This Posting is for filling permanent Land & Resource Coordinator Vacancies. An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities. This competition is for Fort St James, Mackenzie, Prince George, and Vanderhoof.
Telework Agreements may be available dependent on satisfactory performance. It is important to note that a significant presence in the regional office will still be required and for the first 3 months of employment you will be required to be in the office a minimum of 4 days per week.
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.
The Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship is accountable for integrated water, land and natural resource management and cross-sector legislation, policy, and objective setting for land and marine environments. The Ministry has been created to support and enable natural resource sector wide integrated decision-making and provide a pathway to economic activity, environmental sustainability, advancing and balancing Indigenous reconciliation. Building on integrated land and resource management efforts in the past, the Ministry will seek to build a new vision for land and resource management in collaboration with natural resource ministries and First Nations that will embrace shared decision making on the land base. The Ministry will strengthen integration across the sector to mitigate, plan, respond and adapt our management practices, including a focus on effectively managing cumulative effects. The Ministry will advance cross ministry governance and bring together multidisciplinary teams from across government to address the most challenging, highest priority cross-sector initiatives and strategic priorities. The Ministry will be accountable for providing resource and geographically based information and analysis to support timely, evidence-informed policy and ensuring that decision-makers across the sector have the best information available upon which to base their decisions.
The Land Use Policy, Planning and Ecosystems Division works in partnership with Indigenous governments to advance modernized land use planning with community, stakeholder, and public input including operating and expanding Indigenous forums (e.g., Environmental Stewardship Initiative and Collaborative Stewardship Framework) and working with First Nations on collaborative stewardship of natural resources and monitoring of cumulative effects. This division chairs the Regional Management Committees and Indigenous forums throughout the province ensuring alignment between provincial and regional priorities. This division is also responsible for conservation science, species and ecosystem policy, and coordinating provincial species and ecosystems at risk management and recovery actions across the province.
Strategic land use planning will help to bring clarity to the land base by determining which activities should happen where and will ensure land use decisions reflect other key considerations such as regional growth strategies, key transportation and infrastructure corridors, effects of climate change, etc. This function will be responsible for supporting the Regional Management Committees and Indigenous forums.
The Land and Resource Coordinator supports the Area Based Approach and is responsible for facilitating the implementation of initiatives that require working with diverse teams and cross-sector coordination. This position manages the collection of complex natural resource data and is accountable for analyzing the data and developing options to support advice to statutory decision makers. While engaging directly with a wide variety of stakeholders this position facilities and coordinates projects to resolve complex stewardship issues and support land/resource management decisions.
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For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca).