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LSO OTHR 2 - Engineering Specialist - *Extended*

Requisition #:  45525
Department: Forests Lands Natural Res Ops
Ministry Branch / Division: TOPFN / BCTS
Posting Close Date: 2017-12-20
Location: Dawson Creek
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Leadership and Management, Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: EngineeringSpecialist.pdf
Job Summary:

Engineering Specialist
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 2
Salary $55,601.52 - $69,445.80 annually
 
This position is also posted as a Scientific/Technical Officer (STO) under REQ 45524.
An eligibility list may be established.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

An exciting multi-faceted opportunity in the Peace-Laird Business Area with BC Timber Sales

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) plans, develops, and sells through auction, a substantial and representative portion of the Province’s annual available timber volume. The bid prices received from auctioned timber support the Market Pricing System (MPS) in setting stumpage rates for coastal and interior operating areas of the province. The costs incurred by BCTS also provide data for the Tenure Obligation Adjustments, contributing to another integral part of the MPS.
 
The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the MPS through auctions of public timber. BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal.

  1. Sell the full BCTS allowable apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices and sustainable forest management.

  2. Generate net direct revenue and indirect provincial government revenue over the business cycle.

  3. Pursue continuous business improvement within BCTS, across government, and with third party partners and customers.

 To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website

The Engineering Specialist is focused on planning and managing the engineering program within a Business Area (BA), which includes bridge and major structures, survey, resource roads, and road design. The position also manages budgets, contracts, stakeholder consultation, certification, and public safety. This position is accountable for reviewing and approving engineering activities and ensuring these are in compliance with engineering, environment and legislative standards and requirements, as well as representing the BA during audits of engineering activities.

Dawson Creek is a historical and beautiful town, with outdoor activities like bird watching and hiking past waterfalls in alpine meadows and mountains ridges. Camping and fishing spots can be found in the provincial parks of Swan Lake and Kiskatina. Downhill and cross-country skiing at the nearby Bear Mountain is popular with locals and those in nearby towns.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2016, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2016. 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.  To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Terry.Regner@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.

Qualifications:

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

  • A degree or diploma in forest engineering, forest management, engineering or equivalent related field and two years (gained within the last five years) of experience in road, bridge and major structures design, construction and maintenance.
    OR
    An equivalent combination of education and experience such as five years (gained within the last ten years) of experience in road, bridge and major structures design, construction and maintenance.

  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a:

o Registered Professional Forester,

o OR another applicable professional (i.e. PENG) eligible to hold a special practice permit with the ABCFP.

  • Experience in contract and or project management.

  • Experience in managing complex road and or bridge construction projects.

  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

PREFERENCE STATEMENTS

  • Experience supervising staff.

  • Budget management or financial administration experience.

PROVISOS

  • Must be willing and able to withstand the rigors of fieldwork.

  • Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions.

  • Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.

  • Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and or rotary winged aircraft and or watercraft.

Please include your registration number with Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) within your application, as you, must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with ABCFP, OR as another applicable professional (i.e. PENG) eligible to hold a special practice permit with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a registered RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to ABCFP). If you do not meet this qualification please apply to the STO opportunity REQ 45524.


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:

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 - Ensure your résumé provides detailed information about your education and employment history as it relates to the required job qualifications. Your résumé must include the month and year(s) for your education and each job in your employment history, as well as the job related responsibilities.  If you do not clearly identify how you meet the education and experience requirements for the position, your application will not be considered.

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, submitted through your online profile, may be used to support the information you provide in your questionnaire.

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HOW TO APPLY

Unless otherwise specified in the posting above, only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Job Opportunities website will be accepted.

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