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BC Public Service

AO-PO 27R - Project Assessment Officer - Closing date extended

Posting Title
AO-PO 27R - Project Assessment Officer - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Administrative Officer (PO)R27


Work Options

100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA
Alexis Creek, BC V0L 1A0 CA
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Castlegar, BC V1N 4P5 CA
Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Clearwater, BC V0E1N0 CA
Courtenay, BC V9N 8H5 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Creston, BC V0B 1G6 CA
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Duncan, BC V9L 6B1 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Fort St James, BC V0J 1P0 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H4 CA
Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y1 CA
Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8Y9 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$85,975.20 - $98,064.20 annually which includes a 6.6% Grid Temporary Market Adjustment* $39.85 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Burns Lake $53.13 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Fort Nelson $43.17 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Fort St. John $43.17 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Hazelton $59.78 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Alexis Creek

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Env Assessment Office

Ministry Branch / Division
Strategic Services and Compliance Division, Management Plan Team

Job Summary

Apply your technical expertise in Environmental Assessment

The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is a dynamic workplace with a talented, team-oriented staff and a mandate that includes working on some of the largest resource development projects in Canada. The EAO is a stand-alone, neutrally administered regulator that undertakes rigorous, thorough reviews of major projects in British Columbia. These reviews require active engagement by EAO staff with Indigenous groups, government agencies and the public to administer environmental assessments (EA). The work of the EAO is central to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, promotion of sustainability and the fostering of a sound economy by ensuring environmental, economic, social, health, and cultural effects from proposed major projects are understood and managed in the regulatory process. The EAO maintains a comprehensive compliance and enforcement program and coordinates compliance management with other government agencies to ensure projects are built and operating as required. The EAO's legislative and policy framework is maintained and developed by its policy and strategic initiative teams. The EAO also has a dedicated digital services team that builds and maintains information platforms to support the office's administration of regulatory and compliance management activities. The EAO values teamwork and collaboration and works hard to support staff growth and development.

The Project Assessment Officer (PAO) on the Management Plan Operations (MPO) Team plays a key role in compliance verification of certified projects regulated by the EAO. The MPO is a new team within the EAO dedicated to establishing an efficient and effective process for the review of management plans submitted by regulated parties, and is also responsible for the management and review the submitted plans in accordance with the regulated party's Environmental Assessment Certificate. Responsibilities include: engaging on management plan development and review with various parties, including regulated parties, Indigenous nations, local governments, government agencies; working closely with the EAO's Compliance and Enforcement Branch; supporting briefings for senior government officials; providing analysis, conducting in depth and detailed reviews of management plans, and drafting of documents (including technical materials) to directly support staff, external parties, and senior government officials.

To learn more about what we do at the Environmental Assessment Office watch this short video:

The EAO is committed to providing an inclusive work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of this process, please advise us at the contact information below. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Job Requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree related to the Natural Resource and/or the Environmental Sector, Public Administration, Law, Administrative Law, Investigation and Enforcement, Criminology or related field plus two (2) years' related experience; OR
  • Master's degree related to the Natural Resource and/or the Environmental Sector, Public Administration, Law, Administrative Law, Investigation and Enforcement, Criminology or related field and one (1) year of related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.

Related experience must include all of the following:
  • Experience in the identification and evaluation of information required to support decision-making processes on major projects, programs, or other high-profile initiatives.
  • Experience with presenting results of assessments, options and impact analysis to senior staff or executive and other parties (i.e., local, provincial or federal government, industry, proponents, and Indigenous nations).
  • Experience in coordinating multiparty engagement and managing disparate opinions.
  • Experience managing multiple work priorities under pressure and within timeline constraints.
  • Experience in planning and coordinating projects using project management principles and tools.
  • Experience in analyzing and evaluating documents.
  • Experience in program evaluation and/or performance management theories, principles, models, and/or related systems/technologies.
  • Experience with contract management.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and/or organizations. This experience may have been gained in a professional, community or volunteer setting.
  • Experience building partnerships and relationships with Indigenous nations.
  • Experience working in the natural resource sector.
  • Experience conducting or participating in environmental assessment processes.
  • Experience in monitoring, auditing, and/or evaluating documents.
  • Experience conducting inspections to monitor compliance and demonstrated experience conducting complex criminal investigations and taking enforcement action.
  • Applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).

Willingness Statements:
  • Travel is required.
  • Must be willing to meet the transportation arrangements required by the ministry (i.e., travel in small aircraft, helicopter, driving on natural resource roads, etc.).

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment(March 26, 2024): Posting closing date extended to April 15, 2024.
Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 3 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This position can be based in a Natural Resource Sector office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
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 or 778-405-3452.

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 -You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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 , 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
Administrative Services
Administrative Maintenance and Technicians