Canada nationals: Licensed Authorizations Officer (Water)
This position can be located in Penticton or Vernon, BC.
This is a temporary opportunity for 18 months; this may be extended or become a permanent placement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar temporary and permanent vacancies.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24 via Requisition 75707.
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.
Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
Confirmation of the following certification/membership is required at the time of a job offer following this competition:
Registered Professional Forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals; or,
Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; or,
Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia.
A challenging and rewarding opportunity in natural resource management is waiting for you
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development delivers holistic resource management services for British Columbians and 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 Licensed Authorizations Officer - Water works in a variety of settings and provides professional advice, support, recommendations and makes decisions regarding the allocation of resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector. This position works primarily with a collaborative team in an office-based environment, with occasional work out in the field.
Allocating resources in a way that ensures its best use and minimizing its effect on other values, you utilize your knowledge of resource management and superior negotiating abilities. Effective communication skills are necessary when liaising with other agencies, leading conflict resolution, and resolving disputes with diverse stakeholders over the use of natural resources. Your client service orientation, attention to detail and responsiveness is important when adjudicating applications for water with industry and stakeholders. If you are a motivated natural resource management specialist with the expertise and initiative to take on this important role, we look forward to your application.
Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Ray.Reilly@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your resume 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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.
With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. In addition to this opportunity in an amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. On top of the base salary, regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an allowance to cover professional fees, 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and start off with 4 weeks’ annual paid vacation. Come, be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service Offers.
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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in the natural resource management field, PLUS 2 years of related experience working in natural resource management; OR,
- Diploma in the natural resource management field, PLUS 3 years of related experience working in natural resource management; OR,
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (e.g., Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists).
Preference may be given for one or more of the following:
- Current BC experience (last five years) in 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.
- Valid BC Class 5 BC driver’s licence, or equivalent.
- Willingness to conduct field work which may include 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.
- Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
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.
Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals; OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (EGBC).
Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association (ABCFP, APEGBC, BCIA). Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24R opportunity via Requisition 75707.
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume 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. Note: for long or essay style questionnaires, we recommend saving frequently while completing it. You can also copy the questions into another document, complete it offline, then log back in and copy/paste your responses when you are ready to submit your application.
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. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your resume may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
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