LSO OTHR 3 – Environmental Geoscientist

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date February 28, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $64,086.02 - $80,042.76 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Technical Support
Client BC Public Service
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LSO OTHR 3 – Environmental Geoscientist – (57879)

Posting Title: LSO OTHR 3 – Environmental Geoscientist
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Other 3
Union: PEA
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $64,086.02 – $80,042.76 annually effective February 3rd 2019
Close Date: 3/10/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Energy, Mines & Petroleum Res
Ministry Branch / Division: Major Mines Office
Job Summary:

Environmental Geoscientist
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 3

There are 2 opportunities currently available:

  • 1 permanent opportunity, and
  • 1 temporary opportunity until March 2020, which may become permanent.

An eligibility list may be established.

Contribute your valued expertise

The Mines and Mineral Resources Division (MMRD) manages and facilitates the responsible development of BC’s mineral resources.   MMRD’s main focuses are:  ensuring safe and environmentally responsible mineral exploration, mine development and closure; providing timely permitting decisions; fostering a positive and supportive environment for staff; implementing the Premier’s Jobs Plan commitments and contributing to the achievement of the Province’s social, economic and environmental goals.

The Environmental Scientist is a technical specialist who reviews advanced mineral exploration and smaller mining proposals and develops recommendations for permit conditions to ensure projects are developed in a manner to prevent and/or manage environmental risk associated with metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD).

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 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.

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.

Job Requirements:
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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences; preference may be given to those with advanced degrees.
  • Registered or immediately* eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (* immediate eligibility is defined as a transfer of professional membership from a recognized Canadian jurisdiction or within 3 months of employment).
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with planning or development of major mining projects (i.e. not exploration phase mining activities).
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with mine waste geochemistry assessment, water quality predictions and modelling for mining projects and the prevention/mitigation of water quality impacts from mining projects.
  • Must have a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

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 the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia. If you are not yet registered, 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 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: 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: 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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