STO-RE 24R - Authorizations Specialist-Water Position Classification
Scientific/Tech Off R24 - Res Union
Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Surrey, BC V5V 3K4 CASalary Range
$63,973.31 - $72,937.86 annually Close Date
2/3/2020 Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development Ministry Branch / Division
South Coast / Resource Authorizations Job Summary Authorizations Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer 24 - Resource
This position is also posted as a LSO- 2 (Other) Requisition 67029
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary opportunities
There is currently 1 permanent opportunity in Surrey and 1 temporary opportunity in ChilliwackJoin a professional resource management team dedicated to building and transforming BC's vital water program.
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. The program is undergoing an exciting transformation with the implementation of the Water Sustainability Act (WSA). TheWSA 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 the Authorizations Specialist - Water, you will work in a variety of settings, provide professional advice and make recommendations on the allocation of resources and the adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector. This position will be particularly focused on licensing new and existing groundwater usersand short term use approvals for groundwaterapplications.File reviews will include consideration of source aquifer characteristics, aquatic valuesand environmental flow needs for hydraulically connectedstreams, and consultation with First Nations and stakeholders.A continued focus on improving the regulatory approach of our internal processes is encouraged as part of this position.
You will work in a multi-disciplinary team with engineers, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, biologists, agrologists and other professionals and should therefore have a broad knowledge background yourself. You have solid project management skills and are 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, and your own coworkers and management. You will conduct and lead mediation, negotiate and resolve disputes and ensure decisions enact best use of the water resources throughout the 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.
Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be .
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Michele.Lepitre@gov.bc.ca
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: 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 experienceas outlined below:
- Master's degree in a resource management or engineering related field (such as geology, geological engineering, geography, hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental studies, etc.) AND a minimum of 3 years of water resource related experience; OR
- Bachelor's degree in a resource management or engineering related field (such as geology, geological engineering, geography, environmental studies, etc.) AND a minimum of 4 years of water resource related experience.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
- Demonstrated experience performing technical duties and working with the Water Act/Water Sustainability Act.
- Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in water resource management.
- Experience and/or education in hydrogeology, including field-based experience and experience using hydrogeological principles, concepts, and analytical techniques.
- Experience working in any of the above in British Columbia
For this position you must be willing to travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight and work in all weather conditions, and you must possess and maintain a valid British Columbia Class 5 driver's license. You also must be willing to work overtime.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.APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:Cover Letter: NO
- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.Resume: 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: YES (COMPREHENSIVE
) - 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