LSO OTHR 2 – Licensed Authorizations Officer

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Author ahnationtalk
Date February 28, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $57,653.70 - $72,008.82 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations, BC
Category Admin / Office
Client BC Public Service
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Posting Title: LSO OTHR 2 – Licensed Authorizations Officer
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Other 2
Union: PEA
Location: Burns Lake, BC V8G 4V2 CA
Houston, BC V0J 1Z2 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Smithers, BC V0J2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8J4E1 CA
Salary Range: $57,653.70 – $72,008.82 annually
Close Date: 3/21/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Nadina Resource District

Job Summary

Licensed Authorizations Officer
License Science Officer [Other] 2

This position is located in Burns Lake, BC.
An eligibility list may be established for future vacancies in the following locations: Burns Lake, Houston, Smithers, Terrace.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer via Requisition 57888.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered for appointment at a lower level.

Bring your commitment to excellence in resource management practices

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in BC, which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources. Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits. The Ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to BC’s wilderness and backcountry. The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.

The Licensed Authorizations Officer works in a variety of settings and provides professional advice and may make decisions regarding the allocation of resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic team environment and to gain valuable experience with diverse land-based ecosystems. If you are ready for the next step in your forestry career, consider this excellent opportunity.

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. 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 before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist 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.

In addition to this great position in an amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits and a chance to engage in rewarding work and learning opportunities with exciting career development prospects. In addition to the base salary for regular Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, a 7% allowance in lieu of overtime shiftwork and standby [taken as time or money], a 35 hour work week, and PEA members start off with 4 weeks of annual paid vacation. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service offers You.

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:

  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible [within 6 months] for registration, with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals [ABCFP]. Note:  immediately eligible is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable Canadian jurisdiction to the ABCFP. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • Related experience working in natural resource management.
  • Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Experience in supervising, leading, coaching and mentoring staff is preferred.
  • Valid BC driver’s licence.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Note:  immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable Canadian jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the ABCFP. Confirmation of registration/ eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 24R opportunity via Requisition 57888.

Cover Letter: 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.

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

Questionnaire:  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.

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