Section Head, Parks and Protected Areas
Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 30R
This position is located in Squamish, BC at the Alice Lake Provincial Park
An eligibility list may be established.
BC Parks is responsible for all matters related to the effective management and conservation of natural and cultural resources in provincial parks, protected areas, recreation areas and ecological reserves throughout British Columbia. BC’s protected areas receive over 23 million visitors a year. BC Parks’ mission is to protect representative and special natural places within the province’s protected areas for world-class conservation, outdoor recreation, education and scientific study.
As the Section Head, Parks and Protected Areas, based out of the BC Parks Office in Squamish [Alice Lake], you oversee the implementation, monitoring and enhancement of all park and protected areas operations within the Sea to Sky Section. This includes the management of budgets and human resources. This is a key leadership role that ensures the delivery recreation opportunities and the protection of park values, while establishing and fostering key partnerships including with First Nations. The Section Head position requires an experienced operations manager, able to develop and implement park programs, manage and prioritise budgets and resources and provide expertise in the interpretation of legislation and application of policies governing BC Parks. An experienced supervisor with excellent communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, you have the ability to manage staff and operational issues in a fast-paced, complex and high profile environment. The Sea to Sky Section encompasses some of the most remarkable parks and landscapes in the province from Desolation Sound on the Sunshine Coast to the iconic Garibaldi Park. If you are a motivated natural resource management specialist seeking an exciting career in a professional, collaborative team environment, we look forward to your application.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jennie.Aikman@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.
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This position is based out of Squamish, BC. Situated between Vancouver and Whistler, the coastal mountain landscape that provides the backdrop for the Squamish community provides a variety of recreational activities from hiking and biking spectacular trails in the summer, to skiing, snowboarding and ice climbing in the winter. Check out the amazing community of Squamish and start planning your own adventure!
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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 and experience as outlined below:
- Master’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation or Natural Resource Management, or related field, with a minimum of one year of experience; or, a Bachelor’s Degree or Technical Diploma in Outdoor Recreation or Natural Resource Management, or related field, with a minimum of three [Undergraduate Degree] to five [Technical Diploma] years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Advanced experience in the development and management of operating plans, policies and/or procedures for the management of public or private recreation services.
- Experience in budget and contract management.
- Experience using advanced negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
- Experience supervising professional staff in program delivery.
- Preference may be given for experience engaging and consulting with Indigenous communities.
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.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Résumé required: YES – A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.