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STO 24R - Provincial Engineering Systems Specialist &CivilTechnologist

Requisition #:  41440
Department: Forests Lands Natural Res Ops
Ministry Branch / Division: Engineering Branch - TOPFN Division
Posting Close Date: 2017-11-03
Location: Nanaimo  -
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: 41440_62332_Provincial_Engineering_Systems_Specialist_JP.docx
Job Summary:

Provincial Engineering Systems Specialist and Civil Technologist

Scientific Technical Officer 24R
Salary: $60,531.87 - $69,104.56 annually
****Amended closing date***

An eligibility list may be established.
Apply your engineering background in this high profile role

As the Provincial Engineering Systems Specialist, you will provide senior expert technical advice to Branch, Regional Operations and BCTS Engineering staff in appropriate application and usage of Engineering Branch Systems and Applications. You will also ensure Engineering Branch requirements and priorities are understood and met throughout the systems development life cycle (change management, problem resolution, acceptance testing, implementation, and post implementation reviews).
You will provide expert advice and guidance to program management, project managers, consultants, and other stakeholders regarding survey, planning, design, data management and implementation of engineering solutions.  This will include planning, surveying, and drafting of engineering designs in addition ensuring project delivery is achieved in accordance with appropriate standards and guidelines.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Charlean.Lehman@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you experience technical difficulties submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section below

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific 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:
• A degree or diploma in, a natural resource field (i.e. forestry), civil engineering, forest engineering or (i.e. survey geomatics, geoscience) and 5 years of experience in road, bridge and major structures design, construction and maintenance.  Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Specialized training in mathematics, surveying, engineering and geodetic principles.
• The following theoretical and operational experience:
   o With road design and terrain modelling software such as RoadEng, Terrain Tools, AutoCAD Civil-3D.
   o With relational databases and related software such as MS Access and Oracle.
   o With other office software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and visual basic for applications).
   o With LiDAR and Remote sensing data acquisition and its operational application with field survey systems (i.e. RTK GPS).
   o With ArcMap, Global Mapper, ArcGIS, iMap and MapView
   o With all survey equipment (RTK, GPS, Total Stations and data collectors, Automatic level, basic hand instruments) used for engineering operations.
   o To perform various types of surveys, including, but not limited to, topographic, hydrographic, cadastral, construction layout, and land movement monitoring and as-built check surveys.
• Experience in contract and/or project management.
Applicants must possess a valid B.C. driver’s licence and must be willing to travel and conduct 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.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Cover letter required:  NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Please read the instructions on how to complete the Online Questionnaire below.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. You need to allot 30-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.  If you require more time to prepare your responses, copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready to apply.  Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are available on the Apply for a Position page on MyHR.

NOTE: Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications noted above so please ensure you include all relevant information about your education and experience such as the date ranges of experience, job titles, and job duties when responding to the questionnaire. Your resume may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes.



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