Canada nationals: Executive Director (Natural Resources)

British Columbia Public Service
Victoria, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


Please note: this job post has expired! To the best of our knowledge, this job is no longer available and this page remains here for archival purposes only.

A Visionary Executive Leadership Role in Support of BC’s Natural Resources

The Resource Stewardship Division provides executive direction, statutory decision-making and strategic oversight for the sustainable stewardship of natural resources.  The division consists of three sections: Natural Resources, Resource Planning and Assessment, and Species at Risk.

Natural Resources develops, implements, and evaluates legislation, policies, practices, initiatives, plans and programs for all aspects of resource stewardship, including (Freshwater) Fisheries and Aquatic Habitat, Wildlife and Habitat, Water Resources, and Strategic Initiatives and Indigenous Relations.

The Executive Director, Natural Resources, is a senior provincial leader and program steward, operating with considerable independence to direct and accomplish government goals and priorities across the natural resource sector. The position directs, develops, implements, and evaluates legislation, strategic and operational plans, and the delivery of programs associated with province-wide natural resource stewardship and leadership. The position sets executive direction and strategic oversight for natural resources priorities, policies, field practices and initiatives; creates and integrates a province-wide service delivery model; and manages high-profile programs within the Resource Stewardship Division. The position directs four program (branch) directors and acts as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Resource Stewardship Division, when required.

This is a rare opportunity to truly influence the future of our province’s natural resources at an executive level.  We pride ourselves in valuing our leaders and employees and we offer a professional environment where innovative ideas are welcome and the work environment is fast-paced and rewarding.  For more information on what the BC Public Service has to offer, please visit What the BC Public Service offers You.

For complete details about this opportunity, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link:  Your Job Application.  If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.cabefore the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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.

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


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:


  • University degree in a field related to Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Management, Business/Public Administration or equivalent.  Master’s preferred.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior management capacity, including dealing with politically sensitive and provincially significant issues and developing policy, procedures and corporate practices, strategic business and organizational planning, and procurement and financial management. (more than 5 years’ experience preferred).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading high-profile projects and initiatives and providing leadership to teams comprised of cross-functional and multijurisdictional government representatives and external stakeholders (more than 5 years’ experience preferred).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience collaborating with First Nations, including developing engagement strategies and identifying pathways for effective communication (more than 5 years’ experience preferred).
  • Experience leading and coaching diverse, geographically dispersed teams, including developing strategic goals, defining performance measures, managing a budget and assigning resources, and supervising staff (preferred).
  • Experience in positively resolving conflicts, preferably at the senior/executive management level.   

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.

A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Résumé: YES - Ensure your résumé includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates [month and year] and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.