LSO OTHR 3 – Research Climatologist

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Author pmnationtalk
Date September 18, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $65,367.78 - $81,773.78 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Technical Analyst
Client BC Public Service
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LSO OTHR 3 – Research Climatologist

Posting Title: LSO OTHR 3 – Research Climatologist
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Other 3
Union: PEA
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $65,367.78 – $81,773.78 annually
Close Date: 10/15/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Office of the Chief Forester / Climate Change and Integrated Planning Branch
Job Summary

Research Climatologist
Licensed Science Officer [Other] 3

This position is located in Victoria, BC.
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer [Resource] 27R via Requisition 64522
Confirmation of the following certification/membership is required at the time of a job offer following this competition:
Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP); or,
Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists; or,
Professional Engineer / Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia.

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 Research Climatologist is a scientific advisor and researcher at the provincial level in the field of natural resource management. This position oversees the provincial climatology program and liaises with other programs in areas of overlap. This includes strategic analysis and identifying needs, conducting research to support science-based decision-making, preparing and presenting extension materials, and providing expert professional advice relating to climatology and climate change science.

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.

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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:

  • Doctorate in climatology (or related field) and at least two years’ experience, or a thesis-based climatology [or related field] and at least four years’ experience.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals; or, Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists; or, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in one of ecophysiology, hydrology or soil science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, competence and experience with field research techniques, experimental methods and design, statistics, data handling, organization and computer analysis techniques, and associated quantitative analysis software.
  • Preference may be given to a candidate with one or more of the following:
    • climate modelling expertise and experience;
    • experience directing other’s scientific work to achieve research objectives; and
    • experience incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge with climate science.
  • Must have a valid BC driver’s licence.
  • Willing and able to work outdoors in remote areas and in a variety of conditions.
  • Willing and able to fly in planes and helicopters.
  • Must hold, or be willing and able to obtain, Level 1 First Aid Certification (as necessary).
  • Must hold, or be willing and able to obtain, chain saw, ATV and snow machine operator certifications (as necessary).

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.

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. If you do not meet this requirement, apply to the Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24R opportunity via Requisition 64522

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 – 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: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a standard online questionnaire (current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.).

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