LSO OTHR 3 - Hydrologist - Mining Team * AMENDED *

BC Public Service - Cranbrook, BC (30+ days ago)

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Hydrologist - Mining Team
Licensed Science Officer [Other] 3

Amendment: Posting close date extended to December 18, 2019

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for the following Ministry Office locations, subject to operational requirements and constraints at the time of offer: Cranbrook, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Nelson, Penticton, Prince George, Smithers, Surrey, Victoria, Williams Lake.
A temporary opportunity until approximately December 31, 2020 is currently available; this position can be located in one of the above identified Ministry Office locations, subject to operational requirements and constraints at the time of offer.
This temporary opportunity may be extended and/or become a permanent placement.
Board and lodging and relocation expenses are not provided for temporary opportunities.
Confirmation of the following membership/professional designation is required before an offer of employment can be made:
Registered Professional Forester with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals; or,
Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; or,
Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered for appointment at a lower level.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is responsible for the protection, management and conservation of BC’s water, land, air and living resources. The Ministry mitigates and manages the risks and consequences from climate change, including developing plans to set and meet carbon pollution reduction targets. It also oversees provincial government assessment. Staff expertise in policy, science, research and analysis are central to supporting all Ministry responsibilities. Ministry legislation, regulation and public outreach activities ensure a safe and healthy environment for British Columbians, while supporting a strong, sustainable economy.

The Ministry’s Environmental Protection Division works to protect human and environmental health. The Division’s main goals are to improve air quality; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; improve surface and ground water quality, including drinking water sources; re-develop a provincial plan for reducing and removing toxins and waste that contaminate the land, air and water - and for responding to high-risk environmental emergencies; and, enhance environmental stewardship, shared with other stakeholders.

This Hydrologist - Mining position will function as the expert in the field of hydrology and provide senior environmental protection services as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to meet the service plan objectives of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact AJ.Downie@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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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

Professional Association:
Registered, or immediately eligible for registration as a professional, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area [i.e. Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists of BC].
Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association [ABCFP, APEGBC, BCIA]. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography, Earth Science, Engineering, Forestry, Environmental Science, Resource Management or other related discipline and 5 years’ related experience; OR,
Master’s degree in Physical Geography, Earth Science, Engineering, Forestry, Environmental Science, Resource Management or other related discipline and 3 years’ related experience.
Other equivalent combinations of education and experience and training may be considered.

Specialized Training:
Specialized training in watershed hydrology, watershed modelling, geomorphology, forest hydrology, engineering hydrology, resource management and planning, or equivalent.

Related Experience must include the following:
Reviewing major development proposals [e.g. such as those submitted under the Environmental Assessment Act in British Columbia].
Conducting water investigations, including watershed and hydrological assessments, water monitoring and watershed modelling, with preferably some experience in the complex physical settings in British Columbia.
Solving complex technical problems related to water.
Producing technical reports.
Interpreting and analyzing maps and data.
Working cooperatively with agencies, various levels of government, and the public.

Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:

Environmental engineering and/or waste management as it relates to treatment of wastes and effects on the environment.
Developing guidelines, standards and policy for water protection.
Leading or coordinating interdisciplinary projects.
Experience working in or for the mining sector.

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.

A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered [or immediately eligible for registration] as a Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals; OR, a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists; OR, a Professional Engineer/Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia [EGBC].

Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the appropriate BC association [ABCFP, APEGBC, BCIA]. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Résumé: YES - Ensure your résumé includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates [month and year] and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire [Comprehensive]: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.