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LSO 3 DPG – Senior Environmental Protection Officer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 5, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $65,367.78 - $85,366.28 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Business / Management
Client BC Public Service
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LSO 3 DPG – Senior Environmental Protection Officer

Posting Title: LSO 3 DPE – Senior Environmental Protection Officer
Position Classification: LSO 3 -Designated Profssnl Eng
Union: PEA
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $65,367.78 – $85,366.28 annually plus 6% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment
Close Date: 9/19/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy
Ministry Branch / Division: Environmental Standards/Environmental Protection
Job Summary:

Senior Environmental Management Officer
Licensed Science Officer 3 (Designated Professional Engineer) 

  • An eligibility list may be established.
  • Per the Job Profile, this position requires a professional designation and registration in the Association of Professionals Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC)

Bring your operational and mining expertise to this unique opportunity.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is responsible for the effective protection, management and conservation of B.C.’s water, land, air and living resources.

The Environmental Standards Branch provides leadership to industry, local government and the public, in ensuring reduced risks to the environment for our health and wellbeing now and for future generations. This is done through innovative regulatory and non-regulatory strategies for pollution prevention.

In this role you will lead and guide the development of ministry and/or provincial legislation, policy, and technical standards in industrial waste management, with a preference for mining waste management including reduction, recycling, treatment and disposal technologies, towards the achievement of Environmental Protection Division priority goals and objectives.

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.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

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:

Education & Experience:

  • Degree in Engineering, Applied Science, Science, Resource Management or a related professional field or equivalent as recognized by the Association of Professionals Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) and five years’ related experience; or
  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Applied Science, Science, Resource Management or a related professional field or equivalent, as recognized by APEGBC and 2 years’ related experience;
  • Registered with APEGBC as a Professional Engineer, or eligible for registration within 6 months.

Related Experience Must Include:

  • Minimum of one (1) year (with graduate degree) or two (2) years (with bachelor’s degree) of experience in industrial waste management.
  • Experience in mining waste management
  • Experience in policy development and/or implementation for environmental protection in a government or corporate setting
  • Experience in policy development and/or implementation for resource management in a government or corporate setting
  • Substantial experience managing complex projects
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with stakeholders (such as clients, NGO’s or federal, provincial or local government)

Preference may be given to applicants with:

Experience in more than one area of industrial waste management (e.g., oil and gas waste, waste infrastructure, treatment technologies)

Experience interpreting and applying environmental protection legislation, regulations and/or policies

Experience in public consultation processes dealing with environmental management issues

Experience leading project working groups/committees within government or with external stakeholders

Please include your registration number with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (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 Engineers and Geoscientists BC, 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 Engineers and Geoscientists BC).

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: 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.

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