Posting Title: STO-RE 24R – Water Resource Specialist
Position Classification: Scientific/Tech Off R24 – Res
Location: VICTORIA, BC V8W 9C1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $61,665.45 – $70,367.02 annually
Close Date: 9/24/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Water Management Branch
Water Resource Specialist Scientific Technical Officer 24 – Resource
An eligibility list may be established.
For this opportunity, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY by submitting your profile/resume on the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the directions stated below.
Join the Water Management Branch team and make a difference in the sustainable stewardship of BC’s water resources.
Water is fundamental to the communities, economy and environment of British Columbia. Climate change, population growth, and economic development are creating new challenges for the sustainable management of BC’s water resources. Join the Water Management Branch to contribute your expertise and passion to water stewardship through implementation of the new Water Sustainability Act as part of the headquarters Water Allocation team
The Water Management Branch leads in the planning and delivery of provincial water programs including managing and regulating the allocation of water resources, ensuring safe and reliable community water supplies; and protecting public health and safety through River Forecast Centre operations, flood hazard management, regulation of dikes and dams, and supporting emergency response. The Water Resource Specialist is a member of the Water Allocation team responsible for water licensing and allocation, and providing regulatory oversight for major hydroelectric projects and other projects of provincial significance. The team also provides leadership within the provincial water program on interpretation of legislation and policy related to water use, allocation, and management; and represents provincial water interests and provides subject matter expertise in treaty negotiations with First Nations.
To be qualified for this significant role in BC’s water management program, you will have acquired experience in the field of water resource management; you will be familiar with the regulatory structure which guides the authorization of water use; and be knowledgeable in approaches and methods to assess water management and associated environmental issues. Working with other team members, you will develop strategies to resolve complex issues and develop water allocation plans for major hydroelectric projects.
You will be an effective at relationship-building and skilled at dispute resolution as you advise others, including First Nations, environmental stakeholders, and the general public on water quantity and quality matters. You are a good verbal and written communicator and a congenial team member.
Consider this position as your next step in advancing your career in water management.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply to this competition you must complete the Applicant Questionnaire which is attached, as an Appendix, to the position’s job description (see Job Profile above). Details for submission are clearly stated on Page 1 of the Applicant Questionnaire. You may choose to include a resume; however a resume, without an accompanying completed Applicant Questionnaire, will not be considered.
Disregard the “HOW TO APPLY” instructions below and do not click on “Submit Your Profile”.
Applicants must agree to completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service which may include a Criminal records check, and/or Criminal records Review Act (CCRA) check and/or enhanced screening checks as required by the Ministry.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 PM Pacific Time on the closing date.
Along with a detailed summary of the position’s accountabilities, the Job Profile provides a complete listing of job requirements. In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the position’s education and experience as outlined in the Job Profile and in the Applicant Questionnaire. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the Job Profile.
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