Senior Advisor, First Nations Relations *Ministry FLRNO &RD* Smithers

Date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Apply your resource management expertise and negotiation skills in this important role
Salary $65,367.78 - $81,773.78 annually

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in Smithers, BC. A Temporary Opportunity for 18 months is currently available; this may be extended and/or become a permanent placement. This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 27R via Requisition 62827.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in BC, which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land-based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits.

Gain experience and play the lead role in responsibilities that will include supervision, training, and elements of leading system set-up in the area of consultation. Recruitment will focus on skills and experience related to three major themes: training and First Nations resource development for the Skeena Stikine Natural Resource District staff; problem solving and issues management in the natural resource sector; as well as consultation knowledge and experience. This position will supervise staff.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
  • 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, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)].
  • Experience in participating in consultations/negotiations with First Nations.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Experience in policy development and implementation.

For more information and to apply by August 28, 2019, please go to:
https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/62872