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STO 30R - Air Quality Section Head

Requisition #:  47209
Department: Env & Climate Change Strategy
Ministry Branch / Division: Regional Operations/Environmental Protection
Close: 2018-01-24
Multiple Locations: Smithers, Vernon, Nelson, Cranbrook, Williams Lake, Kamloops, Surrey, Penticton, Prince George
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Scientific and Technical
Job Profile: EQ_Section_Head_STO_30.doc
Job Summary:

Air Quality Section Head
Scientific/Technical Officer 30R
Salary $72,455.73 - $82,891.45 annually plus $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance for the Smithers location 

This position can be performed from multiple communities and the location of the position is negotiable, subject to space availability and operational requirements of the Ministry.
This position may be located in any Regional Operations - Environmental Protection office subject to space availability and operational requirements of the Ministry (Nanaimo, Surrey, Penticton, Vernon, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George, Smithers, Nelson, Cranbrook)
An eligibility list may be established.

 A career building opportunity for a multifaceted resource management specialist

The Environmental Protection Division works to protect and enhance the quality of BC's water, land and air in a way that contributes to healthy communities, a sustainable environment and a strong, vibrant provincial economy.

As a Section Head, with specific responsibilities for delivering provincial air quality monitoring activities, you lead a team of committed technical professionals to operate and maintain a network of highly sophisticated air quality monitoring stations located across BC. You coordinate the monitoring, assessment and reporting on environmental health in priority air sheds by supervising staff and/or monitoring contractors conducting air quality monitoring activities. You lead staff in developing recommendations for air quality monitoring programs that may be included as authorization requirements for industrial air discharges. You work with other programs to collaborate on resource allocation to meet provincial priorities.

For a full description of accountabilities and qualifications, please review the attached job profile. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Robyn.Roome@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL.

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A criminal record check may be required. An eligibility list may be established.


In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below: 

  • Master of Science degree in biological sciences or natural resources management (focusing in areas such as atmospheric science or environmental science) plus four (4) years related experience, OR
  • Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences or natural resources management (focusing in areas such as atmospheric science or environmental science) plus six (6) years related experience, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Related experience must include the following:

  • Experience managing and conducting environmental monitoring, impact assessments and reporting.
  • Experience supervising and directing staff.
  • Experience acting as a liaison with environmental regulatory agencies.
  • Experience with field impact assessment data collection, laboratory chemical and toxicological analyses and interpretations.
  • Experience with computer technology and data management.
  • Experience with ecological risk assessments and alternative assessments such as the preventative approaches.
  • Experience with Environmental Impact Assessment Project coordination with government agencies.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Experience with ambient air quality monitoring technologies and meteorological and air quality monitoring program design, including instrumentation and data acquisition systems.

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.


Cover letter required:  NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Please read the instructions on how to complete the Online Questionnaire below.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. You need to allot 30-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
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NOTE: Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications noted above so please ensure you include all relevant information about your education and experience such as the date ranges of experience, job titles, and job duties when responding to the questionnaire. Your resume may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes.


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