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LSO OTHR 3 – Aggregate Terrain Geoscientist

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date May 15, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $65,367.78 - $81,773.78 - Annual
Location Prince George, BC
Category Technician
Client BC Public Service
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LSO OTHR 3 – Aggregate Terrain Geoscientist – (60652)

Posting Title: LSO OTHR 3 – Aggregate Terrain Geoscientist
Position Classification: Licensed Sc Off Geologist 3
Union: PEA
Location: Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $65,367.78 – $81,773.78 annually
Close Date: 6/2/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Min of Trans & Infrastructure
Ministry Branch / Division: Highways Department – Geotechnical Engineering
Job Summary

Aggregate Terrain Geoscientist
Licensed Science Officer (Geologist) 3

An eligibility list may be established.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

Contribute your valued expertise

The main purpose of the Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Section is to provide support, technical and management expertise for highway planning, embankment and slope stability assessment, foundation design, geological hazards, aggregate resource management and, development of standards, specifications and procedures for geotechnical investigation, design and construction monitoring.

The Aggregate Resource Management group is responsible for organizing, leading, and managing teams comprised of professional, technical, administrative and contracted resources to supply aggregate materials to facilitate the delivery of Regional Capital, Rehabilitation, District and Partnerships Projects as well as Provincial Road and Bridge Maintenance Contracts.  The Aggregate Management Program ensures that an adequate quantity and quality of gravel and quarry resources are available to meet the Ministry of Transportation’s current and future needs, in the right locations and timeframes, considering societal costs. This group also acts as the regional resource in the furtherance of Aggregate Resource Management expertise throughout the Province.

In this position you will ensure that bridges, roadways and related structures are constructed according to designs, standards and specifications and procedures established by the MoTI and provide expert advice to the Ministry in terrain evaluation, aggregate resource evaluation and design standards.

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Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

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 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, 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.

Job Requirements:
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:

  • Master’s degree in an applied geoscience discipline with 3 years related experience following completion of degree; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in an applied geoscience field and 5 years of related experience following completion of the bachelor’s degree;
  • Candidate must be registered as a geoscientist, or immediately eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.


  • Technical experience in work associated with civil, geotechnical or geological engineering, preferably related to highway construction, rehabilitation and project management, managing road design, and construction or repair projects involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Contract and Project Management experience.

Please include your registration number with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Geologist (P.Geo.) with the AssociationIf you are not yet registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed Registered Geologist member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to Engineers and Geoscientists 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: 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.

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