Natural Resource Specialist *CLOSING DATE EXTENDED*
Scientific Technical Officer R24 – Resource
An eligibility list may be established.
You are committed to excellence in Natural Resource Management
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 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.
The Natural Resource Specialist (NRS) plays a key role on the FrontCounterBC Smithers Regional Team in managing authorization applications for Lands, Water, and Mines. A part of the Skeena Resource Authorizations Division, this position coordinates internally and externally across the Natural Resource Ministries and is exposed to a wide variety of government roles and positions- making it an ideal position to build a career on. Working with a positive and diverse team focused on great client service; this position is ideal for those who enjoy working in a flexible and change-positive environment and who want to influence the way BC authorizes activity on our natural resources.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jacqueline.Wheatley@gov.bc.ca DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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Smithers offers top notch work/life balance with incredible access to outdoor activities: hiking, biking, skiing, paddling and more! Smithers is a family friendly, thriving cultural community with all the benefits of a full service town while living in the stunning natural splendour of Northwestern BC. For more information please see the Smithers Tourism website.
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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, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in natural resource management related field and a minimum of 2 years’ related experience in a resource management related field etc., or a Technical Diploma in a related field and 4 years’ related experience, and/or an equivalent combination or relevant education and experience.
- A minimum of 1 year experience working with provincial and/or federal legislation and environmental policies within Canada.
Preference may be given to applicants who have the following:
- Experience in Land and/or Resource management in the area of Lands, Forestry, Agriculture, Mining or Environmental Planning.
- Experience with supervision.
- Experience with BC First Nations collaboration and/or consultation.
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: 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 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.