Local recruitment: Authorizations Specialist

British Columbia Public Service

Cranbrook, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Nelson, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Job Summary

Authorizations Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer 24


Three full time, permanent positions are currently available and can be performed from Cranbrook or Nelson.
This position is also posted as a STO 24 under REQ 80586.
An eligibility list may be established.
Although this position has onsite office based requirements, it may temporarily be performed virtually due to the current extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19. This may remain in place until physical distancing advisories are lifted.
Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.

A challenging and rewarding opportunity in natural resource management is waiting for you

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has a mandate to manage specified Crown land and resources in a manner that embraces the economic, environmental and social goals of government. These results are all essential to improving the global competitiveness of BC industry and our ability to attract private investment and to stimulate economic growth and job creation across the province. Reporting to a Senior Authorizations Specialist and working in a variety of settings, the Authorizations Specialist provides technical advice and may make decisions regarding the allocation of water resources and adjudication of water resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector.

You enjoy researching, analyzing and evaluating information for the development of strategic land management plans. Allocating water in a way that ensures its best use and minimizing its effect on other values, you utilize your knowledge of resource management and superior negotiating abilities. Effective communication skills are necessary when liaising with other agencies, leading conflict resolution, and resolving disputes with diverse stakeholders over the use of Crown land and other natural resources. If you are a motivated natural resource management specialist with the expertise and initiative to take on this important role, we look forward to your application.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.

Cranbrook is one of the sunniest cities in British Columbia and sits in the middle of the Rocky Mountain Trench. Cranbrook has multiple heritage sites, such as the Fort Steele Heritage town and Rails to Trails, which is converted to a path for walking and biking. Cranbrook has multiple festivals, such as the Children’s Festival and the Sam Steele Days.

Located in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, Nelson is home to a large variety of outdoor activities, and its proximity to Whitewater Ski Resort allows for skiers of all levels to test out the Nelson powder. Nelson also hosts events all year long, such as the Cottonwood Farmers Market and the Shambhala Music Festival.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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, MĂ©tis, 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: [email protected]  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 [email protected] . 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 [email protected] , 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:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the resource management field, plus 1 year of related experience*; OR
  • A Diploma in the resource management field, plus 3 years of related experience*; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may also be considered.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent.


*Related experience must include all of the following:

  • Experience working in natural resource management.
  • Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management.


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

  • Minimum 6 months of experience performing technical duties and working with the Water Act or the Water Sustainability Act and/or other statutes that support natural resource management.
  • Experience in analysis techniques and principles used for water quantity assessments that help ensure fair and equitable allocation and management of water resources.


WILLINGNESS STATEMENTS

  • Willing and able to conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
  • May be required to operate field equipment (i.e., quad, snowmobile).


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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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

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 (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. 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: Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

Additional Information: Job Profile – STO 24 – Authorizations Specialist


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