Regional Manager, Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley/Sea to Sky - Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Combine your business acumen and program management background in this rewarding leadership role. 
 
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is looking for a talented business professional to be the Regional Manager for the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley Region,a region that spans the Sea to Sky area in the west, to the Fraser Valley in the east, with an emphasis on rural communities within the region.  Reporting to the South Coast Regional Director, the Regional Manager plays a key role in facilitating on-the-ground ministry and cross-government initiatives. You are a skilled communicator with a collaborative approach, able to work with communities to identify economic opportunities, support community and regional economic development initiatives, and assist communities to strengthen and diversify their economies. Priorities of this key role encompass identifying emerging economic issues, assessing the competitive market place and analyzing industry sector market trends in the region. You will lead the design, development, delivery, coordination and implementation of economic development initiatives in support of rural and regional economic development goals. An accomplished leader, you provide sound guidance and direction in a dynamic and challenging environment that balances ministry strategies with stakeholder interests in rural economic and community development.
 
This role demands a high degree of confidence, professional judgement and business acumen as well as the ability to use diplomacy, tact and influence in developing and maintaining critical strategic and operational relationships with First Nations, local government, colleagues, and industry leaders. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to use your ingenuity and project management skills while working directly with local leaders, industry and businesses, the Regional Economic Operations Branch may be the right fit for you.
 
In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for an astonishing nine years in a rowand one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2016.  The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and unlimited opportunities for career learning and development.  
 
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact dale.richardson@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you experience technical difficulties submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section below.
 
NOTE:  Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
 
Posting Close Date: 2017-12-18