Canada nationals: Technical Advisor (Climate Change)

British Columbia Public Service
Various, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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This position is located in Victoria, other locations may be considered:

Fort St. John, Prince George, Smithers, Williams Lake, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Nelson, Surrey, Nanaimo

Bring your commitment to excellence in resource management practices

The Climate Change and Integrated Planning Branch (CCIPB) in the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is accountable for strategic leadership of the ministry’s climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives.  The branch provides climate science, policy, and analysis to support implementation of the ministry’s action plan; oversees the Forest Carbon Initiative (FCI); and leads the ministry’s Integrated Investment Planning process.  

The Technical Advisor, Climate Change is the Ministry’s representative for inter-ministry and inter-agency climate change adaptation initiatives and issues, providing professional expertise on natural resource management as related to climate change.  This position is the technical authority in the adaptation field within the ministry, and oversees Ministry-specific climate change policy, research and projects, develops and supports implementation of provincial adaptation strategies, scientifically based standards, and policy positions to ensure legislation and policy reflects provincial, national and international climate change goals and obligations.   

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

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 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.

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

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

  • Degree in a related professional field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists BC).
  • Three years of senior level experience providing leadership and expertise in the development of science-based policy in a government, public sector, or similar highly regulatory environment.
  • Experience researching, analyzing and evaluating complex regulatory, technical, program-related or broad cross sector issues and information to assess the impact on policy or legislation.
  • Climate change expertise in the natural resource sector.

Please include your registration number for your speciality area within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed professional with one of the following associations: Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, or Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia). If you are not yet registered with any of these Professional Associations, please explain how you are immediately eligible for registration (i.e. currently a fully licensed registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFPthe BCIA or the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:                     

Cover letter required: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: 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: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - 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.