Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Site C / Fort St. John)
Job Number: BCH-R-4461-230310E1
Job Location: Fort St. John DO, British Columbia, Canada
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- Assesses and analyzes project related data and methodologies; prepares material for agency review including the preparation of reports detailing impact assessments and possible mitigation or compensation measures required to offset impacts resulting from existing, planned or future BC Hydro operations, maintenance work or projects in assigned area/program.
- Prepares detailed terms of reference, budget estimates, related analytical and other research reports for a full range of complex fish and wildlife related research/program projects; determines project approach and objectives, parameters, costs and staff requirements and establishes priorities; reviews evaluates, and recommends selection of consultants and reviews their reports to determine technical acceptability.
- Prepares work plans, work schedules and implements programs for mitigating and/or compensating for the effects of new and existing BC Hydro facilities, waste management /pollution prevention systems, operations and construction projects on fish, wildlife, other resources and natural systems; inspects, monitors and administers projects.
- Plans, implements, monitors and reports on technical studies and field programs associated with construction, operations, maintenance and waste management / pollution prevention activities. Conducts research, special programs or technical studies, including determining implications of using various environmental control technologies in existing and proposed BC Hydro facilities; determines, recommends and/or provides advice to others in establishing project or study approaches, investigation parameters, costs, staff requirements and setting of priorities; prepares related impact, assessment, planning, project and other reports.
- Develops and reviews facilities management and ongoing projects and plans to ensure consistency with environmental regulations, policies and standards and ensures that required programs can be effectively and efficiently implemented; initiates and assists with the development of waste management policies, standards and guidelines.
- Liaises with administrative, engineering, regulatory, public groups, program and research staff regarding the impact and ramifications of structures and water levels on a variety of natural resources; ensures that environmental issues, objectives and strategies are considered and incorporated into the business planning process.
- Acts as a biological and/or scientific specialist at public meetings, license hearings, program or environmental groups; develops and conducts training and presentation sessions as required; provides technical advice and instructions to field personnel in the event of emergency environmental problems.
- Is deployed to the field to respond to unforeseen environmental concerns and coordinates mitigation by contacting necessary participants and arranging for their attendance at the scene.
- Provides technical direction and expert advice to area/program or cross discipline staff at the steering committee level or contractors involved in assigned projects.
- Provides work leadership to and performs all the functions of the Natural Resource Specialist 2 job.
- Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job.
- Completion of a Bachelor degree in Natural Resource or Environmental Studies with at least six (6) years of relevant work experience or as an equivalent, completion of Technologist Diploma in Natural Resources or Environmental Studies with seven (7) years of relevant work experience.
- Must be eligible for membership with the College of Applied Biology.
- Valid BC Driver’s License required.
This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).
- This is a Group 11 MoveUP Full-Time Regular (FTR) opportunity with the team.
- A condition of employment for this role is to maintain your Class 5 Driver's License in good standing.
- Please note in regards to being eligible for membership with the College of Applied Biology we are also willing to consider those that are qualified/eligible with another Professional Association at this time.
- Please note, the successful candidate will perform Site C duties until the Site C work ends as determined by the Environment managers, at which time they will work with Environment Field Operations going forward in Fort St. John.
- Spends approximately 60 to 70% of time in the field. Exposed to all types of weather conditions at work sites that may be remote. Approximately 10% of time is spent in a vehicle. Regular exposure to river and lake conditions when performing field work. May be required to operate boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, 4x4 trucks on rough access roads. Climbs or walks on uneven, steep and/or rough terrain in all weathers during field work.
- As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to take a written test/assessment or do a presentation.
- This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations.
- This location is eligible for Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit. The Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit is extended to Full-Time Regular, Part-Time Regular and Full-Time Temporary employees who are permanently working in eligible remote locations.
- BC Hydro conducts pre-placement medical checks of applicants entering certain positions to help safeguard BC Hydro’s workplace. As part of the selection process, you may be required to demonstrate successful completion of a pre-placement medical check
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by April 02, 2023.
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