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BC Public Service

STO 24R - Environmental Emergency Response Officer - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Nanaimo, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
69,185 to 78,814 per year
Posting Title

STO 24R - Environmental Emergency Response Officer - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Scientific/Technical Off R24




Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$69,185.43 - $78,814.47 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division

Environmental Emergencies and Land Remediation Branch

Job Summary

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Ministry of Environment's environmental emergency mandate is to plan for, coordinate, implement and manage a program to protect the welfare of the public in the event of an environmental emergency or disaster. The province receives between 5000 - 6000 spill calls a year through the provincial spill reporting hotline and the Environmental Emergency Management Program helps to meet this mandate by developing and implementing tools to prevent, prepare for and respond to spills of harmful substances.

Job Requirements:

• Degree in the natural resource field (including chemistry, biology, earth sciences, environmental engineering, environmental protection) and/ or emergency management/ spill response plus 2 years related experience; OR,
• Diploma, or equivalent in the natural resource field (including chemistry, biology, earth sciences, environmental engineering, environmental protection) and/ or emergency management/ spill response plus 3 years related experience; OR,
• Grade 12 with core grade 11/12 courses in the science and applied science focus areas plus a combination of 5 years related experience in the natural resource and/ or emergency management/ spill response fields such as on the job training within industry, government or other.

Experience under the Environmental Management Act and at least one of the following is required:
• Environmental emergency response including attending or responding to hazardous materials spills, assessing spill related hazards or threats to health or the environment, determining if spill response actions are necessary to address hazards or threats, and monitoring or supervising spill response actions.
• Environmental protection and pollution prevention including assessing environmental impacts or pollution associated with discharges of waste to the environment and characterizing and managing hazardous materials related wastes and hazardous wastes.

Additional required related experience:
• Experience in emergency management (hazmat emergency response, spill response, cleanup and remediation, fire suppression activities, transportation of dangerous goods, spill contingency planning, oil spill response)
• Experience in environmental impact assessment from hazardous materials spills

Preference may be given to applicants with:
• Hazardous Materials Technician certification based upon the requirements of OSHA 1910.120(q) and NFPA 472 standard
• Advanced Hazmat Specialist certification based upon the requirements of NFPA 472 standard
• Incident Command System (ICS) Certification
• Self-Containing Breathing Apparatus Certification (SCBA)
• Hazardous materials handling, transport and disposal technologies
• Industrial processes and associated hazards;
• Hazardous materials classifications and properties and their behaviour when released to the environment, potential reactions and incompatibilities;
• Applicable legislation, regulations, policies and procedures and related standards and criteria;
• Chemistry, geology, environmental science and waste management;
• Contracting, administration, budgeting and accounting;
• Site characterization, monitoring and remediation procedures and processes;
• Spill response safety and planning
• Spill response certifications (i.e oil spill response, hazardous materials, in-situ burning etc.)
• Hazardous Materials Handling including TDG and WHIMIS certification
• Oil Spill Control training and equipment use
• Legal Sampling and Enforcement
• Level 1 First Aid

• Valid Class 5 Driver's License or equivalent.
• Willingness to work under adverse conditions such as cold, extreme heat, toxic environments, mountainous terrain, in remote and isolated locations.
• Willingness to work extended hours with limited notice.
• Willingness to travel with limited notice for extensive periods of time.
• Willingness to be on standby for extended periods of time in accordance with operational plans and collective agreements.
• Willingness to live in a camp-style environment with many others and sleep in shared tent accommodations.
• Willingness to spend extensive periods of time in aircraft, boast or other vehicular craft.
• Willingness to be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments and corporate structure.
• Willingness to maintain currency regarding hazardous materials response techniques and technology.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Amendment (January 11, 2023): Posting closing date extended to January 29, 2023.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.

Cover Letter: 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