ADMN O 24R - Knowledge and Capacity Development Coordinator

BC Public Service
Posted a month ago

Job Description

Posting Title

ADMN O 24R - Knowledge and Capacity Development Coordinator

Position Classification

Administrative Officer R24 Union GEU Location Castlegar, BC V1N 4P5 CA Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary) Parksville, BC V9P 2H7 CA Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA Salary Range $66,557.72 - $75,884.38 annually plus $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance for the Smithers location

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Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date 11/1/2024

Ministry/Organization BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests Ministry Branch / Division BC Wildfire Service Job Summary Knowledge and Capacity Development Coordinator Administrative Officer R24

This is a temporary opportunity until November 1, 2024 and may be extended or become permanent. This position can be performed from these Ministry of Forests locations: Victoria, Parksville, Kamloops, Castlegar, Williams Lake, Prince George or Smithers. Other locations may be considered. An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/ or permanent opportunities.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is responsible for managing fire on the landscape to protect life, mitigate impacts to values at risk, and encourage sustainable, healthy, and resilient ecosystems. BC Wildfire Service is committed to working in partnership with Indigenous peoples in delivering this mandate.

Government has committed to expanding the use of cultural and prescribed fire (C&Rx fire) in partnership with Indigenous peoples. Working closely with the rest of the project team, the Knowledge and Capacity Development Coordinator will manage a portfolio of research, knowledge development and capacity development activities developed through partnerships with Indigenous Nations and organizations, academic institutions, and ministry and external researchers and experts, to develop the scientific and Indigenous Knowledge foundation for the program. The position coordinates and directs these activities, develops work plans, establishes teams and sets priorities, and develops research briefing notes, reporting and communication documents, and leads, participates in and facilitates working groups, committees, and executive briefings.

The Knowledge and Capacity Development Coordinator coordinates the development of internal and external training, extension, certification, and other professional development aspects of capacity development for C&Rx fire. The position is responsible for working collaboratively with representatives of Indigenous Nations and organizations to identify opportunities to integrate Indigenous knowledge into provincial practices. The position has a strong focus on collaborative delivery with the organization’s partners, including First Nations, forest licensees, and other stakeholders.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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.

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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: Bachelor’s Degree in forestry, forest science, fire ecology or natural resource management, public or business administration, education, or social science field and one (1) year experience in research and financial/economic analysis; OR, Diploma in forestry, forest science, fire ecology or natural resource management, public or business administration, education, or social science field and three (3) years experience in research and financial/economic analysis. One (1) year experience leading complex projects and project components involving multiple stakeholders. Two (2) years' experience in emergency management, wildfire management, and/or natural resource sciences or management. Preference may be given to candidates with experience developing collaborative relationships with Indigenous partners and working with Indigenous and/or Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with BC Wildfire Service. Willingness Statements & Provisos To be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments, and corporate structures. To keep current on emerging issues. To take in-house training and certification as required. To fly in aircraft (fixed wing and rotary) as required. To work extended hours, including weekends, and be on standby with limited notice in accordance with the preparedness plan. To travel and overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as required. To participate in Incident Command System positions as assigned. To travel throughout B.C. 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.


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Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - 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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