Indigenous Bioeconomy Program Lead
Scientific Technical Officer R27 – Resource
An eligibility list may be established.
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The Innovation, Bioeconomy and Indigenous Opportunities Branch takes a leading role in facilitating the transformation of the forest sector in British Columbia to grow the province’s bioeconomy. This is a unique opportunity to work on the leading edge of the unconventional forest product sector, looking at innovative bioproducts to help lead the transition to a low-carbon bioeconomy in British Columbia.
The Indigenous Bioeconomy Program Lead focuses on operationalizing our Indigenous Forest Bioeconomy Program. The Branch has supported Indigenous forestry initiatives for at least a decade, and the Ministry actively partners with a variety of research organizations, Indigenous governments and industry to advance its mandate and create opportunities for First Nations to participate in the natural resource sector. Our Program delivery largely consists of a variety of projects with First Nations, often in partnership with other organizations. The Program Lead is key to not only managing implementation, but ensuring that projects meet the Ministry’s goals, and that they deliver value to British Columbians. The Program Lead’s expertise in the sector is critical to understanding the context, feasibility, and expected outcomes of various projects, while allowing for a degree of creativity in developing innovative projects.
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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 Gustavo.Oliveira@gov.bc.ca . DO 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca 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.
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 or higher in natural resource management, natural resource science field (e.g. Environmental Science, Geography, Forestry), public or business administration and / or Indigenous studies
- Minimum 3 years of recent (e.g. in the last 5 years) experience working in the natural resource sector, or related field, in the provincial, federal, and / or territorial governments OR directly with First Nations OR industry
- Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management
- Experience working with Indigenous peoples or First Nations matters in Canada, specifically in British Columbia, including recent court decisions
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 – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
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 (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.