Advisor, First Nations Relations *Ministry of FLNRO* Burns Lake

Thursday, April 11, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019

$57,653.70 - $72,008.82 annually plus $35.88 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance

2 positions are currently available – 1 temporary opportunity up to 18 months which may be extended, and 1 permanent opportunity. 
This competition is also posted as STO under REQ 59664

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

The Burns Lake team provides expert advice and decision support relating to multiple business areas in the district. The primary duties of the First Nations Relations Advisor will be 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.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible* for registration within 6 months, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area.  (i.e., Association of Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)).
    • *Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration. Applicants will be required to demonstrate how they are immediately eligible if successful in the competition.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Experience working with First Nations communities and facilitating First Nations consultations.

For more information and to apply online by May 5, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.