Natural Resource Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer 15R
This position is located in Vancouver, BC.
An eligibility list may be established for future similar permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
Join our team as a Natural Resource Specialist in BC’s busy mining sector
The Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources is responsible for BC’s mining and mineral exploration sectors and the Province’s electricity, alternative energy, oil, natural gas and related infrastructure. These sectors are made up of diverse interests that explore for and produce coal, valuable minerals, oil, natural gas, and that develop electricity generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure, clean or renewable energy sources, including biomass, biogas, hydrogen, geothermal, hydro, solar, ocean, wind and low-carbon transportation fuels, and advance energy efficiency.
Through teamwork and positive working relationships with its clients and stakeholders, the Ministry facilitates thriving, safe, environmentally responsible and competitive mining, natural gas, oil, and energy sectors in order to create jobs and economic growth in communities across the Province. In fulfilling its mandate, the Ministry consults with other ministries and levels of government, regulators, mineral exploration and mining companies, First Nations, communities, environmental and industry organizations, and the public.
The Mineral Titles Branch is responsible for administering the legislation governing the acquisition, exploration, and development of sub-surface mineral, placer, and coal rights in BC. The branch maintains the coal and mineral titles registries under the Mineral Tenure Act, Coal Act, and their regulations. Research, information gathering, auditing, and analysis are all key components to making this branch operate successfully.
The Natural Resource Specialist (NRS) is a primary point of contact providing information and advice regarding provincial sub-surface title administration to a broad range of stakeholders on mining and other resource related decisions. The NRS works both collaboratively as part of a team and also independently to meet program objectives. The nature of the work is diverse and complex; it consists of managing a high volume and demanding open caseload, and requires critical thinking, sound analysis, expeditious decision-making and the balancing of competing priorities. If you thrive in an environment dedicated to cooperation and teamwork, and enjoy working towards group and organizational goals, we look forward to your application.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Chris.Kositsin@gov.bc.ca. 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist 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.
In addition to this exciting opportunity in Vancouver, the province’s largest city, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service offers You.
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 and experience as outlined below:
- Degree or Diploma in the natural resource field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Experience providing information and services to the public.
- Experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations and/or policies, preferably in the natural resource sector.
- Experience in a busy environment requiring strong intuitive skills, flexibility in thought, constant problem-solving, and sound reasoned judgment in decision making.
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, found in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the page.
A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Résumé required: YES – A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.