LSO 3 DPE – Senior Environmental Protection Officer *AMENDED*

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Author ahnationtalk
Date February 4, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Location BC, CA
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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LSO 3 DPE – Senior Environmental Protection Officer *AMENDED* – (56876)

Posting Title: LSO 3 DPE – Senior Environmental Protection Officer *AMENDED*
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Other 3
Union: PEA
Location: Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA
Smithers, BC V0J2N0 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G1R8 CA
Salary Range: $62,983.74 – $78,666.02 annually plus 5% Recruitment and Retention Allowance
Close Date: 2/11/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy
Ministry Branch / Division: Regional Operations Branch/EPD
Job Summary

Senior Environmental Protection Officer

Licensed Science Officer (Designated Professional Engineer) 3

  • One position is available in either Prince George, Williams Lake, or Smithers
  • An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary opportunities located in Prince George, Williams Lake and Smithers.
  • Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

An challenging opportunity for a dedicated professional

The Senior EP Officer protects the environment by providing authoritative and professional advice to others on the Environmental Management Act and the management of industrial, municipal, agricultural, point and non-point source wastes and hazardous materials. Manages authorizations of high-risk, complex and unique sites/situations in the region, conducting source monitoring to study impacts of toxins and wastes to lead compliance, continuous improvement and effective management of waste discharges into the environment. Leads regional and area-based environmental protection planning, developing systematic approaches, policies and regulations. The position provides authoritative technical and policy advice to ministry staff, elected officials, industry and municipal executives, other agencies and the public on controversial or complex waste management issues.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an annual 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (that can be taken as time or money), have a 35-hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service Offers You.  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 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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:


  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering or a related field and three years related experience OR Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Engineering Degree with at least five years of related experience.
  • Registered in good standing, or eligible for immediate* registration, as a fully licensed professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (EGBC).

*Immediately eligible means you are a fully licensed registered professional engineer in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can be immediately transferred to EGBC.

Related Experience must include the following:

  • Experience related to environmental protection and Industrial and municipal waste management, such as:
    • Experience with reduction, recycling, treatment and disposal technologies.
    • Experience conducting environmental monitoring, assessments and reporting related to waste discharges.
    • Experience with environmental planning processes such as Liquid or Solid Waste Management Planning.
    • Experience with hazardous material spill response, hazardous waste and contaminated sites.
  • Experience using computer software, including word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (Excel) and database management.
  • Experience in working with multiple projects or assignments.
  • Experience in negotiation with staff and clients from a diverse background.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Experience with regulatory administration of waste management discharges to the environment
  • Experience in liaison with environmental regulatory agencies.
  • Experience with the interpretation and application of the Environmental Management Act.

Willingness Statements

  • Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays, when required
  • Must be able to represent the program at public meetings and events.
  • AMENDMENT: Willingness to travel extensively and meet the transportation requirements of the position (i.e. possess and maintain a valid BC Driver’s Licence).

Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal record check or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry.

Please include your registration number with the EGBC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association. If you are not yet registered with EGBC, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to EGBC).

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 – 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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