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BC Public Service

LSO 3 DPE - Environmental Management Officer

Full Time
7 days ago
68,008 to 89,330 per year
Posting Title
LSO 3 DPE - Environmental Management Officer

Position Classification
LSO 3 -Designated Profssnl Eng


Multiple Locations, BC CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$68,008.54 - $89,330.28 annually, plus a 6.5% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division
Environmental Standards Branch

Job Summary

Environmental Management Officer
Licensed Science Officer 3 (Designated Professional Engineer)

This position is located in Victoria, BC; other office locations may be considered, subject to the Ministry's operational requirements.
This is a temporary opportunity until December 30, 2022; this may be extended or become a permanent position.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar temporary and permanent vacancies.
Confirmation of the following designation is required at the time of a job offer following this competition: Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required by November 22, 2021. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.More information can be found here .

Your skills, insight and initiative will be valued in this challenging role

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is responsible for the protection, management and conservation of BC's water, land, air and living resources. The Ministry mitigates and manages the risks and consequences from climate change, including developing plans to set and meet carbon pollution reduction targets. It also oversees provincial government assessment. Staff expertise in policy, science, research and analysis are central to supporting all Ministry responsibilities. Ministry legislation, regulation and public outreach activities ensure a safe and healthy environment for British Columbians, while supporting a strong, sustainable economy.

The Ministry's 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:
  • Extended producer responsibility programs;
  • Municipal liquid and solid waste management;
  • Hazardous and industrial waste management;
  • Integrated pest management; and,
  • Provincial air quality.

As an Environmental Management Officer, Designated Professional Engineer within this Branch, you will provide senior professional advisory services with the development of Ministry and/or provincial strategic policies, guidelines and legislation towards achieving Environmental Protection Division priority goals and objectives.

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.

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 advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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 following:

Education & Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Applied Science, Science, Resource Management, or a related professional field, or equivalent as recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (APEGBC) and two years of related experience*; OR,
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Applied Science, Science, Resource Management, or a related professional field, or equivalent as recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (APEGBC) and four years of related experience*.
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a fully qualified Professional Engineer with the APEGBC. Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction to the APEGBC within 6 months of employment. Confirmation of registration/eligibility is required before an offer of employment can be made.

*Related Experience must include all of the following:
  • Minimum of one (1) year (with Master's Degree) or two (2) years (with Bachelor's Degree) of direct experience in the waste management sector.
  • Experience in municipal waste management (e.g. municipal solid and liquid waste, landfills, wastewater treatment, organic matter processing).
  • Experience in policy development and/or implementation for environmental protection.
  • Experience managing complex projects.
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with stakeholders (such as clients, industry, NGOs, Indigenous nations, or federal, provincial or local government).
  • Experience conducting senior level briefings such as Ministry executive, senior waste management sector representatives and/or political officials.

Preference may be given for one or more of the following:
  • Experience in other sectors of waste management (e.g.: industrial; hazardous).
  • Experience interpreting and applying environmental protection legislation, regulations and/or policies.
  • Experience in public consultation processes dealing with environmental management issues.
  • Experience preparing Cabinet submissions, position papers, various reports and/or proposals.
  • Experience leading policy review teams and/or public consultation for the analysis of program policy, regulation or legislation.
  • Experience leading project working groups/committees within government or with external stakeholders.

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.


Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (APEGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership to the APEGBC from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the APEGBC. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please use your cover letter to describe how your qualifications and career interests align with this position. Note the content and/or format of your cover letter will be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history, including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) and your job related responsibilities for each job in your employment history, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (Comprehensive): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Note: for long or essay style questionnaires, we recommend saving frequently while completing it. You can also copy the questions into another document, complete it offline, then log back in and copy/paste your responses when you are ready to submit your application.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you 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 your job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your resume may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Job Category
Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector, Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical
Management and Executive