Authorizations Specialist - Water *Ministry FLNRO & RD* Surrey

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019

$58,806.85 - $73,579.13 annually
This posting is also posted as an STO under REQ65199

Water is fundamental to BC’s communities, ecosystems, food supply and economy. The provincial water program is a diverse group of highly collaborative people who help support and make robust and durable decisions with evidence-based policy and sound science. Program staff works with internal and external partners to help ensure provincial water management is effective and sustainable.

As the Authorizations Specialist - Water, you will work in a variety of settings and provide professional advice and may make decisions regarding the allocation of water resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector. This position will be particularly focused on changes in and about streams, under Section 11 of the Water Sustainability Act. File reviews will include consideration of the impacts of instream works on water quantity, water quality, the aquatic ecosystem, other users, First Nations, and stakeholders. As a more senior position you would be expected to manage files with a high degree of complexity. A continued focus on improving our regulatory approach and our internal processes is encouraged as part of this position.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a resource management or engineering related field (such as geography, hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental studies, etc.) and a minimum of 2 years of water resource related experience, or
  • Technical Diploma in a related field, and a minimum of 4 years of water resource related experience
  • Demonstrated increasing experience working in water resource management.
  • Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in water resource management.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with a British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (e.g., P.Geo, or P.Eng. with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists or P.Ag. with BC Institute of Agrologists).

For more information and to apply online by November 24, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.