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BC Public Service

LSO OTHR 4 - Senior Contaminated Sites Officer - Amended closing date to June 23, 2024

Posted 7 days ago

Job Details



dollar sign83,247 to 106,359 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
LSO OTHR 4 - Senior Contaminated Sites Officer - Amended closing date to June 23, 2024

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 4


Work Options

Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$83,247.83 - $106,359.81 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division
Authorizations and Remediation Branch / Environmental Protection Division

Job Summary

Take the next step in your career in this rewarding opportunity!

The Senior Contaminated Sites Officer is a subject matter expert on the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites in BC. The position requires high-level skills and expertise in environmental engineering, geosciences, hydrogeology and soil science to conduct reviews and provide authoritative interpretation, advice, recommendations and decisions regarding the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites throughout the Province.

This position is responsible for the management of contaminated sites including planning, coordination and implementation of appropriate studies and remediation strategies. The position leads and collaborates in developing legislation, regulation, policy and guidance related to the program's mandate and is critical to the achievement of priority goals and objectives including protection of human health and the environment. The position also performs as a designated statutory decision maker under the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and its regulations.

Job Requirements:
Education and Experience:
  • Must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed Professional (Engineer, Geoscientist, Agrologist) member in good standing with the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC) or the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA). NOTE: Immediately eligible means you are currently a fully licensed registered professional in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to EGBC or BCIA.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, geosciences, hydrogeology or agrology AND a minimum of seven (7) years of *directly related experience; OR
  • Graduate degree (Masters or Doctoral/Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.)) in engineering, geosciences, hydrogeology or agrology AND a minimum of five (5) years of *directly related experience.

*Directly related experience, generally obtained post-registration, ideally in both private and public practice, as a Professional Engineer, Geoscientist or Agrologist in the area of contaminated site investigation, remediation and management AND must include:
  • Experience in BC contaminated sites management
  • Experience in the review and/or audit of other professional's written technical work.
  • Experience with the Environmental Management Act, Contaminated Sites Regulation and other related provincial environmental statutes and regulations.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • At least 10 years of directly related experience obtained post-registration as a Professional Engineer, Geoscientist, or Agrologist.
  • Experience working effectively, respectfully and knowledgeably with different levels of government and Indigenous communities.

    For questions regarding this position, please contact or

    About this Position:
    Amendment (June 13, 2024) -Amended closing date to June 23, 2024

    Currently there is 1 permanent opportunity available.
    This position can be based in any Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
    Remote work is allowed; this position can work up to full time from their home in British Columbia subject to an approved telework agreement.
    An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities.
    The recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
    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.

    In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award-winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017. 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 and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You .

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

    LSO Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered , as a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists ( BCIA )oras a Professional Engineer or 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. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

    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 (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.

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

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-08

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