Senior Advisor, First Nations Relations

BC Public Service
Posted 2 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

AMENDMENT (Monday March 14): This posting has been extended and will now close Monday, March 21 at 11:00 PM Pacific Time.

Senior Advisor, First Nations Relations Scientific Technical Officer R27 - Resource

Currently there is one 1 permanent opportunity available. This position can be worked from the following communities: Cranbrook, Castlegar, or Nelson. An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities. The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.

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.

An exciting leadership opportunity

The Senior Advisor, First Nations Relations is responsible for forging strong working relationships with First Nations, government staff and stakeholders to advance the government’s commitments to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The position manages Indigenous consultation activities for projects which have high economic value, high risk for legal challenges, or high political impacts.

The Senior Advisor provides advice on consultation and engagement with Indigenous groups, based on their expertise in Aboriginal Law, crown-Indigenous relations, and their strong leadership skills. This position will also supervise Advisors and Analysts who are also carrying out consultation, and engaging with Indigenous groups.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (

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 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.

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

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

• Undergraduate Degree or higher in resource management or related field and 2 years of related experience; OR • Diploma in resource management or related field and 3 years of related experience; OR • An equivalent combination of education and 5 years of related experience may be considered. Related experience includes all of the following: • Experience in participating in consultations/negotiations with First Nations. • Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues. • Experience in policy development and implementation.

Preference may be given to applicants with 1 or more of the following: • 2 years or more of experience working with First Nations governments, communities and/or organizations. • 2 years or more of experience with constitutional and statutory responsibilities associated with First Nations consultation. • Experience in supervising licensed and non-licensed professional and technical staff including assignment of work and evaluation of performance. • Experience in policy development and implementation. • Experience working in natural resource management, in British Columbia. • Experience and training in project management.

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 (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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