Location: This position can be based in a Natural Resource S, British Columbia, Canada
Type: Full Time
Salary: $80,652.20 - $91,992.70 annual
$80,652.20 - $91,992.70 annually which includes a 6.6% Temporary Market Adjustment $39.85 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Burns Lake $53.13 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Fort Nelson $43.17 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Fort St. John $43.17 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Hazelton $59.78 bi-weekly isolation allowance for Alexis Creek
5 openings available.
Telecommuting is allowed.
The role of the Project Assessment Officer (PAO) is to support EA reviews of major projects in BC, including Industrial, Mine, Energy, Water Management, Waste Disposal, Transportation and Tourist Destination Resort projects. This may include renewable energy projects undergoing environmental assessments in response to BC Hydro’s call for power that is expected to be initiated in spring 2024 in order to acquire new sources of electricity. This includes, organizing and leading work with advisory committees that involve various EA participants (e.g., Indigenous nations, local governments, government agencies, the public); supporting briefings for senior government officials; providing analysis, review and drafting of key EA documents (including technical materials). Working with the Project Assessment Director, the PAO plays an essential role coordinating and administering the EA process.
About this Position: Amendment (September 21, 2023): Job overview/summary updated in job profile and job posting, and number of positions available was increased to 5. Amendment (September 25, 2023): Posting closing date extended to October 1, 2023. Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments. Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 5 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement. This position can be based in a Natural Resource Sector office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations. 5 Positions available. An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies. Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
A Bachelor’s degree related to the Natural Resource and/or the Environmental Sector, Public Administration, or Law plus two (2) years’ related experience; OR
An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.
Related experience must include all of the following:
Experience in the identification and evaluation of information required to support decision-making processes on major projects, programs, or other high-profile initiatives.
Experience with presenting results of assessments, options and impact analysis to senior staff or executive and other parties (i.e., local, provincial or federal government, industry, proponents, and Indigenous nations).
Experience in coordinating multiparty engagement and managing disparate opinions.
Experience managing multiple work priorities under pressure and within timeline constraints.
Experience in planning and coordinating projects using project management principles and tools.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
Experience working with Indigenous communities and/or organizations. This experience may have been gained in a professional, community or volunteer setting.
Experience building partnerships and relationships with Indigenous nations.
Experience working in the natural resource sector.
Experience conducting or participating in environmental assessment processes.
Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).
Applicants who self-identify as black or a person of colour (BIPOC), LGBTQ2S+ and/or people with disabilities.
The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is dynamic workplace with a talented, team-oriented staff and a mandate that includes working on some of the largest resource development projects in Canada. The EAO is a stand-alone, neutrally administered regulator that undertakes rigorous, thorough reviews of major projects in British Columbia. These reviews require active engagement by EAO staff with Indigenous groups, government agencies and the public to administer environmental assessments (EA). The work of the EAO is central to Indigenous reconciliation, sustainability and the economy by ensuring environmental, economic, social, health, and cultural effects from proposed major projects are understood and managed in the regulatory process. The EAO maintains a comprehensive compliance and enforcement program and coordinates compliance management with other government agencies to ensure projects are built and operating as required. The EAO also has in-house policy and information technology professionals to support administration of the regulatory and compliance management activities. The EAO values teamwork and collaboration, and works hard to support staff growth and development.