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BC Public Service

STO 21R - Environmental Protection Technician

Full Time
5 days ago
63,446 to 72,142 per year
Posting Title

STO 21R - Environmental Protection Technician

Position Classification

Scientific/Technical Off R21




Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range

$63,446.31 - $72,142.65 annually plus $34.20 bi-weekly Isolation Allowance for Smithers

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division

Regional Operations Branch / Environmental Protection Division

Job Summary

Environmental Protection Technician
Scientific Technical Officer R21

This position can be performed from any of the following locations: Smithers, Prince George or Williams Lake
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

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 great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Environmental Protection (EP) Technician protects the environment by providing professional and technical advice to others on the implementation and administration of the Environmental Management Act to manage industrial, municipal, agricultural, point and non-point source wastes and hazardous materials. This role leads assigned EP projects and processes various waste authorizations within the region. Additionally, the EP Technician conducts source monitoring to study impacts of toxins and wastes, calculates permit fees and facilitates compliance, continuous improvement and effective management of waste discharges into the environment.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

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:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree (or higher) in Environmental Management, Applied Science, Natural Sciences or related field with 3 years of recent, relevant experience; OR,
  • A Technical Diploma in Environmental Management, Applied Science, Natural Sciences or related field and 4 years of recent, relevant experience; OR,
  • An equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant experience may be considered
  • Recent (within the past 5 years), relevant experience includes environmental protection and waste management, reduction, recycling, treatment and disposal technologies

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.


  • Willingness to travel extensively and meet the transportation requirements of the position (i.e. must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence)
  • Must be willing to work occasional evening and weekends to represent the program at public meetings and events
  • Must be physically able to perform field work
  • 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

Scientific and Technical