Section Head, Stream Management

Company: Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Location: Surrey, British Columbia

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Surrey

Section Head, Stream Management

$70,049.77 - $87,622.74 annually

This posting is also posted as a STO under REQ64212

As the Section Head of Stream Management, you will play a critical role in overseeing all authorizations for works in and about a stream and physical changes to watercourses. As a consummate professional with discretionary judgement skills, you will make statutory decisions as an authority under the Water Sustainability Act as an Assistant Water Manager. In addition to your decision-making role, you will manage a multi-professional team of technical and administrative staff. You will also be responsible for providing leadership, supervision and direction to this team to coordinate the ongoing management of the Surface Water Authorization Program.

With knowledge of Ministry programs and policies, and advanced knowledge of the Water Sustainability Act, you be responsible for the implementation, compliance and enforcement of the Water Sustainability Act. This will include active engagement with First Nation communities on individual authorizations and broader water management issues. You will also regularly engage with federal and local governments, other provincial authorities, public and other stakeholders.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Biology, Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, or Natural Resource Management), and a minimum of 7 years related experience.
  • A Master’s degree in a resource management related field (e.g., Forestry, Biology, Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, or Natural Resource Management), and a minimum of 5 years related experience.
  • Must be registered, or immediately eligible* for registration, 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 means you are currently a fully licensed registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP, the BCIA or the APEGBC.
  • Experience in analysing and addressing impacts to surface water quantity and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Experience negotiating and/or mediating solutions.
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships with staff and stakeholders.

For more information and to apply online by September 29, 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/62408

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.