Safety, Compliance and Enforcement Program Specialist
Scientific Technical Officer 27R
This position can be located in any of the following BC Parks field office locations: Alice Lake Provincial Park [Squamish], Cranbrook, Cultus Lake Provincial Park [Chilliwack], Fort St. John, Goldstream Provincial Park [Victoria], Hagensborg, Kamloops, Lakelse Lake Provincial Park [Terrace], Miracle Beach Provincial Park [Black Creek], Mount Seymour Provincial Park [North Vancouver], Nelson, Penticton, Prince George, Rathtrevor Provincial Park [Parksville], Smithers, Williams Lake.
An eligibility list may be established for future similar vacancies in any of the above locations.
Combine your client service, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning skills in this dynamic role
Since the establishment of Strathcona, the first provincial park in 1911, the parks and protected areas system has grown to over 1,000 protected areas, covering over 14 million hectares, over 14% of the province. BC Parks is responsible for all matters related to the effective management and conservation of natural and cultural resources in provincial parks, conservancies, protected areas, recreation areas and ecological reserves throughout British Columbia. BC Parks’ mission is to protect representative and special natural places within the province's Protected Areas System for world-class conservation, outdoor recreation, education and scientific study.
The mandate of the BC Parks safety, compliance and enforcement program is to provide policy, procedures, guidelines, and at times legislation and regulations, to the business of park management. As the Safety, Compliance and Enforcement Program Specialist, you are the subject matter expert in the management of safety, compliance and enforcement issues in BC Parks and Protected Areas. You will manage a program which enforces measures for staff safety, public safety and park security in working with staff, contractors and permittees.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Bob.Austad@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.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Management, Parks and Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, Criminology, or related safety, compliance and enforcement field, AND minimum of 3 years’ related experience; OR,
Master’s Degree in Safety Management, Parks and Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, Criminology , or related safety, compliance and enforcement field AND minimum of 2 years’ related experience; OR,
An equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training may also be considered.
Valid BC Class 5 [or equivalent] Driver’s Licence.
Related experience must include each of the following:
Experience in compliance and enforcement as a Park Ranger, Conservation Officer, Natural Resource Officer, or in a parks management position, or other similar experience.
Experience in policy analysis and/or developing and implementing programs related to safety, compliance and enforcement.
Experience in safety management, undertaking environmental, health, and safety audits, inspections, and investigations.
Experience developing and/or delivering training programs applying the principles of adult education.
Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
Experience in developing and implementing provincial and strategic legislation and policy, and programs related to safety, compliance and enforcement.
Experience in protected area or recreation management and operations in the National, Provincial, Regional or Municipal park setting, or similar environment.
Experience with all phases of project management.
Experience working with senior executive and officials [such as CEOs, COOs, Minister’s Office, Cabinet Committees, etc.] and providing advice and recommendations.
Experience in law enforcement, criminology, and the enforcement of statutory and regulatory law.
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.
Enhanced Security Screening will be required.
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Résumé: YES - A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
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.