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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 2 - (Licensed) Authorizations Specialist - AMENDED, CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Surrey, BC
Full Time
63,636 to 80,877 per year
Posting Title

LSO OTHR 2 - (Licensed) Authorizations Specialist - AMENDED, CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Licensed Sc Off Other 2




Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$63,636.24 - $80,877.09 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

South Coast Natural Resource Region/Resource Management

Job Summary

A rewarding opportunity in the natural resources is waiting for you

The Ministry of Forests is responsible for the stewardship of provincial Crown land and ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land-based resources. The Ministry manages these resources in a manner that embraces economic, environmental and social goals of government.

The Authorizations Specialist provides senior technical advice and may make decisions regarding the allocation of resources (e.g., land valuation analysis, water management, forest tenures) and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector.

Job Requirements:
Education and Experience (resumes will be screened on the following minimum essential education andexperience criteria):
  • A Master's degree in a related field* AND a minimum of 2 years of directly related experience,
    A Bachelor's degree in a related field* AND a minimum of 3 years of directly related experience.
    *Related fields include geology,earth sciences, hydrogeology, physical geography, water resource management, environmental sciences, geological engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, or another degree with a demonstrated focus on one or more of the above-mentioned program areas.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible* for registration, with a British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (e.g., P.Geo, or P.Eng. with the Engineers & Geoscientists BC or P.Ag. with BC Institute of Agrologists).
    A holder of a limited licence with Engineers & Geoscientists BC to practice engineering or geoscience within the scope of hydrogeology will be considered.
    • *Note:Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • Experience in interpretingand applying legislation that supports natural resource management.
  • Experience in negotiating and resolving conflicts with clients and stakeholders.

Preference may be given to applicants with:
  • Experience working with the Water Sustainability Act .
  • Experience in water resource management.
  • Experience working with GIS.
  • Experienceand/or education in hydrogeology and hydrogeological analysis.
  • Experience and/or education in hydrology and hydrologic analysis.
  • Experience working in any of the above in British Columbia.

Provisos and Willingness Statements:
  • Willingness to conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay at rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
  • Mustmeet safety standards of Work Safe BC.
  • Valid B.C. driver's licence or the ability to obtain one within 30 days is required.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment (January 25, 2023): Amended posting to addpermanent position available. Posting closing date extended to February 5, 2023.
Aneligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies. There is currently one permanent position available and onetemporary opportunity until November 21, 2023.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer 24R via Requisition 95238 .

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits , including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning anddevelopment. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks' annual paidleave entitlement.To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers 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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status],Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.

Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) asa Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA); OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to obtain registration in BC from a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association ( ABCFP , BCIA , EGBC ). 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 24R opportunity via Requisition 95238 .

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

Resume required: YES- A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe 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 , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

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

Scientific and Technical