Natural Resource Officer Supervisor

BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Posted 6 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

Job Summary Natural Resource Officer Supervisor Scientific Technical Officer (Resource) 27

One permanent, full time position is currently available in Castlegar, BC. An eligibility list may be established to fill future, similar vacancies in the Kootenay Boundary Region.

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.

Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development leads and delivers programs which ensure the sustainable management of BC’s natural resources. Within this large, diverse and complex structure, the Compliance and Enforcement Branch (CEB) represents the law enforcement arm of the Ministry. CEB – a provincial line of sight program – applies over 50 acts and statutes to govern more than 1,200 natural resource authorizations; deploys natural resource operations teams to ensure compliance and enforcement of resource management laws; and protects the public’s interest in the management of BC’s diversity of natural resources.

As the Natural Resource Officer Supervisor (NRO Supervisor) you will plan and define operational priorities for a specific field unit (i.e. sub-region) and authorize all compliance and enforcement actions and activities within that jurisdiction. In addition, you will have the delegated authority to plan, implement and oversee operational strategies and programs; supervise a medium-sized team (4-10 FTEs) of professional, technical and administrative staff; and, enforce legislation and legal agreements within the geographic area. The NRO Supervisor manages significant, often urgent, issues requiring carefully measured or strategized interventions, emergency responses and inter-agency operations within the Region. Such issues may require the NRO Supervisor to operate in the capacity of Special Provincial Constable.

A career with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development offers an exceptional opportunity to undertake a variety of challenging and rewarding roles, while supporting a healthy work/life balance. Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why work for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

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.

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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:


An acceptable degree or diploma in natural resource management or environmental law enforcement, administrative law, natural resources or environmental law enforcement; OR, An acceptable degree or diploma in general law enforcement (i.e., Criminology, Justice Institute of BC Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies).


Demonstrated experience in a capacity directly related to the focus of the position. Compliance and enforcement experience in a federal, provincial or municipal public sector environment, or regulatory private sector setting, including conducting investigations and determining enforcement actions. Experience addressing issues in volatile or highly charged situations (where public safety may be at risk) using strategies to diffuse anger, mitigate conflict or address potentially hazardous circumstances. Experience leading a work unit, including directly or indirectly planning, developing, implementing and managing strategic or operational goals, developing and managing a budget and supervising staff. Preference may be given to those with demonstrated experience in administrative law and court prosecutions.

Additional Requirements:

Valid BC Driver’s Licence. May be required to operate a variety of equipment and vehicles such as ATVs, snowmobiles, emergency vehicles and vessels, etc. Conduct field work which may include frequent 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. The position works up to 40% of the work week in the field, which includes 20% of the time in remote locations. Must be physically capable of carrying out the duties of the position. Successful completion of Special Provincial Constable requirements. A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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.

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