General Counsel

BC Public Service - Forest Practices Board
Posting Date:
Feb 23, 2021
Company/Firm:
BC Public Service - Forest Practices Board
Area of Law:
Administrative
Position Type:
FT
Location:
The location for this position is negotiable.
Experience:
7 years

Description

The location for this position is negotiable.

General Counsel
Legal Counsel Level 2: $125,314.73 - $162,516.77 annually
Legal Counsel Level 3: $167,347.73 - $192,174.04 annually

Apply your legal counsel expertise to help ensure sound management of BC’s Forests

The Forest Practices Board serves the public interest as the independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices in BC. Through its independent audits and investigations, the Board reports to the public about compliance with the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act, as well as appropriateness of government’s enforcement of the Acts.

We are recruiting a General Counsel to advise the Board members and staff on a wide variety of issues related to administrative law, the mandate of the Board, and matters of policy and legislation related to the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Wildfire Act.

The position also represents the Board in administrative appeals and leads special projects examining forest and range practice issues.

This is a rare opportunity for a seasoned legal counsel with resource sector experience to contribute to sound forest and range practices in BC.

The ideal candidate will thrive on diverse work assignments and enjoy working in a small, cohesive organization with a reputation for constructively promoting sound forest and range management. A strong stewardship ethic and a commitment to continuous improvement are desirable attributes.

Qualifications for this role include:

Membership with the Law Society of BC.

At least seven years of senior level experience, including at least three years’ experience directly dealing with natural resource management issues. Experience includes:

  • legal services;
  • program delivery, project management, investigations, policy development, negotiations, dispute resolution, or equivalent experience;
  • dealing with high profile organizations and sensitive issues in a fair and objective manner; and,
  • writing reports and briefing notes for senior executive.

Preference may be given for one or both of the following:

  • a degree in forestry, biology, engineering, or resource management with professional accreditation in one of those fields;
  • experience conducting litigation before the Forest Appeals Commission, or a similar administrative tribunal setting.
     

For more information and to apply online by March 12, 2021, please visit our website.

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