vacancies.

This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24 via Requisition 79018.

Utilize your expert negotiation skills to positively contribute to Natural Resource Operations in Prince George The Ministry of Forests, Lands Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development aims to deliver policy and programs to provide economic, cultural, environmental, and social benefit for all British Columbians.

Our work supports a sustainable economy in all parts of the province and provides a foundation for true and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous people.

The Prince George Natural Resource District Team provides expert advice and decision support relating to multiple business areas in the District.

The primary duties of the Advisor, First Nations Relations 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 consult 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, including 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.

A career with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why work for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development This opportunity is based in the City of Prince George
– the largest city in Northern BC.

As close as you’ll be to the amenities, art, culture and history of the city, outdoor enthusiasts can easily enjoy a diversion from the 9-5 workday with year round activities.

Summertime offers up hiking, mountain biking, caving, fishing, camping, and golfing.

Bright snow filled winters lend themselves to skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or even dogsledding.

The people of Northern BC have a unique understanding of what it’s like to live and work in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world
– they understand the phrase ‘Super, Natural British Columbia’ in a way few others can.

Visit the website Living & Working in Northern BC to learn more.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.

For specific position related enquiries, please contact Shawn.Ricegov.bc.ca.


Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your resume and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application.

If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centregov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time , and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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 advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicantsgov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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.

On top of the base salary, regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an allowance to cover professional fees, 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and start off with 4 weeks of annual paid vacation.

Come, be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth.

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

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below: Degree in the natural resource field, or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.

Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e., Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia).

Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.

Significant experience working with First Nations communities and facilitating First Nations’ consultations.

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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

– Please include your registration number in your application.

You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals; OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia.

Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction.

Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association (ABCFP, APEGBC, BCIA).

Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24 via Requisition 79018.

– 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 the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (Basic): YES
– As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile.