LSO OTHR 2 – Water Stewardship Officer

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Author ahnationtalk
Date September 3, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $58,806.85 - $73,579.13 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations, BC
Category Technician
Client BC Public Service
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LSO OTHR 2 – Water Stewardship Officer

Posting Title: LSO OTHR 2 – Water Stewardship Officer
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Other 2
Union: PEA
Location: Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Penticton, BC V2V5A6 CA
Vernon, BC V1T9G9 CA
Salary Range: $58,806.85 – $73,579.13 annually
Close Date: 9/10/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Regional Operations Division – South Area
Job Summary:

Water Stewardship Officer
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 2

1 position is available in Vernon.
An eligibility list may be established for future vacancies in Vernon and/or Penticton.
This position is also posted as an STO under REQ 63893

Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land resources, the prosperity, viability and competitiveness of industries that use them, and public access for a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation. The Ministry is responsible for policy development, operational management and implementation, and oversees over 50 statutes and associated regulations.

Reporting to a Senior Authorizations Specialist and working in a variety of settings, the Authorizations Specialist provides senior technical advice and may make decisions regarding the allocation of resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector.

Vernon is Surrounded by rolling grasslands with rocky outcrops and stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, its three lakes and mountain views in every direction command attention. Nature remains Vernon’s biggest asset. Famous champagne powder at Silver Star Mountain Resort, just 22km/13mi from downtown, attracts skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and snowmobilers. In summer, countless hiking and cycling trails to explore every area from the historic Grey Canal within the city to the nearby provincial parks and the rugged Monashee Mountain Range. Mountain biking is also a big draw at Silver Star.

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 Standard 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:

Professional designation, education and experience:

  • Registered, or eligible to register within 6 months. Or immediately eligible for registration*, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (e.g. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists).  *Note: Immediately eligible means you have professional designation in another jurisdiction and you are able to transfer your designation to the applicable association.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure eligibility.
  • Under-graduate degree in Natural Resource Management or related field as accepted by the professional association and a minimum of 3 years related experience.

Related experience should include:

  • Experience performing technical duties and working with key statutes that support natural resource management.
  • Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Demonstrated experience performing technical duties and working with the Water Sustainability Act and other statutes that support natural resource management.
  • Experience in analysis techniques and principles used for water quality and quantity assessments that help ensure fair and equitable allocation and management of these resources.
  • Demonstrated experience within the field of hydrology or hydrogeology.


  • A valid BC driver’s licence is required.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to undertake outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • May be required to operate field equipment (i.e., quad, snowmobile)

Please include your registration number for your speciality area within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed professional with one of the following associations: Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, or Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia). If you are not yet registered with any of these Professional Associations, please explain how you are immediately eligible for registration (i.e. currently a fully licensed registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP, the BCIA or the Engineers and Geoscientists BC). If you do not meet this qualification please apply to the Scientific Technical Officer opportunity through Requisition 63893.

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 – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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