Director, Resource Development
Management Band 4

An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.

Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role

The Tenure and Geoscience Branch is responsible for granting access to Crown-owned petroleum and natural gas resources through tenure dispositions, managing the life cycle of a petroleum and natural gas tenures and supporting strategic initiatives around land use to provide access to Crown-owned petroleum and natural resources. A range of functions exist to support these activities including administrative functions, professional geoscience expertise, policy development, relationship building with various stakeholders and governments, financial and revenue management, information systems management and public information/customer service.

The Director, Resource Development, plans, implements and manages programs related to the development of Crown-owned petroleum and natural gas resources and associated tenures, which has significant revenue implications.  As the ministry’s program director, the position oversees and manages new petroleum and natural gas resource initiatives, including land use and resources access initiatives, and develops and implements policies, regulations and/or legislation to ensure a broad range of environmental, cultural, economic and social benefits are considered in the management of Crown-owned petroleum and natural gas resources.  The position also leads or oversees community consultations, liaises with other provincial and federal governments, and provides strategic advice to support treaty negotiations and land entitlement claims. The position may also function as the provincial statutory decision-maker for the disposition of petroleum and natural gas tenures. The position’s work enhances collaboration and partnership with industry, Indigenous Peoples, natural resource sector partners and stakeholders.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

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 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 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:

  • A post-secondary degree in geography, earth sciences, resource management, public administration, commerce, business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required;
  • Experience in program management in the oil and gas sector is required;
  • Experience with First Nations engagement, consultation and negotiation is required;
  • Experience leading and resolving complex staff and/or client issues

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.


Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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