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STO-RE 27R - Land and Resource Specialist

16 days ago
Posting Title
STO-RE 27R - Land and Resource Specialist

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R27 - Res


Multiple Locations, BC CA
Nanaimo, BC V9T6L8 CA
Port McNeill, BC V0N 3R0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$69,900.80 - $79,791.25 annually (plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance for Port McNeill)

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary Assignment (TA)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Regional Operations/Coast Area/West Coast Region

Job Summary

Land and Resource Specialist

Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 27
  • 2 Year Temporary Appointment / Auxiliary position which may be extended or become permanent.
  • Position can be located in Port McNeill or Nanaimo. If based in Nanaimo, regular biweekly travel to Port McNeill is expected.
  • An eligibility list may be established for similar permanent and/or temporary vacancies in the District or Regional Office.
  • This position is also posted as a Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 3 via Requisition 63957

An exciting opportunity to work in partnership with an Indigenous community on a high priority planning project supporting the modernization of land use planning in the province.

The West Coast Region is seeking a results-oriented, natural resource management professional with collaborative planning experience to join our team. Respectful of the rich Indigenous history in BC, the work will facilitate meaningful relationships and provide an opportunity to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. With forestry as its main focus, the Land and Resource Specialist position provides for personal and career growth through the assignment of diverse and interesting work.

Working with the local Indigenous community, the Land and Resource Specialist will represent the Province in a cooperative landscape-level land use planning project. Collectively you will review current land use designations and management objectives, with a particular focus on the Vancouver Island Summary Land Use Plan and the Vancouver Island Land Use Plan Higher Level Order, explore opportunities for changes that are responsive to the interests of the parties, and engage with stakeholders and the public.

We are seeking a highly organized individual that can effectively lead a diverse project team. Dealing with complex natural resource issues, the Land and Resource Specialist will be responsible for the management, coordination and outcome of this time-sensitive project from initiation through to conclusion.

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. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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.
A career with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance.

The BC Public Service offers excellent benefits, opportunities for learning and development and much more. Your earnings include benefits for health and wellness, life insurance, retirement and more - reflecting the true value of our employees.

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


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a natural resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management) or an equivalent combination of education/training plus, 3 or more years' experience working in a natural resource discipline; OR,
  • A Technical Diploma in a natural resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Geography, or Natural Resource Management) or an equivalent combination of education/training plus, 5 or more years' experience working in a natural resource discipline.
  • Demonstrated recent [within last 5 years] and relevant experience managing technical and/or professional staff in natural resource management in a direct, matrix or project management environment.
  • Demonstrated recent [within last 5 years] knowledge and/or experience with Regional Land Use Planning Processes in the context of natural resource management in BC.
  • Demonstrated recent [within last 3 years] experience in a multiple stakeholders and partners environment understanding perspectives, conflicts and facilitating / developing solutions.
  • Recent [within last 3 years] experience related to First Nations consultation, collaboration and relationship building in British Columbia.
  • Experience with geospatial analysis and data preferred.
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 driver's licence.

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.

A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please ensure you clearly articulate how you meet the job requirements. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Résumé: YES - Ensure your résumé includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates [month and year] and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history - including all relevant information that relates to the specific job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a standard online questionnaire [current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.]

Job Category
Scientific and Technical