Inspector of Mines – Health and Safety and Environment

Company: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Location: Smithers, British Columbia

An excellent opportunity to apply your Health and Safety expertise in beautiful Northern BC

Salary $65,367.78 - $81,773.78 annually

This position is also posted as a Scientific Technical Officer 27R via Requisition 63369.

The Mines, Competitiveness and Authorization Division (MCAD) manages and facilitates the responsible development of BC’s mineral resources. MCAD’s main focuses are: ensuring safe and environmentally responsible mineral exploration, mine development and closure; providing timely permitting decisions; promoting BC’s many mineral opportunities and fostering a positive and supportive environment for staff; implementing the Premier’s Jobs Plan commitments and contributing to the achievement of the Province’s social, economic and environmental goals.

The Inspector of Mines - Health and Safety and Environment positions are found in each of the five regional offices: Victoria, Prince George, Kamloops, Cranbrook and Smithers and report directly to the Senior Inspector of Mines, Health and Safety and Environment. The Inspector of Mines - Health and Safety and Environment is the ministry professional on mine safety and for ensuring compliance and enforcement of health and safety under the delegated authority of the Mines Act and the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia. The position conducts investigations, inspections, audits, enforces actions for health and safety non-compliance, and provides expert advice.

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.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Degree in Mining Engineering, Geology, Natural Resource Management or a related discipline from an accredited institution, and three years of current experience related to mining or mineral exploration safety. Five years’ experience in mineral exploration or mining operations, preferably involving a broad range of mining activities including exploration, access construction, mining methods and mine reclamation.
  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC, the Association of BC Forest Professionals or BC Institute of Agrologists.

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