Canada nationals: Senior Water Business Specialist

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


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Currently there is one (1) full-time, temporary opportunity available until 31-OCT-2021
Position located in Victoria, BC
This temporary opportunity may  be extended and/or may  become permanent
An eligibility list may  be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies
Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may  take place virtually
Although this position has onsite office based requirements, it can temporarily be performed virtually due to the current extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19. This will remain in place until physical distancing advisories are lifted

A great opportunity to take the next step in your authorizations career

Reporting to the Section Head, Water Business, the Senior Water Business Specialist is a provincial expert in the management and administration of the eLicensing application for water, which has 500+ ministry users and is the primary data management and workflow process system that supports all ministry business associated with issuance and management of the Water Sustainability Act authorizations, Dam Safety, Flood Safety and Water Revenue and the Dike Maintenance Act. 

As system administrator and manager of the water eLicensing business application, the Specialist is an expert in the business delivery of surface and ground water authorizations including maintaining the functionality of the water eLicensing business application, maintaining reliable user access, applying applicable legislation, regulations, policies and standards to business processes; having in-depth expertise in the business workflows and processes, and understanding technical aspects of surface and ground water science as they apply to authorizations functions.  The Specialist is also responsible for translating the program needs into technical specifications for new water business systems and databases, and for enhancements to the design, development and implementation of the water eLicensing System.

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.

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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.

In order 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 related field (i.e., Natural Resource Management, Computer Sciences, etc.) with three (3) years related experience; OR
  • Diploma in a related field (i.e., Natural Resource Management, Information Technology, etc.) and five (5) years related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may  be considered.


  • Experience with managing data and data collection/storage systems in a natural resource environment.
  • Experience in leading and participating in diverse project teams.


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

  • Working experience in Oracle query language and government data infrastructure.
  • In the water business area.
  • In water resource management and water authorizations.

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

Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

Additional Information

72616_JOB PROFILE_STO24_Senior Water Business Specialist