First Nations Relations Advisor
Licensed Scientific Officer (Other) 2
- This is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent or temporary positions.
- Currently there are 2 positions available:
- 1 permanent position in Cranbrook
- 1 temporary position until Dec 1, 2020 in Castlegar
- This competition is also posted as a STO24 under REQ 58947
- Lesser qualified applicants who are registered with their professional association may be under-implemented
Employ your expert negotiation abilities to have a positive impact on Natural Resource Operations
The First Nations Relations (FNR) Kootenay/Boundary Team provides expert advice and decision support for multiple program areas within the Region. The Advisor, First Nations Relations (FNR) has a critical role in planning and facilitating Indigenous engagement for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD).
The Advisor’s primary role is to conduct First Nations consultation for Crown Land authorizations, and determine potential impacts to Aboriginal Rights and Title. The Advisor also supports strategic initiatives with First Nations, and implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Calls to Action, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the Draft Principles that Guide the Province of British Columbia’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples.
The Licensed Advisor, First Nations Relations plans and leads the facilitation of the First Nations consultation process and ensures legal obligations have been met. They review proposals for the use of natural resources on Crown Land and determine the impact on First Nations identified or potential traditional use areas. This position is a recommending authority on whether proposed work should proceed.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for this position as you will be required to liaise between First Nations communities and ministry staff by providing expert advice on legal and procedural requirements of First Nations consultation. A collaborative approach is crucial to this role as you will be required to successfully establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide variety of contacts including First Nations, as well as including those within industry, contractors, environmental agencies, stakeholders and provincial and federal agencies.
If you are seeking to apply your sound professional judgement and implement progressive solutions in the natural resources area, we look forward to your application
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This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.
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.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Rieva.McCuaig@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 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 and experience as outlined below:
- Registered, or immediately eligible* for registration within 6 months, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area. (i.e., Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologist, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)).
*Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration. Applicants will be required to demonstrate how they are immediately eligible if successful in the competition. If you are unable to meet this requirement please apply to the STO 24 posting under REQ 58947
Please include your registration number for your specialty 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 Agrologist, or Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia).
- Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
- Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
- Experience developing and maintaining working relationships and resolving problems with stakeholders in natural resource management or infrastructure development.
- Experience with constitutional and statutory responsibilities associated with First Nation consultation
Preference may be given to applicants with:
- Experience in drafting or analyzing policies, briefing material, agreements or discussion papers
- Experience working with First Nations governments and organizations
- Experience conducting First Nations consultation
- Mapping experience using ESRI type products such as ArcGIS
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 – Please submit a cover letter.
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.