Ministry of Environment
Environmental Assessment Office
Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Assessment Operations
The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is a neutrally administered office that is required by law to undertake rigorous, thorough reviews of major projects in British Columbia. These reviews provide significant opportunities for Aboriginal groups, government agencies and the public to influence the outcome of environmental assessments by providing input on the potential for environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects from a proposed project. The Environmental Assessment Office co-ordinates compliance management with other government agencies to ensure that the office is satisfied that certificate conditions are met throughout the life of a project.
The Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Environmental Assessment Operations provides leadership to the Operations Division in EAO and is responsible for the effective delivery of environmental assessment projects pursuant to the Environmental Assessment Act. The position is accountable for developing a professional, motivated and highly engaged team, as well as building collaborative working relationships with other ministries, the federal government, stakeholders and First Nations.
The incumbent must have the strategic orientation to manage high profile and complex issues under tight timelines, possess the acumen necessary to balance interests while demonstrating exceptional diplomacy and integrity in order to manage stakeholder relationships. In addition, the ADM proposes and leads the implementation of new innovations in EA or business processes to help support EAO’s vision of leading a world class environmental assessment process.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with a university degree in a related discipline and a proven record of achieving results, having developed strong business acumen through a series of progressively more responsible positions, and culminating in demonstrated success in an executive role.
For more information about this opportunity and how to apply by January 9th, 2017 please go to www.gov.bc.ca/executiveopportunities.