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BC Public Service

STO-RE 21R - Senior Authorizations Technologist - Closing date extended

Full Time
4 days ago
67,728 to 77,012 per year
Posting Title
STO-RE 21R - Senior Authorizations Technologist - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R21 - Res


Work Options

Castlegar, BC V1N 4P5 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H4 CA
Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Revelstoke, BC V0E 3K0 CA

Salary Range
$67,728.87 - $77,012.22 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
Resource Authorizations | Water Stewardship

Job Summary

Bring your commitment to excellence in natural resource management practices

The Water Stewardship Division for the Kootenay Boundary Region provides regional leadership in ensuring the water resources of British Columbia are safe and sustainable. This work is governed by the Water Sustainability Act, which supports expanded regulation of groundwater, leading environmental protection practices, and new area-based management tools - all which allow water resources to be more effectively managed during times of growth and change.

As a Senior Authorizations Technologist in the Water Stewardship Division, you will provide expertise, technical advice and recommendations to support natural resource decision making. Working under the limited direction of your supervisor, you will regularly multi-task sometimes complex projects and prepare detailed technical reports for decisions on applications for water licences, approvals and amendments. You have good project management skills and are an excellent communicator with conflict resolution skills. You initiate and participate in mediation, public and First Nation consultation processes, and negotiate and resolve disputes over water use to ensure decisions enact best use of the water resources throughout the Kootenay Boundary Region.

Job Requirements:
  • Diploma in natural resource management or a related field and one (1) year of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of related education/training and/or experience.

Related experience must include all of the following:
  • Related experience working in natural resource management.
  • Experience in surface or ground water quantity analyses.

Preference may be given to those with:
  • Experience performing technical duties and working with the Water Sustainability Act.

  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence or equivalent.
  • Willingness to 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.
  • Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
  • May be required to operate field equipment (i.e., quad, snowmobile).

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment November 30, 2023: posting closing date extended to December 12, 2023.
This position is being transferred from the Ministry of Forests to the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship.
This position can be based in any of the following Ministry offices: Castlegar, Cranbrook, Grand Forks, Invermere, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week subject to an approved Telework Agreement.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Located in the stunning Kootenays , these are perfect communities for the adventure lover. With quick access to area mountains and lakes, these locations are situated perfectly for great biking, hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, fishing and all kinds of snow and water sports.

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. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

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

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 - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical, Trades and Operational