Local recruitment: Water Information Technician 

British Columbia Public Service

Chilliwack, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Surrey, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Title: STO-RE 15R – Water Information Technician

Position Classification: Scientific/Tech Off R15 – Res

Union: GEU

Work Options: Hybrid


Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA

Salary Range: $57,296.54 – $64,805.30 annually

Close Date: 10/9/2023

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date:

Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division: Water Authorizations – Resource Management

Job Summary

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Water Information Technician provides specialized technical support for the water authorizations program. Operating with considerable independence, the Water Information Technician is responsible for research and analyses of records that provide concise and accurate status information for Water Sustainability Act related resource applications. This position maintains accuracy and integrity of a multi-user database and regional maps. The position also creates and produces digital map products to support water resource land/tenure decisions with the appropriate agency tools and performs data management, data capture, editing and updating. This position also reviews applications, prepares reports for water licences, water use approvals, change approvals, amendments, and cancellations, under the Water Sustainability Act. The Water Information Technician may also support field staff, as and when necessary.

Job Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education (diploma) in natural resource management, public administration, or a related field and minimum of one (1) year *related experience; OR 
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent (GED) with a minimum of three (3) years of *related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of experience, education and training.

*Related experience must include all of the following:

  • Minimum of six (6) months experience with interpretation of legislation and policy. 
  • Minimum of six (6) months experience working with legal documents.
  • Minimum of six (6) months experience creating a variety of digital, graphical and descriptive products.     

Preference may be given to applicants with the following: 

  • Natural resource management education and/or experience. 
  • Public administration education and/or experience.
  • Experience working with ARCGIS.
  • Experience working with e-Licensing.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Malissa.Smith@gov.bc.ca.

About this Position:
This position can be based out of any of the location(s) listed above.
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.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved 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 IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.

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 short listing 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: Scientific and Technical

Additional Information:  101589 STO-RE 15R Water Information Technician_Job Profile





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development