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Opportunity Type:

Advisor, Indigenous Relations
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2

An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar temporary and permanent vacancies.
This position will be located in Burns Lake, BC.  Alternate locations are subject to Ministry operational requirements and space availability at time of offer.
This position is also posted as a STO 24R under REQ 84597.

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.  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.

Employ your expert negotiation abilities to have a positive impact on Natural Resource Operations

We are seeking a talented Indigenous Relations Advisor to join our wonderful team in the Nadina Resource District.

The Indigenous Relations Advisor will focus on reviewing proposals for the use of natural resources on Crown Land and determining the impact on First Nations either identified or potential traditional use areas. The Advisor also plans and leads the facilitation of the First Nations consultation process and ensures legal obligations have been met.  This position is a recommending authority on whether the proposed work should proceed.

Among other responsibilities, this position will facilitate and lead Indigenous Relations consultations and manage the process by developing the consultation framework and decision-making process, establishing working relationships with the Indigenous community, organizing consultation sessions, and providing program-specific professional advice.

Affordable living and an easy lifestyle are some of the biggest benefits of living in Burns Lake. Neighborhoods are in close range to shopping, and the town is situated on a beautiful lake, further surrounded by wilderness and some of BC’s largest freshwater lakes where sport fishing is a popular activity for both residents and visitors. Burns Lake is proud of its reputation of having a strong sense of culture and incredible local talents to showcase.

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

In addition to this great opportunity and amazing location, working for the BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits.

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 information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position-related inquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 and experience as outlined below:

  • Degree related to the natural resource sector (e.g., forestry, resource management, agrology, environmental science) or a related discipline.
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, as a licenced professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area.  (i.e., Association of Forest
  • Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)).  Note: Immediately eligible for full registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the relevant BC professional association.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with First Nations communities and facilitating First Nations consultations.

Preference may be given to candidates who fulfill all of the requirements listed above and also have one or more of the following:

  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Experience or education in forestry or natural resource management.
  • Experience or education related to Indigenous Peoples relationship management.

Willingness Statements

This position requires you to have a valid FULL BC driver’s license (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver’s license from another province or jurisdiction.
Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.

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.



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. 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. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 24R opportunity via Requisition 84597.

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 allow 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.

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