Inspector of Mines – Health and Safety and Environment
Scientific Technical Officer 27R
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is also posted as a Licensed Science Officer (Other) via Requisition 63368.
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 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 see What We Offer.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Dawn.Haward@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your résumé 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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 and experience 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 access construction, mining methods and mine reclamation, OR
- Diploma in Mining Technology, Natural Resource Management or a related discipline from an accredited institution and five years of current experience related to mine safety. Seven 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, OR
- An equivalent combination of relevant education and recent, related experience may be considered.
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.