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STO 30 – Section Head, Stream Management

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 5, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $76,422.17 - $87,354.80 - Annual
Location Surrey, BC
Category Natural Resource
Client BC Public Service
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STO 30 – Section Head, Stream Management

Posting Title: STO 30 – Section Head, Stream Management
Position Classification: Scientific/Tech Off R30 – Res
Union: GEU
Location: Surrey, BC V5V 3K4 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $76,422.17 – $87,354.80 annually
Close Date: 9/29/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: South Coast Region, Authorizations
Job Summary:

Section Head, Stream Management
Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 30
This posting may be used to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.This position is also posted as a LSO under REQ62408

Provide leadership and professional oversight of the stream management authorization program

The Water Authorizations unit of the South Coast Regional office of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations provides regional leadership in ensuring the surface water resources of British Columbia are managed in a safe and sustainable manor.

As the Section Head of Stream Management, you will play a critical role in overseeing all authorizations for works in and about a stream and physical changes to watercourses. As a consummate professional with discretionary judgement skills, you will make statutory decisions as an authority under the Water Sustainability Act as an Assistant Water Manager. In addition to your decision-making role, you will manage a multi-professional team of technical and administrative staff. You will also be responsible for providing leadership, supervision and direction to this team to coordinate the ongoing management of the Surface Water Authorization Program.

With knowledge of Ministry programs and policies, and advanced knowledge of the Water Sustainability Act, you be responsible for the implementation, compliance and enforcement of the Water Sustainability Act. This will include active engagement with First Nation communities on individual authorizations and broader water management issues. You will also regularly engage with federal and local governments, other provincial authorities, public and other stakeholders.

If you have strong knowledge of water resource management, and are ready to make a difference on the South Coast, we encourage you to apply.

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 create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 Standard 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:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Biology, Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, or Natural Resource Management), and a minimum of 7 years related experience.
  • A Master’s degree in a resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Biology, Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, or Natural Resource Management), and a minimum of 5 years related experience.
  • Must be registered, or immediately eligible* for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals; Institute of Agrologists; Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists).
    1. •*NOTE: Immediately eligible means you are 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 APEGBC.
  • Experience in analysing and addressing impacts to surface water quantity and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Experience negotiating and/or mediating solutions.
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships with staff and stakeholders.

Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:

  • Experience managing, supervising, mentoring, and/or training diverse teams of technical and/or professional staff in resource management or a related field
  • Experience collaborating with First Nation communities
  • Experience managing risks

Provisos/ Willingness statements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid British Columbia Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • Willingness to do field work and to travel using aircraft, car and boat.
  • Willingness to travel overnight.
  • Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Willingness to work overtime.
  • Willingness to meet safety standards of WorkSafe BC.

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 required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. A resume 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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