Management Band 5
Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role
The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) provides a leadership role to the Province of British Columbia (Province) in its reconciliation efforts with First Nations and Indigenous peoples. A key component of reconciliation involves working collaboratively and respectfully with First Nations and Indigenous peoples and building and maintaining partnerships with all levels of Government, industry, and stakeholders. These partnerships create opportunities to collaborate on reconciliation goals of First Nations, Indigenous peoples and the Province.
The Integrated Negotiations Branch is the central hub that drives and coordinates the development of negotiation strategy for NROD, which leads reconciliation negotiations with Indigenous Nations in the Province. Recent legislation, policy, and jurisprudence has fundamentally changed how the Province approaches negotiations with Indigenous Nations in both the Treaty and non-Treaty contexts. The Branch is responsible for working with colleagues in MIRR and all across government – in both the natural resource and social sectors – to build, assess, and deliver on new and existing tools and mechanisms for reaching agreements with Indigenous Nations. The Branch is also responsible for negotiation-related engagement with the federal government and with multiple stakeholder groups. Finally, the Branch supports operational policy and procedures, and delivers key provincial revenue-sharing programs and a broad range of corporate business services, including decision-making support and coordination.
The Executive Director of the Branch will be expected to lead a committed team to deliver on an exciting and ambitious reconciliation agenda in the Negotiations and Regional Operations Division. This agenda is supported by the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples legislation, and other new developments including the recent tri-partite Recognition and Reconciliation of Rights Policy for Treaty Negotiations in BC. This will involve the development of a number of new tools, including on topics such as shared decision-making, governance, land transfers, and revenue-sharing. The ED will also lead negotiation-related priority-setting within MIRR and across the Natural Resource sector using the Area-Based Approach tool. The ED will need to engage deeply with Ministry and cross-government colleagues on the implementation of the Declaration Legislation, fiscal and implementation pathways, and other operational support and guidance. Finally, the ED will be expected to represent the Province in a wide array of forums.
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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 Carly.Parry@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 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:
Education and Experience: (resumes will be screened on the following minimum essential education and experience criteria)
- University degree, preferably at a master’s level, in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. (Note: academic qualifications could cover a range of disciplines including resource management, social or economic development, economics, Indigenous studies, law, and/or business or public administration.)
- Experience in project management, strategic planning, goal setting, resource allocation and developing performance measurement tools.
- Experience leading, planning, coordinating and implementing complex projects and work assignments.
- Demonstrated and progressively increased levels of management experience in team leadership and fostering healthy, dynamic work environments.
- Demonstrated negotiations experience, validating understanding of context, concepts/dynamics of multi-party negotiations.
- Experience leading the development of new policies in a complex environment with multiple interests.
- Demonstrated experience in building long lasting, effective relationships with peer groups, teams, First Nations, other levels of government and external stakeholders.
Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following: (applicants that screen in on the above essential criteria may be further screened on any of the following preferred educations and/or experience)
- Diverse employment experiences, including with multiple government agencies or different employers in complex policy and stakeholder environments.
- Experience working effectively, respectfully and knowledgeably with First Nations communities towards mutually beneficial outcomes.
- Sound experience with the dynamics and environment for external stakeholders, industry associations, community organizations, First Nations, environmental and other interest groups.
- Candidates who self-identify as Indigenous.
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 required: 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 required: 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.