Strategic Relations Analyst

BC Oil & Gas Commission - Fort St. John, BC (30 days ago)

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Permanent / Full Time

Competition Number: 201863

Position Number: 573879

BC Oil & Gas Commission, Fort St John or Prince George

Grid 24: $69,823 - $79,654*

  • Posted salary includes a JFMM Allowance of 10% and a Location Allowance of 3%
The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is the provincial single-window regulatory agency with responsibilities for
regulating oil and gas operations in British Columbia, including exploration, development, pipeline transportation and
reclamation.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Strategic Relations Analyst (Analyst) provides specialized support and expertise to the Commission’s executive, Strategic
Relations Department, and other program areas through policy development, data management, research, analysis, verification
of accuracy, interpretation, and information concerning the Commission’s respective priorities and strategies. This includes
compliance with provincial policy direction such as implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The role involves working closely with Commission staff in all divisions as well as first nations,
industry, and government staff at the regional and provincial levels.

To be effective in this position, the Analyst is required to understand Commission operational requirements and have
knowledge and understanding of issues and concerns related to indigenous communities, as well as potential impacts on
Federal, Provincial and Commission programs and objectives. In addition the Analyst must have a thorough understanding of
policy development, research methodology, statistical analysis, program administrative responsibilities, data management,
reporting requirements, and have excellent client service, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Master’s degree in related field and two years related experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three
years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Broad project or policy experience related to environmental or natural resource management.
  • Proven experience working with First Nations or stakeholders to resolve land use conflicts.
  • Proven experience in project management including research, policy, and program development.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading, or participating in, facilitations and conflict resolution with First Nations
communities or stakeholders and government.

  • Experience dealing with a wide range of resource users such as government, industry, special interest groups, and the
public.

  • Preference may be given to those with experience in the oil and gas industry as it relates to First Nations issues.
If you are interested in applying for this role and meet the minimum selection criteria, please select “Apply Now” and submit
your cover letter and resume prior to midnight October 25, 2018. Please note applicants will only be contacted if they are
selected to proceed further in the process. An eligibility list may be established.

For More Information: Recruitment 250-794-5255

6534 Airport Road T 250.794.5200 www.bcogc.ca
Fort St John BC V1J 4M6 F 250.794.5390

OIL AND GAS COMMISSION
POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Strategic Relations Analyst POSITION #: 573879

DIVISION: Strategic Services CLASSIFICATION: Grid 24

Fort St John/

Program Area: Strategic Relations LOCATION:
Prince George

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Director, Strategic Relations POSITION #: 573823

SUPERVISOR’S
Business Leadership LOCATION: Prince George

CLASSIFICATION:
The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is the provincial single-window regulatory agency with responsibilities for regulating
oil and gas operations in British Columbia, including exploration, development, pipeline transportation and reclamation.

The Commission’s core roles include reviewing and assessing applications for industry activity, consulting with First Nations, ensuring
industry complies with provincial legislation and cooperating with partner agencies. The public interest is protected through the
objectives of ensuring public safety, protecting the environment, conserving petroleum resources and ensuring equitable
participation in production.

Job Overview

The Strategic Relations Analyst (Analyst) provides specialized support and expertise to the Commission’s executive, Strategic Relations
Department, and other program areas through policy development, data management, research, analysis, verification of accuracy,
interpretation, and information concerning the Commission’s respective priorities and strategies. This includes compliance with
provincial policy direction such as implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
The role involves working closely with Commission staff in all divisions as well as first nations, industry, and government staff at the
regional and provincial levels.

To be effective in this position, the Analyst is required to understand Commission operational requirements and have knowledge
and understanding of issues and concerns related to indigenous communities, as well as potential impacts on Federal, Provincial and
Commission programs and objectives. In addition the Analyst must have a thorough understanding of policy development, research
methodology, statistical analysis, program administrative responsibilities, data management, reporting requirements, and have
excellent client service, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Accountabilities

  • Develops policy frameworks for the translation of government’s and the Commission strategic priorities.
  • Analyzes and identifies social, economic, legal and political issues associated with program objectives by assessing
competing and/or conflicting priorities, identifying risks and issues, and recommending strategic policy alternatives for
significant changes to program or service delivery.

