Resource Coordination Officer *Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation* Surrey

Thursday, March 7, 2019 to Monday, March 25, 2019

$57,653.70 - $72,008.82 annually , Licensed Science Officer (Other) 2

An eligibility list may be established.  This opportunity is also posted as a STO under REQ 58425

Provide creative and innovative solutions to support sustainable development and the building of resilient relationships with First Nations.

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation has a permanent, full time position on its South Coast regional team that is an excellent opportunity to broaden your experience in supporting agreements with First Nations. We are looking for a person who is interested in supporting the negotiation and implementation of agreements, someone who thrives on complexity and uncertainty, and who handles sensitive situations with discretion and tact.

The South Coast regional team leads and supports the negotiation and implementation of treaty and non-treaty agreements, and provides leadership in the development of related reconciliation and engagement strategies with First Nations. As Resource Coordination Officer, you provide research, analysis and decision support on issues related to the achievement of reconciliation including the negotiation and implementation of agreements with First Nations.  Key responsibilities of this position include: leading research and conducting policy, geo-spatial and data analysis to inform agreements; leading and supporting responses to First Nation inquiries and emerging issues; coordinating inter-agency working groups and project teams; delivering training sessions; providing decision support and briefing materials for negotiations; and administering information management. 

The successful candidate must have strong analytical, communication (written and verbal), coordination and interpersonal skills as these are critical to success in this position. An ability to manage projects, general computer proficiency, and willingness to travel, are also necessary. If you’re ready to provide creative, innovative solutions that will ensure Ministry and government interests are achieved, we look forward to your application.

Job Requirements
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a resource management related field (i.e. land planning, forestry, geography, natural resource management, land management, agriculture, natural resource biology, environmental law/management, urban/regional land use planning, land surveying, geology, engineering related to natural resources, science, public/business administration, resource management, geoscience) and a minimum of 3 years related experience.
  • OR a Master’s Degree and 2 years related experience.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training from a recognized institution and at least 5-6 years related experience may be considered (resource management or program management experience and demonstrated experience participating on project teams to develop and foster respectful and long-term relationships with First Nations).
  • Registered, or immediately eligible, for registration, or fully licensed as a Registered Professional Forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals, a Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of BC, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists, a Professional Architect with the Architectural Institute of BC, or a Professional Land Surveyor with the Association of BC Land Surveyors.

Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, 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.

  • Minimum 2-3 years combined experience in the following areas:
  • Researching and analyzing BC Indigenous issues, history and political structures and supporting the development of options and negotiation strategies.
  • Coordinating public consultation processes dealing with land use and resource management issues involving federal, provincial and local government jurisdictions.
  • Using project management tools, techniques and tracking systems and participate in multiple concurrent projects, independently or in teams within time and resource constraints and demonstrated experience adapting to changing priorities, emergent issues, competing and conflicting demands.

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Experience participating in interest-based negotiations and conflict and dispute resolution.
  • Experience demonstrated experience conducting policy, data and geo-spatial analysis. 
  • Experience working with Indigenous organizations and/or communities.
  • Candidates who self-identify as Indigenous

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


To learn more, including how to apply online by March 25, 2019 please visit:

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