District Recreation Officer
Scientific Technical Officer R24
For this opportunity, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY by submitting your profile/resume on the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the directions stated below.
One (1) full-time position available
Position is located in Dawson Creek; however, Fort St. John may be considered based on the successful candidate’s current location and Ministry operational requirements
An eligibility list may be established
If you are seeking a career in recreation management, there isn’t a more perfect destination than BC’s spectacular northern communities
Canada is a Northern nation. The North is a fundamental part of our heritage and our national and provincial identity, and it is vital to our future. The North is home to a robust community of residents, often going back generations, and includes Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples as well as spirited individuals drawn to the North from around the world. Together they form a multicultural and diverse demographic, proud of their heritage and their homeland.
There are tremendous opportunities arising in the Northeast today and we encourage people to consider employment prospects where they can really make a difference. For those who choose the robust northern environment as their home, it’s all about community and connection; lifestyle and the access to the outdoors; and opportunity and adventure. If you’re looking to grow and challenge yourself, Northern British Columbia might be the perfect place for you. Dawson Creek, located in the Peace District, is a historical and beautiful town that has grown from agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, major dam projects and wind power industries. The town, and its surrounding area provides opportunity for a diverse variety of outdoor recreational activities.
The Peace/Fort Nelson Recreation District is an expansive area covering 17 million hectares, with unlimited public recreation potential. The district has many distinct features: Muskwa-Kechika Management Area; Peace North Caribou Management; Paleontology; Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark, Hudson Hope Steam Vents; Wind Farms; Coal Mines; Oil and Gas and, the Agricultural Land Reserve to mention a few of the diversities that provide challenges and opportunities when managing the recreation. This position is considered to be a local specialist within the Northeast, cognizant of the recreational issues, concerns, and needs of this particular geographic locale and the designated communities therein.
You will work closely with recreation sector groups and individuals who are involved in such activities as camping, hiking, mountain biking, ATVing, cross-country and backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, mountain climbing, and exploring. Working in partnership with these groups and individuals is how our team is able to offer British Columbia residents and visitors the best possible recreation venues and experiences.
To be effective in the District Recreation Officer role, you must be a superior relationship builder, be able to establish and work in partnership with a diverse array of community stakeholders as well as First Nations. You will collaborate with other natural resource management agencies to ensure recreation values are given due consideration in management of Crown land and development of natural resources.
You are proficient in your ability to provide responsive customer/client service; create on-the-spot solutions to issues, challenges and emergencies; and resolve conflicts which may arise. With a high degree of independence (your direct supervisor is located in Smithers) you will plan, organize and deliver a comprehensive program of recreation services and conduct a diverse array of activities. Relying on your experience and skill in operational and budgetary planning, you will ensure that recreation programs are implemented and administered in your district and that resources are managed and allocated appropriately.
This is the ideal opportunity to bring your experience and skills in recreation management to a role which will be both challenging and rewarding. To learn more about the Recreation Sites and Trails Branch, click: RSTBC
To learn more about the Peace District, and the Northern Rockies, click: Peace
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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific 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 requirement as outlined below:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in a resource management related field (e.g., recreation, forestry, geography, biology, natural resource management, land management, environmental management); OR
- An acceptable combination of formal education plus a minimum of 2 years’ practical experience in a capacity directly related to the focus of the position (e.g., a diploma in parks management, forest resources, or wildland recreation plus 2 years’ related practical experience).
- Experience either directly or indirectly planning, developing, implementing and managing strategic or operational goals, objectives and requirements related to a recreation or natural resource program including the development and management of an annual budget.
- On the ground experience maintaining recreation sites (i.e., campgrounds and other recreational facilities) and trails or related facilities; or management of that maintenance through agreements or contracts.
- Experience in stakeholder relationship-building and/or public consultation including, where necessary, managing and mitigating conflict.
- Experience negotiating and managing a variety of partnership agreements and service contracts.
- Experience providing leadership to staff, project teams, contractors, and volunteers.
Along with a detailed summary of the position’s accountabilities, the Job Profile provides a complete listing of job requirements. In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the position’s education and experience as outlined in the Job Profile and in the Applicant Questionnaire. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the Job Profile.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply to this competition you must complete the Applicant Questionnaire which is attached to this posting (see below). Do not click on “Apply to this Job”.
Details for submission are clearly stated on Page 1 of the Applicant Questionnaire. You may choose to include a resume; however, a resume, without an accompanying completed Applicant Questionnaire, will not be considered.
Applicants must agree to completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CCRA) check and/or enhanced screening checks as required by the Ministry.
For this opportunity, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY by submitting your profile/resume on the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the directions stated above.