Applications must be made via the directions stated below.
Position: Regional Manager; Excluded Manager; Band 3 Locale: Kamloops or Williams Lake Annual Salary: $76,200. to $105,700.
An eligibility list may be established for Kamloops and Williams Lake.
Become a Leader in British Columbia’s Spectacular Outdoor Recreation Environment!
BC’s recreation sites and trails attract thousands of Canadian and international visitors each year and contribute significantly to provincial and local economies. Government’s goal is to build on British Columbia’s natural assets and beauty to attract visitors and encourage them to stay here longer or return often. Planning, operating and managing the multitude of recreation sites and trails across the province is the responsibility of Regional Managers.
The Regional Manager is an integral and influential leader who strategically plans and oversees the operation of multiple sites and trails situated in the diverse geographic environment of the Southern Interior (West) Region. The boundaries of the region stretch from Quesnel to Princeton (North to South) and from the North Thompson to the Chilcotin (East to West). This area is famous for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes and relaxed lifestyle. The Southern Interior offers a wide range of destinations to explore and all the wide-open space to enjoy the outdoor adventure lifestyle that both tourists and locals adore.
Regional sites and trails are managed, on the ground, by District Recreation Officers and Recreation Technicians and it is the role of the Regional Manager to lead and guide the work of district staff using proficient management skills and collaborative team-building oversight. The accountabilities of this key leadership position include: developing and implementing regional strategic and operational plans and ensuring that corporate service delivery objectives are met; planning and managing a complex regional budget; negotiating high level partnership agreements; reviewing and approving multifaceted recreational and trail proposals; and leading a variety of ministry, branch and local projects. Regional Managers are also members of the branch management team, along with headquarters program leaders, and are expected to translate the corporate goals of the ministry into regional recreation programs, projects and initiatives.
In this role, you will be a leader, a collaborator, a partner, a negotiator and a facilitator – accountable for building strong working relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders. You are an authority and expert in outdoor recreation management. Your background will demonstrate that you have seasoned leadership experience as well as effective partnership-building and negotiation skills that will be routinely applied as you interact with community and recreation industry leaders, government officials and staff of other ministries, First Nations and Indigenous Peoples, law enforcement agencies, contractors and consultants.
This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a dynamic provincial team where proactive leadership is expected; innovation is encouraged, and results-focused achievements are rewarded. To learn more about Recreation Sites and Trails BC please visit us at RSTBC.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Bachelor’s degree in a natural resource management related field (e.g., outdoor recreation, forestry, geography, biology, natural resource management, land management, environmental management); OR
Bachelor’s degree in tourism, public or business administration, or other relevant management field combined with relevant practical experience in recreation or natural resource management; OR
A diploma in one of the above fields, combined with a minimum of four years’ practical experience in recreation or natural resource management.
Program management experience including developing, implementing and managing strategic, program and operational plans, managing a budget, and assigning resources.
Experience in a relevant working environment (e.g., recreation, natural resource management, tourism, community or rural planning, land use planning, etc.).
Experience establishing, building, and maintaining collaborative working relationships with executive, senior managers, colleagues and external stakeholders, for the purposes of collaborating on shared initiatives, advising on program issues, and recommending solutions for complex challenges.
Experience in leading and supervising a staff of management, professional and other employees including developing and evaluating performance goals, coaching, team-building, and mentoring.
Applicants must agree to completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CCRA) check and/or enhanced screening checks as required by the Ministry.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply to this competition you must complete the Applicant Questionnaire which is provided as an attachment to this posting notice. Details for submission are clearly stated on Page 1 of the Applicant Questionnaire. You may choose to include a resume; however a resume, without an accompanying completed Applicant Questionnaire, will not be considered.