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LSO OTHR 2 - Advisor, First Nations Relations

Requisition #:  39745
Department: Forests Lands Natural Res Ops
Ministry Branch / Division: Skeena Region Authorizations
Posting Close Date: 2017-04-07
Multiple Locations: Smithers, Burns Lake, Terrace
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: LSO_2_Oth__Advisor_First_Nations_Relations_JP_Smithers.docx
Job Summary:
Advisor, First Nations Relations
Licensed Science Officer (OTHR) LSO-2
Salary: $55,324.97 - $69,100.38 annually, plus  Isolation allowances which apply to Burns Lake $35.88 bi-weekly and Smithers $32.89 bi-weekly
  • There are two permanent positions available.
  • This posting is to establish an Eligibility List for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in Burns Lake, Smithers and/or Terrace.Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification (for under implementation, if a fully qualified candidate cannot be appointed).  
This position is also posted as a Scientific/Technical Off R24 under REQ 39744

A rewarding opportunity in a dynamic region of the Province!
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land resources, the prosperity, viability and competitiveness of industries that use them, and public access for a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation. The Ministry is responsible for policy development, operational management and implementation, and oversees over 50 statutes and associated regulations. 

As the Advisor, First Nations, you review proposals for the use of natural resources on Crown Land and determine the impact on First Nations identified or potential traditional use areas. The Licensed First Nations Consultant plans and leads the facilitation of the First Nations consultation process and ensures legal obligations have been met.  This position is a recommending authority on whether proposed work should proceed.

Enjoy all the BC Public Service has to offer - a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.  Your earnings include benefits for health and wellness, life insurance, retirement and more; reflecting the true value of our employees. Other Incentives include: 35 hour work week, annual premium of 7% in lieu of Overtime, Shift work and Standby (take as time or money) allowance.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2016 (9th year), one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016 (7th year in a row) and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2016 (for the 6th time).  The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and unlimited opportunities for career learning and development.

The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. Northern British Columbia offers a broad range of career and life options, and a bright future for you and your family!  We encourage you to view the following links to learn more about these great Northwestern communities!

Burns LakeBurns Lake is the centre of the Lakes District, close to the middle of the province, and can boast 4,828 km of lake shoreline. With some of the province's largest freshwater lakes, such as Babine Lake, activities such as fishing and boating are very popular, as well as hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Close to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, it hosts the second largest Aboriginal Day event every year.
Smithers: Smithers is filled with activities like fishing, boating, camping, hiking, skiing, and shopping. The Wet’suwet’sen people are very close with the community, and have introduced many traditions. This quaint town with a friendly atmosphere is a wonderful place to live and visit.
Terrace:  Known most famously for their Kermode (Spirit) Bear, Terrace is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. The First Nations in the area, the Tsimshian, are proud to show others the First Nation’s culture, which includes traditional longhouses.
For full description of accountabilities and qualifications (professional designation, education, experience, willingness statements), please review the attached job profile.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jason.Pope@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “How to Apply” section below.

NOTE:  Applications will be accepted until 11:59 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 professional designation, education and experience as outlined in the attached Job Profile.  


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.


A Criminal Record Check will be required.


  • Resume required:  YES. Your resume should provide detailed information about your education and employment history as it relates to the required job qualifications. In order to be considered for this competition you must include the month and year(s) for each work employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.

  • Cover letter required:  Yes.  A cover letter is required as part of your application. Clearly identify how you meet the qualifications necessary for this position.

**Special Instructions**

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR REGISTRATION NUMBER FOR YOUR RESPECTIVE SPECIALTY AREA IN YOUR COVER LETTER, as you must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration as a 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).  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 registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to ABCFP, BCIA or APEGBC).



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