Ministry of Forests
August 17, 2023
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British Columbia


Ministry of Forests

Burns Lake, Houston, Smithers (hybrid)

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 104207.

Indigenous Relations Liaison

$67,931.58 - $ 86,624.56 annually; $39.85 isolation allowance for Burns Lake or Houston;
$36.53 isolation allowance for Smithers

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) works collaboratively with regional and district operations to plan, develop, and auction a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume. BCTS operates as a for-profit entity within a government organization. Its goal is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the Market Pricing System through auctions of timber harvested from British Columbia’s public land. Three overarching principles guide BCTS operations: 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 of true and lasting reconciliation. The position 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 Forest Professionals British Columbia (FPBC), as required by the specialty area, and 2 (two) years of experience related to natural resource 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.

For more information and to apply online by September 11, 2023, please go to:

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