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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 3 - Senior (Licensed) Authorizations Specialist

Surrey, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
68,008 to 85,592 per year
Posting Title

LSO OTHR 3 - Senior (Licensed) Authorizations Specialist

Position Classification

Licensed Sc Off Other 3




Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$68,008.54 - $85,592.73 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

Senior (Licensed) Authorizations Specialist
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 3

This position is also posted as a STO under REQ 93303 .
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary or permanent vacancies.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that 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 .

Bring your water operations experience to this exciting opportunity in the community of Surrey

Reporting to the Water Authorizations Section Head, the Senior Licenced Authorizations Specialist provides specialist services to the Natural Resource Sector in evaluating resource applications, conducting applied research, and leading or participating in complex projects. This position may supervise professional and technical staff.

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

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.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet theeducation, experience and professional designation requirementas outlined below:

  • Master's degree in a related natural resource management field*, plus 3 years of related experience; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in a related natural resource management field*, plus 4 years of related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

*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 Engineers & Geoscientists BC or P.Ag. with BC Institute of Agrologists).

Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction within 6 months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.

A holder of a limited licence with Engineers & Geoscientists BC to practice engineering or geoscience within the scope of hydrogeology may be considered.

Related experience must include:
  • Experience working in natural resource management
  • Experience interpreting and applying legislation that supports natural resource management.
  • Experience leading a work unit (team) and directing the work of technical staff.
  • Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships with First Nations, other levels of government, stakeholders, and industry.
  • Experience managing First Nations or stakeholder engagement processes, negotiation, and public outreach.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Experience with water resources management.
  • Experience working with the Water Sustainability Act.
  • Experience and/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.

  • This position requires you to have a valid FULL BC driver's license (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver's license from another province or jurisdiction.
  • Meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC
  • 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.

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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC)will berequired.


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 (ABCFP); OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA). 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 ). 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 27R opportunity via Requisition 93303 .

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, itmay notbe 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

Scientific and Technical