Resource Coordination Officer

Company: Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
Location: Surrey, British Columbia

BC Public Service
Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation
Resource Coordination Officer
Provide creative and innovative solutions to support sustainable development and the building of resilient relationships with First Nations.
Salary $57,653.70–$72,008.82 annually

This opportunity is also posted as a STO under REQ 58425

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation has a permanent, full-time position on its South Coast regional team that is an excellent opportunity to broaden your experience in supporting agreements with First Nations. We are looking for a person who is interested in supporting the negotiation and implementation of agreements, someone who thrives on complexity and uncertainty, and who handles sensitive situations with discretion and tact. The South Coast regional team leads and supports the negotiation and implementation of treaty and non-treaty agreements, and provides leadership in the development of related reconciliation and engagement strategies with First Nations. Key responsibilities of this position include: leading research and conducting policy, geo-spatial and data analysis to inform agreements, leading and supporting responses to First Nation inquiries and emerging issues, coordinating inter-agency working groups and project teams, delivering training sessions, providing decision support and briefing materials for negotiations, and administering information management.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • 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 3 years related experience.
  • Or a master’s degree and 2 years related experience.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training from a recognized institution, and at least 5–6 years related experience may be considered (resource management or program management experience and demonstrated experience participating on project teams to develop and foster respectful and long-term relationships with First Nations).
  • Registered, or immediately eligible, for registration, or fully licensed as a registered professional forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals, a professional geoscientist with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, a professional agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists, a professional architect with the Architectural Institute of BC, or a professional land surveyor with the Association of BC Land Surveyors.

To learn more, including how to apply online by March 25, 2019 please visit: