Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR)
Senior Resource Coordination Officer
Annual Salary: $65,870.79 – $75,282.24, plus isolation allowance of $32.89 bi-weekly
The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) provides leadership in restructuring the Province’s relationships with First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples based upon mutual respect, recognition and reconciliation of Aboriginal rights and title. MARR’s vision statement describes British Columbia as a place where communities are healthy, prosperous, sustainable and self-determining, founded on positive, lasting relationships between Aboriginal people and all British Columbians. MARR’s mandate includes representing the interests of the Province and its citizens in the development and negotiation of treaties and other types of agreements with First Nations.
The Senior Resource Coordination Officer (SRCO) is part of a dynamic regional team within the Negotiations and Regional Operations Division (NROD) of MARR. The (SRCO) provides leadership in the design and delivery of innovative approaches to achieving the Ministry’s mandate and vision. The SRCO works closely with staff from MARR and other ministries/agencies to initiate, negotiate, and implement agreements with First Nations including treaties, resource revenue sharing agreements, strategic engagement and reconciliation agreements. The SRCO plays a key role coordinating agency involvement, engaging with local governments and stakeholders, and cultivating respectful relationships with First Nations.
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. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You
Qualifications for this role include:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in a resource management or social science related field (eg. land use planning, forestry, geography, environmental studies, anthropology, political science, public/business administration, resource management) and a minimum of 4 years related experience; OR,
- A Master’s Degree and 2 years related experience; OR,
- An equivalent combination of education, training from a recognized institution and at least 5 years related experience may be considered.
- Related experience includes a combination of: Resource management planning/negotiations or program management experience, demonstrated experience leading and participating on project teams or demonstrated experience developing and fostering respectful and long-term relationships with First Nations.
- Participation in interest-based negotiations, dispute resolution or conflict management processes.
Preference may be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in any of the following:
- Minimum of 1 year of experience participating in interest-based negotiations, dispute resolution or conflict management processes.
- Conducting consultation or implementing economic development projects with First Nations.
- Working within a team environment and experience using project management tools and techniques.
- Working effectively and respectfully with First Nations communities for mutually beneficial outcomes.
For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online by February 23rd 2017, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=38850