Canada nationals: Natural Resource Officer

British Columbia Public Service
Various, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered, but at a lower classification (STO18).
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
These positions are located in Powell River and Squamish, however Chilliwack may be considered based on operational capacity and/or requirements.
The postings for the other locations can be linked to via Requisition 71715

Bring your dedication and expertise to an agency that has opportunities for full career development.

The Compliance and Enforcement Branch (CEB) has several vacancies for a Natural Resource Officer (NRO). The work of an NRO is primarily field-oriented (including "off-hours" shifts) combined with office duties. Working in a collaborative team environment, the Natural Resource Officer is responsible for conducting inspections and investigations on the land base.

NROs protect British Columbian’s land base by inspecting and investigating a wide variety of natural resource legislation including forests, wildfire, lands, water and cultural heritage resources.  Our mandate offers diversity and opportunity to work within many areas of the natural resource sector.

As a thorough analytical thinker, you assess compliance with provincial statutes and regulations, drawing conclusions and recommending appropriate corrective action such as compliance notices, warnings, violation tickets, court prosecutions or administrative hearings. C&E work also integrates its activities with other provincial and federal regulatory agencies and participates on joint-agency projects.

As a Natural Resource Officer, you WILL be expected to work on projects provincially and participate in working groups. You will be designated a Special Provincial Constable with associated authorities in place to assist in complex investigative and legal needs. If you have a passion for natural resource law enforcement we look forward to your application. 

As a Natural Resource Officer, you WILL be expected to work weekends, off hour or non-standard shifts and you must be willing and able to frequently travel throughout the province.

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This is your opportunity to live in one of the beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more

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.

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 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:

  • Applied degree or diploma in a program of natural resource law enforcement. OR;
  • University degree or technical diploma in natural resource management/environmental science. OR;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Preference may be given to individuals with professional designation in a natural resource discipline (e.g. RFT, RPBio, or equivalent).

Provisos / Willingness Statements

  • Required to have a valid BC Class 5 Driver's licence, or equivalent, or immediately eligible to attain one.
  • Willing and able to travel frequently.
  • Willing and able to work weekends and non-standard work shifts.
  • Willing and able to work outdoors in all types of weather and challenging terrain.
  • Willing and able to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to off road vehicles and boats [do not have to have certification at this time, but be willing and able to get certification to operate].
  • Required to hold an Occupational First Aid Level 1 certificate, or equivalent [or willing and able to obtain certificate immediately/upon hire].
  • Ability to be designated as a Special- Provincial Constable in accordance with Compliance and Enforcement Branch policies

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. In addition, those selected must provide proof of the following pre-employment requirements at the time of the interview:

Natural Resource Officer Self Assessment. Note: This is not required upon application however it will be required as part of the interview stage.

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


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

Resume required: YES - Ensure your resume 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.

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

Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

Additional Information

Job Profile - Natural Resource Officer
NRO Self-Assessment