Sr. Compliance and Enforcement Officer
Administrative Officer R27
An eligibility list may be established.
This position may be located in Dawson Creek, Fort St John or Prince George
Apply your program development and analytical skills
The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is a neutrally administered office that is required by law to undertake rigorous, thorough reviews of major projects in British Columbia. These reviews provide significant opportunities for Indigenous groups, government agencies and the public to influence the outcome of environmental assessments (EA) by providing input on the potential for environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects from a proposed project. The EAO co-ordinates compliance management with other government agencies to ensure that the office is satisfied that certificate conditions are met throughout the life of a project.
The Compliance and Enforcement Program (C&E Program) assesses compliance, conducts investigations, recommends enforcement and provides evidence at Court proceedings related to high profile natural resource development projects that involve multiple stakeholders, Indigenous groups and cross-government ministries/agencies.
The position develops a comprehensive compliance inspection, investigation and enforcement framework and provides ongoing operational management of the EAO’s C&E Program. The position analyses trends impacting on compliance with environmental standards and regulations. The position functions with a large degree of independence to ensure the program is developed, maintained, evaluated and continuously improved to maximize its productivity and effectiveness. The work can be complex, controversial, and high profile in view of the operational, economic, social and political factors associated with EA projects.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jennifer.Meadows@gov.bc.ca. 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Post-secondary technical diploma in natural resources and/or law enforcement and 7 years related experience*; or, Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 5 years related experience*; or, equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training.
- Examples of degrees and diplomas include appropriate combinations of the following:
- Natural Resource Management/Environmental Studies
- Resource Management Officer
- Law enforcement
- Environmental Science
- *Related experience may include (but is not limited to):
- conducting environmental assessments/permitting for major natural resource sector development projects;
- developing and implementing compliance strategies, monitoring and inspections to confirm regulatory compliance;
- or conducting investigations and associated enforcement actions required to resolve issues of non-compliance.
- Experience conducting field inspections of natural resource development to monitor compliance and demonstrated experience conducting complex investigations and taking enforcement action.
- Experience or training related to managing staff and their workload.
- Experience with preparing detailed analytical reports, accurate, consistent and detailed investigation notes and keeping accurate up to date files.
- Experience managing a multi-faceted work portfolio through effective time management.
- Experience developing, fostering and maintaining effective relationships with industry stakeholders, colleagues, other government agencies, Indigenous representatives and other enforcement agencies.
- Preference may be given to those with five or more years’ experience conducting field inspections of natural resource development to monitor compliance and demonstrated experience conducting complex investigations and taking enforcement action.
- Valid B.C. driver’s license.
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 required: 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: 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.