Manager, First Nations Relations
Management Band 3
This position is located in Fort St. John, B.C.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
There is currently a temporary opportunity until January 04, 2021.
Apply Your Extraordinary First Nations Relations Expertise to this Northeast BC Management Opportunity
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development [FLNRORD] delivers multi-faceted natural resource management and rural development programs and services for the Province of British Columbia.
Lying east of the Rocky Mountains, British Columbia’s oldest interior community, 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.
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The Manager, First Nations Relations, leads the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of the province’s duty to consult with First Nations in the BC’s Northeast region; and provides authoritative advice, interpretation and/or consultation services for the region. The right candidate will enjoy managing a team of like-minded professionals for optimum performance in delivery of regional goals and objectives.
The BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. We are 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.
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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 Margaret.Gibbs@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 on the following MyHR page: Your Job Application.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm 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:
Education and Experience:
- A University Degree in business, public administration, natural resources, First Nations studies, political or social sciences, law or communications or a related discipline and a minimum of 3 years of recent, related experience* OR
- A minimum of 5 years of recent, related experience*
*Recent, related experience must include:
- Experience developing engagement strategies and conducting consultations with First Nations.
- Experience providing advice and recommendations to decision-makers regarding First Nations consultation and the resolution of issues.
- Experience supervising employees in a union environment.
Preference may be given to candidates with experience:
- Valid BC driver’s license.
- Willingness to do field work and to travel using aircraft, car and boat, sometimes in adverse weather conditions and alone in remote areas
- Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).
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.
Résumé: YES – Ensure your résumé 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. Your résumé must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job-related responsibilities and the month[s] and year[s] for your education and for each job in your employment history.
Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): 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. 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 accountabilities and accomplishments.