Project Leader
Scientific Technical Officer 30

Skeena Region – Smithers, BC

An eligibility list may be established.

Come join our team! The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR), Negotiations and Regional Operations Division, North Area is seeking a dynamic individual with excellent project management and leadership skills to be part of our team. This is an excellent opportunity in the Indigenous relations field as a Project Leader in the Skeena Region.

MIRR leads the Province of BC in efforts towards true, lasting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in BC, based upon mutual respect, recognition and reconciliation of Indigenous rights and title. MIRR is mandated to work collaboratively and respectfully with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear, cross-government vision of reconciliation to guide the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court decision. MIRR is central to the government’s vision of creating sustainable Indigenous communities through strategies including closing the socio-economic gap, cultural recognition, economic development and the negotiation of treaties and other forms of lasting agreements.

Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Project Leader is a member of one of eight regional teams in the ministry’s Negotiations and Regional Operations Division (NROD). Regional teams located in Nanaimo, Surrey, Smithers, Fort St. John, Prince George, Williams Lake, Kamloops and Cranbrook lead and support negotiations for non-treaty agreements (Strategic Engagement Agreements, Reconciliation Agreements, Forestry Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreements, Economic and Community Development Agreements and other agreements), support negotiations of treaty agreements (incremental treaty agreements, agreements-in-principle and final agreements) and facilitate implementation of treaty and non-treaty agreements.

The Project Leader provides leadership to as part of a dynamic regional team that works closely with negotiations staff from NROD, and the two other divisions in MIRR, to lead regional engagement with Indigenous Peoples and develop innovative approaches to achieving the ministry’s mandate and advancing government’s relationships with Indigenous Peoples, industry, and the public. The Project Leader leads the development of resilient relationships with Indigenous Peoples and develops innovative reconciliation and engagement strategies with Indigenous Peoples to advance the provincial economy, job creation, economic diversification, and revenue to the Crown. The Project Leader is accountable for leading the initiation, negotiation and implementation of cross-ministry agreements with Indigenous Peoples and collaboration with stakeholders and Natural Resource ministries/agencies.

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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.

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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 Bachelor’s Degree in a resource management related field (i.e. land planning, forestry, geography, natural resource management, land management, agriculture, natural resource biology, environmental law/management, urban/regional land use planning, land surveying, geology, engineering related to natural resources, science, public/business administration, resource management, geoscience) and a minimum of 7 years related experience;  OR
  • Master’s Degree and 5 years related experience.  Alternative education in conflict resolution/negotiation will be considered; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training from a recognized institution and at least 7-8 years related experience may be considered (e.g. team supervision, project leadership, resource management planning, program management, conflict resolution/negotiation, and/or developing and fostering respectful and long-term relationships with First Nations).

Minimum 5-7 years combined experience in the following areas:

  • Researching and analyzing BC Indigenous issues, history and political structures and supporting the development of options and negotiation strategies.
  • Coordinating public consultation processes dealing with land use and resource management issues involving federal, provincial and local government jurisdictions.
  • Using project management tools, techniques and tracking systems and participate in multiple concurrent projects, independently or in teams within time and resource constraints and demonstrated experience adapting to changing priorities, emergent issues, competing and conflicting demands.
  • Participating in interest-based negotiations and conflict and dispute resolution.
  • Managing a program or branch budget.


Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Those who self-identify as Indigenous.
  • Experience working with Indigenous organizations and/or communities.


Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the 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 cover letter should be no more than 1 page and must clearly demonstrate that you meet the minimum education and experience job requirements set out in the job profile.

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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