Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Operations Division – South Area

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Kamloops, Cranbrook or Williams Lake
We are seeking a visionary strategic professional to lead natural resource regional and provincial operations outcomes, accountabilities and deliverables
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. The South Area encompasses the Kootenay Boundary Region, the Cariboo Region and the Thompson Okanagan Region, covers two time zones, several mountain ranges and a geographic area of 250 000 square kilometres in southern British Columbia. An estimated 682,000 people reside within the area boundary, and approximately 87 First Nations Bands and tribal councils are located within the three regions.
The Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Operations Division – South Area leads the strategic planning to deliver on the Division’s mandate within the context of the Ministry’s overall mandate and plan. The ADM is responsible for overall leadership of the south area, with primary accountabilities for the access to and management of land and resources, including licensing, permitting, monitoring, reporting, stewardship management, research, treatment, protection and other operational activities. The position leads strategic engagement, consultation and collaboration with First Nations on resource development agreements and land use initiatives.

Qualifications for this role include post-secondary education; extensive experience providing strategic and business leadership, leading senior leaders; an understanding of the challenges, complexities and issues inherent in stewardship; and, a record of success in a public profile position proactively working with Ministers, senior government officials, local governments and First Nations, the media, and a variety of stakeholder groups. 

Success in this role involves the ability to work in a changing environment which requires both strategic thinking and strong management and leadership skills. You are an articulate, dynamic, self-directed and problem-solving leader. You must be able to translate political and policy direction into action using positive working relationships both inside and outside government. Candidates must maintain a record of success as a leader who establishes goals, accomplishes change, develops people and teams, builds relationships, solves problems, and ensures accountability.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply before June 27, 2018, please go to

Location: Kamloops, Cranbrook or Williams Lake, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Forestry/Arboriculture,Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: June 8, 2018, 2:13 pm
Expires: June 27, 2018, 4:30 pm