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BC Public Service

STO-RE 27R - Senior Authorizations Specialist

Burns Lake, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
72,724 to 83,014 per year
Posting Title

STO-RE 27R - Senior Authorizations Specialist

Position Classification

Scientific/Tech Off R27 - Res




Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 CA
Houston, BC V0J 1Z2 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA

Salary Range

$72,724.97 - $83,014.85 annually, plus a $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Smithers and a $35.88 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Burns Lake and Houston

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

Skeena - Regional Operations

Job Summary

Senior Authorizations Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 27

There is currently one (1) permanent opportunity with the Nadina Natural Resource District in Burns Lake, BC.
This position can also be located in Smithers, Houston or Terrace, BC.
This position is also posted as a Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 3 via Requisition 90668 .
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered, but at a lower classification level.
An eligibility may be established for future similar vacancies in Burns Lake, Houston, Smithers and Terrace, BC.
We offer flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to volunteer to telework (with conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that 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 .

Bring your professional management expertise to help ensure a sustainable range resource in our districts

The Ministry of Forests aims to deliver policy and programs to provide economic, cultural, environmental, and social benefit for all British Columbians. Our work supports a sustainable economy in all parts of the province and provides a foundation for true and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous people.

The Ministry of Forests is part of the BC Public Service and is responsible for natural resource management in BC. Our Ministry's Vision, Mission, and Reconciliation Commitment is as follows:
  • Vision: resilient forests, landscapes, wildlife, and watersheds for the benefit of British Columbia, now and for generations to come.
  • Mission: taking care of the land base through an integrated approach, in partnership with First Nations, communities and ministries.
  • Reconciliation Commitment: implement the Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act action plan, partner with First Nations in the stewardship of natural resources and advance the Ministry's culture towards reconciliation.

In this role, you provide specialist services to the Natural Resource Sector in evaluating resource applications/ plans, and leading or participating in complex projects.

The people of Northern BC have a unique understanding of what it's like to live and work in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world - they understand the phrase "Super, Natural British Columbia" in a way few others can. This stunning part of the province offers a myriad of recreational opportunities for every season and is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, to name just a few. Come and explore the majesty of Northern British Columbia !

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. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your resume and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application . If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the following:

  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP). Note: Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Diploma (or higher) in the natural resource field (i.e.: Geography, Environmental Studies, Resource Management, Agriculture, Forestry, Land Planning, Land Use Economics, etc.) or equivalent as recognized by the ABCFP, plus three years of progressively responsible, recent experience in a natural resource management related field.

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Experience working in the field of forestry.
  • Experience with First Nations consultation and collaborative engagement.
  • Experience in negotiating and consulting with partners in natural resource management.
  • Experience with Forest Tenure Authorizations and the Forest Act and the Forest & Range Practices Act (FRPA).
  • Comprehensive experience (field/office) working in resource management.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in managing complex, multilayered client-service workload with time sensitivities and competing priorities.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence, or equivalent.
  • May be required to operate a variety of equipment (e.g., quads, snow machines, 4X4 vehicles).
  • Must be willing and able to do field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • 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.


Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number within your application as you must be registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Forest Technologist with the Association of British Columbia Forestry Professionals (ABCFP). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the ABCFP within 6 months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is 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 - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to this position.

Questionnaire (Basic): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile.

Job Category

Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical
Management and Executive