STO-RE 24R - Advisor, Indigenous Relations
Government of British Columbia
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
16h ago

Advisor, First Nations Relations

Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24

Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.

This is to establish an eligibility list for future temporary or permanent positions

Currently available : Temporary position until September 2022. This position may become permanent.

Position is located in Nanaimo

Bring your strong communication, analytical and relationship building skills to this important and challenging position.

The West Coast Region First Nations Relations Team is a dynamic group of professionals who work closely with Ministry business lines, our four districts, and in a cross-agency capacity to support the consultation process with indigenous communities as well as advancing reconciliation with First Nations.

The dynamic WC regional team, located in Nanaimo, provides expert consultation advice and decision-making support relating to multiple business areas and Districts in the West Coast Region.

As a skilled and effective written and verbal communicator, the successful candidate will work with First Nations and responsible ministry staff on natural resource applications.

A collaborative approach is crucial to this role as you successfully establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide variety of contacts including : First Nations, industry, non-profit organizations, communities, various levels of government, and the public at large.

The First Nations Advisor roles and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, research and analysis of First Nation and natural resource issues, write and / or review reports, coordinate and facilitate meetings (internal / external), support internal resources and tool development, and participate in stakeholder or First Nation engagement or consultation processes.

Additionally, the position contributes to and / or leads First Nations consultation processes (i.e. preparation, engagement, accommodation, decision and follow-up).

Located on Vancouver Island’s south east coast, offers incredible access to the outdoors with phenomenal local parks, a vast networks of mountain bike trails, river and ocean fishing all the while being ideally situated for further afield camping, hiking, skiing and watersport adventures.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career.

Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a 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.

The is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service.

For advice and guidance on applying and / or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email : or by phone : 778-698-1336.

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 page on the MyHR website.

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

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below :

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher related to the natural resource sector (e.g., forestry, resource management, environmental science, law, public administration, social sciences) or equivalent plus 3 years of related experience OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Related Experience must include all of the following the following :

  • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
  • Experience or demonstrated acumen for working with First Nations or Indigenous communities and facilitating an engagement and or consultation process.
  • Relevant education and experience may be considered.

    Preferences may be given to the following :

  • Experience working with Indigenous Peoples and Communities in Canada.
  • Experience undertaking research, report / document writing, and presenting results or conclusions.
  • Individuals who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.
  • Strong understanding of the Provincial reconciliation mandate and commitments.
  • 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 : 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 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 (COMPREHENSIVE) - 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 allot 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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