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BC Public Service

LSO 4 - Senior Contaminated Sites Officer - Amended- Closing Date Extended

Full Time
3 days ago
72,879 to 91,678 per year
Posting Title
LSO 4 - Senior Contaminated Sites Officer - Amended- Closing Date Extended

Position Classification
Licensed Sc Off Other 4


Multiple Locations, BC CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$72,879.68 - $91,678.06

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Senior Contaminated Sites Officer
Licensed Science Officer 4

Amended on January 6, 2022- Closing date extended to January 23, 2022

Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
An eligibility list may be established for temporary or permanent positions
Position is located in Victoria or Surrey, subject to the operational requirements of the Ministry

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. 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 .

A wonderful opportunity to bring expert knowledge and experience to a critical position.

As a Senior Contaminated Sites Officer you are a subject matter expert on the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites in BC. The position requires high-level skills and expertise in environmental engineering, geosciences, hydrogeology and soil science to conduct reviews and provide authoritative interpretation, advice, recommendations and decisions regarding the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites throughout the Province.

Senior Contaminated Sites Officer is responsible for the management of contaminated sites including planning, coordination and implementation of appropriate studies and remediation strategies. The position leads and collaborates in developing legislation, regulation, policy and guidance related to the program's mandate and is critical to the achievement of priority goals and objectives including protection of human health and the environment. Senior Contaminated Sites Officer also performs as a designated statutory decision maker under the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and its regulations.

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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

  • Required to meet one of the following education and experience combinations as outlined below:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, geosciences, hydrogeology or agrology AND a minimum of seven (7) years of directly related experience; OR
    • Graduate degree (Masters or Doctoral/Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.)) in engineering, geosciences, hydrogeology or agrology AND a minimum of five (5) years of directly related experience.
    • Directly related experience, generally obtained post-registration, ideally in both private and public practice, as a Professional Engineer, Geoscientist or Agrologist in the area of contaminated site investigation, remediation and management
  • Must be registered, or immediately eligible* for registration, as a fully licensed Professional (Engineer, Geoscientist, Agrologist) member in good standing with the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC) or the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA). *Immediately eligible means you are currently a fully licensed registered professional in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to EGBC or BCIA.
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).

Preference may be given to candidates with:
  • Experience in BC contaminated sites management.
  • Experience working within the Environmental Management Act, Contaminated Sites Regulation and other related provincial environmental statutes and regulations.
  • Experience in the review and/or audit of other professional's written technical work.
  • At least 10 years of directly related experience obtained post-registration as a Professional Engineer, Geoscientist, or Agrologist.
  • Experience working effectively, respectfully and knowledgeably with different levels of government and Indigenous communities.

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 located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


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, itmay notbe 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. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

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 accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category
Compliance and Enforcement, Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical