Senior Advisor, First Nation Relations *MIN FLNRO* 100 Mile House

Thursday, February 28, 2019 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Salary Range:  $64,086.02 - $80,042.76 annually

LSO OTHR 3 - Senior Advisor, First Nation Relations - (58280)

Location: 100 Mile House, BC V0K2E0 CA (Primary)

Close Date : 3/20/2019

Job Type: Regular Full Time

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development

South Area/Cariboo/100 Mile House District

Job Summary:

Senior Advisor, First Nation Relations
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 3

An eligibility list may be established.
This is also posted as a STO under REQ 58279

Bring your leadership skills and expertise in First Nation Relations to this rewarding role

Reporting to an excluded manager, the Senior Advisor, First Nations Relations is accountable for leading projects and strategic initiatives to address large-scale and controversial issues within its geographic area.  The Senior Advisor examines controversial proposals of high economic value for use of natural resources on Crown Land and carries out consultations and negotiations to determine and address the impact on First Nations’ identified or potential traditional use areas.

The Senior First Nations Advisor provides leadership to processes which endeavor to anticipate and resolve a broad range of concerns and maximize resource development and provincial revenues.  The position is a recommending authority to Ministry Executive on whether these projects should proceed.

Between the Coastal and Rocky Mountain ranges, 100 Mile House is rich with history. 100 Mile House offers nature-driven activities, including the Mt. Timothy ski hill, adventurous hiking routes, and lakes perfect for fishing, such as the renowned Mahood Lake, known for its picturesque waterfalls.

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.

We are also 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.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Stacy.Bruce@gov.bc.caDO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

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:

  • Bachelor's Degree in resource management, social sciences, Indigenous relations or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years’ experience participating in consultations/negotiations with First Nations; OR
  • Master's Degree in resource management, social sciences, Indigenous relations or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years’ experience participating in consultations/negotiations with First Nations.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible* for registration, 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 & Geoscientists).

*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.

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

  • At least one years’ experience leading or supporting consultation processes and/or negotiations and or supporting agreements with First Nations.
  • Experience working with First Nations communities and conducting First Nations consultations.
  • Experience in business planning, policy development and implementation.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, and social or economic development issues.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and assignments.

Please include your registration number for your speciality area within your application as you must be registered or immediatelyeligible for registration as a fully licensed professional with one of the following associations: Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, or Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia). If you are not yet registered with any of these Professional Associations, please explain how you are immediately eligible for registration (i.e. currently a fully licensed registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP, the BCIA or the Engineers and Geoscientists BC). If you do not meet this qualification please apply to the STO opportunity through Requisition 58279

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

 Additional Information Job Profile - Senior Advisor, First Nations Relations

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