Canada nationals: Authorizations Specialist

British Columbia Public Service

Various, BC, CA

his position can be located in either Cranbrook or Nelson, BC.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in Cranbrook and Nelson, BC.
This position is also posted as a Licensed Science Officer [Other] 2 via Requisition 67983.

Bring your commitment to excellence in resource management practices

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in BC, which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits. The Ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to BC’s wilderness and backcountry. The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.

The Authorizations Specialist is a diverse role and works in a variety of settings. This position provides technical advice and may make decisions regarding the allocation of water resources and adjudication of water resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

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. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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.

Located in the stunning Kootenay Rockies, Cranbrook and Nelson are perfect communities for the adventure lover. With quick access to area mountains and lakes, these locations are situated perfectly for great biking, hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, fishing and all kinds of summer water sports, as well as winter-based fun when snow covers this amazing landscape.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come, be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service offers You.

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


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. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Valid BC driver’s licence.

Related experience must include:

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

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

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

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.

A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.


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

Résumé: YES – A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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 listed in the job profile. 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Job Category
Trades and Operational
Additional Information

Job Profile – STO-RE 24R – Authorizations Specialist