Salary: $80,652–$91,993 a year

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Posting Title
STO R27 - Senior Permitting Archaeologist
Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R27
Work Options
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Salary Range
$80,652.20 - $91,992.70 annually
Close Date
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
Archaeology Branch / Integrated Resource Operations Division
Job Summary

Contribute to the protection, conservation, and appreciation of British Columbia’s unique archaeological resources.

The Archaeology Branch is responsible for the protection, conservation, and appreciation of British Columbia’s unique archaeological resources in accordance with the Heritage Conservation Act (HCA). In accordance with the HCA, the Archaeology Branch adjudicates applications for permits which, if issued, allow for archaeological studies or for alterations to protected archaeological sites, under certain terms and conditions and subject to consultation with First Nations. The Branch also maintains the Provincial Heritage Register of all known heritage sites and objects, oversees access to archaeological information, develops policy, and supports and advances negotiations with First Nations.

Job Requirements:

  • BA or BSc in Archaeology, OR
  • BA in Anthropology with a specialization in archaeology, OR
  • A Master’s degree (or higher) in Archaeology or Anthropology with a specialization in archaeology, or a related field. Preference many be given to applicants with an equivalent combination of post-graduate training and experience*, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or training and related experience* may be considered.
  • Related experience includes the following:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in archaeological resource management, specifically a combination of fieldwork, reporting, liaison with Indigenous organizations and regulatory bodies
  • Experience interpreting and applying archaeological and cultural resource management legislation and/or policy.
  • Experience leading others.
  • Experience providing briefings and recommendations to senior management.
Preference may be given to applicants with 1 or more of the following:
  • Specialized or advanced experience with archeology, archeological resource management and British Columbia prehistory.
  • 5 or more years of experience supervising, leading, coaching, and/or mentoring staff in a supportive manner.
  • 5 or more years of experience in Indigenous consultation and engagement processes on archaeological management issues.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:

Currently there are three (3) temporary opportunities available until March 31, 2024. These temporary opportunities may become permanent.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities.
The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
These position can be based in any Ministry of Forests office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
Flexible work options are available; these positions may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.

Working for the BC Public Service:

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 guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

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How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical
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Deadline: 19-12-2023

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