Resource Coordination Officer
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 2
An eligibility list may be established.
This opportunity is also posted as a STO under REQ 58425
Provide creative and innovative solutions to support sustainable development and the building of resilient relationships with First Nations.
The Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation has a permanent, full time position on its South Coast regional team that is an excellent opportunity to broaden your experience in supporting agreements with First Nations. We are looking for a person who is interested in supporting the negotiation and implementation of agreements, someone who thrives on complexity and uncertainty, and who handles sensitive situations with discretion and tact.
The South Coast regional team leads and supports the negotiation and implementation of treaty and non-treaty agreements, and provides leadership in the development of related reconciliation and engagement strategies with First Nations. As Resource Coordination Officer, you provide research, analysis and decision support on issues related to the achievement of reconciliation including the negotiation and implementation of agreements with First Nations. Key responsibilities of this position include: leading research and conducting policy, geo-spatial and data analysis to inform agreements; leading and supporting responses to First Nation inquiries and emerging issues; coordinating inter-agency working groups and project teams; delivering training sessions; providing decision support and briefing materials for negotiations; and administering information management.
The successful candidate must have strong analytical, communication (written and verbal), coordination and interpersonal skills as these are critical to success in this position. An ability to manage projects, general computer proficiency, and willingness to travel, are also necessary. If you’re ready to provide creative, innovative solutions that will ensure Ministry and government interests are achieved, we look forward to your application.
Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jessica.Jamieson@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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in a resource management related field (i.e. land planning, forestry, geography, natural resource management, land management, agriculture, natural resource biology, environmental law/management, urban/regional land use planning, land surveying, geology, engineering related to natural resources, science, public/business administration, resource management, geoscience) and a minimum of 3 years related experience.
- OR a Master’s Degree and 2 years related experience.
- OR an equivalent combination of education, training from a recognized institution and at least 5-6 years related experience may be considered (resource management or program management experience and demonstrated experience participating on project teams to develop and foster respectful and long-term relationships with First Nations).
- Registered, or immediately eligible, for registration, or fully licensed as a Registered Professional Forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals, a Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of BC, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists, a Professional Architect with the Architectural Institute of BC, or a Professional Land Surveyor with the Association of BC Land Surveyors.
Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
- Minimum 2-3 years combined experience in the following areas:
- Researching and analyzing BC Indigenous issues, history and political structures and supporting the development of options and negotiation strategies.
- Coordinating public consultation processes dealing with land use and resource management issues involving federal, provincial and local government jurisdictions.
- Using project management tools, techniques and tracking systems and participate in multiple concurrent projects, independently or in teams within time and resource constraints and demonstrated experience adapting to changing priorities, emergent issues, competing and conflicting demands.
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
- Experience participating in interest-based negotiations and conflict and dispute resolution.
- Experience demonstrated experience conducting policy, data and geo-spatial analysis.
- Experience working with Indigenous organizations and/or communities.
- Candidates who self-identify as Indigenous
Please include your registration number for your speciality area within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed professional with one of the following associations: Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, or Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia). If you are not yet registered with any of these Professional Associations, please explain how you are immediately eligible for registration (i.e. currently a fully licensed registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP, the BCIA or the Engineers and Geoscientists BC). If you do not meet this qualification please apply to the Scientific Technical Officer opportunity through Requisition 58425
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: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume required: YES – 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.