Canada nationals: Senior Licensed Authorizations Officer (Water)
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development [FLNRORD] delivers holistic and multi-faceted natural resource management and rural development programs and services for the Province of British Columbia. The ministry has the primary responsibility for managing BC's water resources including authorizations, monitoring and forecasting.
Lying east of the Rocky Mountains, B.C.’s Northeast region is a remote area of mountains, foothills, forests, lakes and the fertile Peace River Valley. Hand-in-hand with the spectacular surroundings, the region has given rise to a more relaxed, friendlier way of life. Living in largely supportive, close-knit communities, locals and newcomers enjoy the inherent friendliness that so often comes with smaller community living.
British Columbia’s oldest interior community, Fort St. John is perfect for scenic drives, hiking, fishing, and camping, as it sits alongside the Peace River. Hiking is particularly nice in the surrounding provincial parks of Beatton Provincial Park and Charlie Lake Provincial park, where camping is also available. Its gentle rolling hills are perfect for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months.
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The Senior Licenced Authorizations Specialist provides specialist services to the Natural Resource Sector in evaluating resource applications, conducting applied research, and leading or participating in complex projects. This position may supervise professional and technical staff.
Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Margaret.Gibbs@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area.(e.g. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia).
- Undergraduate Degree in the Natural Resource Management or a related field, or a Diploma in natural resource management or related field with a minimum of three years recent, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Related experience working in natural resource management; preference may be given for experience related to water management.
- Experience performing technical duties and working with key statutes (acts and regulations) that support natural resource management; preference may be given for experience related to water management.
- Experience leading a work unit (team) and directing the work of technical staff.
Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following
- Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management.
- Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships with First Nations, other levels of government, stakeholders, and industry.
- Experience managing First Nations or stakeholder engagement processes, negotiation, and public outreach.
- Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service which may include a Criminal records check, and/or Criminal records Review Act (CCRA) check and/or enhanced screening checks as required by the Ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).
- Valid B.C. driver’s license
- Meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC
- 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.
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.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP); OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA); OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association (ABCFP, BCIA, EGBC). Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer 27R opportunity via Requisition 67128.
Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Résumé: YES - Ensure your résumé 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. Your résumé must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month[s] and year[s] for your education and for each job in your employment history.
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.
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical