Indigenous Peoples Engagement Specialist *Ministry FLNRO &RD* Prince George

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to Sunday, July 14, 2019

Indigenous Peoples Engagement Specialist, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development

Prince George

Bring your strategic orientation and exceptional negotiation skills to this important role: 

Salary $58,806.85 - $73,579.13 annually
This position is also posted as a Scientific/Technical Officer 24 under Requisition 61130.

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C. The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC. 

The Indigenous Peoples Engagement Specialist works within the BCTS business area to develop and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples to advance BCTS’ business principle dedicated to true and lasting reconciliation. The position works directly with Indigenous Peoples and BCTS staff to plan and facilitate legal consultation processes (i.e. preparation, engagement, accommodation, decision and follow-up) consistent with legal requirements, reconciliation and relationship building, and supports senior staff in negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
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.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Registered, or eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area, (i.e., Association of BC Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists) and 2 years of experience, gained within the last 5 years, related to natural resource or Indigenous Peoples relationship management.
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: it is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).
    Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Education related to Indigenous Peoples
  • Experience with contract management
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Experience or education in operational forestry.
  • For more information and to apply by July 14, 2019, please go to: