Land and Resource Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 27R
This position is located in Port McNeill, BC.
An eligibility list may be established for similar permanent and/or temporary vacancies in the District.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered for appointment at a lower level.
This position is also posted as Licensed Science Officer [Forester] 3 via Requisition 60879.
An opportunity to be involved in the modernization of land use planning in a busy natural resource district
The North Island – Central Coast Natural Resource District is seeking a natural resource management professional to join our team. The position is located in Port McNeill, an affordable and family-oriented community located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. The office was recently recognized as a Top 10 Work Unit within the entire BC Public Service. Click the link to check out what makes the office so great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-8xPY8G-cQ&feature=youtu.be
The North Island – Central Coast Natural Resource District is home to a team of dedicated forest professionals tasked with managing the diverse forest and natural resource values over a large geographic area that also includes a number of resource-dependent communities and much of the Great Bear Rainforest. We are seeking a highly organized individual that can effectively lead a diverse project team. Dealing with complex natural resource issues, the Land and Resource Specialist is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of strategic initiatives from initiation through to conclusion.
With forestry as its primary focus, the Land and Resource Specialist position provides for personal and career growth through the assignment of diverse and interesting work. Respectful of the rich Indigenous history in BC, the work will facilitate meaningful relationships and provide an opportunity to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Kathy.DesRochers@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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.
A career with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance.
The BC Public Service offers excellent benefits, opportunities for learning and development and much more. Your earnings include benefits for health and wellness, life insurance, retirement and more – reflecting the true value of our employees.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a natural resource management related field [e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management] or an equivalent combination of education/training plus, 3 or more years’ experience working in a natural resource discipline; OR,
- A Technical Diploma in a natural resource management related field [e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management] or an equivalent combination of education/training plus, 5 or more years’ experience working in a natural resource discipline.
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Forest Technologist [RFT] with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals.
- Demonstrated recent [within last 5 years] and relevant experience managing technical and/or professional staff in natural resource management in a direct, matrix or project management environment.
- Demonstrated recent [within last 5 years] experience in a multiple stakeholders and partners environment understanding perspectives, conflicts and facilitating / developing solutions.
- Recent [within last 5 years] experience related to First Nations consultation, collaboration and relationship building.
- Experience with geospatial analysis and data preferred.
- Valid B.C. Class 5 driver’s licence.
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.
A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.
Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered [or immediately eligible for registration] with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals.
Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants who do not meet the professional designation requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration, immediately upon employment with the ministry. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please ensure you clearly articulate how you meet the job requirements. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Résumé: YES – Ensure your résumé includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates [month and year] and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a standard online questionnaire [current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.].