Canada nationals: Natural Resource Officer Supervisor

British Columbia Public Service
Various, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition will take place virtually.
There are currently two full-time permanent opportunities: one position in Cranbrook and one position in Vernon.
An eligibility list may be established.

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional.

Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development leads and delivers programs which ensure the sustainable management of B.C.’s natural resources. Within this large, diverse and complex structure, the Compliance and Enforcement Branch represents the law enforcement arm of the Ministry. CEB – a provincial line of sight program – applies over 50 acts and statutes to govern more than 1200 natural resource authorizations; deploys natural resource operations teams to ensure compliance and enforcement of resource management laws; and protects the public’s interest in the management of B.C.’s diversity of natural resources.

Reporting to an excluded Regional Manager, the Natural Resource Officer Supervisor (NRO Supervisor) plans and defines operational priorities for a specific field unit (i.e. sub-region) and authorizes all compliance and enforcement actions and activities within that jurisdiction. The position has delegated authority to plan, implement and oversee operational strategies and programs; supervise a medium-sized team (4-10 FTEs) of professional, technical and administrative staff and enforce legislation and legal agreements within the geographic area. The NRO Supervisor manages significant, often urgent, issues requiring carefully measured or strategized interventions, emergency responses and inter-agency operations (i.e. operations which are co-managed with the RCMP, Conservation Officer Service, etc.) within the sub-region. Such issues may require the NRO Supervisor to operate in the capacity of Special Provincial Constable.

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. 

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact 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, 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 Standard 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:


  • An acceptable degree or diploma in natural resource management or environmental law enforcement, administrative law, natural resources or environmental law enforcement; OR,
  • An acceptable degree or diploma in general law enforcement (i.e., Criminology, Justice Institute of BC Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies).


  • Demonstrated experience in a capacity directly related to the focus of the position.
  • Compliance and enforcement experience in a federal, provincial or municipal public sector environment, or regulatory private sector setting, including conducting investigations and determining enforcement actions.
  • Experience addressing issues in volatile or highly charged situations (where public safety may be at risk) using strategies to diffuse anger, mitigate conflict or address potentially hazardous circumstances.
  • Experience leading a work unit, including directly or indirectly planning, developing, implementing and managing strategic or operational goals, developing and managing a budget and supervising staff.
  • Preference may be given to those with demonstrated experience with administrative law and court prosecutions.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence. May be required to operate a variety of equipment and vehicles such as ATVs, snowmobiles, emergency vehicles and vessels, etc.
  • Conduct field work which may include frequent 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. The position works up to 40% of the work week in the field, which includes 20% of the time in remote locations.
  • Must be physically capable of carrying out the duties of the position.
  • Successful completion of Special Provincial Constable requirements.

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. 

CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


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 (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

Compliance and Enforcement, Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical, Trades and Operational

Additional Information

Job Profile_Natural Resource Officer Supervisor