New Job Lso Othr 3 - Land And Resource Specialist In British Columbia

LSO OTHR 3 - Land and Resource Specialist
LSO OTHR 3 - Land and Resource Specialist

LSO OTHR 3 - Land and Resource Specialist

Company : BC Public Service
Salary : $75,455–$96,020 a year
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Posting Title
LSO OTHR 3 - Land and Resource Specialist
Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 3
Work Options
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Hope, BC V0X 1L0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA
Salary Range
$75,454.69 - $96,020.36 annually
Close Date
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship
Ministry Branch / Division
Land Use Policy, Planning and Ecosystems
Job Summary

Influence and engage in complex natural resource management issues

The Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship is accountable for integrated land and natural resource management and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, including objective setting for land and marine environments, effectively managing cumulative effects, environmental sustainability, and economic growth.

Land use planning is one of a suite of approaches that the ministry can use to sustain important ecosystems and processes, resolve resource use issues and enhance certainty for environmental and economic goals. It is underpinned by socio-economic analyses, as well as assessment and monitoring of the condition of natural resource values. It offers an opportunity to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and can provide direction for forestry, energy development, ecosystem protection, recreation activities and other resource use decisions.

The primary focus of this Land and Resource Specialist position is to develop creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues. This position bridges environmental, social and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance policy, ministry priorities and strategies, and operational delivery of stewardship outcomes. The Land and Resource Specialist will lead diverse project team of multidisciplinary specialists across multiple agencies and is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of strategic initiatives from initiation through to conclusion. This position deals with complex natural resource issues involving multiple stakeholders and First Nations.

Job Requirements:

  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BC association within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in a natural resource management related field or an equivalent combination of education/training, plus five (5) or more years’ experience working in a natural resource discipline.
  • Significant experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a major project or regional initiative.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multi-disciplinary projects in which innovative solutions were implemented to solve a unique or complex natural resource management problem.
  • Demonstrated experience in a multiple partners environment understanding perspectives, conflicts and facilitating/developing solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in distilling and communicating complex natural resource information to laypersons.
  • Demonstrated experience related to First Nations engagement, collaboration and relationship building.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent.

Preference may be given to candidates with one (1) or more of the following:

  • Experience managing technical and/or professional staff in natural resource management.
  • Experience and/or training in planning, particularly land use planning for natural resources.
  • Experience and/or training in project management, including decision support.
  • Recent training and/or current experience in the use of GIS applications to communicate complex geospatial information.

For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].

About this Position:
This position can be based in a Natural Resource Sector office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
Depending on the successful candidate’s location, a bi-weekly isolation allowance may apply.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days per week subject to an approved Telework Agreement.
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 Officer (Resource) 27 via Requisition 103398.
An eligibility list may be established.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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 who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. On top of the base salary, regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an allowance to cover professional fees, a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), and start off with 4 weeks of annual paid vacation. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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 Forest Professionals BC; OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BC association within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 27 opportunity via Requisition 103398.

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

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to this position.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical