Project Leader

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

BC Public Service
Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation  
Project Leader
Salary $67,159.34–$83,882.06 annually

This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 30 via Requisition 48536

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) is the primary source of leadership to the Province in restructuring its relationship with First Nations based upon mutual respect, recognition, and reconciliation of aboriginal rights and title. MIRR is mandated with primary responsibility for the development and implementation of treaties and representing the interests of the Province and its citizens in the development and negotiation of comprehensive land claims settlements, revenue sharing, reconciliation, and other forms of agreements.

The Project Leader is a member of one of eight regional teams in the Ministry’s Negotiations and Regional Operations Division. Regional teams 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 agreements.

The Project Leader provides leadership as part of a regional team and works closely with negotiations staff from NROD and the two other Divisions in MIRR to lead regional engagement with First Nations and develop innovative approaches to achieving the Ministry’s mandate and advancing Government’s relationships with First Nations, industry, and the public.

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 7 years of related experience, or
  • Master’s degree and 5 years of related experience. Alternative education in conflict resolution/negotiation may be considered, or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training from a recognized institution and at least 7 years of 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).

To learn more, including how to apply online by March 19, 2018, please visit: