Job Posting: Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development Assistant Deputy Minister, Integrated Resource Operations Victoria, BC

Date Posted: 
January 4, 2018
Closing Date: 
January 15, 2018

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s land manager, responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land, cultural and natural resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land-based resources, works with rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies, and supports activities that provide benefits for all British Columbians both economically and environmentally. The ministry protects public safety through wildfire prevention, mitigation and suppression strategies and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities and access to British Columbia’s wilderness and backcountry.

The Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Integrated Resource Operations provides leadership to the Division, including strategic oversight for development of policy and practices to a number of operational program areas that are provincial in scope within the Ministry. The areas of responsibility include: Archaeology, Compliance and Enforcement, GeoBC, Heritage, Mountain Resorts, Recreational Sites and Trails BC.

The ADM provides expert, strategic advice to the Deputy Minister, the Minister, and where appropriate, the Premier and Cabinet. As ADM, you are a seasoned, self-directed executive leader who has vision, integrity and authenticity. Developing lasting, positive working relationships is key to your strategic business approach.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree in a business related discipline such as Public Administration, Business Management, or in Law; and extensive experience providing strategic and business leadership. The candidate will have an understanding of the challenges, complexities and issues inherent in stewardship and a record of success in a public profile position dealing with Ministers, senior government officials, the media and a variety of stakeholder groups.

The BC Public Service exemplifies the very nature of our amazing province. We provide a progressive, professional work environment balanced with a lifestyle that encompasses and endorses diversity, health and career growth.

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