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BC Public Service

BAND 4 - Director, Forest Carbon and Climate Services - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Full Time
7 days ago
92,700 to 123,200 per year
Posting Title
BAND 4 - Director, Forest Carbon and Climate Services - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Band 4


Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$92,700.24 - $123,200.20 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Climate Change and Integrated Planning, Office of the Chief Forester Division

Job Summary

Director, Forest Carbon and Climate Services
Management Band 4

This position is located in Victoria, but other locations may be consideredsubject to operational requirements and space availability.

Amendment January 10, 2022: Posting closing date extended to January 17, 2022.

One (1) full-time, permanent position available
Position located in Victoria, BC
An eligibility list may be established
Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually
This position is excluded from union membership

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

Bring your vision, leadership and strategic climate change planning skills to this important role

The Director of the Forest Carbon and Climate Services Branch in the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is accountable for strategic leadership of the ministry's climate change mitigation and adaptation work, including funding programs. The director is also responsible for the ministry's emerging framework for integrated investment planning (IIP).

The branch provides climate science, policy, and analysis to support implementation of the ministry's climate action plans. The climate team works with other agencies, including the Climate Action Secretariat and the federal government's climate science group to support broader provincial and federal climate objectives. The team also develops and promotes innovative forest carbon management in the natural resource sector.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, the Director holds joint accountability for establishing a high-performing organization, creating a responsive legislative, strategic and policy framework, designing and delivering funding programs and successfully delivering the ministry Annual Service Plan with respect to climate change.

This work requires leadership in a matrix environment across divisions, including directing and reporting on delivery of actions.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) team can offer you: .

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, withstunning beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336 .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • University degree in forestry, natural resource management, economics, business administration, public administration, political science, environmental studies or a related discipline.


At least two years of recent (within the last 5 years) related experience in each of the following areas:
  • Leading climate change policy development within the natural resource sector
  • Supervising multi-disciplinary employees in a union environment
  • Negotiating solutions and partnerships with government agencies, First Nations, other levels of government and stakeholders and managing controversial issues
  • Providing advice and recommendations in written and oral briefings to executive decision-makers and multi-stakeholder groups

Preference may be given to candidates who fulfill all the requirements identified above, and also meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Advanced education (e.g. Masters or PhD) related to climate change
  • Experience leading forest sector policy development and/or program delivery
  • Experience establishing and reconciling program and project objectives, priorities and budgets

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES -Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

* IMPORTANT: Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category
Leadership and Management
Management and Executive