Land Resource Specialist
Licenced Scientific Technical Officer 3 [Other]
This position is also posted as a STO27 under REQ 66194.
There are currently two full time opportunities. One position can be performed from any of the following communities: Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, or Fort Nelson. One position can be performed from any of the following communities: Kamloops, Nelson, Revelstoke, or Williams Lake.
An eligibility list may be established.
An excellent senior opportunity working in the Provincial Caribou Recovery Program for a dedicated professional.
This is your opportunity to apply your resource management skills to make a meaningful difference as a member of the B.C. Caribou Recovery Team. This provincial team brings together experts in planning, GIS, biology, policy development, modelling, as well as engagement and consultation to plan and deliver recovery actions.
The BC Caribou Recovery Program’s fundamental purpose is to develop, implement, and monitor new management actions and provincial strategies to ensure we are meeting or exceeding provincial and federal population and habitat objectives. The Province also recognizes the need to balance social and economic needs of all British Columbians. This includes a commitment to protecting Indigenous rights and interests while maintaining B.C.’s robust and diverse natural resource sector.
The role of the land and resource specialist in the caribou program is to lead the development and delivery of engagement with Indigenous communities, local government, industries, and interest groups on caribou recovery program initiatives including, but not limited to, herd planning. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who enjoy working with the public on complex natural resource issues.
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You.
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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, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Joelle.Scheck@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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in a natural resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management) and a minimum 3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience.
- Registered, or *immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists).
*Immediately means you are currently a fully licensed registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP, the BCIA or the APEGBC
- Significant experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a complex project or regional initiative.
- Experience in managing project or program teams.
- Experience managing relationships with senior level stakeholders.
- Experience with conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
- Experience with implementing provincial or regional First Nations engagement or consultation procedures.
- Experience providing project management support to a remote, multi-disciplinary team
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.
CRC – A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP); OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA); OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association (ABCFP, BCIA, EGBC). Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 27R opportunity via Requisition 66194.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
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.