Local recruitment: Authorizations Specialist, Water

British Columbia Public Service

Kamloops, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Merritt, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Penticton, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Vernon, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Title: STO-RE 24R – Authorizations Specialist, Water

Position Classification: Scientific/Tech Off R24 – Res

Union: GEU

Work Options: Hybrid


Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 CA
Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA

Salary Range: $73,855.42 – $84,134.34 annually

Close Date: 3/14/2024

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date:

Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division: Permitting Transformation

Job Summary

Contribute to Resource Operations in the Okanagan
The Permitting Transformation division is focused on developing agile approaches to ongoing permitting and Statutory Decision Making (SDM) challenges across areas of process, legislation, policy and systems.

The Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship has the primary responsibility for managing BC’s water resource, including authorizations, water rights management, and drought planning and response. Regional staff deliver front line services across the province, and collaborate with internal and external partners to help ensure provincial water management is effective and sustainable.

Job Requirements:
Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in the natural resource management field, PLUS two (2) years of related experience* working in natural resource management, OR
  • Diploma in the natural resource management field, PLUS three (3) years of related experience* working in natural resource management, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and related experience* may also be considered.

*Related experience includes the following: 

  • Experience working with natural resource management theories, legislation, practices, concepts and processes.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:

  • Recent (within the last five (5) years) experience in BC with water allocation. 
  • Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management. Experience performing technical duties and working with key statutes (i.e. Water Sustainability Act) that support natural resource management relating to water allocation and management.
  • Direct experience and/or education in hydrogeology and/or hydrology.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Skye.Thomson@gov.bc.ca.

About this Position:
Currently there are three (3) permanent opportunities. The temporary assignment may become permanent. 
These positions can be worked from the following communities: Kamloops, Merritt, Penticton and Vernon.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities. 
The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
This position is also posted as an LSO 2A (OTHR) in requisition 109755
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to three (3) days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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.

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.

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 shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

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: Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

Additional Information:  Job Profile – STO-RE 24R – Authorizations Specialist, Water





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