(CT-858) | CNSV O 15R - Aquatic Invasive Species Inspector

(CT-858) | CNSV O 15R - Aquatic Invasive Species Inspector

10 Nov
BC Public Service

10 Nov

BC Public Service


Aquatic Invasive Species Inspector

Conservation Officer 15R

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future temporary (auxiliary) positions located in the following communities: Creston, Dawson Creek, Fernie, Golden, Invermere, Mission, Penticton, Surrey, Valemount.

Note: Auxiliary employees who were laid off after working last year as an Auxiliary Aquatic Invasive Species Inspector and are interested in working again this year do not need to apply to this posting, as they will be recalled. Please contact A/Inspector Dave Webster at [email protected] if you have questions.

The Province of British Columbia is entering the seventh year of its Invasive Mussel Defence Program,

with a particular focus on boater education and inspection along the Eastern and Southern entry points into the Province.

These positions will form BC’s Invasive Mussel Defence Program, with the aim to intercept watercraft carrying invasive zebra and quagga mussels from entering the province. Central components of the job will be to deliver public education and outreach material at the inspection stations, conduct mandatory roadside boat inspections, and to deliver training on how to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” watercraft to other parts of government and stakeholders. These responsibilities require applicants to be comfortable dealing with various members of the public.

These positions are BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy Auxiliary positions and will have Auxiliary Conservation Officer appointments for specific regulations, applying to aquatic invasive species enforcement and will work closely with regular Conservation Officers. For general information on BC’s invasive mussel prevention program, go to www.gov.bc.ca/invasive-species.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to get work experience in the natural resource sector that is delivered in close collaboration with BC’s Conservation Officer Service (COS). Staff will receive several days training by the COS in relevant Compliance and enforcement (C&E;) techniques, and also interact with other provincial and federal enforcement agencies in their area.

All successful applicants must attend training either from March 22 - 26, 2021, or early May 2021, in the Lower Mainland (some parts of training will only be delivered in early May 2021, so attendance will be required for those who have not been recalled). For applicants outside the Lower Mainland, but within the province of BC, the Ministry will provide room and board accommodations to attend the training.

The approximate start of the positions is on either Friday, March 19, 2021, or early May 2021. Please note: due to COVID 19 impacts, adjustments may be made to the starting dates as appropriate.

When you submit your profile to apply, you will be required to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire will ask you which locations would be your preference and which locations are not acceptable. The questionnaire will also ask you which start date you would be available for (March or May 2021).

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact [email protected] DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come, be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service Offers.

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


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

Degree or Diploma in a related, recognized post- secondary program, such as natural resource law enforcement, natural resource/environmental sciences, (or currently enrolled within a recognized post-secondary natural resource law enforcement or natural resource/environmental science program), criminology, administrative law, or regulatory compliance and enforcement program involving inspections and investigations; or, an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Preference may be given to those who have a recognized post-secondary degree or diploma in natural resource law enforcement or natural resource/environmental sciences; OR, who are currently enrolled within a recognized post-secondary program in natural resource law enforcement or natural resource/environmental sciences.


Possess valid Occupational First Aid (OFA) level 1 by commencement of position.

Possess a valid BC driver’s licence (Class 5 or higher or other provincial equivalent) by commencement of position. To be considered, your driver’s licence must have no more than 9 points in the last five year period. (Note: A copy of drivers abstract will be required for successful applicants who pass the competition process and is a requirement of the position).

Successfully complete the Criminal Records Check and Enhanced Security Screening requirements of the BC Conservation Officer Service.

Participate in and successfully pass the training requirements provided during program orientation and training.


Perform physically demanding work and be capable of performing the duties of the job including: working in and around trailered boats, including climbing onto and under boats, lifting signs, stands and sandbags in and out of a vehicle, and operating a variety of equipment, including hot water high pressure washers.

Conduct field work which will include travel, and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Work a schedule that includes weekends and holidays, afternoons and night shifts (some stations are 24 hour operations), and often additional hours beyond the normal day to meet operational requirements.

Travel (sometimes overnight travel).

Be available for training in the Lower Mainland from March 22 - 26, 2021, or in early May 2021 (as some parts of this training may be given at a later date, applicants may not have to attend training in March inclusively).

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.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Résumé: YES - A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be 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 listed in the job profile. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Note: for long or essay style questionnaires, we recommend saving frequently while completing it. You can also copy the questions into another document, complete it offline, then log back in and copy/paste your responses when you are ready to submit your application.

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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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