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BC Public Service

STO-RE 21R - Senior Authorizations Technologist - Water

Surrey, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
59,802 to 68,060 per year
Posting Title
STO-RE 21R - Senior Authorizations Technologist - Water

Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R21 - Res


Surrey, BC V5V 3K4 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$59,802.68 - $68,060.72 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Water Authorizations

Job Summary

Senior Authorizations Technologist - Water
Scientific Technical Officer R21 - Resource

An eligibility list may be established.

Take the next step in arewarding careerapplying your technical expertise.

Water is fundamental to BC's communities, ecosystems, food supply, and economy. The provincial water program is a diverse group of highly collaborative people who help support and make robust and durable decisions with evidence-based policy and sound science. Program staff works with internal and external partners to help ensure provincial water management is effective and sustainable.

As the Senior Authorizations Technologist, you will work in a variety of settings and provide professional advice and recommendations regarding water resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector. This position will be particularly focused on changes in and about streams, under Section 11 of the Water Sustainability Act. The Senior Authorizations technologist will likely be involved in a range of activities ranging from triage of incoming applications, inquiries, and complaints, to more detailed file review including field work. File reviews will include consideration of the impacts of instream works on water quantity, water quality, the aquatic ecosystem, other users, First Nations, and stakeholders. A continued focus on improving our regulatory approach and our internal processes is encouraged as part of this position.

You will work in a multidisciplinary team with civil engineers, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, biologists, agrologists, and other professionals and should therefore have a broad knowledge background yourself. You should be an excellent communicator with conflict resolution skills. Your primary contacts are federal, provincial, and local governments, developers, private land owners, farmers, and their respective consultants, as well as your own coworkers and management team. You will ensure decisions enact best use of the water resources throughout the South Coast Region.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

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 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 the education and experienc e as outlined below:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a resource management related field (such as engineering, hydrology, (water) resource management, geography, environmental studies, biology) with a minimum of 1 year of natural resource management related experience; OR
  • Diploma in natural resource management or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience with a minimum of 3 years of experience working in natural resource management.
  • Experience performing technical duties and working with key statutes that support natural resource management.
  • Experience working cooperatively within diverse teams to achieve group and organizational goals.

Preference may be given to applicants with:
  • Direct experience in surface water management including assessing environmental impacts to water resources.
  • Experience using hydrologic principles, concepts, and analytical techniques.
  • Experience and/or education in aquatic ecology, including experience in aquatic habitat assessments, fish and flow sampling methods, and watershed hydrology.

  • 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.
  • Valid BC driver's licence
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).

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 be required.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

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
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical