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LSO OTHR 3 – Senior Advisor, First Nations Relations

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted May 8, 2021.

Senior Advisor, First Nations Relations Licensed Science Officer (Other) 3 ​ An eligibility list may be established This position is also posted as a STO 27R under Requisition 76343 Bring your leadership skills and expertise in First Nation Relations to this challenging and rewarding role The Senior Advisor examines a wide range of proposals for the use of natural resources on Crown Land and advises supports and/or conducts First Nation consultation.

The position will require the Senior Advisor to provide direction and training to resource Officers (Forestry, Range, Lands, Water, Mining, Wildlife and major projects), with regard to consultation processes and assist in consultation when required.

This position may also require coordination and interface with other Ministries in negotiating agreements, and assist in the implementation of those agreements.

The Senior First Nations Advisor provides leadership to processes which endeavor to anticipate and resolve a broad range of concerns.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: .

Williams Lake is located in a valley in the Interior Plateau of Central BC.

It is in the region where the landmark court decision ruling on Aboriginal title occurred, granting for the first time across Canada, Aboriginal title land to the Tsilhqot’in Nation in 2014.

The Cariboo Region has a rich and vibrant Indigenous history.

As well, whitewater rafting and single track mountain biking are unique activities available in Williams Lake.

The Williams Lake Stampede is one of the biggest rodeos in Western Canada, and pays tribute to its ranching history.

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.

Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement.

To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You 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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service.

For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336 .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.

For specific position related enquiries, please contact .


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If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements: In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below: A Master’s Degree in Indigenous Studies, Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Natural Resource/Environmental Management, or Public Administration, plus one (1) year of related experience; OR, A Bachelor’s Degree in Indigenous Studies, Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Natural Resource/Environmental Management, or Public Administration and three (3) years’ related experience; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Registered, or immediately eligible (within 6 months) for registration, as a fully licensed 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).

Related experience must include all of the following: Experience with consultation with First Nations regarding natural resource related decisions.

Experience working with First Nations communities and facilitating First Nation engagement.

Experience in mediation, meeting facilitation and/or negotiation.

Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one (1) or more of the following: Experience developing or contributing to natural resource management or social policy.

Experience leading and resolving complex issues, both staff and client.

Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.

More than two (2) years’ experience in consultation with First Nations regarding natural resource related decisions.

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 located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: (Application requirement options and the corresponding screening process) Professional Designation: YES
– Please include your registration number in your application.

You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP); OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA); OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).

Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to obtain registration in BC from a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction.

Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association ( ABCFP , BCIA , EGBC ).

Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Optional only if applicable: If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 27R opportunity via Requisition 76343 .

Cover Letter: NO
– Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES
– A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES
– As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.

Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.