BC Public Service
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Fort St John, Prince George
Senior Regional Specialist Dam Safety
An opportunity to take a lead role in maintaining public safety by providing valuable expertise with respect to dam safety issues
Salary: $66,200.03 – $75,658.71 annually
Please note – a Regional Specialist Dam Safety position is also available in Fort St. John/Prince George – please learn more and apply through REQ41849.
Dam safety in British Columbia is delivered both regionally and through the Dam Safety Section. The regional component of the program is delivered by Regional Dam Safety Officers under their respective regional organizational structure.
Experienced in public safety and emergency management, you also have working knowledge of water and dam safety management principles, related legislation and associated policies and procedures. You will manage a portfolio of regional dams including dams owned by independent hydroelectric power producers. An effective communicator, you deal with all matters related to each dam throughout the entire life cycle of the dam, from conception to removal, as well as regular scheduled audits. An independent leader and collaborative team player, you have excellent planning and coordination skills and are able to deal with emergency or major incident situations. If you have experience solving complex technical problems related to water and are ready for the next step in your career, we encourage your application.
Qualifications for this role include:
- Bachelor’s degree in science with specialization in earth sciences, hydrology, hydraulics or related subject areas; OR
- Master’s degree in a related field as described above; OR
- Post-secondary technical diploma in civil or geotechnical engineering; OR
- An equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training; AND
- Must be eligible for designation as an Assistant Water Manager under the Water Sustainability Act.
- Must be eligible for designation as a Dam Safety Officer under the Water Sustainability Act and complete required in-house Dam Safety Program training to gain the Dam Safety Officer designation and undertake and maintain Dam Safety Officer accountabilities and ongoing training to retain the designation.
For more information and to apply by June 25, 2017, please go to:
Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.