BC Public Service
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Fort St John
Senior Advisor, First Nations Relations
An opportunity to provide leadership in consultation and negotiations
Salary $66,200.03 – $75,658.71 annually
The Senior Advisor leads consultations and negotiations to reconcile First Nation Treaty rights and interests with the development and management of natural resources within the region. As the Senior Advisor, you will provide consultation leadership on projects and initiatives to anticipate and resolve a broad range of First Nations rights, concerns and interests. A strategic and analytical thinker, you also formulate strategies for the development of agreements and reconcile technical or contentious issues pertaining to First Nations’ interests with respect to ministry mandates.
Working within the Northeast Regional Operations, you will lead and supervise consultation staff in the determination of impacts, and if necessary accommodation, to First Nations’ rights and interests from statutory authorizations, major projects and strategic initiatives supporting resource development on Crown Land. The work primarily occurs on activities under the authority of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, but often requires coordination across ministries, including the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.
Qualifications for this role include:
- Bachelor’s Degree in natural resource management, public administration , business administration, law or other relevant discipline and 5 years of recent (within the last 7 years) and related experience; OR
- Master’s Degree in natural resource management, public administration, business administration, law or other relevant discipline and at least 3 years of recent (within the last 7 years) and related experience.
- Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
- Minimum of 2 years of continual direct supervisory experience.
For more information and to apply by June 20, 2017, please go to:
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