First Nations Relations Advisor
Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24
**POSTING AMENDED, CLOSE DATE EXTENDED**
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is also posted as an LSO under Requisition 57280
An exciting opportunity for you to apply your consultation and negotiation abilities to have a positive impact on First Nations relations and Natural Resource Operations in Lillooet located along the beautiful Fraser River.
The primary duties of the First Nations Relations Advisor will be centered on conducting consultations for the use of natural resources on Crown land and determining the impact on First Nations identified or potential traditional use areas. As the First Nations Relations Advisor you provide expertise and guidance to other professionals and district staff pertaining to First Nations matters (interests). A good communicator, you plan for and lead First Nations consultation processes. You are also a consultation resource, providing support and training to coworkers who often lead their own consultation processes. You are skilled at interpreting, developing and following process and have a good understanding of risk and risk management. You possess sound professional judgement. While able to work independently, you are a team player first. You have excellent interpersonal skills; you have the ability to lead diverse teams, build and maintain vital working relationships with First Nations, stakeholders and other agencies. As the First Nations Relations Advisor you will work with other agencies to help facilitate and implement agreements with First Nations. You also provide support to other programs within the Cascades Natural Resource District providing input and leadership at the strategic level while putting boots on the ground at operational levels. A collaborative approach is crucial to this role as you successfully establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide variety of contacts.
Lillooet is home to spectacular scenery, wildlife, and history are just around the corner. Lillooet is within easy driving distance of Vancouver, Whistler, Kamloops and the Fraser Valley. For active people, the recreational potential of Lillooet is unlimited. The area’s large unspoiled mountains, valleys and lakes offer breathtaking scenery and first-class opportunities for the outdoorsperson. Lillooet is also fortunate to have an excellent recreational facility that houses an indoor swimming pool, ice rink, racquetball and squash courts, gymnasium, daycare, public library and meeting rooms. Lillooet is a paradise for locals and tourists alike.
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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 Martin.Ponsioen@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 requirement as outlined below:
- Bachelor’s Degree in natural resource management or other relevant discipline and 2 years of recent related natural resource experience; OR,
- Diploma or Certificate in natural resource management or other relevant discipline and 3 years of recent related natural resource experience; OR,
- An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered.
Preference may be given to candidates with experience:
- Currently registered as a Professional Biologist (RP.Bio) or a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT).
- At least one years’ experience leading or supporting consultation processes and/or negotiations and or supporting agreements with First Nations.
- At least one years’ experience working with First Nations communities and conducting First Nations consultations.
- At least 6 months conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, and social or economic development issues.
- At least 6 months experience in managing multiple projects and assignments.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence
- Willing and able to conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
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.