Land and Resource Specialist *Ministry FLNRO &RD* Vernon

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Thursday, September 12, 2019

$65,367.78 - $81,773.78 annually

This position is also post as an STO under REQ 63739.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources. The Land and Resource Specialist will lead 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.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional 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) plus, 3 or more years’ experience working in a natural resource discipline.
  • Immediately eligible is defined as being registered with the appropriate professional association in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to the appropriate association in B.C. within 6 months of employment.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the professional association review their qualifications to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • Training in project management or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Significant experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a major project or regional initiative.
  • Experience with ecosystem restoration, fuel management and/or forest enhancement projects or initiatives.
  • Experience in managing project teams.
  • Experience managing relationships with senior level stakeholders.
  • Experience and knowledge of conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.
  • Valid B.C. driver’s licence.

For more information and to apply online by September 12, 2019, please go to: