Licensed Land and Resource Specialist *Ministry FLNRO & RD* Smithers

Friday, December 20, 2019 to Sunday, January 19, 2020

Salary $65,367.78 - $81,773.78 annually
This position is located in Smithers, B.C. Other locations in the Skeena region may be considered subject to operational requirements and availability. This opportunity is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer under REQ 65832

Skeena Region’s Regional Initiatives Division (RID) has an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Land and Resource Specialist (LRS) at the LSO 3 level. The primary focus of the position is to develop creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues. The position bridges ecological, social and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance policy, ministry priorities and strategies to support the delivery of operational stewardship outcomes and requires a technically-competent and strategically-minded problem solver. This will require a diverse set of skills such as an understanding of impact assessments, spatial analysis, policy, resource management authorizations, communication and engagement, teamwork, systems thinking, strategic engagement with Indigenous governments, stakeholders and other groups. Advanced, interdisciplinary problem-solving skills are required. More than anything, we are looking for a creative team player who wants to find workable solutions to complex natural resource management problems.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a natural resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management), or equivalent as recognized by the relevant professional association, plus 5 or more years’ experience working in a natural resource discipline
  • 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, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)).
  • Preference may be given to candidates with a graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience leading and/or managing multiple projects or program components. Preference may be given to candidates with experience related to land use planning, integrated resource management, impact assessment and policy development.
  • Experience resolving complex resource management issues
  • Experience leading engagement and managing relationships with groups and stakeholders
  • Experience and knowledge of conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with strong spatial analysis (GIS) and modeling skills and an understanding of the principles and logic of environmental assessment across a range of disciplines, both biophysical and socio-economic.  

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