LSO-OTHR-4 Licensed Land and Resource Section Head *CLOSING DATE EXTENDED*

BC Public Service - Surrey, BC (30+ days ago)

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Licensed Land and Resource Section Head
Licensed Science Officer [Other] 4

Amendment: December 3, 2019 (Closing Date extended until December 11, 2019)

This position is located in Surrey, B.C.
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 30 under REQ 65130.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development [FLNRORD] is responsible for stewardship of the province’s Crown land and natural resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the ministry makes, supports and advises on stewardship decisions for BC’s land and resources, and delivers services to provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits for all British Columbians.

The Land and Resource Section Head develops creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues. The position bridges environmental, social and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance policy, ministry priorities and strategies, and operational delivery of stewardship outcomes. You will lead diverse project teams of multidisciplinary specialists across multiple agencies and are responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of strategic initiatives from initiation through to conclusion.

A highly effective communicator and collaborator, the Land and Resource Section Head deals with complex natural resource issues involving multiple stakeholders and First Nations; provides expertise to focused reviews of major projects; represents the Ministry at inter-jurisdictional and external working groups and/or committees to negotiate agreements; and prepares briefing notes, feasibility reports, project documents, evaluation reports and business development documents. If you have strong knowledge of natural resource management and planning, have exceptional leadership and management skills, and are ready to make a difference in an exciting, multifaceted role, we encourage you to apply.

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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. 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 requirements as outlined below:

Degree in a related professional field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association, and 5 or more years’ experience working in a natural resource discipline.
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. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists).
Experience managing technical and/or professional staff in natural resource management and/or project review in a direct, matrix or project management environment.
Experience in a multiple stakeholders and partners environment understanding perspectives, conflicts and facilitating / developing solutions.
Experience related to First Nations consultation, collaboration and relationship building.

Willingness statements

Valid British Columbia Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent.
May require the operation of a variety of equipment such as all terrain / off road vehicles.
To be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments and corporate structures.
To keep current on emerging issues.
To take in-house training and certification as required.
To fly in aircraft (fixed wing and rotary) as required.
To work extended hours, including weekends, and be on standby with limited notice in accordance with the preparedness plan.
To travel and overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as 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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Professional Designation: YES - You must be 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. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists].

Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association [ABCFP, APEGBC, BCIA, PIBC]. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, consider applying to the Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 30R opportunity via Requisition 65130.

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

Resume required: 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.