Apply your expertise in program and policy analysis to support exceptional service delivery.
The Environmental Protection Division works to protect the human and environmental health of the province. Through the administration of the Environmental Management Act and the Integrated Pest Management Act and their regulations, the Environmental Standards Branch develops pollution prevention legislation, codes, regulations, standards and policies and is responsible for a wide array of environmental regulatory and non-regulatory programs in the following specialty areas:
- hazardous and industrial waste management
- integrated pest management
- municipal liquid and solid waste management
- provincial air quality
- extended producer responsibility program
This position provides senior professional advisory services within the Clean Technologies section, Environmental Standards Branch. The section works with a wide variety of partners including local government, the federal government, environmental partners, and industry associations, as well as First Nations to develop and enhance industrial waste management policy in BC.
- Master’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Management, Applied Science, Science, Resource Management or Natural Sciences, a related professional field or equivalent, and two (2) years’ related experience; OR,
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Management, Applied Science, Science, Resource Management or Natural Sciences, a related professional field or equivalent, and five (5) years’ related experience.
- Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists, Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals, or with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia. NOTE: Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the appropriate association. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.
Related experience must include all of the following:
Related experience refers to experience related to environmental protection and waste management, reduction, recycling, treatment and disposal technologies.
- Minimum of one (1) year (with master’s degree) or two (2) years (with bachelor’s degree) of experience in waste management.
- Experience in policy development and/or implementation for environmental protection or resource management in a government or corporate setting.
- Substantial experience in project managing complex projects.
- Experience developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with partners (such as clients, Indigenous communities, NGOs or federal, provincial or local government).
- Experience leading project working groups/committees within government or with external partners.
Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
- Experience in more than one area of industrial waste management (e.g., oil and gas waste; wood waste; agricultural and aquacultural by-products; resource recovery).
- Experience in industrial waste infrastructure (e.g., industrial wastewater management; pulp and paper operations; waste to energy facilities, etc.).
- Experience interpreting and applying environmental protection legislation, regulations and/or policies.
- Experience analyzing complex information from multiple sources and making recommendations for new directions or policies, and preparing briefing documents, high level reports and decision papers.
- Experience negotiating solutions with multiple parties having competing interests.
- Experience in public consultation processes and/or experience working in collaboration with Indigenous nations on environmental management issues.
- Preference may be given to applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).
For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected] .
About this Position:
Amended Sept 20: Professional designation requirements updated
Amendment (October 20, 2023): Posting closing date extended to (November 5, 2023.
Currently there is one permanent opportunity available.
Flexible work options are available; these positions may be able to work from home up to 3 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This position can be based out of any of the location(s) listed above.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment..
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and temporary opportunities.
Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.
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.
How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.
Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists). Note: Immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the BC association within six (6) months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
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 located at the bottom of the posting.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.