Local recruitment: Flood initiatives Lead

British Columbia Public Service

British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Title: BAND 3 – Flood initiatives Lead

Position Classification: Band 3

Union: N/A

Work Options: Hybrid


Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Duncan, BC V9L 6B1 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
New Westminster, BC V3M 6H8 CA
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3M7 CA

Salary Range: $86,200.00 – $122,100.01 annually

Close Date: 12/1/2023

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date:

Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division: Water Management Branch

Job Summary

Join dedicated professionals making valuable contributions to the lives of British Columbians

The Water Management Branch (WMB) provides leadership, operational policy support and oversight for regional and headquarters water programs, co-ordination with regional and other agencies on water issues, specialized expertise in administration of the Water Sustainability Act, and delivery of specific lines of business including flood hazard management, dam safety, river flow forecasting, drought management, emergency response, water utility regulation, water licencing and water use planning.

The Flood Initiatives Lead is responsible for leading intergovernmental relations and project management outcomes with First Nations, federal and local governments, and international counterparts in identifying and evaluating solutions and priority risk reduction opportunities, particularly through collaborative flood initiatives. Examples of this include leading the Ministry’s involvement in the Nooksack Transboundary Flood Initiative, the Sumas River Watershed Flood Mitigation Planning initiative, and supporting the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy’s “pathways to action”.  In addition to this, the Flood Initiatives Lead will be involved in evaluating and advising on funding requests for communities’ flood mitigation plan development and implementation. The Flood Initiatives Lead will facilitate teamwork on providing Provincial support and response to community-led flood initiatives among staff in the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture and Foods, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat and others.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in geography, land use planning, natural resources management, political science, law, public administration and a minimum of one year of recent, related experience*; OR
  • A related discipline and a minimum of three years’ recent, related experience*; OR
  • A minimum of five years recent, related experience*,

Related experience must include all of the following:

  • Experience developing and managing strategic relationships with First Nations and internal/external stakeholders
  • Experience in multi-party planning, project or program development for complex problems

Note: Traditional ecological knowledge and learning (related to a location within the borders of present-day British Columbia) may be considered in the equivalency of the required education and/or experience.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience at a senior level leading major projects of large scale and complexity that have multiple project delivery components. 
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships with executives and leading organizational change associated with implementation. 
  • Experience leading and coaching multi-disciplinary senior level professionals and/or managers in the development and implementation of complex projects.  
  • Experience in business planning, contract management, financial management, and negotiations.

Preference may be given to applicants with two or more of the following:

  • Preference may be given to applicants who self-identify Indigenous (First Nations, MĂ©tis or Inuit).
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a similar level of responsibility, and accountable for the similar types of projects and outcomes.
  • Experience working with First Nations communities and facilitating First Nations consultations or engagement.
  • Experience working on matters related to emergency management or natural resource sector stakeholders.
  • Experience with engaging, planning and coordinating with First Nations, local government, federal government, and U.S. counterparts on transboundary agreements or initiatives.
  • Formal training in Project Management and/or accreditation as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].

About this Position:
The BCGEU has agreed to a temporary exclusion for this position.  This is effective immediately and is limited to December 15, 2023. The status of this position is under review for permanent exclusion and if agreed to, will be excluded from the Union. The ministry is currently seeking permanent exclusion from the Union prior to the expiration date listed above.  Please be aware that in the event this position’s exclusion status is denied, this position will be evaluated according to the Public Service Job Evaluation Plan and placed in the Bargaining Unit. 
This position can be based out of any of the location(s) listed above.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This a temporary opportunity until March 31, 2024 and may be extended or become permanent. 
An eligibility list may be established. to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, MĂ©tis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES – You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category: Leadership and Management

Additional Information:  Job_Profile_107310





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