Canada nationals: Senior Natural Resource Specialist

British Columbia Public Service

Fort St. John, BC, CA

A Rewarding Opportunity to Apply Your Management Expertise in Support of BC’s Natural Resources

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development [FLNRORD] delivers holistic and multi-faceted natural resource management and rural development programs and services for the Province of British Columbia. The ministry has the primary responsibility for managing BC’s water resources including authorizations, monitoring and forecasting.

British Columbia’s oldest interior community, Fort St. John is perfect for scenic drives, hiking, fishing, and camping, as it sits alongside the Peace River. Hiking is particularly nice in the surrounding provincial parks of Beatton Provincial Park and Charlie Lake Provincial park, where camping is also available. Its gentle rolling hills are perfect for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months.

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The Senior Natural Resource Specialist acts as the Team Lead for the program, provides supervision, conflict resolution, stakeholder engagement, project management and leadership within the FrontCounter BC office. The position may also lead or provide support to major projects teams (i.e. clean energy teams, project review teams, and mines review teams) or provincial initiatives as required.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact [email protected]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 [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific 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 and experience requirement as outlined below:

Education and Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in in a natural resource management related field and a minimum of 2 years of recent, related experience* OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a natural resource management related field and a minimum of 3 years of recent, related experience* OR
  • A Technical Diploma in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of recent, related experience* OR
  • A minimum of 7 years of recent, related experience*.

*Recent, related experience must include:

  • Experience in a natural resource team leadership role, leading program oversight, conflict resolution, and project management.
  • Experience representing a public sector natural resource in meetings, consultations and engagement with a wide network including local government, stakeholders, industry representatives, Indigenous peoples and citizens. 
  • Experience supervising employees in a union environment.

Preferred Experience

  • Preference may be given to candidates with a Master’s degree.

Willingness Statements

  • Valid BC driver’s license.
  • Willingness to do field work and to travel using aircraft, car and boat, sometimes in adverse weather conditions and alone in remote areas.

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:  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 start and end dates [month and year] of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. Your résumé must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month[s] and year[s] for your education and for each job in your employment history.

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.

Job Category
Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical
Additional Information

Job Profile_Senior Natural Resource Specialist





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