Environmental Emergency Response Officer
Scientific/Technical Officer R24 – Resource
This posting may be used to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
An opportunity to contribute your valued expertise
The Ministry of Environment’s environmental emergency mandate is to plan for, coordinate, implement and manage a program to protect the welfare of the public in the event of an environmental emergency or disaster. The province receives between 3000 – 4000 spill calls a year through the provincial spill reporting hotline and the Environmental Emergency Management Program helps to meet this mandate by developing and implementing tools to prevent, prepare for and respond to spills of harmful substances.
The Environmental Emergency Response Officer’s (EERO) main focus is to protect the environment and the public by effectively managing hazardous material spill responses, hazardous wastes and industrial/municipal discharges. This is achieved through the administration and enforcement of the Environmental Management Act and supporting Regulations including the Spill Reporting Regulation, the Cost Recovery Regulation, the Hazardous Waste Regulation and the Contaminated Sites Regulation.
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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 Darcy.Sego@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:
- Degree in the natural resource field (including chemistry, biology, earth sciences, environmental engineering, e /plus 2 years related experience OR
- Diploma, or equivalent in the natural resource field (including chemistry, biology, earth sciences, environmental engineering, environmental protection) /plus 3 years related experience OR
- Grade 12 (with core grade 11/12 courses in the science and applied science focus areas i.e physics 11/12, biology 11/12, chemistry 11/12, geology/earth science 11/12, resource sciences or science and technology 11/12) plus a combination of 5 years related experience in the natural resource and / or emergency management /spill response fields such as on the job training within industry, government or other.
- Environmental emergency response under the Environmental Management Act including attending or responding to hazardous materials spills, assessing spill related hazards or threats to health or the environment, determining if spill response actions are necessary to address hazards or threats, and monitoring or supervising spill response actions and / or
- Environmental protection and pollution prevention under the Environmental Management Act including assessing environmental impacts or pollution associated with discharges of waste to the environment and characterizing and managing hazardous materials related wastes and hazardous wastes and / or
- Experience in emergency management (hazmat emergency response, spill response, cleanup and remediation, fire department suppression activities, transportation of dangerous goods, spill contingency planning, oil spill response) and / or
- Experience in environmental impact assessment from hazardous materials spills
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 – 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.