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Indigenous Peoples Engagement Specialist

Job IDDB-5C-A4-93-F5-91
CompanyMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
LocationFort St James, Vanderhoof
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2019-09-09
Posted Until2019-09-26
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryResource Sector
BC Public Service
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
Fort St James, Vanderhoof

Indigenous Peoples Engagement Specialist

Salary $58,806.85 - $73,579.13 annually
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 an Scientific/Technical Officer 24(RES) under Requisition 63983.

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C. The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC.

The Indigenous Peoples Engagement Specialist works within the BCTS business area to develop and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples to advance BCTS’ business principle dedicated to true and lasting reconciliation. The position works directly with Indigenous Peoples and BCTS staff to plan and facilitate legal consultation processes (i.e. preparation, engagement, accommodation, decision and follow-up) consistent with legal requirements, reconciliation and relationship building, and supports senior staff in negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

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:
• Registered, or eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area, (i.e., Association of BC Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists) and 2 years of experience, gained within the last 5 years, related to natural resource or Indigenous Peoples relationship management.
• Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
• Experience with contract management.
• Education related to Indigenous Peoples.
• Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
Salary$58,806.85 - $73,579.13 Annually
How To ApplyFor more information and to apply by September 26, 2019, please go to: