LSO OTHR 2 – Licensed Authorizations Officer – Water

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    BC Public Service
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    negotiable / month
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Posting Title
LSO OTHR 2 – Licensed Authorizations Officer – Water

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 2


Nanaimo, BC V9T6L8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$59,982.95 – $75,301.02 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development

Ministry Branch / Division
West Coast Region / Authorizations

Job Summary

Licensed Authorizations Officer – Water
Licensed Science Officer (Other) 2

This position is located in Nanaimo, BC.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar vacancies.
This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 24 via Requisition 74836 .

A challenging and rewarding opportunity in natural resource management is waiting for you

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development delivers holistic resource management services for British Columbians and has a mandate to manage specified Crown land and resources in a manner that embraces the economic, environmental and social goals of government. These results are all essential to improving the global competitiveness of BC industry and our ability to attract private investment and to stimulate economic growth and job creation across the province.

The Licensed Authorizations Officer – Water works in a variety of settings and provides professional advice, support, recommendations and may make decisions regarding the allocation of resources and adjudication of resource authorizations for the Natural Resource Sector. This position works primarily with a collaborative team in an office-based environment, with occasional work out in the field.

Allocating resources in a way that ensures its best use and minimizing its effect on other values, you utilize your knowledge of resource management and superior negotiating abilities. Effective communication skills are necessary when liaising with other agencies, leading conflict resolution, and resolving disputes with diverse stakeholders over the use of natural resources. Your attention to detail and responsiveness is important when completing applications for water with industry and stakeholders. If you are a motivated natural resource management specialist with the expertise and initiative to take on this important role, we look forward to your application.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your resume and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application . If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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.

Vancouver Island’s Harbour City, Nanaimo , maintains a small town charm for such a bustling city hub. Quaint boutiques, waterfront ice cream parlours and even big box stores offer such convenience you never have to leave (and why would you want to?!). Nanaimo has year-round activities, from camping, hiking, mountain biking and water sports (including the famous annual bathtub race), to snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skiing at near by Mount Washington. For a destination with big city convenience and small town charm, Nanaimo is the place to be.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. In addition to this opportunity in an amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. On top of the base salary, regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to an allowance to cover professional fees, 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and start off with 4 weeks’ annual paid vacation. Come, be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in the resource management field, PLUS 2 years of related experience working in natural resource management; OR ,
  • Diploma in the resource management field, PLUS 3 years of related experience working in natural resource management; OR ,
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area. (e.g., Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists).

Preference may be given for one or more of the following:

  • Experience in consulting, negotiating and resolving conflicts with stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Experience performing technical duties and working with key statutes (i.e. Water Sustainability Act) that support natural resource management relating to water allocation and management.
  • Direct experience and/or education in hydrogeology and/or hydrology.


  • Valid BC Class 5 BC driver’s licence, or equivalent.
  • Willingness to conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be physically able to carry equipment and supplies in difficult terrain.

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.