Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Operations Division – North Area

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Prince George, Fort St John or Smithers
We are seeking a leader in natural resource management to achieve 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 North Area encompasses the Northeast, Omenica and Skeena Regions and covers the northern half of the province. A significant part of the area is remote wilderness, with few roads and scattered communities; most of the population is located along Highways 16 and 97. The North Area is experiencing change in its ecosystems, local economies and communities. These changes influence the environment, and can bring economic opportunity as well as the potential for significant changes to the workforce, infrastructure, and communities that support them.

The Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Operations Division – North 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 north 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 First Nations engagement, collaboration and consultation on resource development agreements and land use initiatives.

Qualifications for this role include post-secondary education; extensive experience providing strategic and business leadership; 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. 

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 August 24, 2018, please go to

Location: Prince George, BC
Region: North Central / Cariboo
Professional Categories: Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: July 17, 2018, 3:42 pm
Expires: August 24, 2018, 4:30 pm