Licensed Stewardship Planning Specialist

Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship
Vernon, Revelstoke, Nelson, Kamloops or Clearwater (Hybrid)

Licensed Stewardship Planning Specialist
$75,454.69 - $96,020.36 annually

The Provincial Caribou Recovery Program provides provincial coordination, strategic direction, funding and general oversight to recover caribou in B.C.

The Licensed Stewardship Planning Specialist leads the development of creative strategic solutions to complex conservation biology issues. The position bridges environmental, social and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance caribou recovery in partnership with First Nations. The position will lead a diverse project team of multidisciplinary specialists across multiple agencies and is responsible for the management, coordination and delivery of strategic initiatives from initiation through to conclusion. The position deals with complex natural resource issues requiring skills in developing relationships with First Nations and interested parties.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists).  (Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with their professional organization. Confirmation of registration / eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made).
  • A Master’s degree in planning-related field (e.g., natural resource planning or conservation planning) and 24 months related experience*; OR
  • Undergraduate Degree in a planning-related field (e.g., natural resource planning or conservation planning) plus a minimum of 36 months’ related experience*; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and 5 years of related experience* may be considered.

*Related experience must include:

  • Experience in natural resource planning or systematic conservation planning.
  • Experience building collaborative relationships with First Nations.
  • Experience in managing project teams and/or leading a major project or a component of a major project or regional initiative, including identifying deliverables, developing project requirements, contract negotiation, performance management.
  • Experience with engagement and liaison practices, including building and maintaining relationships with internal and/or external interested parties, including around contentious issues and conflict situations.

For more information and to apply online by November 29, 2023, please go to: