Manager, Resource Stewardship
Management Band 3
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
Bring your strong leadership skills to this dynamic team environment
The Ministry has been developed through the amalgamation of legislative authorities in land and resource agencies to provide clients with a single point of access to natural resource authorizations and resource management services at many locations across the province. The Ministry is structured in 23 Districts within eight Regions under the leadership of three geographically based Assistant Deputy Ministers.
This position manages the daily operations and region wide delivery of resource stewardship activities in West Coast Region. Provides on-going leadership and collaboration in integrating and coordinating the resource stewardship business and builds and maintains effective working relationships with Executive, senior management, First Nations, natural resource sector (NRS) clients and external stakeholders. The range of resource stewardship activities may include: forests, fish, wildlife, ecosystems, terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and species at risk, water, and land-use planning. Currently, this position will directly supervise 3 senior staff and approximately 30 staff indirectly.
Located on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo has parks such as Neck Point, Piper’s Lagoon and Sealand Park, perfect for camping, hiking and exploring. Mt. Washington, the island’s most popular ski hill, has year-round activities such as hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and skiing.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Larry.Barr@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Master’s degree in a related field (e.g. natural resource management, biology, ecology, engineering, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, geography, or other related disciplines) AND a minimum of 3 years related experience*; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. natural resource management, biology, ecology, engineering, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, geography, or other related disciplines) AND a minimum of 5 years related experience*; OR
- Diploma in a related field (e.g. natural resource management, biology, ecology, engineering, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, geography, or other related disciplines) AND a minimum of 7 years related experience*
- 3 years of recent (within past 7 years) supervisory experience.
*Related experience must include:
- Program/project leadership experience related to resource or environmental management, fish/wildlife population and/or habitat management, land administration or planning;
- Progressive resource management experience (e.g. Fish, Wildlife, Ecosystems, Forests, Land Use Planning), reflecting increasing levels of responsibility and complexity;
- Progressive experience in establishing priorities, allocating and managing human and fiscal resources reflecting increasing levels of responsibility and complexity;
- Experience analyzing complex information from multiple sources and making recommendations for new directions or policies, and preparing briefing documents, high level reports, and decision papers for review by others;
- Demonstrated experience in engagement and collaboration with First Nations.
Preference may be given to candidates with:
- Administrative leadership or management experience developing, directing and administering programs and projects in a variety of settings, creatively resolving conflicts/issues involving multiple interests, and working effectively with internal and external stakeholders and First Nations
- Progressive experience as a statutory decision maker in the natural resource sector
- Experience undertaking initiatives to identify and implement business process improvements
- Experience supervising professional and/or geographically diverse staff teams
- Experience in the assessment and management of natural resources (i.e. wildlife, fish, lands, water, forests, land use planning) associated with the coastal ecosystems of British Columbia.
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: NO
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. A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.