LSO OTHR 3 – Inspector of Mines – Health and Safety and Environment

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Author pmnationtalk
Date September 5, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $65,367.78 - $81,773.78 - Annual
Location Smithers, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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LSO OTHR 3 – Inspector of Mines – Health and Safety and Environment

Posting Title: LSO OTHR 3 – Inspector of Mines – Health and Safety and Environment
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Other 3
Union: PEA
Location: Smithers, BC V0J2N0 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $65,367.78 – $81,773.78 annually, plus a $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance
Close Date: 10/6/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> Energy, Mines & Petroleum Res
:Mines, Competitiveness and Authorizations Division
Job Summary:

Inspector of Mines – Health and Safety and Environment
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 3

An eligibility list may be established.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer 27R via Requisition 63369.

An excellent opportunity to apply your Health and Safety expertise in beautiful Northern BC

The Mines, Competitiveness and Authorization Division (MCAD) manages and facilitates the responsible development of BC’s mineral resources. MCAD’s main focuses are: ensuring safe and environmentally responsible mineral exploration, mine development and closure; providing timely permitting decisions; promoting BC’s many mineral opportunities and 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 Inspector of Mines – Health and Safety and Environment positions are found in each of the five regional offices: Victoria, Prince George, Kamloops, Cranbrook and Smithers and report directly to the Senior Inspector of Mines, Health and Safety and Environment.

The Inspector of Mines – Health and Safety and Environment is the ministry professional on mine safety and for ensuring compliance and enforcement of health and safety under the delegated authority of the Mines Act and the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia. The position conducts investigations, inspections, audits, enforces actions for health and safety non-compliance, and provides expert advice.

Smithers is filled with activities like fishing, boating, camping, hiking, skiing, and shopping. The Wet’suwet’en people are very close with the community, and have introduced many traditions. This quaint town with a friendly atmosphere is a wonderful place to live and visit.

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

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 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 Mining Engineering, Geology, Natural Resource Management or a related discipline from an accredited institution, and three years of current experience related to mining or mineral exploration safety. Five years’ experience in mineral exploration or mining operations, preferably involving a broad range of mining activities including exploration, access construction, mining methods and mine reclamation.
  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC, the Association of BC Forest Professionals or BC Institute of Agrologists.
    • *Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.

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 27R opportunity via Requisition 63369.

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.

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

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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