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LSO FORS 2 - Advisor, First Nations Relations

Requisition #:  48990
Department: FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division:
Posting Close Date: 2018-03-19
Location: Port McNeill
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: Job_Profile_Advisor_First_Nations_Relations_LSO_2.docx
Job Summary:

Advisor, First Nations Relations
Licenced Science Officer (Forester) 2

Salary $56,380.02 to $70,418.15 annually plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance

An eligibility list may be established
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification
This position is also posted as a Scientific/Technical (STO) via Requisition 48989

Join our dynamic team of natural resource specialists if you have the ability to work respectfully, knowledgeably and effectively with Indigenous people and want to contribute to the stewardship of the Province’s Crown land and resources that reflect the diverse values and interests of all British Columbians

The North Island – Central Coast Natural Resource District is seeking the right individual to join our First Nations Relations team, based in the family-oriented and very affordable community of Port McNeill, situated on the northern tip of Vancouver Island.  The North Island – Central Coast Natural Resource District office is home to a team of dedicated forest professionals and specialists tasked with managing the diverse forest and natural resource values over a geographically large area that also includes much of the world-renowned Great Bear Rainforest.  A career with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles.

The Advisor, First Nations Relations position provides for personal and career growth through the assignment of diverse and interesting work.  The position reviews proposals for the use of natural resources on Crown Land and plans and leads the First Nations consultation process.  This position provides consultation advice and guidance to colleagues and external stakeholders and may support the negotiation of agreements with First Nations.

The First Nations Relations team is seeking an individual with the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for client service, a thirst for learning and the ability to build trust-based relationships.  Experience working with First Nations communities is a must.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Kathy.DesRochers@gov.bc.ca  DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you experience technical difficulties submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section below.

The BC Public Service offers an extremely competitive healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, opportunities for learning and development and much more.  Your earnings include benefits for health and wellness, life insurance, retirement and more - reflecting the true value of our employees.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


To be considered for this position, your application must CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE how you meet EACH of the education, experience and professional designation requirements as outlined below:

  • Degree in the natural resource field, or equivalent, as recognized by the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration (within 6 months), with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF).  Note - applicants who do not meet the professional designation requirement may be considered at a lower level, subject to confirmation of eligibility for registration as a Forester-in-Training (FIT) immediately upon employment with the ministry.  Applicants must contact the ABCFP to confirm their eligibility.
  • Significant experience working with First Nations communities.
  • Recent experience (i.e. within last 3 years) in natural resource management.
  • Recent experience (i.e. within last 3 years) facilitating First Nations consultations.
  • Recent experience (i.e. within last 3 years) conducting research and analysis related to First Nation culture.
  • Valid BC driver’s licence.

If you do not meet the above professional designation, please apply to the STO opportunity via Requisition 48989.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Accountabilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.  Please ensure you clearly articulate how you meet each of the required job requirements.

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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.


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