Ministry of Forests
December 6, 2023
810 Blanchard Street, Victoria
Job Type
Application Deadline
British Columbia


Ministry of Forests
Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Prince George, Vanderhoof

This position can be based out of any of the locations listed above. Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work three (3) or more days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

This position is also posted as a STO 27 under requisition 107853.

Indigenous Relations Team Lead
$75,454.69 - $96,020.36 annually

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests. Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles, forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.

The Indigenous Relations Team Lead works within the BCTS business area and across business areas and is instrumental in developing and maintaining positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples to advance BCTS’ business principle dedicated to true and lasting reconciliation. The position supervises Indigenous Relations Liaison and leads engagement and reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Peoples. The position also facilitates more complex legal consultation processes with Indigenous Peoples and leads and supports the negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with Indigenous Peoples. The position leads activities where a First Nation overlaps with multiple business areas and in situations involving more complex First Nations interests or initiatives.

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 three (3) years of experience related to natural resource (i.e., forestry) or Indigenous Peoples relationship management. Registered Forest Technologist do not qualify as professionals under this classification series.
  • Experience in successfully negotiating/mediating solutions with Indigenous Peoples’ communities.
  • 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 January 3, 2024, please go to:

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