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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 2 - Natural Resource Specialist

Full Time
4 days ago
Posting Title
LSO OTHR 2 - Natural Resource Specialist

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 2


Work Options

Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$67,931.58 - $ 86,624.56 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
FrontCounter BC

Job Summary

An excellent opportunity to apply your natural resource expertise

FrontCounter BC provides a range of services to the public and to other government agencies involved in utilizing and managing Crown land and natural resources. FrontCounter BC assists clients by coordinating access to tenures, permits, licences, Crown land sales and grants for all the natural resource sector agencies. It is a single window service for businesses and individual citizens seeking information and/or authorizations to utilize Crown natural resources.

The Natural Resource Specialist (NRS) provides front line service, based on full knowledge of various natural resource agency and other agency's legislation, regulations, policies and procedures to clients of the provincial government's natural resource agencies. In this role, the NRS evaluates complex applications and prepares the application report package for further review and decision. In offices without a Senior Natural Resource Specialist, this position may also be required to be the team lead for the program, provide supervision, advanced expertise, project management and leadership within the FrontCounter BC office.

A career with the Ministry of Forests offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance. Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why work for the Ministry of Forests .

Job Requirements:
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (e.g., Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists BC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BC association within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in a Natural Resource Management related field and a minimum of two (2) years of related experience in a resource management related field.
  • Experience supervising and/or providing functional supervision to staff.
  • Must maintain at least a British Columbia Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position is located in Prince George, BC.
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.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24 via Requisition 100663 .
An eligibility list may be established.

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 who 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.

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, a 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), and start off with 4 weeks of annual paid vacation. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

This exciting opportunity is based in the bustling city of Prince George - the largest city in Northern BC. As close as you'll be to the amenities, art, culture and history of the city, outdoor enthusiasts can easily enjoy year round activities. Summertime offers up hiking, mountain biking, caving, fishing, camping, and golfing. Bright snow-filled winters lend themselves to skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or even dogsledding. The people of Northern BC have a unique understanding of what it's like to live and work in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world - they understand the phrase 'Super, Natural British Columbia' in a way few others can. Visit the website Living & Working in Northern BC to learn more.

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

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 Forest Professionals BC; OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BC association within six (6) months of employment. 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) 24 opportunity via Requisition 100663 .

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 this position.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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 Time on the closing date of the competition.

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