Wildlife Resource Specialist
This position may be performed in Port McNeill, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Victoria, Powell River, Squamish and Chilliwack. Other locations may be considered subject to operational considerations and executive approval.
An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within BC Timber Sales (BCTS) operations in Port McNeill, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Victoria, Powell River, Squamish and Chilliwack.
Influence and engage in complex natural resource initiatives
As an integrated program within the Ministry of FLNRORD, BCTS manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.
Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbians receive fair value from their timber resources.
BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC. BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:
• Objective 1: Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
• Objective 2: Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
• Objective 3: Continuous business improvement – within BCTS, across government and with third parties.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website
The primary focus of the Wildlife Resource Specialist is to develop creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues affecting BCTS, with a primary focus on supporting our coastal operations. The position bridges environmental, social and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance policy, ministry priorities and strategies, and operational delivery of stewardship outcomes. The Wildlife Resource Specialist will lead diverse project teams of multidisciplinary specialists across multiple agencies and is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of strategic initiatives from initiation through to conclusion. Given the nature of this work, the Wildlife Resource Specialist will be called upon to liaise with staff within FLNRORD, other government agencies (e.g., Ministry of Environment, Canada) and external groups (e.g. First Nations, communities, industry associations etc.).
In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017.
This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer. The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.
A career path in BCTS offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.
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.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, requirements and qualifications, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Scott.Mitchell@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.
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, experience and professional designation requirements as outlined below:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences or related field.
• Registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Registered Professional Biologist (RP Bio) in B.C. with the College of Applied Biology.
• Minimum three years of experience working in a wildlife management capacity related to forestry or the natural resource sector or forestry planning/operations.
• Experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g. sub-project) of a major project or regional initiative.
• Experience interpreting and applying natural resource management legislation and policy.
• Experience managing relationships with senior level stakeholders.
• Experience with conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.
• Valid B.C. driver’s license.
Preference may be given to applicants with:
• Experience developing and implementing wildlife management strategies, or integrating wildlife management strategies with operational forestry or natural resource sector operations.
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: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.
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 (COMPREHENSIVE) 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.