Organization Type: Crown
Job Specifications:

Associate Deputy Minister – Forest Sector
Ministry of Forests
Various Locations in BC

The Ministry of Forests has the responsibility to manage, protect and conserve the province’s forest, range, and archeological resources to achieve economic, environmental, cultural, and social benefits for all British Columbians. The ministry establishes the policy and conditions for access to, and use of, the province’s forests, leads the province’s wildfire response and mitigation, and addresses climate change by enhancing the role of forests and forest products as carbon sinks. The Ministry is continually pursuing ways to strengthen partnerships, collaboration, and engagement with Indigenous Peoples, and integrate with other government ministries in conducting this work.

The Associate Deputy Minister provides advice and support to the Deputy Minister and the Minister, and acts as the major interface between the political and administrative function of government. As a member of government's executive team, they also support the Deputy Minister by contributing to policy development and planning and implementation of cross ministry initiatives.

The Associate Deputy Minister ensures that the alignment of policies reflects the direction of government and addresses changing client and stakeholder needs. Providing leadership and direction through strategic thinking and results orientation, the Associate Deputy Minister ensures achievement of the business plan goals and objectives.

The ideal candidate for this role will be an experienced senior leader who has a record of demonstrated success understanding the nuances of managing within large, complex environments in the natural resource sector. Further, they have strong problem-solving abilities and innovative solutions, inspiring trust and integrity from all who work with them.

Diplomatic and fair, the ideal candidate develops and maintains strong relationships with stakeholders including First Nations representatives, building consensus, and solving disputes. They will also critically assess business practices and strategies in the context of statutory requirements that provide flexibility and discretion.

The appointee will be required to consent to a criminal record check. For more information, please visit

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

To apply please email a clear and concise cover letter and resume in one document (.pdf) to Executive Recruitment at: by February 28, 2024. Please note the application document must be in .pdf format. Email Executive Recruitment if assistance is needed. Thank you to all who express interest.

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