Indigenous Relations Liaison

Website Ministry of Forests

Ministry of Forests
Burns Lake, Houston, Smithers

This position can be based out of any of the locations listed above.

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

This position is also posted as an STO 24 under requisition 111982.

Indigenous Relations Liaison
$69,969.42 – $89,774.32 annually, plus $41.07 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Burns Lake; $37.64 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers; $41.07 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Houston.

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests. Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles: forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.

The Indigenous Relations Liaison works within the BCTS business area to develop and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples to advance BCTS’ business principle dedicated to true and lasting reconciliation. This role works directly with Indigenous Peoples and BCTS staff to plan and facilitate legal consultation processes (i.e., preparation, engagement, accommodation, decision and follow-up) consistent with legal requirements, reconciliation and relationship building, and supports senior staff in negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

Qualifications for this role include:

Registered, or eligible for registration, as professional (i.e., Registered Professional Forester) with the British Columbia association as required by the specialty area, and 2 (two) years of experience related to natural resource (i.e., forestry) or Indigenous Peoples relationship management. Registered Forest Technologist do not qualify as professionals under this classification series.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

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