Canada nationals: Water Stewardship Section Head

Government of British Columbia
Prince George, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Summary

  • An eligibility list may be established for future permanent or temporary positions within the Omineca Region, North Area
  • Position Location is Prince George. Alternate locations of Smithers and Fort St John may be considered
  • This position is also posted as a LSO 4 REQ 57819.
  • Please note:  Experience-types listed as preferences may not be used in the select criteria. So, the absence of experience in these areas should not be a deterrent to would-be applicants.

Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s land manager; responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land, cultural and natural resources.  The ministry has the primary responsibility for managing BC's water resource, including authorizations, water rights management, dam safety, groundwater protection, drought planning and response, flood hazard management, and monitoring and forecasting.

Reporting to an excluded manager at the Business Leadership level, the Section Head is accountable for supervision of staff at the professional or specialist level.  This position manages staff and financial resources, ensures achievement of and evaluates the outcomes of program goals and applies legislation, policies and professional standards. The Section Head leads projects and strategic initiatives to address large-scale and controversial issues within its geographic area.

You possess the ability to draw conclusions on complex technical issues, using advanced analytical reasoning and judgement skills. You have strong written and oral communication skills, exercising professionalism, tact and diplomacy to industry clients, external agencies and management. In addition, you possess the ability to effectively liaise with other industry clients, government agencies, First Nations, the public and diverse public interest groups.

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.

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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:

  • Degree in the natural resource field or equivalent, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in negotiating and mediating solutions with stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Comprehensive experience in regulatory management in the applicable natural resource field.  Water Stewardship experience preferred
  • Experience managing technical and/or professional staff in resource management or infrastructure development. 3 years preferred
  • Experience supervising, leading coaching and mentoring staff. 3 years experience


  • Willing and able to conduct field work which may include travel and overnight stay to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • May be required to operate field equipment (i.e., quad, snowmobile).
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence

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. 

CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


  • Cover letter required: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application.  The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
  • Resume required: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
  • Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.