Senior Provincial Resource Officer
Licensed Science Officer [Other] 4
This position is located in Victoria, BC; other Ministry office locations may be considered, subject to space availability and operational requirements.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered for appointment at a lower level.
Confirmation of the following certification/membership is required at the time of a job offer following this competition:
Registered Professional Forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals; or,
Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; or,
Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia.
Bring your policy and legislation expertise to this exciting leadership role
Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development leads and delivers programs which ensure the sustainable management of BC’s natural resources. Within this large, diverse and complex structure, the Compliance and Enforcement Branch [CEB] represents the law enforcement arm of the Ministry. The CEB – a provincial line of sight program – applies over 50 statutes to govern more than 1,200 natural resource authorizations, deploys natural resource operations teams to ensure compliance and enforcement of resource management laws and protects the public’s interest in the management of BC’s diversity of natural resources.
The role of the Senior Provincial Resource Officer is to lead, guide and coordinate the development of policy, standards and/or codes in multiple program areas that are critical to the achievement of priority provincial goals and objectives. This position provides expertise while participating on national and provincial multi-agency policy development initiatives and overseeing program delivery of technical and professional projects.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jim.Fox@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- University degree in a related discipline, as recognized by the professional association with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or diploma in a related discipline, as recognized by the professional association with a minimum of 10 years of related experience.
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area [i.e., Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia].
- Experience in evidence/science-based policy development in resource management or infrastructure development.
- Experience managing multiple projects or leading a component [e.g., sub-project] of a major project.
- Experience managing relationships with senior level stakeholders and leading consultation sessions.
- Experience in directing the work for other project managers, professional employees, and/or consultants.
- Experience in leading, mentoring and supervising staff.
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.
A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.
Professional Designation: YES – Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered [or immediately eligible for registration] as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals; OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia [APEGBC].
Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association [ABCFP, APEGBC, BCIA]. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Résumé: YES – Ensure your résumé includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates [month and year] and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire [Comprehensive]: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.