Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
Advisor, First Nations Relations
Salary $56,380.02 to $70,418.15 annually plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification
This position is also posted as a Scientific/Technical (STO) via Requisition 48989
The North Island – Central Coast Natural Resource District is seeking the right individual to join our First Nations Relations team, based in the family-oriented and very affordable community of Port McNeill, situated on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. The North Island – Central Coast Natural Resource District office is home to a team of dedicated forest professionals and specialists tasked with managing the diverse forest and natural resource values over a geographically large area that also includes much of the world-renowned Great Bear Rainforest.
The Advisor, First Nations Relations position provides for personal and career growth through the assignment of diverse and interesting work. The position reviews proposals for the use of natural resources on Crown Land and plans and leads the First Nations consultation process. This position provides consultation advice and guidance to colleagues and external stakeholders and may support the negotiation of agreements with First Nations.
The First Nations Relations team is seeking an individual with the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have a passion for client service, a thirst for learning and the ability to build trust-based relationships. Experience working with First Nations communities is a must.
Qualifications for this role include:
- Degree in the natural resource field, or equivalent, as recognized by the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals.
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration (within 6 months), with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF). Note – applicants who do not meet the professional designation requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as a Forester-in-Training (FIT) immediately upon employment with the ministry. Applicants must contact the ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.
- Significant experience working with First Nations communities.
- Recent experience (i.e. within last 3 years) in natural resource management.
- Recent experience (i.e. within last 3 years) facilitating First Nations consultations.
- Recent experience (i.e. within last 3 years) conducting research and analysis related to First Nation culture.
- Valid BC driver’s licence.For more information and to apply online by March 19, 2018, please go to: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=48990