Licensed Authorization Officer
Licensed Science Officer (Forester) 2
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position but at a lower classification
An eligibility list may be established for the Skeena region.
Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity
Reporting to the Senior Authorizations Supervisor, and working in a variety of settings, the Licensed Authorizations Officer provides professional advice and may make decisions regarding the allocation of resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector.
Burns Lake is the centre of the Lakes District, close to the middle of the province, and can boast 4,828 km of lake shoreline. With some of the province’s largest freshwater lakes, such as Babine Lake, activities such as fishing and boating are very popular, as well as hiking, biking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Close to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, it hosts the second largest Aboriginal Day event every year.
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 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You.
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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 Shawn.Trottier@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 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:
- Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
- Registered, or immediately eligible* (within 6 months) for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP)
- Experience working in natural resource management
- Experience in consulting, negotiating and / or resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management
*Immediately eligible means you are currently a fully licenced RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP. Applicants must contact the ABCFP to confirm their eligibility
Please include your registration number with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP).
- Willingness to conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot , overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
- Valid BC Licence or equivalent.
- Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.
- May be required to operate field equipment (i.e. quad, snowmobile)
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: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
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.