Canada nationals: Flood Authorizations Specialist

British Columbia Public Service
Surrey, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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A unique opportunity for a passionate resource management professional

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development 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.

The Ministry also is responsible for the flood safety and drought management programs in BC and collaborates with the Provincial Emergency Program in the efforts to protect public health and safety related to these types of events. The Ministry plays a leadership role by providing guidance in respect of dike safety and land use management and supports other provincial and local government agencies in emergency management.

This position, as a Deputy Inspector of Dikes appointed under the Dike Maintenance Act, is a critical role and is responsible for statutory duties regulating the construction, inspection and maintenance of dikes and other flood hazard mitigation works within the province.

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. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in water-related discipline (Natural Resource Management, Integrated Watershed Management, Physical (fluvial) Geography, Water Resource or Civil Engineering) and a minimum of 3 years’ related experience; OR,
  • Technical diploma in a related field and 5 years’ related experience, OR,
  • Secondary school graduation, supplemented by related courses and 8 years’ related experience.
  • Related experience includes hydrology, hydraulic structures, drainage, soil mechanics, construction/engineering practice, surveying, project supervision, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in water-related management, including:
    • Geotechnical and/or river engineering, embankment stability and seepage analysis, design and/or construction of earth embankments, dikes and small dams, drainage structures, erosion protection or related work, AND/OR,
    • Hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and flood mitigation techniques, AND/OR,
    • Flood hazard management practices such as preparation of flood management plans or applications for structural project approvals, and/or review of flood management plans or applications for structural projects.

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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


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

Résumé: YES - Ensure your résumé includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, 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 listed in the job profile. 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical

Additional Information

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