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LSO OTHR 4 Section Head, First Nations Relations

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date March 27, 2020
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $66,675.12 - $83,659.51 - Annual
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Scientific and Technical
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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LSO OTHR 4 Section Head, First Nations Relations – (68617)

Posting Title: LSO OTHR 4 Section Head, First Nations Relations
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Agrologist 4
Union: PEA
Location: Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $66,675.12 – $83,659.51 annually effective April 12, 2020
Close Date: 4/9/2020
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Regional Operations, South Area
Job Summary

Section Head, First Nations Relations
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 4

An eligibility list may be established for future similar permanent and/or temporary vacancies in the above locations.
This posting is also posted as an STO30 under REQ 68338

Employ your expert negotiation abilities to have a positive impact on Natural Resource Operations

Reporting to an excluded manager at the Business Leadership level, the Licenced Section Head is accountable for the supervision of staff at the professional or specialist level. This position manages staff and financial resources, ensures achievement of and evaluates the outcomes of program goals and applies legislation, policies and professional standards.  The Section Head leads projects and strategic initiatives to address large-scale and controversial issues within its geographic area.

Kamloops is mid-sized city of approximately 100,000 people that offers great urban amenities in close proximity to the outdoors. Surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers, popular outdoor activities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, paddling, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-fishing. Kamloops has a very strong First Nations culture.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact 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, 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.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
  • Registered or immediately eligible (within six months) for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (e.g. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia).
  • Experience in negotiating and mediating solutions with stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Comprehensive experience in regulatory management in the applicable natural resource field.
  • Experience managing technical and/or professional staff in resource management or infrastructure development.
  • Experience supervising, leading, coaching and mentoring staff.

Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following experience:

  • At least three years’ experience leading or supporting consultation processes and/or negotiations and or supporting agreements with First Nations. A combination of education and experience may be accepted.
  • Experience working with First Nations communities and conducting First Nations consultations.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, and social or economic development issues.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and assignments.

Provisos/Other Job Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid British Columbia Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Willingness to meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC.

Please include your registration number for your speciality area within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed professional with one of the following associations: Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, or Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia). If you are not yet registered with any of these Professional Associations, please explain how you are immediately eligible for registration (i.e. 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 Engineers and Geoscientists BC). If you do not meet this qualification please apply to the STO opportunity through REQ 68338.

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.

Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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.


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