Administrative Officer R30
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and temporary opportunities.
One temporary opportunity is currently available until April 1st, 2020 which may become permanent.
This position is based in Victoria, however other locations may be considered based on operational requirements and availability.
The Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives Division leads the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (Ministry) in improving economic and social outcomes for Indigenous people and giving effect to reconciliation with Indigenous people through the New Fiscal Relationship, key strategic initiatives, and social and economic partnerships and collaboration with Indigenous peoples. The division leads engagement and negotiations with companies, industry organizations, stakeholders and other ministries to support initiatives and key government priorities.
The Community and Social Innovation Branch works in partnership with Indigenous governments, communities and organizations, other ministries, stakeholders and other orders of government to achieve improved social and economic outcomes for Indigenous peoples in British Columbia through community well-being initiatives that strengthen Indigenous capacity in governance; health and wellness; children, families, and youth; infrastructure, safety and housing; economic and business development; skills training, education, language, and culture.
The Assistant Negotiator conducts negotiations and leads the development and sustained support for long term Social Cultural Partnerships with First Nations. The incumbent provides strategic planning advice on approaches to negotiations and reconciliation; assists the Director, Executive Director, Negotiators and Chief Negotiator to identify the range of social and cultural or Indigenous community wellbeing initiatives to be negotiated and formulates strategies through consultation with line ministries.
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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 Haley.Ronda@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:
- A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 5 years of related experience.
OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience.
OR an equivalent combination of education, training from a recognized institution and 7 years related experience may be considered.
Related experience could include: resource management planning/negotiations or program management experience, demonstrated experience leading and participating on project teams or demonstrated experience to develop and foster respectful and long-term relationships with Indigenous peoples.
- A minimum of 3 years experience leading, and/or participating in, negotiations with Indigenous Nations in a tripartite environment; or comparable (3 years) negotiating experience in bilateral, or multi-party negotiations in matters of similar profile and significance (See Note 1 below).
- A minimum of 2 years experience conducting research and complex analysis related to social or economic development issues, land use, or resource management.
- Experience writing a variety of complex proposals, policy drafts, reports and other documentation on emerging trends; e.g., Briefing Notes, Cabinet and/or Treasury Board submissions.
- Experience managing multiple, complex projects and assignments.
- Experience leading and delivering on complex projects that impact multiple agency mandates, or include multiple party interests.
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
- Experience working with Indigenous organizations and/or communities.
- Candidates who self-identify as Indigenous.
“A minimum of 3 years experience leading, and/or participating in, negotiations with Indigenous Nations in a tripartite environment; or comparable (3 years) negotiating experience in bilateral, or multi-party negotiations in matters of similar profile and significance.”
“Comparable” experience includes the following:
- Outcome based negotiations with a concrete result,
- A clear mandate obtained from the principals of each party,
- Development of formal, usually written, agreements that are implemented,
- Substantive subject matter of significant value (e.g., resources, land, union/management or economic agreements),
- Complex and multifaceted, and
- Bi-lateral or multi-party.
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.