Senior Professional Reliance Officer *Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy* Victoria or Surrey

Friday, January 31, 2020 to Monday, February 24, 2020


$70,049.77 - $87,622.74 annually

This position is located in Victoria but may be located in Surrey, subject to operational requirements of the ministry

The Land Remediation Section (LRS) oversees the identification, investigation and remediation of contaminated sites in British Columbia and leads the implementation of a legislative and policy framework focusing on high risk environmental contamination, thereby ensuring the health and safety of provincial water, land and air.  

This position advises senior executive and shapes strategic decision making with long term impacts based on expert knowledge of a scientific discipline that is aligned with major government programs or initiatives. Specifically, the Senior Professional Reliance Officer will be a subject matter expert on the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites in the province and provide expert advice, recommendations and decisions under the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and its regulations.

Together with the Senior Professional Reliance Officer (Biologist 30), and working with the Contaminated Sites Approved Professional Society of BC (CSAP), this Officer will lead oversight of the Director’s Roster of Approved Professionals regulatory review process, liaise with CSAP committees, ensure compliance with the Professional Governance Act, perform audits, and conduct compliance verification on documentation prepared to guide the remediation of contaminated sites. This position will also advise program managers and others charged with developing policy, regulations and guidance under the EMA.  

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35-hour work week, and 4 weeks’ annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, geosciences, hydrogeology or agrology AND a minimum of seven (7) years of directly related experience; OR
  • Graduate degree (Masters or Doctoral/Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.)) in engineering, geosciences, hydrogeology or agrology AND a minimum of five (5) years of directly related experience.
  • Directly related experience, generally obtained post-registration, ideally in both private and public practice, as a Professional Engineer, Geoscientist or Agrologist in the area of contaminated site investigation, remediation and management
  • Must be registered, or immediately eligible* for registration, as a fully licensed Professional (Engineer, Geoscientist, Agrologist) member in good standing with the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC) or the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA).

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