Land and Resource Specialist – Great Bear Rainforest

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Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Job Description

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Port McNeill

Land and Resource Specialist – Great Bear Rainforest
$64,086.02 – $80,042.76 annually plus $38.87 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber.  BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.

BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website

As the Land and Resource Specialist you will be representing BCTS on various working groups within the Great Bear Rainforest made up of First Nations, Licensees and Environmental Groups. These include Joint Solutions Project, Operational Implementation Committee and Coast Forest Conservation Initiative. As part of these working groups you will be helping lead the implementation, review and monitoring of the GBRO. You will also be the critical bridge of communication between Operation Staff and the high level planning associated with the GBRO.

You will be responsible for leading the Spatial Landscape Reserve Design under the GBRO with the support of GIS and Operational Staff. This involves co-locating multiple landbase values and First Nations interests, with consideration for ecological representation, as well as the management of current, and recruitment of future Old Growth.

Qualifications for this role include:

·         Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and three years (gained within the last five) of experience in planningoperational forestry.

·         Experience in project management.

·         Significant experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a major project or regional initiative.

·         Experience in managing collaborative project teams.

·         Experience with conflict and dispute resolution principles and practices.

·         Valid B.C. driver’s license.
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