  • Supports the development, amendment, and implementation of Federal and Provincial First Nations policy, regulation
and legislation, and leads the structured study and analysis of statistical and analytical liaison program data. Based on
findings, the Analyst provides recommendations for development or modification of policies and guidelines relating to
projects such as the implementation of UNDRIP.

  • Provides expertise and advice on oil and gas sector interaction with First Nations and on policy and related issues. The
position conducts analysis of other jurisdictions’ policies and interactions with First Nations (both current and historic)
to report and recommend strategies affecting substantive and sensitive issues that influence the Commission’s
business goals.

  • Proposes, plans, supports, coordinates and implements Strategic Relations projects and initiatives including
preparation of project charters, work plans, inventories, and reporting to ensure the continued development and
maintenance of strategic relationships with First Nations.

MAILING
6534 Airport Road T 250.794.5200 www.bcogc.ca

Fort St John BC V1J 4M6 F 250.794.5390

  • Supports and may be required to take a lead role in negotiation, and implementation of First Nations agreements with
industry, educational institutions, and other partners at a Provincial level on behalf of the Commission enabling First
Nations participation in the oil and gas activities permitting process, and other Commission activities.

  • Supports the development and coordination of capacity funding, community engagement and education programs as
well as special projects related to First Nations and indigenous people in environmental stewardship, land reclamation,
emergency response and other aspects of the Commission’s regulatory role.

  • Participates in First Nation litigation by providing analytical support and advice.
  • Supports the development, management, and verification of contract deliverables (i.e. - cultural awareness training
development and delivery, university training program contracts, and capacity funding) and may be required to verify
for payment to be approved by Executive.

  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with First Nations and industry representatives to support
development Commission programs and identify their respective interests, often dealing with sensitive issues and
potentially working in difficult or hostile environments, where tact, diplomacy, discretion are required.

  • Supports conflict resolutions to resolve issues with staff, stakeholders and the public, while demonstrating
considerable sensitivity, professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.

  • Delivers presentations to both internal and external clients.
  • Represents the Commission on governmental working committees formed to manage issues and operations, and to
develop strategic policy concepts and supporting documentation.

ORGANIZATION CHART
Commissioner, Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer
Vice President, Strategic Engagement

Executive Director, Strategic Relations
Director, Strategic Relations

Strategic Relations Analyst

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education:
  • Master’s degree in related field and two years related experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years related experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Related Experience:
  • Broad project or policy experience related to environmental or natural resource management.
  • Working with First Nations or stakeholders to resolve land use conflicts.
  • Project management including research, policy, and program development.
  • Leading, or participating in, facilitations and conflict resolution with First Nations communities or stakeholders and
government.

  • Dealing with a wide range of resource users such as government, industry, special interest groups, and the public.
  • Preference may be given to those with experience in the oil and gas industry as it relates to First Nations issues.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to liaise with Commission staff, stakeholders, and First Nations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally, and in writing.
  • Ability to organize data and present in a meaningful fashion.
KEY COMPETENCIES
Adaptability: Ability to effectively work in and adapt to change
Teamwork and Cooperation: Ability to work cooperatively within diverse teams, work groups and across the Commission to achieve
operational goals
Professionalism: Promotes a positive image of the organization by taking personal responsibility for one's role and acts consistent
with OGC values
Communication: Ability to clearly convey and receive messages
Contributes to a Positive Work Environment: Behaves in a manner that supports the organization and colleagues
Service Orientation: Takes personal responsibility for addressing client questions and concerns
Detail Oriented: Sets and attains high standards for quality and accuracy in work
Analytical Thinking: comprehend a situation by breaking it down into its components and identifying key or underlying complex
issues. It implies the ability to systematically organize and compare the various aspects of a problem or situation, and determine
cause-and-effect relationships (“if…then…”) to resolve problems in a sound, decisive manner. Checks to ensure the validity or
accuracy of all information.
Problem Solving: Uses critical thinking skills to solve problems and achieve effective solutions