Local recruitment: Authorizations Officer - Water

British Columbia Public Service

Merritt, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Job Summary

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

The Ministry of Forests, 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 professional advice and may make recommendations or decisions regarding the allocation of resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for Crown Land in the Thompson Okanagan Region.

Reporting to a section head or excluded manager and working in a variety of settings, the Licensed Authorizations Officer provides professional advice and may make decisions regarding the allocation of resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in natural resource management or related field, and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a resource management related field; OR,
  • A Diploma in natural resource management or related field, and five (5) years’ experience in a resource management related field; OR,
  • An equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible (within 6 months) for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area.  (e.g., Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)).
  • Experience working in natural resource management.
  • Experience performing technical duties and working with key statutes that support 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:

  • Experience in supervising, leading, coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Experience in contract administration and management.
  • Experience in natural resource management theories, legislation, practices, concepts and processes.
     

Provisos/Willingness Statements:

  • Willingness 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.
  • Valid BC driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
  • May be required to operate field equipment (i.e., quad, snowmobile)
     

For questions regarding this position, please contact Gurdeep.Khangura@gov.bc.ca.

About this Position:
2 Positions available.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
This position is also posted as a STO-RE 24R under REQ 105304

Merritt is the heart of the beautiful Nicola valley and the gateway to the interior of British Columbia. With a diverse mix of outdoor and indoor activities, annual festivals and great community spirit Merritt is a welcoming, vibrant, community with long hours of sunshine and endless recreational opportunities.

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, MĂ©tis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.

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.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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 Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to obtain registration in BC from 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 RE 24R opportunity via Requisition 105304.

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 – You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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

Communications, Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical, Trades and Operational

Additional Information

LSO OTHR 2 – Authorizations Officer – Water


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