Senior Authorizations Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer Resource R27
1 position is currently available in Dawson Creek.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary opportunities in Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson
This position is also posted as an LSO under Requisition 57712
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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 range, 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.
Reporting to an excluded manager, the Senior Authorizations Specialist is accountable for Natural Resource Sector in evaluating resource applications (range, forestry, etc.) and leading or participating in complex projects. This position supervises professional and technical staff.
Dawson Creek is a historical and beautiful town that has grown from agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and wind power industries. This community is located within the Peace Region which is home to some to a robust forest industry as well as 1,800 agriculture operations. Dawson Creek provides opportunity for a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation, including fishing, camping, hiking, downhill and cross country skiing, golf, swimming, equestrian events, soccer, hockey and curling. Dawson Creek has medical and education facilities to support the individual or growing families.
For more information please see the “About these great Northern Communities” document attached in the additional information section at the bottom of the page or visit the website Living & Working in Northern B.C.
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.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Marianne.Johnson@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 resume 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 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 and experience as outlined below:
- A related degree or diploma in a natural resource discipline (e.g. agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, ecology, biology, environmental science, geography or other related disciplines) OR; a combination of education/training (including public administration) and experience in resource management including five years at a senior administrative or management level. Plus the related experience listed below:
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising staff.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Natural Resource Management.
- Minimum of 1 years’ experience successfully leading and coaching multi-disciplinary teams.
Related experience may include:
- Program/project leadership and management experience related to resource or environmental management, land administration or planning, including undertaking business process improvements;
- Experience analyzing complex information from multiple sources and making recommendations for new directions or policies, and preparing briefing documents, high level reports, and decision papers for review by others;
- Demonstrated experience in a multiple stakeholders and partners environment understanding perspectives, conflicts and facilitating / developing solutions.
Preference may be given to Candidates with the following:
- Experience with Range Management or Forest Management.
- Experience working in collaboration with First Nations in resource management.
Provisos / Willingness Statements:
- Must have and maintain a valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s licence.
- Must meet safety standards of Work Safe BC.
- May be required to operate a variety of equipment.
- Conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
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.
Resume: 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.
Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.