Posted Nov 9, 2021Land and Resource Specialist


Business: BC Public Service
Address: Merritt, B.C.




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Land and Resource Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 27

This position is located in Merritt, BC.
This position is also posted as a Licensed Science Officer (Other) 3 via Requisition 81991.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar vacancies in Merritt.
Confirmation of the following certification/membership is required at the time of a job offer following this competition: Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP).

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required by November 22, 2021. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

Influence and engage in natural resource management practices

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has a mandate to manage specified Crown land and resources in a manner that embraces the economic, environmental and social goals of government. These results are all essential to improving the global competitiveness of BC industry and our ability to attract private investment and to stimulate economic growth and job creation across the province.

The primary focus of this Land and Resource Specialist (LRS) position is to develop creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues, including the planning and implementation of District Wildfire Recovery efforts. 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. The LRS deals with complex natural resource issues involving multiple stakeholders and First Nations.

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. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your resume and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the following:

A Technical Diploma in a natural resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management), or an equivalent combination of education/training, and 5 or more years’ experience working in a natural resource discipline.
Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Forest Technologist with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP). 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 ABCFP. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
Experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a major project or regional initiative.
Experience in leading teams.
Experience managing operational budgets, including planning, forecasting, and reconciling activities with expenditures.
Experience managing relationships with senior level stakeholders.
Experience in implementing provincial and regional First Nations consultation procedures.
Experience and knowledge of conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.
Conduct field work which may include travel and outdoor work in all weather conditions, and flying in remote locations.
Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent.

Preference may be given for one or more of the following:
Experience in contract management.
Experience in supervising, leading and coaching staff.
Experience in managing, building, and maintaining co-operative and productive partnerships and effectively negotiating and consulting with multiple/concurrent external stakeholders.
Experience developing and/or implementing collaborative projects with First Nations communities or groups.
Experience co-ordinating and supporting the development, implementation, and monitoring of Fire Suppression Rehabilitation Plans.
Experience supporting the planning, development, and implementation of wildfire recovery activities.

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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered as a Forest Technologist (RFT) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals, or able to immediately transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction within 6 months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility with the ABCFP will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

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 the job to which you are applying.

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 listed in the job profile. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Note: for long or essay style questionnaires, we recommend saving frequently while completing it. You can also copy the questions into another document, complete it offline, then log back in and copy/paste your responses when you are ready to submit your application.

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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your resume may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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