Senior Authorizations Officer
Scientific/Technical Officer R27 – Resource
An eligibility list may be established.
This is also posted as a Licensed Science Officer 3 under REQ 56669
Influence and engage in complex natural resource initiatives
Do you like to challenge yourself and are you thriving in a fast-paced, ever changing work environment? Do you have a positive attitude and a commitment to the BC public service values, and are you driven to get the job done? Then look no further: the Senior Authorizations Officer is the opportunity you have been waiting for to apply your considerable experience and expertise in natural resource management to complex Crown land applications and decisions, while living in the stunning natural environment the West Coast Natural Resource Region has to offer!
Located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a dynamic center with an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities, enabling its residents an active, attractive and affordable lifestyle. Nanaimo offers family-friendly ocean-front parks such as Neck Point, Piper’s Lagoon and Sealand, as well as an endless outdoor playground for the adventurer wanting to camp, hike, mountain bike, paddle board, kayak, ski and climb. This includes Mt. Washington, the island’s popular ski hill, and the spectacular beaches of Pacific Rim National Park, which are only a couple of hours’ drive away. For those seeking urban thrills and attractions, Nanaimo is only a 1.5 hour drive away from Victoria and a 20 minute floatplane ride takes you to downtown Vancouver!
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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 Simone.[email protected]. 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 [email protected], 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:
- Masters degree in the resource management field , and two years of related experience (gained within the last five years) or
- Bachelor’s degree in a resource management field, and three years of related experience (gained within the last five years) or
- Diploma in a resource management field, or an equivalent combination of education and a minimum of five years of related experience (gained within the last five years).
EXPERIENCE IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MUST INCLUDE:
- Experience making or supporting natural resource management recommendations and/or decisions involving multidisciplinary issues.
- Experience working with diverse stakeholders, often with opposing views, and resolving conflict.
- Experience in preparation of briefing and presentation materials, demonstrating excellent oral and written communication skills.
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS:
- Who have experience supervising, leading, coaching and mentoring staff.
- Who have experience with Crown Land Authorizations and the Land Act.
- Who have experience with land title conveyancing, interpreting land surveys, real estate appraisal and administration of real estate interests.
- Who have experience in leading and successfully completing First Nations consultation/engagement, including consultation/engagement on proposals which received opposition by First Nations.
- Who have experience evaluating natural resource applications and reviewing proposals.
- Who have knowledge of BC Laws governing natural 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 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 – 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 (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.