AO-PO 27R – Project Assessment Officer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 8, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $69,900.80 - $79,791.25 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Administrative Services
Client BC Public Service
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AO-PO 27R – Project Assessment Officer

Posting Title: AO-PO 27R – Project Assessment Officer
Position Classification: Administrative Officer (PO)R27
Union: GEU
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $69,900.80 – $79,791.25 annually (plus 6.6% Temporary Market Adjustment)
Close Date: 11/21/2019
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Env Assessment Office
Ministry Branch / Division: Operations Division
Job Summary

Project Assessment Officer
Administrative Officer (PO)R27

  • An eligibility list may be established.

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional

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 by providing input on the potential for environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects from a proposed project.  The Environmental Assessment Office 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 role of the Project Assessment Officer (PAO) is to provide specialized support and relevant technical and coordinative expertise for conducting environmental assessments (EAs).

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

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 experience as outlined below:

  • A University degree related to the Natural Resource and/or the Environmental Sector, in Public Administration, or Law plus 2 years’ related experience;
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Related experience includes:

  • Experience in the identification and evaluation of information required to support critical decision-making processes.
  • Experience with presenting results of assessments, options and impact analysis to senior officials and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in project management including multiparty stakeholder engagement and managing disparate opinions.
  • Experience managing multiple work priorities under pressure and within critical timeline constraints.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with:
  • Experience building partnerships and relationships with Indigenous nations.

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. 

CRC – 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: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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

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