First Nations Analyst
Scientific/Technical Officer R21 – Resource
3 opportunities are currently available.
The position can be located in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek or Fort Nelson.
An eligibility list may be established.
An excellent opportunity to apply your natural resource expertise in beautiful Northeastern B.C.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) delivers natural resource management and rural development programs and services for the Province of British Columbia. FLNRORD’s mission is to support a sustainable economy that balances natural resource development, environmental stewardship, and Reconciliation with Indigenous communities.
The First Nations Relations Analyst supports the Ministry’s review of applications for the use of natural resources on crown land through coordination, research and analysis through the First Nations consultation process. The analyst leads research and analysis to assess potential impacts to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and Interests, and coordinates and prepares materials for referral to First Nations. The role is responsible for completing consultation records and documentation, and managing to support the implementation and monitoring of consultation requirements. Additional responsibilities include facilitating internal meetings with other programs and agencies, and participating in external engagement meeting with First Nations, clients or stakeholder groups. The analyst may be involved in continuous improvement initiatives, and responsible for developing tools and processes to support those initiatives.
The Ministry’s Regional Operations (led by the Office of the Associate Deputy Minister) is comprised of three regional areas – North Area, South Area and Coast Area. The Northeast Region is included in the North Area, along with the Omineca and Skeena Regions. Lying east of the Rocky Mountains, the Ministry’s Northeast Region is a spectacular area of mountains, foothills, forests, lakes and the fertile Peace River valley. The Northeast Region has a diversity of ecosystems and an abundance of natural resources which provide for a wide variety of natural resource based industries.
The First Nations Relations Analyst position can be located in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek or Fort Nelson.
Fort St. John: British Columbia’s oldest interior community, Fort St. John has all the big city amenities that you need in a small friendly town. Fort St. John has a full service hospital, nine public schools, two post-secondary schools, an airport as well endless recreation and cultural opportunities for everyone. Fort St. John is home to a variety of restaurants, accommodations, cultural and recreational centres. Surrounded by the Peace River Valley, Fort St. John is perfect for scenic drives, hiking, fishing, and camping, as it sits alongside the Peace River. Hiking is particularly nice in the surrounding provincial parks of Beatton Provincial Park and Charlie Lake Provincial park, where camping is also available. Its gentle rolling hills are perfect for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months.
Fort Nelson: Originally built around the bustling Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson has been awarded special designation as wilderness management vicinity. Hiking, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling are all popular. Visiting Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park allows a unique experience for visitors and community members alike.
Dawson Creek: Dawson Creek is a historical and beautiful town that has grown from agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and windpower industries. This community is located within the Peace Region which is home to some 1,800 agriculture operations, producing well over $100 million worth of product annually. Dawson Creek provides opportunity for a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation, including fishing, camping, hiking, downhill and cross country skiing, golf, swimming, equestrian events, soccer, hockey and curling.
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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 Alanna.Schroeder@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:
- Degree or diploma related to natural resource management (e.g., forestry, resource management, agrology, environmental science, geography, environmental studies, agriculture, land planning); First Nations studies; administrative or aboriginal law; or public policy/administration.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:
- Participating in consultations/negotiations with stakeholders and/or First Nations
- Working with natural resource tenures (ie: forestry, mining, land, water, etc.)
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: 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 – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.